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    Nanoseeum Netting vs. Standard NoSeeUm Netting

    I am getting ready to start ordering materials for my down quilt. As well as the material for the shell of the quilt (Momentum90) I was going to pick up some extra NoSeeUm for the baffles. The only netting that Thru-hiker.com sells is the Nanoseeum netting which is "32% lighter than standard noseeum". I normally get my NoSeeUm from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics and I have no problems with it.

    One concern about the Nanoseeum is that is almost 3 times the cost of regular NoSeeUm. The Nanoseeum from Thru-hiker is 6.84 per yard for the 55" wide fabric while the NoSeeUm from OWF is 2.90 per yard for the same width. I'm already spending $60 for fabric, not to mention what I have already spent on down, so I wanna keep my costs down as much as possible.

    I have never seen Nanoseeum but it being 32% lighter tells me that there is less material that makes up the netting which would mean that the Nano may not be as strong as the regular NoSeeUm. I would think that when making a baffle for a quilt you would want the strongest stuff out there to keep the baffles from tearing. The weight savings would be minimal. If I were making a bug bivy the weight savings factor may make a difference.

    Have any of you used the Nanoseeum from Thru-hiker? Is there any reason that I should use the Nano or should I just go with the regular stuff? Any comments on the differences between the 2 would be welcome.
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    I'm pretty sure HE used the nanoseeum for his down quilts...he also used Momentum90, so apparently going all-out was more important than cost
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    Go for the nano. (Hey, that's kindof catchy.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    I'm pretty sure HE used the nanoseeum for his down quilts...he also used Momentum90, so apparently going all-out was more important than cost
    The cost is really not that big of a deal. Although I was going to get a few yards just to have for future projects, I am more worried about it's durability in the long run.
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    go for the nanoseeum, that is what my bug netting is made of and its quite strong
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    Yup I made the decision early on to go all out on mine. Price wise I only ordered 2 yds so cost only came to $10-ish more than noseeum.

    The nanoseeum is noticeably lighter in terms of thickness than noseeum. I had to be careful with stretching when I was sewing them. I think it stretched about 2 or 3 inches over 48 inches. Too me that is a lot of stretch. If you use it I would definitly pin. This is coming from a person who hates to pin.

    I took a scrap and stretched it out. I tried to break it and did notice a big weakness. I'm happy with it. I think my weight savings was only in the 1+ oz saving.

    I think that as long as you get it sewn on correctly, it will hold up for the life of your quilt. I think the trick is a good stitch and a roll seam. If you do a roll seam .5" wide, figure each baffle netting to be cut 1.5" wider than how high you want each baffle. I would sew a test baffle with scrap material and measure if you are unsure about this.

    If you want I can mail you a scrap.

    I side note on the mom90. Make sure you have sharp scissors. I really dulled the cheap pair I was using on it. A lot more than any ripstop I used. I also started with a new needle and switched in a new one half way through.
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