Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    dangerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Littlerock AFB Ar.
    Hammock
    DIY Dangerous Bird
    Tarp
    DIY Rooftop
    Insulation
    DIY Apex/Argon
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    1,136
    Images
    59

    requesting sewing help with topquilt

    I currently have a RAB top bag with 7 ounces of 850+ down. I need a winter top quilt but can't afford one right now. I can afford the 5 ounces of down that could be added to the baffles. Problem is, I don't have a sewing machine. So my question is two fold,

    1.) Is there any reason adding down to the baffels won't work to make this a 20-30 degree quilt?

    2.) Is anyone up the challenge of doing the sewing for me?

    I have lots of hiking and military gear that I could trade for your services.
    -Jon-
    Beware of the man who owns one gun, he probably shoots it well.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Lost_Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    DIY Digi Camo DL
    Tarp
    Maxi Tarp
    Insulation
    Underquilts Lewis
    Suspension
    Rings and Straps
    Posts
    2,090
    Images
    48
    I'm interested. Adding 2.1 oz will be a 30% overstuff. I'm not familiar with the bag you have but that amount of overstuff will gain you 20-25* or so. Is the down your adding the same as whats in the bag?

    Could you send me a picture? I sure we can work out a trade.

  3. #3
    dangerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Littlerock AFB Ar.
    Hammock
    DIY Dangerous Bird
    Tarp
    DIY Rooftop
    Insulation
    DIY Apex/Argon
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    1,136
    Images
    59
    I'm interested in adding down to 10 baffles starting right below the RAB logo and stopping before the footbox (footbox has plenty of down). As I stated there is 7 ounces of 850+ and if I add 1/2 ounce to each chamber that would bring the quilt up to a total of 12 ounces which is approximately what all the cottage 20 degree top quilts use.
    -Jon-
    Beware of the man who owns one gun, he probably shoots it well.

  4. #4
    Lost just finished sewing my UQ and TQ for me (everything but stuffing the down)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=61395

  5. #5
    dangerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Littlerock AFB Ar.
    Hammock
    DIY Dangerous Bird
    Tarp
    DIY Rooftop
    Insulation
    DIY Apex/Argon
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    1,136
    Images
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    Lost just finished sewing my UQ and TQ for me (everything but stuffing the down)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=61395
    thats pretty awesome
    -Jon-
    Beware of the man who owns one gun, he probably shoots it well.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Lost_Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    DIY Digi Camo DL
    Tarp
    Maxi Tarp
    Insulation
    Underquilts Lewis
    Suspension
    Rings and Straps
    Posts
    2,090
    Images
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    I'm interested in adding down to 10 baffles starting right below the RAB logo and stopping before the footbox (footbox has plenty of down). As I stated there is 7 ounces of 850+ and if I add 1/2 ounce to each chamber that would bring the quilt up to a total of 12 ounces which is approximately what all the cottage 20 degree top quilts use.
    Ok - I get it now. Easy to do - You pay shipping both ways and now -- what do you have for trade? Any military (or other) winter gloves?

  7. #7
    Detail Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Incubator, Burrow
    Suspension
    Cinch buckles
    Posts
    894
    Images
    5
    Adding more down to your quilt may make it warmer, but it might not make it a 20* bag. Down insulates by trapping air between the down clusters. Most quilt makers advertise a 20* rating for about 3.5" of loft, like Hamockgear's Burrow with 12 oz of down. Unless your bag has baffles and chambers sized for the down to loft to a full 3.5" you'll primarily be adding weight and not loft. The down has to have room to expand to it's maximum loft to acheive the maximum space between clusters, and thus it's greatest insulating ability. If the chambers end up being overstuffed to the point of not allowing the down to expand, then the maximum space between clusters will not be acheived, ending up with less insulating potential.

    What's the rating on the bag as is? 30-40*? You could trade for a warmer TQ adding in some of your other items? It would be easier than sewing. Just a thought.

  8. #8
    dangerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Littlerock AFB Ar.
    Hammock
    DIY Dangerous Bird
    Tarp
    DIY Rooftop
    Insulation
    DIY Apex/Argon
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    1,136
    Images
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Ok - I get it now. Easy to do - You pay shipping both ways and now -- what do you have for trade? Any military (or other) winter gloves?
    Sorry but no winter gloves right now, I do have lots of web gear, pouches, flashlights, alcohol stoves, misc. foul weather clothing. Let me know if you might be interested in any of it
    -Jon-
    Beware of the man who owns one gun, he probably shoots it well.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Lost_Biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    DIY Digi Camo DL
    Tarp
    Maxi Tarp
    Insulation
    Underquilts Lewis
    Suspension
    Rings and Straps
    Posts
    2,090
    Images
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    Sorry but no winter gloves right now, I do have lots of web gear, pouches, flashlights, alcohol stoves, misc. foul weather clothing. Let me know if you might be interested in any of it

    PM sent with questions.

Similar Threads

  1. requesting pics?
    By Copenhagen69 in forum Hammock Gear
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 11:56
  2. Double Duty: Modifying Topquilt for use as Underquilt or Topquilt
    By thesergeant in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-14-2012, 12:41
  3. DIY bugnet requesting experienced opinion
    By ahhhgladius in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-24-2012, 08:01
  4. WTB: Down topquilt
    By redbeard in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-28-2012, 21:53
  5. No Topquilt?
    By Trooper in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-29-2010, 20:10

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
  •