Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Senior Member Roe Ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    North Wales, UK
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7Dbl
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator & Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie&Dutchstuff
    Posts
    193

    Material choices

    I'm still considering my options for HG top and bottom quilts and have read a few posts where quilts have been made with M50. Other than weight, is there any benefit of M50 over 1.1? Is it more comfortable?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark

  2. #2
    Senior Member Dblcorona's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Novi, MI
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 DBL
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Sleeping BearTQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Straps and Slings
    Posts
    1,142
    Images
    18
    It's a little softer to the touch. Not a huge difference though. Biggest difference is the weight.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

  3. #3
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,419
    When using 1.1, strong winds can make your butt really cold. But, having a quilt made from M50 makes it so you do not need to bring an UQ protector. Also, it is lighter and feels better against your skin. Having an UQ made from M50 is awesome.

    Fronkey

  4. #4
    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    corvallis, oregon
    Hammock
    kbwaddy
    Tarp
    valesko
    Insulation
    ahurst
    Suspension
    dutch
    Posts
    1,599
    if SevenD is still an option for a TQ...i'd suggest that.
    super 'buttery' and soft against the skin, more-so than M50.

    my M50 was almost plasticy, but has since softened up.


    UQ=M50
    TQ=7D
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Roe Ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    North Wales, UK
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7Dbl
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator & Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie&Dutchstuff
    Posts
    193
    Thanks for the replies, I hadn't thought about the M50 being more wind resistant. Have any of you guys bought M50 stuff from HG? Did you supply the fabric from Thru Hiker, or did Adam & Jenny source it?

    Also, is there much difference with M90? Thru hiker do that in a taffeta which might be good for the inside of the TQ. (Rip - apologies if this is what you mean by 7d)

    Thanks again

    Mark
    Last edited by Roe Ring; 04-24-2012 at 07:52.

  6. #6
    Senior Member AaronAlso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7DL
    Tarp
    HG CF 4s
    Insulation
    Shamu & RAB
    Suspension
    All in One whoopie
    Posts
    709
    Images
    16
    I'm considering EightD for my linning at least. The weight is fair and the price is right. I may go with M50 for the outer shell, haven't decided yet.

    M90 is a lil heavier & cheaper but essentially the same as M50.

    M90 & M50 are products of Thru-hiker
    SevenD & EightD are products of TitaniumGoat

    The products are all similar in performance from what I've read.
    "The more laws that are written, the more criminals are produced." - "The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao Tze

    "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato

    Ephesians 6:10-17

    Hammock Forums is my social network.

  7. #7
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,419
    Quote Originally Posted by Roe Ring View Post
    Thanks for the replies, I hadn't thought about the M50 being more wind resistant. Have any of you guys bought M50 stuff from HG? Did you supply the fabric from Thru Hiker, or did Adam & Jenny source it?

    Also, is there much difference with M90? Thru hiker do that in a taffeta which might be good for the inside of the TQ. (Rip - apologies if this is what you mean by 7d)

    Thanks again

    Mark
    I have an UQ from Hammock gear made from M50 and it's really awesome. At the time I ordered mine, they had supplied it. However, I would e-mail or call them asking if they still had some left.

    With M90, you aren't getting a huge weight savings. But, the M50 is only a 10th of an oz lighter per yard than cuben.

    Fronkey

  8. #8
    Senior Member Roe Ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    North Wales, UK
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7Dbl
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator & Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopie&Dutchstuff
    Posts
    193
    Thanks for the information guys, I'll drop Adam a PM and see what he says.

    Atb

    Mark

  9. #9
    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    corvallis, oregon
    Hammock
    kbwaddy
    Tarp
    valesko
    Insulation
    ahurst
    Suspension
    dutch
    Posts
    1,599
    m90 and m50 are very different.

    the m90 is softer and silkier... whereas the m50 feels closer to 1.1
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

  10. #10
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Like Lewis & Clark: Wintrin' o/t Columbia again: PDX
    Hammock
    Clark w 2QZQ mod,Tropical, NX;Nano
    Tarp
    Clark micro
    Insulation
    Major down
    Suspension
    7/64 SK75 +strap
    Posts
    2,337
    Images
    13
    These fabrics differ, too, physical properties of wind resistance and vapor transmission.

    Hand feel is obvious, seductive. Who can quarrel with silk sheets (with or without your dream partner?) What does it have to do with suitability in the field? Most here are to young, even if in the right country, to remember actor Ricardo Montalban flacking for a car company whose car seats were made of "fine Corinthian leather.." I'll bet it was "soft and buttery", too.

    Now there are some who like to feel it all, even alone, and they consume it. But for me? When the thinest washable, removable, cover for the top 12 inches of my quilts and bag is devised, one you barely know is there, I'm buying, because I'm down on grime -- and some fabrics are more resistant to it than others -- and I smell too well.

    Advice for any fabric for a top quilt? Tell the maker you want drape, whatever he/ she does, the mix of fill, baffle height, and fabric such that it naturally falls about your body. A tailor knows, and so should a quilt maker.

Similar Threads

  1. Bug Net Choices.
    By miyanc in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-05-2013, 19:36
  2. uq: in between 2 choices
    By wiktor in forum Under Quilts
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-21-2013, 13:27
  3. Too many choices
    By camp43 in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-17-2013, 12:14
  4. material- too many choices perhaps?
    By surreal_trip in forum Dream Hammock
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-03-2013, 09:03
  5. so many choices
    By sunshower in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-31-2012, 01:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •