Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

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

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 28 May, 2018 10:46 am

PGE63 wrote:Hi Mike, I'm interested in buying one of your quilts and a custom underquilt. However, I just created my account here and am unable to PM you. Can you send me a PM? No mad rush as the “geriatric gap year” thru Alaska and Canada is not till year, but keen to get all the my gear sorted and bug free well in advance. Peter E.


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

Postby Bazza77 » Tue 05 Jun, 2018 5:48 am

Hi Mike,

I'm interested in purchasing one of your quilts. Could you please PM me?

Cheers,

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

Postby undercling-mike » Tue 05 Jun, 2018 10:27 am

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

Postby pfeutry » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi Mike,

I already own one of your quilt and I was wondering if you had made any progress towards a twin quilt option?
Cheers

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

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:27 pm

pfeutry wrote:Hi Mike,

I already own one of your quilt and I was wondering if you had made any progress towards a twin quilt option?
Cheers

Pierre


Hi Pierre, if I remember correctly you have a lime green and red quilt? I am now actually working on designing a double quilt, although there's still a lot of work to do (the devil is in the detail) and it's not imminent but I'm working towards getting some out there by the end of the year. I'm also investigating ways of combining two single quilts to form a double, although it's a bit speculative at the moment.

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

Postby datoby » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 11:15 pm

Hi Mike,

I'm interested in one of your quilts. Could you shoot me a message?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:09 am

datoby wrote:Hi Mike,

I'm interested in one of your quilts. Could you shoot me a message?

Cheers,
Dan


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

Postby Darkthrone » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi Mike
Do you have any Quilts made in stock? Looking to buy a present but have not allowed myself much time...So exciting to see locally made things like this
Thanks
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby pfeutry » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 10:49 pm

undercling-mike wrote:
pfeutry wrote:Hi Mike,

I already own one of your quilt and I was wondering if you had made any progress towards a twin quilt option?
Cheers

Pierre


Hi Pierre, if I remember correctly you have a lime green and red quilt? I am now actually working on designing a double quilt, although there's still a lot of work to do (the devil is in the detail) and it's not imminent but I'm working towards getting some out there by the end of the year. I'm also investigating ways of combining two single quilts to form a double, although it's a bit speculative at the moment.

Michael


You have a very good memory, I love that lime green and red quilt, I can't stop raving about it and I hopefully got you a few customers out of it :D
Any rough idea of what the twin quilt might cost or is it too early still to provide an estimate?
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 6:21 pm

pfeutry wrote:You have a very good memory, I love that lime green and red quilt, I can't stop raving about it and I hopefully got you a few customers out of it :D
Any rough idea of what the twin quilt might cost or is it too early still to provide an estimate?


It is quite a distinct colour scheme (but a very nice one)! Glad it's working well for you. For the twin quilts it's too early to give exact figures but I'm thinking it'll be somewhere in the range of 1.5x the cost of the equivalent single.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby BushyBrad » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 3:44 pm

Hey Mike
I too am interested in purchasing a quilt made by you. Could you please PM me?
Regards
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 27 Jun, 2018 4:21 am

I'm away on a trip (lets call it product testing :D) for all of July so I won't be able to complete new quilts till around mid - late August (all current orders have been finished unless previously discussed). I'm still happy to receive inquiries and messages although I might be slightly slower than usual in getting back to you. I've also got some in stock quilts with someone who is ready to ship them out so please have a look at the quilts I currently have in my in stock quilts thread (viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23987&start=30)

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

Postby DanR » Wed 04 Jul, 2018 4:06 pm

I was lucky enough to get a quilt from Michael before he left for his trip. He was great to deal. I am very happy so far, the quilt is equally as well put together as my sea to summit spark 3. I get to field test it in about a week.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby gingerninja » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 4:16 pm

Hey Mike,

I'm new to the forum (no PM rights as yet) and would like to order a -2 quilt from you, can you send me a PM please?


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

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 08 Aug, 2018 9:24 pm

gingerninja wrote:Hey Mike,

I'm new to the forum (no PM rights as yet) and would like to order a -2 quilt from you, can you send me a PM please?


Cheers


Hi I've sent you a PM.

I'm also back home making quilts again after a great trip to the US!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Jovish » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 12:10 pm

Hi Mike, another new member who joined to buy one of your quilts!

Could you please PM me to organise an order?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 8:20 pm

Jovish wrote:Hi Mike, another new member who joined to buy one of your quilts!

Could you please PM me to organise an order?

Thanks!



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

Postby Jake123 » Sun 12 Aug, 2018 9:36 pm

Hi Mike, I am considering buying one of your quilts. Can you please PM me?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 8:01 am

Jake123 wrote:Hi Mike, I am considering buying one of your quilts. Can you please PM me?

Thanks,



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

Postby jdeks » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 12:38 pm

So mike.

Hiring staff yet ?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 15 Aug, 2018 2:42 pm

Maybe someday, but that's still a ways off I reckon. Kinda assumed I'd get sick of it at some point when I started but that hasn't happened yet and I've got some interesting things in the pipe for the coming months so who knows.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby hobbotheyobbo » Mon 27 Aug, 2018 10:09 am

Hi Mike,

New to the forum and am thinking about purchasing quilts for my partner and I. Could you please PM me?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 27 Aug, 2018 2:39 pm

hobbotheyobbo wrote:Hi Mike,

New to the forum and am thinking about purchasing quilts for my partner and I. Could you please PM me?

Cheers,
Mike



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

Postby rowdy » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 2:20 pm

Hi Mike

I'm interested in your quilts, could you send me a PM.

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

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 4:12 pm

rowdy wrote:Hi Mike

I'm interested in your quilts, could you send me a PM.

Cheers,
Pat



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

Postby Hypocaffeinic » Fri 07 Sep, 2018 3:02 pm

Just received my second UC Mike quilt - a beautiful warm winter quilt in Red Ochre and Burnt Orange! I already have a summer quilt in green and orange, so am now covered and cosy year-round.

Here is a glamour shot of my new quilt that just arrived to my office, and a dodgy phone photo of my summer quilt whilst fastpacking the Mackay Highlands Great Walk a couple months back. Both quilts are of superb workmanship, and Mike is great to work with; I recommend him without hesitation! :D

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

Postby jdeks » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 12:21 am

Add me to Team Undercling. My -8C arrived on Friday. I'm 178cm and 75kg, went regular width and height. Black and Cadmium yellow 15d taffeta and 950 down, but with 50g of overstuffing. Had the chance to field test it over the weeekend at -4C.

On the whole, this is the best quilt I've ever used. I've previously owned a Zpacks quilt, and used an EE Revelation, a Katabatic Palisade and a Tiergear queda. All very good quilts. Mikes are better.

The workmanship is impeccable, but it's also the first quilt I've had that's managed to nail down all of the individual niggles that the others have. The down doesn't migrate. Footbox zips up without cold spots. Has a neck baffle and shoulder clips that work. Proper human-shape taper, that you can adjust. No drafts. I honestly can't suggest any improvments.


I think all the main features have been covered already, but heres a few of the more subtle aspects I've noticed.

Laid flat, you can see the wrinkles around the torso area - it's a proper 3d differential cut. Meaning you can slide the clips underneath from right next to each other, to almost 50cm apart, and the quilt doesn't distort. I wasted half an hour of Mikes time talking about what width I needed for extra layers inside; it doesn't matter. The torso width is pretty much infintely adjustable, but the leg width stays consistent

Vertical baffles also obviously stop down migration to the side, but the split baffle on top also means the down over your chest can't migrate to your legs either.


