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    Summer TQ material options

    I'm slowly venturing into the realm of DIY gear (have sewn off and on for years), and one of the projects I would eventually like to do is a very lightweight Summer TQ. Just thinking about materials right now, and I'm curious what you all think about using Momentum 50 vs. Momentum 90 (ignoring the price difference and current lack of color choices) for making a down Summer-in-Arizona TQ. I would ideally be using it in my Traveler in conjunction with a partial bugnet in temps above 50F, so my legs would need to be covered at all times so I don't unintentionally donate blood. Oh, and I'm an UL backpacker, so I do love to count the grams

    Any experiences and advice?

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    The momentum 50 will be fine (if not frugal) and remember that you wil be using it at night so the gaudy orange shouldn't bother you

    For light insulation & ease of contruction, I would use about a 1/2" of synthetic insulation such as Climashield XP at 2.5 oz/sy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    remember that you wil be using it at night so the gaudy orange shouldn't bother you
    If I decide to go with the 50, then I will probably wait to order until there are more colors available, that orange might blind me during the construction process!
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    Given your criteria, and that you're ignoring the price, then you HAVE to go with the M50.

    And it's LIGHTER, too

    PS: and I 2nd the Climashield XP.
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    I've got a summer UQ project coming up, too, so thanks for starting this, Rae Rae.

    Mad777 and Funny Money, why not down instead of Climashield XP?

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    WV,

    I unintentionally excluded down. I love the stuff, and it's my 1st choice for most of my trips. IX would work too.

    I was just giving support for XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    I've got a summer UQ project coming up, too, so thanks for starting this, Rae Rae.

    Mad777 and Funny Money, why not down instead of Climashield XP?
    1. The OP said "slowly venturing into DIY" so synthetic is easier.
    2. In quilts this thin, I personally would rather go with synthetic because down is going to shift unless the baffles are about 1" apart, like Patagonia down sweaters, and I'm not willing to sew that many lines of stitches

    But, there's nothing like a well made down quilt

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    Thanks for the input! I do like the idea of an easier quilt project with synthetic, but I may just challenge myself to do down with this one. Plus, it would pack up really, really small. Maybe I will make one of each
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