Re: cheap hammock insulation
- All I can say is:
"YOU FREAKIN' ROCK!"
that is exactly the kind of info I was looking for.
Okay at least the comparison at the bottom, I'll have to re-read the
top half of the message a couple more times to clear that up in my head.
The stuff at Jo-Anns is "mid-loft" no idea what that means.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Wills"
> I was up late contemplating cheap insulations last night (I get
> excited, maybe too much), and I made a chart comparing the numeric
> values of the various insulations. From what I have gathered through
> various discussions/ groups/ posts on synthetic insulation, Thinsulate
> loses compression fastest, is coldest when wet,is initially lighter
> than Primaloft and heavier the P3D, similar in compression with
> Primaloft, and slightly cheaper than PL or Polarguard 3D. Primaloft
> is supposed to be warmer than Thinsulate when wet, and similar to P3D,
> the heaviest of the 3, compresses well, pretty durable, and cheaper
> than 3D. 3D is most expensive, is bulky, very durable, warm as PL
> when wet, and lightest.
> One thing I didn't consider untill last night was Ed's 900 fill down.
> It is extremely light and compressible. In hammocks, getting wet
> usually isnt an issue, so it would be a good consideration, even for
> the price concious as you can see below:
> 900 Fill down
> 2700 ci fill
> 3 oz
> $25 from Speer Hammocks
> 108 ci/$
> 900ci/ oz
> Polarguard 3D 3/4-1 in (avg 7/8 ")
> 1890 ci/ yd 60x36
> 5 oz linear yd 60x36
> $11 from owfinc.com
> 171 ci/$
> 378 ci/oz
> Primaloft .8 in
> 1728 ci/yd 60x36
> 8 oz linear yd 36x60
> $8.65 from thru-hiker.com
> 200 ci/$
> 216 ci/oz
> Thinsulate Lite Loft 1 in
> 2160 ci/yd 60x36
> 8.8 oz/ linear yd. 36*60
> $10/ yd at seattlefabrics.com
> 216 ci/$
> 245 ci/oz
> I don't know about the Jo Anns thinsulate- ultra, supreme, and regular
> thinsulate are cheaper than light loft but fall short of it's
> peformance and weight. You will also want to consider sewing skills
> if you consider down (im not messing with it for a few more projects).
> Also, lite loft hasn't been around too long, and could be more
> durable than older thinsulates and may be more than primaloft or P3D.
> Thats what happens when you stay up too late...
> - David in need of a trailname