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    Are baffles needed with climasheild or insultex underquilt?

    Seriously considering making my own underquilt. Leaning towards climasheild, but this would be my first DIY project, and baffles seem intimidating. So just wondering if I could get away with no baffles with climasheild or insultex.

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    No they are not. Check out the sticky for instructions http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=23881

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    Baffles are completely unneeded for an underquilt using Climashield. The insulation comes as a batten-like material that you simply stitch around the perimeter.

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    Baffles aren't needed for an insultex underquilt. To increase warmth you can use differental cuts to make air spaces between the layers of IX.
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    If you use a sewn through technique with two layers you can offset the stitch lines of each layer. Sew one layer to the top and another to the bottom offsetting the stitch lines to maintain the loft.
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    All right, thanks guys! This really helps.

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    No baffels needed, just some very simple quiliting to hold everything in place when the bag is stuffed in your pack!
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    I have a no longer made CS WB Yeti, one of my favorite pieces of gear. I have been OK into the 40s with a mere 2.5 oz of CS XP insulation under me, total quilt weight ( torso ) of ~ 10 oz. It has removable layers of CS in a dif cut design. The 1st layer is sewn onto the UQ shell around the perimeter edges of the shell, slightly up above where the shoulders touch the quilt. Other layers of CS are added quilted onto the original layer of CS ( but not through the shell) also around the edges, but each new layer's edge is about 3/4 to 1" to the inside of the layer before it, to allow for the needed differential on the outside layers, so that the loft won't be compressed.

    All sewing and "quilting" is done on the outside edge, and the middle just hangs there baffle free, just a solid piece of material. This thing works so dang good!
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    How many yards of climasheild would I need? I'm making like a 20 degree, with a layer of 5oz. and a layer of 2.5oz climasheild. How many yards would I need for both a full length and a 3/4th length? Thanks in advance.

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    I've never been clear on how long full, 2/3, 3/4 length quilts are, but two yards will get you 72 inches x 60 inches (most of what I've seen is 60 in wide). That's just one inch shy of my height and how much I bought for my DIY climashield UQ.

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