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    Down Half-Underquilt v1

    Just posted a couple pics of the first prototype of the half underquilt
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGe...nderquilt.html

    I'm gonna change the suspension a bit...I'll put up new pics when I get that done. Should be pretty easy.

    What do y'all think?
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    Looks good Jeff. Think it would fit on my JRB bridge hammock?
    If so, looking forward to directions.
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    That looks really great Jeff! It's a little bigger than my UQ, but the down vs. synthetic still makes it come in a little lighter. Very nice.
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    I think it'll easily fit a bridge hammock - this version is just a flat layer against the hammock with a big darted outer layer...the flat layer will allow you to snug it right against the bridge hammock w/o worrying about compressing it.

    My next version will be somewhat bathtub shaped.

    Cannibal - I like down, but that doesn't make it "better." Re: the size, I think I could do a bit shorter but my next one will be a bit wider.
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    looks good.
    i can see why you'd want it a little wider.
    if i do a short version i think i'll want it long enough to insulate just below where my knees would press against the sides when i draw them up side sleeping.
    it looks like the length you used would take care of that.
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    hm. I may have to give 1/2 or 3/4 quilt a try. I like it, looks nice. I wont carry a pad unless I have to. My sleeping bag top quilt is only 1/2 zipper, so my legs will be quite warm, even without the insulation under them. It should work, or my extra clothes could help.

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    Your feet will compress the insulation if you don't have a pad under them...cold feet = cold body.
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    You succeeded where I failed. That is making the bottom bigger so it keeps it's loft. And wow it looks like 4" of loft. Of course I have to ask how much does it weigh?
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    12-3/4 oz without the suspension. It's probably just under 6 oz of down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    12-3/4 oz without the suspension. It's probably just under 6 oz of down.
    I went back and read it again and it gave weight and loft. Next time I won't just look at the pictures. Any how that is a great weight to loft ratio. The more I think about it who cares it there is a pad under you legs and feet. My thing-to-do list keeps getting longer. I no longer have a gear closet. It is more like a gear room.
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