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    How does the DIY IX UQ compare to 5oz CS UQ

    OK looking at the two UQ's and did a search for how they compare against each other so those that have used both how do they rate? Pros for or against?

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    I've made 5 IX underquilts so far. Being a cold sleeper they are only good to the high 40's for me (3-4 layer). They are easy to make and are light weight.

    The CS is bulkier and heavier but would probably get you to the 30's range. I made one and like it for the warmth, but it's kinda hard to compress down to a small shape. My IX UQ folds down to less than half the size.

    For pure warmth, I go to my CS UQ for winter and fall and use the IX for late spring and summer.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Thanks. I am not too concerned about the weight increase and plan to DIY a pack soon anyway so making a custom pack to hold all the stuff sacks will be easy.

    I have seen a couple builds on each but never really why so thanks for clearing that up.

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    Your very welcome!
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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