Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: UQ question

  1. #1
    hangNyak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG down
    Suspension
    WB webbing
    Posts
    495
    Images
    17

    UQ question

    Need to order material for an underquilt. I was wondering, for the fabric, do I need DWR??, downproof, calendared, or all of the above?
    RON

    A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~ Ronald Reagan

  2. #2
    Senior Member thepikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lawrenceville, GA
    Hammock
    DIY HH clone sorta
    Tarp
    DIY 11x10ish mess
    Insulation
    DIY Primaloft UQ
    Suspension
    DIY straps w/whoop
    Posts
    141
    Images
    10
    What kind of UQ are you going to make? Down? IX? Synthetic? If you go with downproof you should have no issues with whatever you chose, but you do have a few options.
    Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde.

  3. #3
    hangNyak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG down
    Suspension
    WB webbing
    Posts
    495
    Images
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by thepikey View Post
    What kind of UQ are you going to make? Down? IX? Synthetic? If you go with downproof you should have no issues with whatever you chose, but you do have a few options.
    It will be a down UQ.
    RON

    A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~ Ronald Reagan

  4. #4
    Member philthy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hammock
    DIY WBBB & HH Clones
    Tarp
    HG Cuben & MacCat
    Insulation
    DIY down TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutch
    Posts
    71
    Calendering (passing the fabric through rollers at high heat) makes the fabric downproof, so generally the terms calendered and downproof are used interchangeably. In terms of DWR, standing for Duarable Water Repellent which is a coating added to fabric - this is an added bonus for UQ's as it will reduce the effects of any water splashed on the UQ. DWR is by no means necessary, but I would say calendered/downproof fabric is necessary for a down UQ - or you will lose a lot of down through the fabric.

  5. #5
    Member philthy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hammock
    DIY WBBB & HH Clones
    Tarp
    HG Cuben & MacCat
    Insulation
    DIY down TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutch
    Posts
    71
    One thing I would add is that you should make sure that the calendered (or shiny) side of the fabric is on the inside of your UQ - the calendered finish is ruined easily and will erode more if it is on the outside of the UQ.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Gra_factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Syracuse, NY
    Hammock
    Byer of Maine Moskito
    Tarp
    Chinook 12" x 9'6"
    Insulation
    Zeppelin 20° UQ
    Suspension
    web cinch buckle
    Posts
    212
    Images
    25
    http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?numb=18

    They have seconds for $3.20 a yard.
    "Dyslexic knot unravellers of the world, UNITE!"

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •