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    aggregation of DIY UQ ideas

    I'm contemplating making a full length UQ, and having a hard time deciding on how best to proceed.
    I'm looking for something around 15 degrees, and not too heavy (both physically and on the pocket book).
    So far I've seen a couple major idea trends:
    • Sleeping bag conversion
    • DIY with layers of Insultex etc
    • Traditional DIY down UQ


    All that is to say this~ can you all help post here/direct me to some of the more successful DIY UQ ideas/patterns/tutorials that would help fit my needs?
    Many thanks,
    Ben
    Last edited by Ben Guss; 03-06-2014 at 17:41.

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    No response...
    Does such a collection of ideas already exist?
    Thanks,
    Ben

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    Ben,
    Sorry that you haven't had any replies yet.
    You have thrown quit a large net and I think that makes it hard to give useful/helpful replies.
    There are a lot of DIY'ers here and have been many threads on your 3 possibilities but they tend to stay focused on each individual method.
    All three of the possibilities you listed have their merits and weakness, but I think it would be helpful, and you would get more input, if you chose a path to start down.

    Not to further muddy your waters, but there have also been some threads lately about using cheaper "puff" type jackett to fashion an UQ--climbing.kevin (?) posted one recently

    I think Xtrekker has a collection of useful diy inks on his site: http://xtrekk.wix.com/latitude

    My experience has been with the down UQ and here are some of the threads I found helpful......

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...haped-baffles!
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t-UQ-Finished!
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...gth-Underquilt
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t-Step-by-Step
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...h-instructions
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...Picture-Heavy!
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...MY-DIY-down-UQ
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...35357-Why-Dart

    For a 15 degree UQ, I think that down will have a big advantage in packability and weight
    Good luck and I hope others can chime in with more info for you

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    Also check out CatSplats "DIY differential cut UQ calculator" thread if you decide to go with the classic down UQ. I don't think this thread is one of the threads that jwright posted. I used this thread to make my UQ.

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    Might also check out this sticky thread.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...Y-Project-List

    I believe there are some projects not shown on the first page that were not incorporated due to OP running out of edits.
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