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    Down Underquilt Question

    Are most DIY differential down underquilt rectangular, without pleats/darts, and without a tapered end?

    I am in the process of making one and have a chance to add pleats/darts or a taper before I start sewing...is it necessary?

    Or do most people snug it up using shock cords on all four sides of the rectangle?

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    a lot of different options, nothing steadfast

    depends on intended use, hammock style, etc.

    someone with more diy will chime in...........
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    Mine is rectangle as it was easier to make (very important for my skill set) and provided more options if I need to use it as a TQ, go to ground, etc.

    After using it the first half of winter, I do notice that there are air pockets at the head and foot just inside the gathered end. Haven't noticed any issues that are specifically attributed to it, but I am thinking that a more tapered shape would probably take care of this.

    This could be a case of "the grass is greener..." though, as I don't know what issues I would have if it was tapered.
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    I think that a couple people have added "draft tubes" (really "draft stopper tubes") on the ends of their non-darted UQs to make up for those air pockets.

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    if it matters I have a wb bb 1.1 double.

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