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    Grizz- how small are you able to compress your Potomac? I've got a homemade version made per KAQ specs and from the pics I've seen of comparable sized down UQ, it looks like the down can compress to at least half the size of the Potomac. Does that sound about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    Hi All
    I bought a synthetic quilt ready made but without a cover on the weekend, it's about 6 1/2 ft x 5ft and cost just AUD$11.95.
    So I plan to cut it so that it is narrower and make an under quilt out of it.
    What are the dimensions you will cut it to?

    I'm making a synthetic top quilt/underquilt (rectangle) and I was thinking 72" x 46" might work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Grizz- how small are you able to compress your Potomac? I've got a homemade version made per KAQ specs and from the pics I've seen of comparable sized down UQ, it looks like the down can compress to at least half the size of the Potomac. Does that sound about right?
    To a first approximation, yes. I have a memory of some picture posted (Just Jeff's site?) that has these packed side-by-side. I'll have my gear out again later this week and can check then.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Grizz,

    The black is the same DWR material so you can reverse it, as long as you are not using a HH Asym model (this would place the side loops in the wrong locations).

    Pan
    Pan, great, thanks. For my bridge we'll fly black-side out. More on that later.

    Grizz

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    If the Jacks would just offer ONE QUILT in a subdued color (with baffles), I'd buy two of them. In fact, I'd order one right now if it were available. I like my Potomac, but I'd like to have a JRB also. The synthetic Potomac is bulky but I still have plenty of room in my GG Vapor Trail. If I were buying gear from scratch and I was committed to a synthetic UQ I'd look hard at a Moonbow Gearskin for a pack.

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    I'd stick with down... But that's mainly because I've always used a down bag. The cost is much lower when you consider the life of the product.

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    Tomato, tomahto.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    Grizz,

    The black is the same DWR material so you can reverse it, as long as you are not using a HH Asym model (this would place the side loops in the wrong locations).

    Pan
    Thanks for reminding me......I knew this but have not thought about it for some time.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 10-15-2007 at 09:14.
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    anybody tried attaching zippers to the outside of the hammock skin so you can just zip a sleepingbag onto the outside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
    anybody tried attaching zippers to the outside of the hammock skin so you can just zip a sleepingbag onto the outside?
    That might be problematic due to sag, and the zippers would be heavy. I have thought about using plastic D-rings (like those on Brian's Macat tarps) and webbing to fasten the UQ and provide adjustment.

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