Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Fri 30 Jun, 2017 7:09 pm

Rosscodj wrote:Ordered one of Mike's -8C quilts from his "In stock down quilts" thread (the macaw green one). Turned up the next day, and it's amazing. I'll be giving it a good test next weekend in the Hunter Valley, but I think it will do just fine. Thanks again Mike!!


Cheers Rossco, it's always good when I can get something sent out super quick!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Ellobuddha » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

Any plans on doing a double quilt? (two person)
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Eremophila » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 1:38 pm

Further tested my quilt on Friday night, it was down to zero here so a good opportunity.

Quilt specs: -8C regular size with drawcord footbox and white goose down. Deep Purple HyperD 1.0 for the shell and forest green Argon 67 for the liner.

I wore thermals and long socks, mat is an Exped SynMat with a silk sleeping bag liner used as a kind of "fitted sheet".

Didn't have the quilt wrapped around me very tightly but was warm and toasty all night. Very happy :D thanks Mike.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Rosscodj » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 1:58 pm

I gave my -8 a run on Saturday night up in the hunter valley. Was a bit cold underneath because I wasn on an el cheapo inflatable mattress with a slow leak in my van, so not much insulation there, but the quilt performed amazingly (with macpac 220 merino thermals). Got down to -3 overnight and it looked like the attached photo at 7am. Loving it. Thanks again Mike!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 03 Jul, 2017 5:34 pm

Ellobuddha wrote:Any plans on doing a double quilt? (two person)


There have been enough requests that I do plan to work on a design but to be honest I think it'll be quite a way off before anything is ready to go.


Eremophila wrote:Further tested my quilt on Friday night, it was down to zero here so a good opportunity.

Quilt specs: -8C regular size with drawcord footbox and white goose down. Deep Purple HyperD 1.0 for the shell and forest green Argon 67 for the liner.

I wore thermals and long socks, mat is an Exped SynMat with a silk sleeping bag liner used as a kind of "fitted sheet".

Didn't have the quilt wrapped around me very tightly but was warm and toasty all night. Very happy :D thanks Mike.


Rosscodj wrote:I gave my -8 a run on Saturday night up in the hunter valley. Was a bit cold underneath because I wasn on an el cheapo inflatable mattress with a slow leak in my van, so not much insulation there, but the quilt performed amazingly (with macpac 220 merino thermals). Got down to -3 overnight and it looked like the attached photo at 7am. Loving it. Thanks again Mike!


I'm really glad to hear the quilts are working out well for you both!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Quirky » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 12:34 pm

Hi Mike,
I have stumbled across your fine product.
Very keen could kindly you please PM me?

Cheers,

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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby V2man » Wed 26 Jul, 2017 6:03 pm

We have just received our quilts and they look great, perfect for our motorcycle trips.

I decided to go with the Sweet Potato and my partner picked her colours which she has named the Passionfruit :D

Here are a couple of pics.

The weight

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Size comparison in stuff sack

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The Sweet Potato

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The Passionfruit

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We are going on a trip soon out to Birdsville and will post some from the trip & a brief review

Cheers
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Thu 27 Jul, 2017 9:26 am

Cheers V2man! I'm guessing that's the weight of the sweet potato quilt as I'd expect the passionfruit would weigh slightly more in the sack with straps. For anyone wondering these are a Long/Wide -8C with 15d shell/10d liner (sweet potato) and Reg/Wide -8C (with 100g extra down and taller baffles so really about a -14C if I extrapolate the rating) with 15d shell/15d liner (passionfruit), both with the 850 fill HyperDRY down. I took a few quick snaps of these before sending them off so I'll try to post up photos of these and some of the other recent quilts soon.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby djtidau » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 3:45 pm

Hi Mike,

Almost pulled the trigger last night on an EE revolution, but thanks to what is starting to look like your cult-like following I saw great things said about your quilts and would much rather buy Australian.

As I've just created an account could you please shoot me through a PM.

Thanks.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 7:14 pm

djtidau wrote:Hi Mike,

Almost pulled the trigger last night on an EE revolution, but thanks to what is starting to look like your cult-like following I saw great things said about your quilts and would much rather buy Australian.

As I've just created an account could you please shoot me through a PM.

Thanks.


I've sent you a PM, thanks.

Here's some photos of some interesting recent quilts:

A regular length, wide quilt with alternating colours between the inner and outer. Both fabrics are the 15d micro-ripstop so the quilt has a consistent feel.
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A regular quilt with a dragon scale print pattern on the shell fabric. The fabric is the printed Membrane 15 fabric from Ripstop by the Roll.
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A couple more shots of V2man's new quilts: a long/wide and a regular/wide (a bit weird lighting or colour balance on these ones):
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 7:34 pm

Another interesting recent project was a custom half quilt for a user who wants a super ultra-light and compact kit for fastpacking. The quilt has 10d fabric inside and out and is filled with 150g of 950 fill down with a total weight of 240g. The loft is designed to be the same as my +4C quilts and the length is 140cm, designed to come up to a little below the armpits to give good overlap with the insulated jacket that you also need to wear. The quilt retains the clips for the usual pair of pad straps and I think at least the top strap might be quite important with a half quilt to hold it in place. Could also be used as a junior quilt?

