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    Jerry, why no draft stoppers? Oh & great looking quilt by the way!
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    Oh ..... the puffiness!!!!!
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    hey jerry... how much does it compress, i mean we all know its huge and puffy but hows it squish down in comparison to say a nalgene... i.e. 1.5 nalgenes or 2.5 nalgenes... or if you can think of something better. my idea kinda sucks in retrospect.

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    Thanks again everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    Jerry, why no draft stoppers? Oh & great looking quilt by the way!
    I might add those, don't know yet. Early testing shows they probably aren't needed for use in the hammock.

    Quote Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post
    hey jerry... how much does it compress, i mean we all know its huge and puffy but hows it squish down in comparison to say a nalgene... i.e. 1.5 nalgenes or 2.5 nalgenes... or if you can think of something better. my idea kinda sucks in retrospect.
    Well, I stuffed it into a 2 liter dry bag to weigh it and it could have been compressed quite a bit more. I'd rather not squish my insulation to the max if I don't have to though. I'm guessing it would take up about 1.5 Nalgenes of space.
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    WowJerry! VERY nice!!

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    just out of curiosity, aside from this thing looking cooler than normal baffles... are there any advantages over this design vs. the tradiitional style baffles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post
    just out of curiosity, aside from this thing looking cooler than normal baffles... are there any advantages over this design vs. the tradiitional style baffles?
    The main advantage to the Karo Step design is that you can add all the down at once, sew the end shut and move it around later. With traditional baffles you have to add down to each baffle individually. Which becomes an challenge to ensure each baffle has the proper amount of down in it.

    Hope that helps

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    Sweet piece of work! It looks like you could stuff the whole thing into the foot box for packing.
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    That is one great looking bag! Nice detail and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    In it's place I sewed in 20 short baffles, 3" cut size, 2-1/2" sewn thickness, arranged in the Karo Step orientation.
    Jerry
    Jerry, did you fold the edges of your baffles, or just sew through one layer 1/4" from each edge?
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