Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bowmanville, ON
Hammock: WB Blackbird 1.7dbl,Dangerbird 65
Tarp: Speer WinterTarp
Suspension: WB, Whoopie Slings
I recently contacted Paul about a possible deep cold project. I needed a TQ and UQ that would keep me warm in the freezing Canadian north. I told Paul that I already had a few winter quilts that kept me warm in the summer, partially warm in the spring and fall, and would not even consider for winter camping. These quilts I mentioned are of excellent craftsmanship and I cherish them...it's simply that I am a very cold sleeper and have "special needs". My special needs are that the quilts must be good to go to the ground and cover A) my 90lb pit bull mix Tallula and I, and B) my wife and I when tent camping. The quilts also need to be of cheerful color to boost my mental state on those long, remote, and somtimes scary solo canoe expeditions. They also need to be built to open/close properly should Tallula need to come into the hammock with me.
Anyways, Paul was extremely positive to build such gear for me, he walked me through the specs, offered his own valuable advice, and kept me up to day on the whole process.
The result...I just recieved my package today...perhaps a month since we started talking...maybe a tad longer. The TQ and UQ are AMAZING!!! We went with a sky blue exterior, and grey interior...this color combination is perfect!!! The quilts looked exactly like what I had dreamed of having before I even contacted Paul. With each quilt having over 5" of loft from water resistant 850 down...lets just say I got hot from just looking at them
I will post pictures of them when my wife is home to help me figure out how to work the camera and computer lol.
Want to hear how devoted Paul is to his work and to what lengths he goes to offer the very best in customer service? Ok...this is a true story. After I sent my first email to Paul telling him of the project I had in mind and if he was up for it I got an email back a few hours later from him...just hours after he was married...um...yeah...that should give you an idea lol.
Thank you Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul's that man thats for sure. Congrats on the new gear. I look forward to a trip report from one of your solo expeditions.
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Camillus, NY
Hammock: All of them.
Tarp: OES 4 Season,Cuben
Insulation: Downy Goodness
Paul is awesome to deal with.
He made me a deep winter quilt set also. It didn't get cold enough here this winter and they were actually too warm!
water resistant down....is is the future and hypoallergenic too. congrats on the new quilt set.
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Jackson, MI
Hammock: Home-made gathered end tablecloth
Tarp: DIY Polycro
Insulation: UGQ UQ
Paul is definitely Awesome. He is workin on a project for my brother that I wouldn't have thought even possible, yet it is in production. Just got my 20*UQ About a week ago and am loving it.