The loft is epic. Certainly more than my -7C Zpacks was, and moreover, the baffles are actually full (actually, with the overstuffing, they're packed). For scale, that watch is one of Casio's big dorky ProTrek models. At -4C, it was warm enough to need some venting - which is real easy to do,

The neck baffle can actually be flipped outside if you're using a shorter hood and need more neck coverage, but the real beauty is that with the 3d cut, once you do up the neck elastic, it still holds shape around your neck and shoulders rather than just scrunching up in a knot. So - you can keep the drafts out, without strangling yourself.


The included stuff sack is a good size, but if you've got a 3L compression sack, it'll fit into it, at which point it gets that creepy 'feels lighter than it looks' property.

But lastly, and by far the best, is that with a bit of clever clipping, you can actually turn it into a very stylish wizards cloak! Not sure if this was by design, but if you're serious about going ultralight, there's real potential for this to augment any night clothes when you're kicking around the hut/campsite.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Hypocaffeinic » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 10:26 am

jdeks wrote:Add me to Team Undercling. My -8C arrived on Friday. I'm 178cm and 75kg, went regular width and height. Black and Cadmium yellow 15d taffeta and 950 down, but with 50g of overstuffing. Had the chance to field test it over the weeekend at -4C.

On the whole, this is the best quilt I've ever used. I've previously owned a Zpacks quilt, and used an EE Revelation, a Katabatic Palisade and a Tiergear queda. All very good quilts. Mikes are better.

The workmanship is impeccable, but it's also the first quilt I've had that's managed to nail down all of the individual niggles that the others have. The down doesn't migrate. Footbox zips up without cold spots. Has a neck baffle and shoulder clips that work. Proper human-shape taper, that you can adjust. No drafts. I honestly can't suggest any improvments.


I think all the main features have been covered already, but heres a few of the more subtle aspects I've noticed.

Laid flat, you can see the wrinkles around the torso area - it's a proper 3d differential cut. Meaning you can slide the clips underneath from right next to each other, to almost 50cm apart, and the quilt doesn't distort. I wasted half an hour of Mikes time talking about what width I needed for extra layers inside; it doesn't matter. The torso width is pretty much infintely adjustable, but the leg width stays consistent

Vertical baffles also obviously stop down migration to the side, but the split baffle on top also means the down over your chest can't migrate to your legs either.


The loft is epic. Certainly more than my -7C Zpacks was, and moreover, the baffles are actually full (actually, with the overstuffing, they're packed). For scale, that watch is one of Casio's big dorky ProTrek models. At -4C, it was warm enough to need some venting - which is real easy to do,

The neck baffle can actually be flipped outside if you're using a shorter hood and need more neck coverage, but the real beauty is that with the 3d cut, once you do up the neck elastic, it still holds shape around your neck and shoulders rather than just scrunching up in a knot. So - you can keep the drafts out, without strangling yourself.


The included stuff sack is a good size, but if you've got a 3L compression sack, it'll fit into it, at which point it gets that creepy 'feels lighter than it looks' property.

But lastly, and by far the best, is that with a bit of clever clipping, you can actually turn it into a very stylish wizards cloak! Not sure if this was by design, but if you're serious about going ultralight, there's real potential for this to augment any night clothes when you're kicking around the hut/campsite.


OMG wizard's cloak!!! If not by design, that's some pretty amazing accidental black magic! I'm trying that with mine as soon as I get home.

Your quilt looks fantastic, congrats!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Zapruda » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 10:28 am

Great overview jdeks. I need to try one of these quilts for sure.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 4:08 pm

jdeks wrote:But lastly, and by far the best, is that with a bit of clever clipping, you can actually turn it into a very stylish wizards cloak! Not sure if this was by design, but if you're serious about going ultralight, there's real potential for this to augment any night clothes when you're kicking around the hut/campsite.


The Wizard's Cloak! No I hadn't thought of that, looks good and very inventive! I was just thinking people would use it opened up as a wrap for camp use. What is that huge camp mat you have in the pics?
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