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    DIY UQ warmth factors

    Howdy folks! So I have been researching how to sew a down UQ and have found great videos online. Greatly appreciated! I am also slowly accumulating the supplies.

    But what factors do I take in to consideration so I can get it down to a certain temperature?

    I.E. I want a 15 degree UQ - how much down do I buy? What height should the baffles be to gain the appropriate loft - how much loft is appropriate?

    I plan on buying 850 down as it is a bit cheaper than the highest end.

    I wonder if there are any videos floating out there where a specific 15 degree bag is made (this way I can copy that verbatim )

    Thanks!
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    Can't be too far off a 20 degree quilt. Slight overstuff should do you just fine in my opinion.
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    CatSplat has a calculator for roughly estimating temperature ratings in this thread.

    Hope it helps!
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    Yes - use the calculator to to estimate temp range.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=53701 for CatSplats calc.
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