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This picture shows the quilt clipped to the pad straps which should prevent the quilt from being thrown off inadvertently.
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The quilt has a flat sewn in footbox with no sewn through seams.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Neo » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 4:27 pm

G'day Mike
Do you work with synthetic fill or only down?
Cheers
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby jenkins1628 » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 12:19 pm

Wow, looks like you've got some interesting stuff in the works Mike! Excited to see more. My +4C short quilt I got from you a while back is a beauty. Couldn't be happier. I'll be back to pick up a -8C in a few years for a PCT thru hike! Thinking I'll go all out, 950 fill anyone?
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby timh » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 9:44 pm

G'day Mike,

looks like I need to post here as I can't PM.

Keen to purchase a quilt, let me know what info you need.

Cheers

Tim
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 14 Aug, 2017 10:37 am

Neo wrote:G'day Mike
Do you work with synthetic fill or only down?
Cheers


Hi Neo, I'm actually going to start offering some synthetic summer quilts and overquilts very soon.

jenkins1628 wrote:Wow, looks like you've got some interesting stuff in the works Mike! Excited to see more. My +4C short quilt I got from you a while back is a beauty. Couldn't be happier. I'll be back to pick up a -8C in a few years for a PCT thru hike! Thinking I'll go all out, 950 fill anyone?


Cheers, glad you're happy with your quilt! Should be a great experience to do the PCT.

timh wrote:G'day Mike,

looks like I need to post here as I can't PM.

Keen to purchase a quilt, let me know what info you need.

Cheers

Tim


I've sent you a PM, cheers.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby V2man » Wed 23 Aug, 2017 8:46 pm

Well the trip out to Birdsville didn't turn out as cold as we had expected. Other trips out west at this time of year have seen -1 at night and some single digit days.

This trip saw a lot of the days in the low to mid 30's with the nights getting down to 8 - 15.

We did have one night on Deon's lookout where the wind picked up and we felt like we were sleeping in the tumble dryer and was probably the coolest night.

The quilts were great, easy to use and on the warmer nights easy to regulate the temp. When it did cool off a bit they kept us nice & warm.

Easy to pack up and took up little room.

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Cheers V2man

P.S. My partner was wondering if you do a pillow? In passionfruit of course :lol:
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Hutchy » Wed 30 Aug, 2017 12:19 am

Hey Mike, been eyeing your quilts for awhile & keen on buying

could you PM me

Thanks!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 30 Aug, 2017 9:17 am

Sounds like a good trip V2man, and those are some warm days for this time of year! I'm sure you will get to test the quilts closer to the limit on future trips. As for pillows, well they're a bit difficult because of the requirement to have some firmness under your head. For a down pillow you need a lot of down to get the right firmness. synthetic is less compressible so probably works better for a packable pillow but would still have some weight and bulk for its size. Some people are happy with inflatable pillows but it's a personal thing. Perhaps a good compromise would be a thin synthetic pillow with an extra pocket behind the batting to stuff in spare clothes to build it up to the right height. What size pillow do you think would work?

Cheers Hutchy, I've sent you a PM.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby BigBenny » Wed 06 Sep, 2017 5:47 pm

Hi Mike,

Would you be able to make an under quilt for a hammock? And similarly a top-quilt for a hammock?
If so would you be able to make a quote? I am interested in down for it's warmth and compactness. I want to be able to go camping in winter, and eventually in snow and storms, where I'll probably have a pea-pod system go over the under and over quilts.

Thanks,
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 10:37 am

BigBenny, I've sent you a PM
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Chafing the Dream » Sat 09 Sep, 2017 5:56 pm

Hi Mike,

After weeks of reading up on the advantages of quilts, I'm almost done humming and harring and almost convinced its time to burn the old sleeping bag and move on to one of these.
I new here. When you get a chance, would you please PM me?

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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Sat 09 Sep, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi CtD (love the user name :lol: ), I've sent you a PM.

Chafing the Dream wrote:Hi Mike,

After weeks of reading up on the advantages of quilts, I'm almost done humming and harring and almost convinced its time to burn the old sleeping bag and move on to one of these.
I new here. When you get a chance, would you please PM me?

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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby k00k » Thu 21 Sep, 2017 11:34 pm

I am interested in ordering some quilts, please pm me' thanks
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Fri 22 Sep, 2017 12:51 pm

k00k wrote:I am interested in ordering some quilts, please pm me' thanks


I've sent you a PM, cheers.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby RichardSpeedy » Sun 08 Oct, 2017 7:59 pm

hello Mike
we are interested in purchasing 2 quilts. please pm us.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby leroy_od » Sun 15 Oct, 2017 9:31 pm

Hi Mike

I'm interested in ordering a couple of your quilts, can you please PM me

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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby leamini » Wed 08 Nov, 2017 7:36 pm

Hi Mike
I'm interested in purchasing a ready made quilt or ordering one.
Could you please PM me
Thanks
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Thu 09 Nov, 2017 3:19 pm

I've sent you a PM leamini, cheers.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Hypocaffeinic » Fri 24 Nov, 2017 6:26 am

Hello Mike, joined this forum entirely to ask you to PM me about one of your quilts! Would you drop me a line please? I'm getting into fastpacking and am thinking of a short +4 with drawcord footbox. Or maybe a slightly lighter version, say +8? I am new to the concept of quilts however and have ALL of the questions, so brace yourself! :mrgreen:
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Fri 24 Nov, 2017 10:01 pm

Hypocaffeinic wrote:Hello Mike, joined this forum entirely to ask you to PM me about one of your quilts! Would you drop me a line please? I'm getting into fastpacking and am thinking of a short +4 with drawcord footbox. Or maybe a slightly lighter version, say +8? I am new to the concept of quilts however and have ALL of the questions, so brace yourself! :mrgreen:


I've sent you a pm, cheers
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