scott... sorry, i was going to reply to your earlyer post but i got distracted & forgot.
i made the delux (w/gorget) & the alpine upgrade (.9") and i really like it, but i only use it in colder weather.
i couldn`t say for sure how much the gorget helps, but it does drape over me well.
because of my beginer sewing skills i gathered up more than i ment to on the edges and i wouldn`t mind if it was a few inches wider. so make note of what the instructions suggest about not trying to save an oz or two by making it to narrow.
somewhwere i read that a common statement from 1st time quilt makers was that they wish they hadn`t made it quite so narrow. those few extra inches will make it easyer to keep tucked in beside you while you snoze away warmly on a cold winters night. it may vary w/ circumstances (what i`m wearing, what i`ve ate, how dry i am, wind, etc) but it has kept me warm in the low 20s with the help of an under quilt to insulate from below.
it is no dought a little bulker than a down quilt, but mabey not too much.
Scott Macri <hacktorious@...
I decided to go with the deluxe.
I am a little concerned about using the Nest as an underquilt because it is
down and I worry it might get wet. Hopefully it won't be a concern. For
this reason I have decided to make a Speer tarp to go over my hammock. I
hope that will be enough to cover the quilt in a bad rain storm.
don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!!!
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