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    wearable quilts

    Tricked out Rock Wren.
    Functions as full bag, top quilt, underquilt.
    Posted some pics up in gallery.
    Working out really well so far. Very happy with it.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...s&cutoffdate=1
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...s&cutoffdate=1

    not that I dont want a no snivy... I just need to get an Old rag mountain
    first!!

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    Very Nice!!!! Welcome to our forum.
    Last edited by FanaticFringer; 11-14-2006 at 00:02.
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    nice bag turk. you did a good job making it work as an underquilt.
    what`s the weight on that bag, & what do you belive the lowest temps it would keep you comfortable in?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    the quilts are fun to wear- and when you get up, they're right there, ready to be put on.

    TH
    TH,

    Plus they are already warm...

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turk View Post
    Tricked out Rock Wren.
    Functions as full bag, top quilt, underquilt.
    Posted some pics up in gallery.
    Working out really well so far. Very happy with it.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...s&cutoffdate=1
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...s&cutoffdate=1
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...s&cutoffdate=1

    not that I dont want a no snivy... I just need to get an Old rag mountain
    first!!
    Nice, turk.

    Did you modify the bag yourself or wa sit bought that way? Cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    what`s the weight on that bag, & what do you belive the lowest temps it would keep you comfortable in?
    Bag is 27.0oz (starfrit kitchen scale acu. +/- 0.1)
    Wish I could speculate as to its temp rating. It is a work in progress.
    I primarily use it as a top quilt or in (bag mode) with a JRB nest underquilt
    in my BULA. Anything below about 45deg F, I like to switch from top quilt
    to full bag mode. I do not yet know how low I can go. Let you know how
    it works out in Late November. As a stand alone underquilt, sans any kind
    of top covering., I need more test time next year in warmer weather.

    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Nice, turk.

    Did you modify the bag yourself or wa sit bought that way? Cost?
    Bag was purchased from Feathered Friends will full zip. Loops to fit the HH
    hammocks were compared against my Nest dimensions and installed before
    I tried the bag out first time. Cost was around $325-375 CDN something
    like that. All i remember was it was a big gouge in shipping costs and
    duty fees at the border.
    Last edited by turk; 11-14-2006 at 20:36.

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    ok... i finally got the 1st prototype of my version of wearable quilt made.
    it`s not much different than some of the others out there (maybe ugly-er), except for the collars.
    i really like the way the collars work. they are insulated & they have a channel sewn into the outer part of the shell that accomodates a small elastic draw cord.
    because the draw cord is elastic & on the outside of the insulation, it gently snugs the puffy collar around your neck with out feeling constricted.
    same with the arm collars.
    you have the choice of leaving them hanging loose, or closing them to retain heat. it`s a really effective method of restricting the exchange of your body heat with the cold air out side.
    a couple things i know i will do different on the next one...
    1) use a draw string to close the bottom of the bag
    2) use a zipper (full length) on the front instead of Velcro. it`s really comical to watch me try to put it on & get the Velcro lined-up & closed.
    i really need someone to help me get it on
    also i`ve learned a thing or two about the width needed. that`s part of the problem w/ getting it closed.
    i had to add on a strip on one side to make it wider, but it`s still not as wide as it should be.
    before i give you the weights remember that this is a first try w/ lots of goofs & changes that can be made to improve the neatness & weight.
    i used synthetic insulation... two or three kinds, piecing it together.
    i`ll probably use down on the next one.
    it weighs 3lbs. it`s the quilt i used recently in the back yard at 14°f.
    i believe the next one will be warmer & weigh less. plus, it will be more practical as a wearable quilt.
    pictures in the "homemade gear" gallery. http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/PC090125.JPG
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...5/PC140026.JPG
    ...tim
    Last edited by slowhike; 12-14-2006 at 21:26.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    slowhike,

    That's a pretty cool thing you are making there !
    I imagine how cozy that neckline would be- nice!

    Great job! Can't wait to see what's next...

    Perkolady

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    That looks great, Tim. I'm a big fan of the He-Man pose, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    That looks great, Tim. I'm a big fan of the He-Man pose, too.
    yeah.. i had to make sure no one thought it looked like a dress<g>
    but that`s what a couple of my "friends" said anyway<g>
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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