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    best uq/tq synthetic??

    Hey guys, i have been itching to make my own tq and uq, but im not looking to pay a whole lot, but i can pay a bit. What is the absolute best synthetic insulation for an uq/tq besides ix?? I would use IX, but it is too darn expensive to ship! i was looking at like climashield, primaloft 1 and sport, and maybe down if i could find it at a reasonable price. I searched the forums and i could only find half-answers, but nothing definitive.
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    "Best" is subjective. Describe your anticipated lows, and where you're going, and whether it's important to you to have something light and/or compressible, or not. If you are looking for cheap and easy to make synthetic makes more sense; if you are willing to put in more effort for something compressible, longer lasting, lighter and you can afford more $, down starts to make sense.

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    Climashield is your best bet when it comes to Synth

    you can get down cheap from stormcrow only $6.50 an oz
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    backpacking is my game, so as light as possible...and id want it good down to like mid to low 40s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandeman View Post
    I would use IX, but it is too darn expensive to ship!
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    You're in Maryland right?? Not that far from NC and from where the IX ships from. Shipping shouldn't be that much, like about $10 or so. Maybe less if it goes into one of those prepaid mailer boxes from the PO.

    If you tried to order IX from the web site, there is a major glitch in their shipping calculator!! You have to CALL them!!! (I couldn't get through on the phone, so I e-mailed them and told them I wanted to order IX and my phone number, they called me back)

    TinaLouise

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    Dandeman:
    Not trying to knock the IX or down from Stormcrow, both are excellent products, but I notice that you are looking to make a synthetic UQ and TQ. Have you looked at the DIY kits from Paul at Arrowhead Equipment. I have made two quilts out of his kits and have been to the upper 20's with no problems. The kit comes with everything you need to make a quilt, I mean everything!!!!!!
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    golite has syn topquilts that look to be spec. with their down quilts. Not sure about the fill quality, as I have no experience with them, but with the 40off coupon they have going, pretty hard to beat.

    http://www.golite.com/Product/ProdDe...mc=206&t=&lat=

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    Thanks Uncharted for the code. Snagged myself a second GoLite quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    You're in Maryland right?? Not that far from NC and from where the IX ships from. Shipping shouldn't be that much, like about $10 or so. Maybe less if it goes into one of those prepaid mailer boxes from the PO.

    If you tried to order IX from the web site, there is a major glitch in their shipping calculator!! You have to CALL them!!! (I couldn't get through on the phone, so I e-mailed them and told them I wanted to order IX and my phone number, they called me back)

    TinaLouise
    well, yea i posted that before i knew that their shipping calculator was messed up...i emailed them to see the shipping cost, and it ended up being only like $5.50, so im happy now
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