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    man... that`s great! i gotta learn to do that<g>.
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    For My variation of a wearable quilt, I basically copied a no-sniveller, but added a collar for the head hole. I really didnít care for the no-snag Velcro; it doesnít have very much holding ability. Plus, didnít want it right at my neck. The collar is basically just a flap that covers the head hole, and closes with ordinary Velcro a few inches below the neck. I had to prestuff the collar before attaching it, and, as this was the first thing that I had ever used down with, I WAY over stuffed it. No harm done, really. I made a small channel at the top of the collar for a drawstring. The total height if the collar is about 3 Ĺ inches. Were I to do it again, I would make it a bit taller. The drawstring could be more comfortable too; Iím still playing with that. Being able to snug the quilt up to my neck really does make a big difference in warmth while wearing it. It cuts out the drafts, and the convection losses from under the quilt.
    I also made an identical quilt, minus the head hole, for an underquilt.

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    if you were to put the channel for the draw string in the middle of the collar, on the outside, it would be way comfortable.
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    if you were to put the channel for the draw string in the middle of the collar, on the outside, it would be way comfortable.
    The discomfort isn't on the neck, it is in the front where you want to tie it. I have some narrow flat elastic that I'm going to try. Maybe that will be better. Or perhaps a padded sleeve for the drawstring would be a bit more comfortable. Hmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i have a wearable sleeping bag,its is less than 20 bucks,wieghs less than 3 lbs,doubles as a oversized hooded parka.plus it is camo,i own 2 of them,one desert camo,one woodland camo neo

    me wearing it

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...imageuser=3462

    packed

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...imageuser=3462
    I got one of these from Neo and have slept in it once already. Thanks for the Christmas gift Neo.


    Light and cheap - although I cannot vouch for any temp rating yet. After sleeping in one once I think it could be modified to be both lighter and warmer for the average hiker.

    The bag is one of those military "one-size-fits-all" solution. This means the bag is a lot bigger inside than most people actually need thus there is a lot of space inside the bag to warm up. If you were to get one of these bags at that low of a price, you could take the sides in to make it fit more snug and reduce the interior volume which would give you two benefits: less space to heat up inside the bag and less superfluous material for the bag for a lower overall weight. At that low a price it wouldn't be hard for most people to start making mods - not like when you spend $200 on a bag.
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    Neo & Rock - what sort of insulation does the wearable bag you fellows have use?

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    Synthetic batting. I haven't measured the thickness but I guess about 3/4"
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    So I'm guessing it is a lightweight summer bag? I'm seeing some great potential for this item in conjuction with a quilt --- a combo coat, very warm hammock sleep system and toasty morning solution. I might have to make one with down (now that I've discovered the male dino isn't allergic to it after all)

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    Well I was thinkng about it Dino. I THINK you could probably take the batting out, quilt it, and then stuff it with some 800 fill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I got one of these from Neo and have slept in it once already. Thanks for the Christmas gift Neo.


    Light and cheap - although I cannot vouch for any temp rating yet. After sleeping in one once I think it could be modified to be both lighter and warmer for the average hiker.

    The bag is one of those military "one-size-fits-all" solution. This means the bag is a lot bigger inside than most people actually need thus there is a lot of space inside the bag to warm up. If you were to get one of these bags at that low of a price, you could take the sides in to make it fit more snug and reduce the interior volume which would give you two benefits: less space to heat up inside the bag and less superfluous material for the bag for a lower overall weight. At that low a price it wouldn't be hard for most people to start making mods - not like when you spend $200 on a bag.
    your welcome sgt rock merry christmas to ya and as always happy hammock hanging to ya neo

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