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Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Under Quilt

This fall I decided I wanted to upgrade my gear a bit and build an underquilt for my hammock. I spent a few months sourcing materials and ended up building a 2/3 length under quilt using once piece of 5 oz Climashield XP.

Each of the four sides has a channel for shock cord to run through. This allows for a better fit of the under quilt against the hammock body.

Material Lists:

  • 1.1 oz DWR Ripstop from Wal-mart. ($1.50/yd. I used about 6 yards total)
  • 1 piece of 5oz Climashield XP from a member of Hammock Forums ~ 2 yards for $20.
  • Shockcord from outdoor store ($5 for about 25 ft)
  • Outdoor Polyester Thread (free, due to it being leftover from previous projects)
Total: $35-40 Dollars

To have purchase a comparable underquilt like this would have ran me over a hundered dollars, so I am really happy with how cheaply I was able to make a quality piece of gear.

It took about 4 hours of actual sewing and a few weeks of me trying to figure out how I wanted to do it. My plan was to make it multi-purpose so I could use it as a underquilt in the cold and as a top quilt for the summer months.

I have been able to test it out at about 30 Degrees Farenheit and was toasty warm.

1 comment:

JBRanger said...

Got the pattern for this? Is it just square?