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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    FYI, I'm thinking of buying another roll of IX after the first of the year. I figured up what it cost me to do the first one, and decided that $5 per yard is a good price.

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    $5/yd sounds fair to me... I'm in...

    Any guesses how many layers of i-tex I'd need for a 30-degree top quilt (1.1 nylon shell.)???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    $5/yd sounds fair to me... I'm in...

    Any guesses how many layers of i-tex I'd need for a 30-degree top quilt (1.1 nylon shell.)???
    I'm in the process of making a TQ with 4 layers in it. I hope to have it done soon. I'll post my results when I get to hang in the backyard possibly this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    I had an opportunity to try out my little Insultex (IX) quilt that I made (described in another thread) in conjunction with my Te-Wa 3 seasons quilt. The goal was to see if using the IX quilt in conjunction with the Te-Wa to get into lower temps.

    I went out with AngrySparrow and Hetairoi this past weekend on a short trip on the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama. The lows on Friday night were supposed to be in the mid 20s with lots of rain following. So, I setup my BB Traveler hammock, Speer Winter Tarp and the Te-Wa quilt. I attached the IX quilt on top of the Te-Wa. I slept pretty comfortably with that setup although I had an issue with the Te-Wa wanting to constantly slip off my left shoulder and go under the hammock. I had no cold spots all night but noticed that I didn't really have the warm sensation of a down quilt under me. The next night I removed the IX quilt and put it in the hammock under my legs and slept just on the Te-Wa. Almost immediately, I felt the warmth of the down quilt and slept very well the second night I had tightened up the suspension and didn't have any issues with the Te-Wa that night). There wasn't ever any condensation on the IX quilt. I am puzzled why I didn't feel that radiant heat that I get when I use the IX quilt any other time.
    Did you feel the warmth on your legs?
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    No, not really. My legs were never cold. The whole experience was very strange. Normally, when I would be working with IX I would feel lots of heat reflected back to me. Not so much with this item.

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    Well, my Consew broke, then my Nechhi broke, so that put the Molly Mac Packs on hold... the only thing I could make on my daughter's 50 yr old Singer was an IX Insert UQ for DuctTape. It's not faced at all... just grosgrain binding and a loop at each corner, in a Tyvek stuff sack. Can't wait to hear how it works for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Well, my Consew broke, then my Nechhi broke, so that put the Molly Mac Packs on hold... the only thing I could make on my daughter's 50 yr old Singer was an IX Insert UQ for DuctTape. It's not faced at all... just grosgrain binding and a loop at each corner, in a Tyvek stuff sack. Can't wait to hear how it works for him!

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    Well, the Consew is back in action, and I learned how to reset the clutch!

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