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    golly, this ix crap is so expensive to ship aparently!! from trail to tree it is $42 FOR SHIPPING ALONE! on 8 yards of ix....the ix only costs $52 for the 8 yards!! idk, they're shipping cost is a real turn off for me right now, since they advertize it as priority mail...that should cost like $8-15, not $42. someone please tell me that there is a mistake or that us hammock-ers get some super discount.
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    Haha, TTTGear is having some technical difficulties. Check out this thread:
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatjesse View Post
    Haha, TTTGear is having some technical difficulties. Check out this thread:
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    ohh man, thanks for pointing that one out! haha i was a little P.O.'ed when i saw it!
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    very cool and lightweight

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    ok, so another question: Why use grosgrain for your channels...it would seem to me that just a bit of ripstop nylon would do the trick...and be way lighter and be less of a hassle than buying the more expensive grosgrain separately. IDK, that is just my thought, maybe ripstop would wear out, though that is in an extreme time test. Another Q: is IX downproof?? if so, than wouldnt it make an absolutely outstanding down quilt material, since it would not only have the warmth of the down, but the IX would also have its beloved dead air space. it would seem that it would make a really cool looking quilt that would be just as light as if ripstop had been used, but it would have superior thermal values/properties! AHHH! I now want to make a down quilt out of IX instead of just an IX quilt! this DIY business is so stressing haha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandeman View Post
    ok, so another question: Why use grosgrain for your channels...it would seem to me that just a bit of ripstop nylon would do the trick...and be way lighter and be less of a hassle than buying the more expensive grosgrain separately. IDK, that is just my thought, maybe ripstop would wear out, though that is in an extreme time test. Another Q: is IX downproof?? if so, than wouldnt it make an absolutely outstanding down quilt material, since it would not only have the warmth of the down, but the IX would also have its beloved dead air space. it would seem that it would make a really cool looking quilt that would be just as light as if ripstop had been used, but it would have superior thermal values/properties! AHHH! I now want to make a down quilt out of IX instead of just an IX quilt! this DIY business is so stressing haha!!
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    Why gross grain? I've done both and I just really don't like the ripstop channels, at least with the lightweight ripstop I use for the shell. It will work and that's the beauty of DIY - you can adapt any design to fit your needs. I'm not sure if they're still doing it that way, but that's how KAQ quilts at least used to be done. Personally, I really like the gg binding.

    Yes, it is downproof. I know HammockGear.com has done some experimenting with down and IX. IX is not tough like fabric is though (it's very easy to slice or poke a hole in), so if you don't use a shell material, you'll need to be VERY careful with your gear - VERY careful. Getting a hole or slice in IX alone isn't a huge deal, it's an easy fix - but if it means you're spilling expensive down, it becomes a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    Why gross grain? I've done both and I just really don't like the ripstop channels, at least with the lightweight ripstop I use for the shell. It will work and that's the beauty of DIY - you can adapt any design to fit your needs. I'm not sure if they're still doing it that way, but that's how KAQ quilts at least used to be done. Personally, I really like the gg binding.

    Yes, it is downproof. I know HammockGear.com has done some experimenting with down and IX. IX is not tough like fabric is though (it's very easy to slice or poke a hole in), so if you don't use a shell material, you'll need to be VERY careful with your gear - VERY careful. Getting a hole or slice in IX alone isn't a huge deal, it's an easy fix - but if it means you're spilling expensive down, it becomes a big deal.

    Experiment. Change. Adapt. DIY is fun.
    Alright, thanks! im having too much fun deciding on what i want...down IX quilt, IX uq, IX full length uq, IX weathersheild, IX insulated hammock sock....the list goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    IX is not tough like fabric is though (it's very easy to slice or poke a hole in)
    My experience is that IX is surprisingly stout... it will stick to things, though, and if you yank it after it falls on a bush, that could cause damage. The part that is exposed is the polypropylene scrim, which is pretty tough stuff. It's just not smooth, like nylon.
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    On my IX UQ i covered the outside face w/ a 1.9 oz ripstop and cut the ripstop 2 5/8" wider along the edges than the IX. This let me wrap the RS around the edges to form my channels. The only grossgrain I used was for small suspension loops at the four corners. Time will tell how well the RS channels hold up. Worst case if they start to wear I cut off the RS chanels and replace them with grossgrain then... I don't think that will happen though, 1.9 oz RS is pretty stout, but its what I had on hand (left overs!)


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    I am thinking about adding a reflective space blanket cut & darted to nest above my IX UQ. Have you done that and what do you think that would add to the temperature range of my 4 layer IX UQ?

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