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    Best loose synthetic for UQ?

    I'm almost ready to start a DIY UQ. I've read a ton on here and feel confident in my ability to construct, but I'm not sure what I want to use for (non-down) insulation. I was thinking about primaloft but I read that it requires downproof material. The 1.1 that I bought ordered from diygear is not downproof apparently.

    So what should I consider for synthetic baffle insulation?

    Thanks guys!

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    Jul 2012
    Western NC
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    HG Pheonix/Burrow
    I've made a few with climashield. No need for baffles or quilting. Very easy to work with. I'm about to start one with insultex, I have read that it's very easy to work with too.

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    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
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    Tupelo, MS
    +1 on the Climashield. One layer of the 2.5 oz per sq.yd CS has proven good for me down into the mid to high 40s in an UQ, wearing nothing but cotton t shirt and jeans plus a fleece hat and a summer bag on top as quilt. That is actually pretty light for the warmth.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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