Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1
    Senior Member Trugracie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kannapolis, NC
    Hammock
    Hammock Bliss
    Tarp
    Etowah 10x12
    Insulation
    DIY IX UQ and TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    161

    Insultex/Fleece Quilt

    OK guys, this is my first DIY project, so take it easy on me.
    The good thing about my project, is that it actually worked!
    So, without further due, here it is.


    I used 1.1 ripstop, 2 layers of IX, and fleece.


    I left channels for shock cord, however I don't really need it.




    Total dimensions are 72"L x 48"W(Top) x 20"W(Bottom)


    DIY Stuff Sack.


    In the stuff sack measuring 19"x 6"

    REVIEW:
    Over all, Very warm!
    I used it on the Uwharrie hang, and stayed quite warm at temperatures in the high 20s to low 30's.
    I don't have a scale, but it is very light weight and doesn't take much space in my pack.
    I am very happy with this project, and will soon be working on a UQ made with IX, however, I haven't decided what other materials to use with it.

    BOTTOM LINE:
    It was very cost efficient, at about $40.00, and the fact that I made it myself kinda gives it a special feel to it.
    I know its not down, compressible, or feather light, but the fact of the matter is, It didn't even cost me a fraction of a down quilt either.(types with his chin up high)

    Thanks for looking at my project, and happy hangin'!
    Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants. Sal Bandini

  2. #2
    Senior Member Hangin'Yankee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Waterloo, IA
    Hammock
    DIY, Warbonnet, Eno
    Tarp
    HG WinterPalace
    Insulation
    Incubator, Phoenix
    Suspension
    Dynaglide whoopies
    Posts
    365
    Images
    32

    Nice!

    It looks great! What's the weight for it?

    Randy
    “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared” - Jack Handy

  3. #3
    Senior Member Trugracie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kannapolis, NC
    Hammock
    Hammock Bliss
    Tarp
    Etowah 10x12
    Insulation
    DIY IX UQ and TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    161
    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin'Yankee View Post
    It looks great! What's the weight for it?

    Randy
    I unfortunately don't have a scale, sorry.
    I'd say between 14 and 18oz.
    Don't let up until you hear cartilage snap, or they crap in their pants. Sal Bandini

  4. #4
    Senior Member TOB9595's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Flemington, NJ
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe 2Q's MOD 3
    Tarp
    Large HH Tarp
    Insulation
    XL 3in self inflat
    Suspension
    Whoopiesling/strap
    Posts
    788
    Well done TG!
    Looks nice, functional and sturdy...Everything I want in a piece.
    Tom

  5. #5
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,559
    Images
    6
    Good job! I am completely unfamiliar with fleece, have always avoided it because of static cling... but it seems to be a great 'conforming material' for use with IX. The price is right!

    Can't wait to see the UQ.

    - MacEntyre
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

  6. #6
    gargoyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middleville, Mi
    Hammock
    G-Bird II
    Tarp
    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,091
    Images
    46
    Nice quilt tru,
    I would add the string, just so its there if you needed it. I would hate to be feeling a draft and have no way of sealing the quilt. Might make the difference in an okay night and a miserable night.

    Nice color combo, too.
    Last edited by gargoyle; 02-05-2010 at 08:06. Reason: duh, I got read the whole post???
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

  7. #7
    Knotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Denville, NJ, USA
    Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side
    Tarp
    DIY Cat Cut Hex
    Insulation
    Phoenix and Nest
    Suspension
    cinch buckles
    Posts
    4,448
    Images
    227
    Very ambitious for your first DIY. Looks cool. I like the black with orange.

    The low temp performance you got out of it is pretty amazing.
    Knotty
    "Don't speak unless it improves the silence." -proverb
    DIY Gathered End Hammock
    DIY Stretch-Side Hammock
    Stretch-Side "Knotty Mod"
    DIY Bugnet

  8. #8
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,435
    Images
    95
    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    The low temp performance you got out of it is pretty amazing.
    Agreed! Really nice quilt and seems to perform like a champ!

    Mind sharing what else you used to be comfortable in those temps so we can better understand how to rate it's temp? I've got a pile of IX that will be used at some point in various projects - this seems like a pretty good one.
    DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.

  9. #9
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    The addition of a wind blocking membrane to fleece lowers its comfort zone dramatically. I would imagine that the quasi-vapor barrier qualities of IX account for much of the remarkable performance. The wicking properties of fleece probably help with controlling the buildup of condensate on the IX. This may be a very good combination of materials.

    The insulation value of the IX, while important, may very well be a secondary benefit.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  10. #10
    Senior Member millarky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    Switchback 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    AHE prototype hex
    Insulation
    Leighlo hi and low
    Suspension
    strap/ring buckle
    Posts
    474
    Tru that is awesome. You're giving me ideas......
    The gene pool needs a life guard.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •