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    Question

    What is IX? I find it in a lot of threads, but no definition. Thanks!

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    IX is shorthand for insultex, a composite fabric used for insulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    IX is shorthand for insultex, a composite fabric used for insulation.
    I read through about a gazillion posts after I asked. :-)

    Thanks!

    I'm hoping to order 10 yards from Storm Crow this weekend, if he has that much left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MondayHopscotch View Post
    thanks! It will get the real test of whether or not it worked next weekend when i take it up to 10000+ feet. Temperatures should be in the high 30's / low 40's.
    How did your IX UQ do? Inquiring DIYers want to know...

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    DIY iIX Underquilt

    Dude,

    Kudos on a fine job. Wish I had the testicular virility to take on a job like that. Sounded almost a good as saying "Whoopie Slings".

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    Quote Originally Posted by GvilleDave View Post
    How did your IX UQ do? Inquiring DIYers want to know...
    Lemme get some trip pictures up! Haven't been on the forums for a bit, so I never got around to uploading the few pictures I did end up taking:

    Day 1:






    Day 2:




    (please excuse the recurring theme of crack in these pictures, my friend needs a belt)

    The first day we were at least a thousand feet higher than the second night, and temperatures got low enough for there to be frost on our stuff in the morning.

    But I didnt notice. In the hammock it felt like the quilt was just about to its temp limit. Not sure how to explain the feeling -- I was very comfortable, but something told me i didn't want it to get any chillier than it was.

    The second night was quite a bit warmer, so of course the quilt did fine then as well.

    I was VERY happy with the end results of this project. I highly recommend this stuff for an inexpensive, efficient underquilt. At under 40 bucks I couldn't have asked for more from this project. And I only did two layers, I'm sure a third one would give it a hefty boost if cold weather camping is more your thing. Thanks again Mac for bringing this stuff to the forums!

    On a side note, there wasn't much weather, so my tarp has still only undergone the test of how much shade it can provide (which is a pretty decent amount). The bug net i threw together before this trip was somewhat of a disappointment -- It's tapered at the ends, and I wish I hadn't done that. I could feel it restricting the lay of the hammock -- not to the point of discomfort, but definitely noticeable.

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    Insultex Supply running low....

    Hey there all you DIYers. Just to let you know. My supply of Insultex is running VERY low and I am not sure if I will be ordering another roll in the near future. I do not know the exact amount I have left but it is less than 50yds I believe. If I have enough people tell me they want to make an order, I will get more but right now it is not in the plans.

    Thanks everyone

    ~Stormcrow

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    Nice looking UQ. Well done!

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    Thanks for the update. Great UQ!

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