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    Senior Member Frolicking Dino's Avatar
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    Has anyone tried a synthetic underquilt with only one layer (1/2 to 3/4 inch or about 120 to 200 mm) and a DWR coating to help block wind?

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    Soon, grasshopper...very soon
    Well, keep us all posted then. I'm sure there are more than a few people interested...


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    This is only my second season hanging, but for what it's worth I have a JRB Nest, and I just ordered a Potomac from blackbishop351. I also have a super shelter.

    I love the JRB nest, but am planning on using the potomac for a UQ, and the nest as an OQ. I was trying to decide if I should get another JRB, or not. For my second quilt, for me, the Potomac made the most sense.

    The nest makes a great OQ and the foot sack thing is great. It can also be worn as a parka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    Would Ed's new "Snugfit" be overkill in warmer weather or could it be loosened to allow for some cooling?
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    qpens... i should know the answer to that. i spent a couple nights in one, but i can't remember for sure. but i'm pretty sure it can be opened up on the ends. and if it's still to warm, i believe you could un-do the velcro down the sides for ventilation.
    i'll get back to you on that one.
    about the BA insulated aircore, some people say they can use it in colder temps. but if i want to be comfortably warm, i need to do something different in the low 50s or 40s for sure. ...tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dino View Post
    Has anyone tried a synthetic underquilt with only one layer (1/2 to 3/4 inch or about 120 to 200 mm) and a DWR coating to help block wind?
    Hammock Engineer (I think) made an overquilt out of the Sportsmans Guide Guide Gear UltraLight Sleeping bag. I have one of those bags and like it for warmer weather. I think it would be very easy to convert it to an UQ. I want to get another one then I'll make summer weight UQ and OQ's out of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dino View Post
    Has anyone tried a synthetic underquilt with only one layer (1/2 to 3/4 inch or about 120 to 200 mm) and a DWR coating to help block wind?
    Hammock Engineer (I think) made an overquilt out of the Sportsmans Guide Guide Gear UltraLight Sleeping bag. I have one of those bags and like it for warmer weather. I think it would be very easy to convert it to an UQ. I want to get another one then I'll make summer weight UQ and OQ's out of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Hammock Engineer (I think) made an overquilt out of the Sportsmans Guide Guide Gear UltraLight Sleeping bag. I have one of those bags and like it for warmer weather. I think it would be very easy to convert it to an UQ. I want to get another one then I'll make summer weight UQ and OQ's out of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Hammock Engineer (I think) made an overquilt out of the Sportsmans Guide Guide Gear UltraLight Sleeping bag. I have one of those bags and like it for warmer weather. I think it would be very easy to convert it to an UQ. I want to get another one then I'll make summer weight UQ and OQ's out of them.
    Alright, double post props.

    I make it out of the cheap 50 deg sportsman's guide bag. It ended up at 15 oz. Not bad for $35 and a couple hours of work. There are directions in the DIY section here.

    I think you could easily do an UQ out of one. It would probibly come to 16 or 17 oz.

    A DIY one out of DWR and single layer synethic would probibly look nicer and be warmer, but cost a little more.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Hmmm... two sportsman guide bags zipped together = one toasty pod - must make a hole for the foot end hanging hardware.

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    I made a $10 underquilt using dollar bin nylon and quilt batting. More for practice (first quilt) than anything else, maybe summer usage. I haven't tested it yet, still figuring out suspension options. Also haven't weighed it yet either. I used 2 layers of batting, it's about 3/4".

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