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    Nobul1 TQ Project

    I placed an order for 5 yards of Nobul1 mid-December but, must admit a moment of concern when I pulled the parcel from Titanium Goat out of the mailbox yesterday! My initial though… There’s no way this envelop has 5 yards of fabric in it!!...I was wrong, it's just super thin and very light. With a ”tip of the cap” for a hassle free & accurate (across border) delivery, Thanks Titanium Goat…I will be making another purchase soon!



    My original intention for the Nobul1 was to make an ultra-light version of the WR-II UQ but now that I have it in hand, I think it’s better suited for a summer weight TQ…somewhere around 11/12oz finished weight (shell & feathers). Has anyone used Nobul1 to make a quilt? If so, can you post pics?? This stuff is close to transparent and I’m wondering what it looks like stuffed.
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    I was told by Stormcrow that it's not downproof. He recommended against me having a TQ made from it and we went with the Nobul 2 instead.
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    Not liking the sound of that , now I'll need to test it! The Nobul1 Product Description on Titanium Goat's site is as follows...

    Finish: Down proof cire finish and DWR treated
    Construction:10D x 10D Nylon
    Width: 60" (58" usable)
    Wt: .67oz per sq yd
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    There seems to be little info. on nobul1 or 2. I'm looking into fabrics for a couple UQ's.

    I've read two comments now on nobul2 not being down proof. Nothing of detail but just mentions. I believe on BPL.

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    I see that Black Rock gear has a hat made from Nobulhttp://www.blackrockgear.com/nobul.html so it must have some downproofness to it.....if it's the same weight as the fabric you purchased.....good luck.

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    The reports on BPL when TiGoat first offered this as "D8" said that it leaked a bit, but so does a lot of commercial coats.
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    The Nobul Pillow Confrontation

    My favourite way to test fabric is...Make a pillow and beat the stuffing (or feathers in this case) out of it for 10 rounds



    Sure, there was a little fluff floating about in the opening rounds but after the 10th, the Pillow didn't give up a single feather. the Ref sided with Nobul1...No Leak observed. The fabric has a great feel to it, I will make the TQ after all
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    Glad that fabric is going to work for you, [o]TTeR. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product knowing that you'll do exceptional work.

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    I'm glad to see some good results with NB1. I just received 3 yrds of it for the inner shell of a TQ (M50outer). I have seen a few references to its not being down proof, but don't recall specific failures. I figured an occasional lost tuft would be OK.
    I hope to see some pictures of the work in progress and some usage notes.
    Thanks for sharing your pillow.
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    My favourite way to test fabric is...Make a pillow and beat the stuffing (or feathers in this case) out of it for 10 rounds

    Sure, there was a little fluff floating about in the opening rounds but after the 10th, the Pillow didn't give up a single feather. the Ref sided with Nobul1...No Leak observed. The fabric has a great feel to it, I will make the TQ after all

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