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    sleeping bag liner material ?

    Looking at making my own sleeping bag liner (since I'm cheap ) and was wondering what peoples' opinions are about which material I should use? Thinsulate seems like a good possibility since it is washable, but I'm not sure it will hold up under the wear and tear of direct contact. Is Insultex washable? Fleece really doesn't compress down well for transport. Any and all thoughts are welcome.

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    Typically liners I've seen are made of silk. Light weight and adds about 5F of warmth to a system. Mostly though it keeps the sleeping bag clean from grime on you.
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    The most comfortable will be what you can wear. By a long shot. Lightweight pajamas. No tangles and no new struggle getting back in, in the dark, after a brief late-night walk.

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    Buffalo, a company over here in the UK make a modular sleeping bag system. It incorporates two different kinds of liners. Depending on your requirements maybe you could use similar materials.
    http://www.penrithsurvival.com/buy/b...system_390.htm

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    liner material

    Coat and garmet lining fabric works well for quilts and such. It is lighter than ripstop, and more breathable. Probably polyester. Lining material is sold at JoAnns, but, I can't find it listed on line. Just ask for skirt and coat liner material. It is usually available in several colors. I highly recomend it.
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    looking to add warmth

    thanks for the replys. I forgot to mention, I'm looking to gain some insulation with the liner, which I why I was looking at fabrics such as Thinsulate or Insultex. During the summer, I'll probably use a silk/poly liner, but I'm more looking to add warmth.

    Thanks again.

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    I'm with DemostiX on this. Bag liners are a wrestling match in the hammock and getting back into one after a midnight pit stop is worse.
    Now that winter gear is on sale, I'm looking for some wool and/or silk ones. Layer that up with some thin fleece and life gets even warmer. Plus, it doubles as on the trail/in camp wear if the weather turns on you, which is common in the mountains.
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    I'll never be without my fleece liner. I know you were against it in your original post but maybe you should reconsider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro Vagabond View Post
    thanks for the replys. I forgot to mention, I'm looking to gain some insulation with the liner, which I why I was looking at fabrics such as Thinsulate or Insultex. During the summer, I'll probably use a silk/poly liner, but I'm more looking to add warmth.

    Thanks again.

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    Why not make a vapor barrier liner? Use some sil or cuben or something waterproof and not breathable.

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