Completed Backpacking quilt
Ok then! I’ve learned not to edit published posts! Looks like I totally lost the last one. . .
At any rate, the first backpacking quilt is done, and while I haven’t weighed it with stuff sack, as the stuff sack still has drying sil-nylon seam sealer on it, it looks like it’s coming out right around 20 oz. and change. With 3/4 oz per yard fabric, it worked out to about 13 oz of 800+ fill down – less than I originally thought, but the quilt is a bit smaller than most, so it should be good and warm. Not bad weight wise, but keep in mind that I need an underquilt if I’m going to hammock in the cold weather, or a pretty darned warm sleep pad, so it’s not the entire sleep-system weight total by any stretch.
I added a couple of little tweaks – instead of sewing the foot box together, I attached two small pieces of velcro so I can either lay the quilt flat or have a foot box for sleeping. I think this might help in the summer, as it’s a pretty warm quilt.
Since it’s only fastened with velcro, I can also lay the quilt flat.
And finally, I added a snap and some velcro so I can wear the quilt like a cape – useful for really chilly weather or for drying the quilt out while on the trail.