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A place to chat about gear and the philosphy of ultralight. Ultralight bushwalking or backpacking focuses on carrying the lightest and simplest kit. There is still a good focus on safety and skill.

Forum rules

Ultralight Bushwalking/backpacking is about more than just gear lists. Ultralight walkers carefully consider gear based on the environment they are entering, the weather forecast, their own skill, other people in the group. Gear and systems are tested and tweaked.
If you are new to this area then welcome - Please remember that although the same ultralight philosophy can be used in all environments that the specific gear and skill required will vary greatly. It is very dangerous to assume that you can just copy someone else's gear list, but you are encouraged to ask questions, learn and start reducing the pack weight and enjoying the freedom that comes.

Common words
Base pack backpacking the mass of the backpack and the gear inside - not including consumables such as food, water and fuel
light backpacking base weight less than 9.1kg
ultralight backpacking base weight less than 4.5kg
super-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 2.3kg
extreme-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 1.4kg
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Sun 02 Jul, 2017 5:39 am

Hi guys & gals.
First time poster, but long time follower of this site. So many great ideas here! Do you reckon this would make a good under-quilt for a hammock tent? Just bought my first hammock tent and want to stay warm! Cheers!

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Sun 02 Jul, 2017 11:26 am

There are many examples of people making under-quilts from these. Get on to youtube and search for "costco quilt" or have a look at websites like www.hammockforums.net.

Cheers,
Michael.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Mon 03 Jul, 2017 9:25 pm

Cheers Michael!

Wondering if anyone here with a Costco membership can help me out to follow suit?? Happy to send money + postage via whatever your desired method. Or can pick up in Sydney & surrounds at location that works for you.

Cheers,
Rich.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Tue 04 Jul, 2017 8:34 am

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Thu 20 Jul, 2017 5:32 pm

So I finally had some time today to have a crack at my Costco top quilt conversion. This is my first attempt at sewing since primary school, so it's far from perfect but I'm still very happy with the result.

The footbox doesn't quite cinch closed but being a summer quilt or winter booster, I'm not too worried. Total cost $60.

Thanks to Simon for the live consultation!

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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 04 Aug, 2017 4:03 pm

Just a quick note.

At the Casula Costco these quilts have been moved to the sporting goods aisle next to the fresh produce cool room. Still around 6 boxes left.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 04 Aug, 2017 4:10 pm

Strider wrote:So I finally had some time today to have a crack at my Costco top quilt conversion. This is my first attempt at sewing since primary school, so it's far from perfect but I'm still very happy with the result.

The footbox doesn't quite cinch closed but being a summer quilt or winter booster, I'm not too worried. Total cost $60.

Thanks to Simon for the live consultation!


I have yet to send you my consultation fee :D. The quilt looks good.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Tue 29 Aug, 2017 10:23 pm

I went to buy the Costco quilts today at Docklands store in Melbourne to find that they had literally just sold out :( Moorabbin and Ringwood stores are out too and they told me that they had more on order for delivery in the first week of April 2018! I guess it's a winter item.

Does anyone know of any other Costco stores in Australia that still have stock as April is a long time away?

Thanks!

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 22 Sep, 2017 7:23 am

Strider wrote:The hardest part was deciding whether to keep vertical or horizontal channels!




In my research on top quilts for camping, one vendor said they changed from horizontal to vertical baffling, because with horizontal, the down slips down to the sides when the quilt is over you, so you've got less down actually on top of you. But with vertical baffling, you keep the down on top of you, if you get my meaning.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 22 Sep, 2017 9:06 am

A Jay wrote:
Strider wrote:The hardest part was deciding whether to keep vertical or horizontal channels!




In my research on top quilts for camping, one vendor said they changed from horizontal to vertical baffling, because with horizontal, the down slips down to the sides when the quilt is over you, so you've got less down actually on top of you. But with vertical baffling, you keep the down on top of you, if you get my meaning.

This can actually be an advantage if you get a bit hot and want to move down away from your core. The disadvantage with vertical is everything can end up at your feet.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 22 Sep, 2017 9:33 am

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This can actually be an advantage if you get a bit hot and want to move down away from your core.[/quote]

I guess it could be.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Sun 19 Nov, 2017 1:20 pm

Sorry to revive an old thread but does anyone know if Costco still stocks these?

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Sun 19 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm

Yes, but not every store and they are sometimes placed in odd parts of the stores that do carry them.


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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Sun 19 Nov, 2017 7:24 pm

Yes, they do, but they are seasonal stock. Apparently due first week of April 2018.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Wed 11 Jul, 2018 2:52 pm

11-07-18 - spotted at Casula Costco. Same brand as last year and appear to be cheaper than last year as well. Found amongst the bedding items.
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Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Wed 11 Jul, 2018 5:58 pm

What do these cost?

What do they weight?

How packable?

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Wed 11 Jul, 2018 7:01 pm

Cost - See my second photo above.

Weight - Last years were 460g. I haven't weighed the one I got today. But I'd say they are 460g as well.

Packable - Very. They compress down quite small.

Cheers,
Michael.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Thu 12 Jul, 2018 1:15 pm

Hi
I bought one a couple of months ago and mine came in at 451g with the stuff sack.

It does pack/compress quiet small and cost $35-

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Thu 12 Jul, 2018 1:49 pm

None found at Auburn.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 13 Jul, 2018 1:43 pm

rob1970 wrote:451g with the stuff sack.

Woohoo. 9 grams saved even before I remove half the stitching. :lol:

Cheers,
Michael.

Re: Costco Down Throw Quilts

Fri 13 Jul, 2018 4:28 pm

michael_p wrote:Woohoo. 9 grams saved even before I remove half the stitching. :lol:

Half stitching = 4.5g. ;)
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