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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    4 convertible ClimashieldXP Quilts

    I recently made 4 Climashield XP (5oz) quilts for our family. These will be kept handy for emergencies and, since the family is beginning to warm up to the hammock idea, we now need lots of quilts!

    I used 1.1 breathable DWR ripstop and tied them using regular-old acrylic yarn.

    I made them sorta oval shaped. Having the foot end curve creates a pretty closed up footbox area when gathered, eliminating any need for a "plug" for the hole.

    We all pretty much sleep on our sides, so having the top edge curved creates somewhat of a "hood" when gathered.

    With the addition of loops, they can also be used as underquilts.

    They are all *around* 78"L x 50ish" wide, and weigh in at about 1.5 lbs.

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    (My first time posting photos here- I hope it did this right! )

    Perkolady

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    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
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    Wow, great job. The 5oz Climashield is really great stuff
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    Senior Member hangnout's Avatar
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    Saw those over on the Thru-hiker site. They look great!

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    Those are nice and they look great. I like the blue.
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    Perk,

    The quality is really impressive! Nice job. And 4 !

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    Thanks guys. Hopefully I can get out and test one soon. I'm really anxious to give this Climashield stuff a try. After being so spoiled with down, I sure hope it performs ok!

    We had some real cold weather here , and now that I want to test out a quilt- it's Spring again. Go figure!

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    Those look really good. I like the rounded foot end. Please keep us posted on how the testing goes...


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    Those are nicely done. Great job.

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    I like those! What are you expecting for a temperature rating? At Thru-Hiker, 5.0 XP has a 20 degree rating. Will be interesting to see if that holds true.
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    It works fine around 28 or 29 for me. I have not had a chance to get all the way down to 20 though.

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