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    Quote Originally Posted by mwm View Post
    Great read, but I am wondering would this be warmer than a DIY sleeping bag UQ??? I'm still a noob, and I'm trying to decide which way to go. Thks.
    That would depend entirely on the quality and type of the sleeping bag you're going to use. The IX underquilt is just one way to accomplish the goal, and there are lots of right ways to do it.

    Using these instructions will be much less expensive than buying a quality sleeping bag, but if you've already got one that's available for cutting up, go for it! They can work great. Do a search here and you'll find quite a few posts from folks who've done just that and have some instructions on how do go about it. You can even design it such that the sleeping bag is still fully usable as a sleeping bag when not used as an underquilt.

    Enjoy whatever DIY project you choose!
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    Ordered everything to make a 2 layer IX UQ, with an optional 3rd layer insert yesterday. Looking forward to putting this project together. I have a 5 day trip planned the first week in Sept, so it will get a nice test then.

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    I want to make a 2 layer version using this template. Should I go for the bottom/middle, middle/top, or does the template not work for 2 layers.

    I have 3 yards so I was thinking of doing the bottom-middle so I could add the top layer if needed. If someone has done something like this I would love to know how it worked for you. More specific if the IX was too far from the hammock and made the nights chilly.
    Last edited by Born_Old; 08-25-2011 at 14:29. Reason: too complicated, hoping more input this way

  4. #174
    found the insultex, gonna order this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondechomatt View Post
    I am having a difficult time locating insultex. I've looked on backwoods and t2t and can't seem to find the insultex by the yard.

    help?
    Here ya go.

    Fronkey

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    Just finished my 3 layer IX UQ and will be testing it tonight...I tried it out on a breezy 60F temp and it was really warm.

    I made it to the plans specs and it 16 oz, I was going to make a stuff sack for it but decided to just stuff it into my backpack since it is so light and easy roll up.

    I will update yawl after a 50 degree nights sleep.

    Hang it high and God Bless!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    thank you! I edited quickly, hoping no one saw my error in plain vision!

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    Did my first sleep test with my 3 layer IX, it was a good sleep and plenty warm for a low of 50 degrees F. I followed the original directions exactly and am very happy. The back of my legs and feet got a little cold but nothing that kept me awake. VERY happy with the plans and my new IX UQ!

    One question: What do you where when sleeping with your UQ in weather under 50 degrees? I was in shorts and T shirt and hat and fleese socks...do yawl use more than that when it gets colder or do you beef up you UQ instead?
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    Vinny,

    I wear long johns below 50 (usually). I'll always have a puffy jacket handy for temps 40 or below. May not need it for sleep, but I have it for around camp anyway, so it's no weight penalty.

    Glad you new UQ worked well. Do you think your leg/feet coldness can be improved by adjusting the suspension, or is it caused by the IX/design itself?
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