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  • Down Hammock Underquilt - Ultralight, 20*F

    Hi zantendogg28,I chose 9 baffles to get in the range of a 5-6" baffle width, but this is mostly personal preference. My primary consideration for number of baffles was aesthetic and, to a lesser degree, weight related as you mentioned. This has no effect on the warmth of the quilt since you're still calculating how much down to stuff in each channel to achieve the desired baffle loft (and hence temp rating). The sewing really isn't that big a deal, but stuffing extra chambers will add time to the build depending on your method. That said, 12 chambers with my quilt dimensions would give you exactly 1.0 oz of down per chamber. If you did that and paid more for down that is packaged in 1 oz. baggies (vs. bulk like mine), stuffing could be simpler. With your dimensions, you coul...

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    Hi zantendogg28,I chose 9 baffles to get in the range of a 5-6" baffle width, but this is mostly personal preference. My primary consideration for number of baffles was aesthetic and, to a lesser degree, weight related as you mentioned. This has no effect on the warmth of the quilt since you're still calculating how much down to stuff in each channel to achieve the desired baffle loft (and hence temp rating). The sewing really isn't that big a deal, but stuffing extra chambers will add time to the build depending on your method. That said, 12 chambers with my quilt dimensions would give you exactly 1.0 oz of down per chamber. If you did that and paid more for down that is packaged in 1 oz. baggies (vs. bulk like mine), stuffing could be simpler. With your dimensions, you could adjust baffles to do something similar. Down shifting is not an issue, practically speaking. Regardless of the number of chambers, you could shake the quilt and pack the down toward one end or create gaps, etc. Every time you use it, you want to fluff the down and spread it evenly to get good, functional loft throughout. For me, that's a couple of quick shakes when I pull it from the compression sack.

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  • Down Hammock Underquilt - Ultralight, 20*F

    The UQ was a little over 150 completed, but that also was a tad lower because I bought the down for both the UQ and TQ together.

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