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    Pertex full down UQ.

    I made this UQ last week from Olive Pertex.

    I tried to loosely base the design on the Winter Incubator from Hammock gear. The pertex came in 1.6 m wide on the roll. Its 190 cm by 140 cm with a differential cut. Baffles are 3" high made from nanoseeum. There are 14 baffles of which 12 are 100mm/ 4" wide on the inside and 116mm/4.16" on the outside. I filled it with 17 oz of 850 fill power hungarian goose down.
    Channels run all round and take 5mm shock cord. Darts run 8" inside and 6" outside. Total weight is 850g.

    I'm really pleased with how this turned out, this pertex feels so soft and packs well. Its a bit lighter and softer than other pertex 4's Ive seen. It should keep me warm through our present Arctic weather.

    If I made it again, I'd make the darts run longer like the Incubator but it sits well on my hammock as it is.

    Many, many thanks go to HF and all on HF who posted info about UQ's-your a top crowd.

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    Hope you like, Pete.

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    Wow! Great looking UQ. With all that loft and 850+ that will surely keep you nice and warm. Congrats on a great project.

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    Well done! She looks warm even laying in the snow. You must be quite chuffed with that.
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    Wow! Great looking UQ. With all that loft and 850+ that will surely keep you nice and warm. Congrats on a great project. Syb
    Thanks Syb. I'm looking forward to finding its limits.

    Well done! She looks warm even laying in the snow. You must be quite chuffed with that.
    Cheers Red. I am proud of my new creation. Bring on the snow and ice!

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    Wow i am impressed! That is some nice work you have done there!

    But where did you get the down from extremtextil.de? or is it shelby fabrics?

    Very welldone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    Wow! Great looking UQ. With all that loft and 850+ that will surely keep you nice and warm. Congrats on a great project.

    Syb
    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    Wow i am impressed! That is some nice work you have done there!

    But where did you get the down from extremtextil.de? or is it shelby fabrics?

    Very welldone.

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    Hi Bomber. Thanks.

    I got this down from a 850 fill power pillow as it worked out far cheaper than buying from germany. It was from a John Lewis pillow 175 for I managed to get 30oz for 60 because it had been marked in transit!

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    yes. i like. congrats! also great find that pillow. wish i am 1/2 that good w/ a sewing machine.

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    Looks very good! Congratulations on a successful project. It probably took a lot of time, but it saved a lot of cash, and the satisfaction of a job well done is incalculable.

    Hope you celebrated with your favorite beverage

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    Mighty snazzy job! I like the golden hues. 17 oz of down .......warm I bet.
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    yes. i like. congrats! also great find that pillow. wish i am 1/2 that good w/ a sewing machine.
    Thanks! The pillow was a gem of a find. The secret to my sewing is taking ages over it

    Looks very good! Congratulations on a successful project. It probably took a lot of time, but it saved a lot of cash, and the satisfaction of a job well done is incalculable.
    Thanks TW Its a good feeling using something you made that works so well, well worth the effort. I did celebrate, Irish coffee in my new UQ in the snow!

    Mighty snazzy job! I like the golden hues. 17 oz of down .......warm I bet.
    Thanks Shug Just praise from a true down conneusseur. I made it to be comfortabe in our recent sub zero (oF) temps. It hangs a dream

    Watching your cold weather hangs, wishing I was fathering those MN nose icicles too.

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