Join Date: Sep 2009
Hammock: DIY Pertex
Tarp: DIY with doors on
Insulation: Down and synthetic
Suspension: Whoopies & hooks
DIY winter top quilt
My latest addition to my homemade gear collection;
A winter down top quilt
Down plug to stop draughts(still to be tied on to the cinch cord end so it doesn't get lost)
Cinched neck with adjustable cord, the cord loops over my head to stop it moving in the night and make a nice seal.
Warbonnet outdoors winter top quilt clone
Pertex 4 (very dark) brown shell
19 oz of 850+ cuin goose down (overstuffed at foot end and head end)
80" x 50"
14 x 5.7" chambers
3" polyester mesh baffles giving 3 to 5" of loft
Velcro footbox closure
3mm shockcord cinches
Gutterman polyester black thread
This should see me warm down to about 0F/ -20 odd with my current setup.
I took a while making sure the length was spot on, I think I've succeeded.
I went for the cinched end over sewn so it's easier to dry round the fire if needed, as it opens up fully. Easier for me to store at home too.
It stands me at £90 all in, took my slow self 10 hours to make it, including having to unpick and re-stitch one side.
Onto the next project...........
Thanks for looking, hope you like
Last edited by turnerminator; 01-19-2012 at 07:18.. Reason: 19 oz of down, not 18