The Front Country Quilt kit came quickly and was packaged simply. We were able to build it into a great product.
This 5oz. climashield insulation is perfect for a top quilt bag, if you are looking for a lightweight warm layer. Ripstop has excellent customer service, and their website explains details of what to buy and how to sew with their fabrics.
These folks have great products and have been helpful in supplying the group. I do recommend that you be prepared to split up fabrics if you order multiple diy kits and know what you are getting so you don’t mix up 2 similar fabrics as they do not come labelled. That said they do have some wiggle for getting larger cuts, just don’t expect to hand kits to multiple people without being able to separate and cut them.
I love this company, and the apex 5.0 sleeping quilt that built using their product came together wonderfully. I based the design off of the MLD spirit 28 quilt and I think the apex 5.0 represents a 20-25 degree quilt. Looking forward to using it on my SOBO PCT hike in August.
I bough Apex 5 to make insulated dog coats for my team of sleddogs in Yukon tu ise when we go out camping. Temperature can get pretty cold out here! I find the Apex 5 really nice, it seems very warm, its fairly easy to use as an insulation for clothing (im really not a good seamstress and the finished dog coats actually look good) but its definitely not as easy to sew on the inside layer as thinsulate material is. Apex is much thicker. I would not go higher than 5oz for insulation used to make clothing. For my application, that is a great product: sewable and very warm. I like it so much that im thinking of making blanket and sleeping bag insert with it now :))