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    Thinking of making a UQ

    So with my small budget I was planning on doing a bit of DIY and make my own 2/3 UQ ala warbonnet style.

    I have two questions:

    -I have either 700fp down at 6.3USD/oz or 860fp down at 10.1USD/oz to choose from. Is the 860fp down really worth the extra cash?

    -What thickness should the uq be? Thinking of around 2.5'-3', would this be appropriate for temps dropping to low 30's?

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    Or, you can send an email to Ed Speer and ask for the hammockforums discount and get 900fp for $8/oz.

    2.5-3 feet of thickness should be sufficient. 3 inches would probably do as well, depending on how cold you sleep.

    Good luck with the project!

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    2.5-3" would get you down in the 30's probably. The higher fill power would save you an ounce or 2 in overall weight for the same amount of loft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    2.5-3" would get you down in the 30's probably. The higher fill power would save you an ounce or 2 in overall weight for the same amount of loft.
    So the only benefit would be a 2 oz weight saving? Doesn't really seem like it's worth the extra cash.

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    I assume it probably compresses smaller too, but that's just a guess. My cheapo down jackets don't squish down nearly as well as my higher end one. Could just be construction techniques, but I suspect the higher quality down has something to do with it also.
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    I don't know exactly how much weight you would save. I just threw out some numbers, no math involved . If you could give the estimated dimensions of the quilt it should be pretty easy to figure the weight savings between to 2 fill powers..
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    40'x46'x3'

    the difference in weight would only be 1.47oz, so a 2 oz estimate is pretty darn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.Biomed View Post
    40'x46'x3'

    the difference in weight would only be 1.47oz, so a 2 oz estimate is pretty darn good.
    Or a pretty darn lucky guess
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