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    New Member Brewticus's Avatar
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    Joann's ripstop? UQ project...

    I bought some ripstop nylon from Joann's. 50% off a sale price was hard to pass up. Didn't say the weight but sure feels like 1.9 oz to me. Can anyone varify the weight Joann's carries? Anyway, my thought was to make a down UQ. Would I be better served to get some 1.1 oz for an UQ project? I don't mind a few more ounces here or there but want to make a functional piece of equipment. I can always use it for other upcoming projects. I also scored a handfull of K-Mart down pillows on clearance. 16 oz white duck down 75/25. Opened one up and was hard pressed to find ANY feathers. Looking foward to making a budget minded project. Just got back from a week in Algonquin Provincial Park. My longest hang time by far...7 nights. My 12th time there but first time hanging. I used a fleece blanket under me (pad as a backup). No more...must have UQ... This is my first post. I will get around to introductions and post a few pics of my trip but for now I am done wrestling with pads and blankets.

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    The Joannes I have gotted was 1.9oz, but I have never found any "calendered", or down-proof. If you want a functional piece, better hit one of the vendors for down capable nylon, or you will find yourself in a cloudy little world of fluff
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    New Member Roger486's Avatar
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    I would really like to make my own UQ but a little intimidated by the whole process

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    All their Sport ripstop that I have ever seen is Calendared 1.9... and downproof... (ask my slippers! they don't leak!)

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    Wow, I need a trip back to San Diego! Is it the ripstop, or kite style fabric John?
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    It would be nice to make one some day to achieve an ultralight, 3 season goal. I like the Black DRW for the outside and Coyote 1.1 ripstop for the inside at: http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...hable-fabrics/.

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    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
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    Ripstop... it's heavy stuff... you'd be better off with 1.1 fabric for an UQ.
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