Join Date: Dec 2008
Hammock: WB BB 1.1
Down Underquilt Question
Are most DIY differential down underquilt rectangular, without pleats/darts, and without a tapered end?
I am in the process of making one and have a chance to add pleats/darts or a taper before I start sewing...is it necessary?
Or do most people snug it up using shock cords on all four sides of the rectangle?
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: corvallis, oregon
a lot of different options, nothing steadfast
depends on intended use, hammock style, etc.
someone with more diy will chime in...........
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bozeman MT
Tarp: 12' Winter Shelter
Insulation: DIY quilts
Mine is rectangle as it was easier to make (very important for my skill set) and provided more options if I need to use it as a TQ, go to ground, etc.
After using it the first half of winter, I do notice that there are air pockets at the head and foot just inside the gathered end. Haven't noticed any issues that are specifically attributed to it, but I am thinking that a more tapered shape would probably take care of this.
This could be a case of "the grass is greener..." though, as I don't know what issues I would have if it was tapered.
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I think that a couple people have added "draft tubes" (really "draft stopper tubes") on the ends of their non-darted UQs to make up for those air pockets.
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