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    The Therminator TQ - Another big bag of down.

    Hello again guys.

    I finally got around to building my winter TQ.

    specs:

    Shell - Momentum 90 , Black Taffeta inside, Gray Mini Ripstop outside. From thru hiker
    Baffles - 4.25" finished height noseeum at 4.25" spacing. Full 4.25" loft. From Wilderness logics
    Insulation - 19oz of 800+ fill from Wilderness logics
    Footbox - square 9.5" x 9.5" full 4.25" thick construction.
    Draft collar - 3" round
    Finished weight 28oz
    Finished shape/dimensions as shown:


    This is my first winter TQ.
    Previously I have used a sleeping bag(s) or summer TQs stacked when the temps dip down low.

    This build is very similar to the 0*F Burrow from Stormcrow at Hammockgear.com.
    I saw one of these Burrows in person recently, and the baffle spacing and down control they provided was impressive. So, I tried to emulate this build style.

    I chose M90 for the claimed "Higher wind/water resistance, lower breathability" The fabric also feels nicer that standard 1.1 nylon.

    The noseeum from Wilderness logics really works nicely for baffles. It does not unravel easily, and it does not stretch so easily as to cause problems when sewing.

    I worked late on this last night, and when it was finished I decided to immediately try it out.

    I wore only wool socks, light thermal bottoms, t-shirt, knit hat.
    Temps overnight were in the high teens, and wind was 5-9 mph.
    I was very warm and comfortable in this thing, and was never too hot.
    The M90 feels really nice on the skin.

    I'm hoping that this quilt will take me down around -10 or better.









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    WOW!


    ....plus enough letters to equal 10

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    very nice and lofty looking for those cold nights
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    Great job! I like the picture of the snow flake at the end.
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    Piece of junk. throw it out...my address is...


    Seriously, fantastic job
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    very nice...... very very nice
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    That's just awesome dude! It looks fantastic and when I get some free time tonight I am going to re-read this thread because I am planning on making one for myself in the next month too. Great job!

    Fronkey

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    That's one toasty looking quilt. Very nicely done. 19oz of down sure to keep you nice and warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireInMyBones View Post
    Great job! I like the picture of the snow flake at the end.
    I had the same thought ...
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    Thanks all,

    It took some time (and thread!) to sew all of those baffles, but it was worth it.

    Temps are forecasted to be mild here for a couple of weeks.

    Hopefully it cools down in time for the frozen butt hang.

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