Turned out better than I ever thought possible. Made modifications to give primary and secondary suspension which worked perfectly with the parts provided. Will definitely make more for my boys which are showing an interest in hammocks. Top stuff, thanks RSBTR!
Thanks for leaving us a review Richard! Making your own gear is awesome because you can make it exactly to your specifications! We'd love to see photos of your underquilt, be sure to tag us on social media!
First time using Apex and was surprised how light it is and how warm for that weight too. I don't use down so synthetic is my option and I was worried about whether it's compress enough to get into my bikebags but the large 5osy topquilt I made is fine and fits no problem in my handlebar bag along with sleeping gear sleeping pad etc.
Be aware that the loft is not completely even throughout (some layering so some a bit thicker than others) so you might want to go with something like 2 x 2.5osy instead of 5osy as an example, to even it out a bit. This is nothing "wrong" with the product, just how it's made.
It does come vacuum sealed to keep size down and I was/am a little concerned that has reduced the insulating power a little but I understand there's not really another way to send it. Next time if I wanted 5osy I might contemplate 3.6+2.5 to give me wiggle room.
Overall though I am very happy; it's great stuff, and will be ordering some more in the near future to make a sleeping bag for my daughter and a puffer jacket for myself.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Aaron! Climashield Apex makes a great synthetic top quilt. Choosing synthetic is great for many reasons, it's more sustainable, will dry out better if it gets wet unlike natural down. Vacuum sealing the synthetic down shouldn't ruin the integrity. If you have any questions about your future sleeping bag or puffer jacket projects, feel free to reach out. We're here to help! email@example.com
Climashield APEX - 5 oz/sq yd
Thanks for your review Garrett! If you have any questions about making with the APEX insulation let us know, we're here to help!
I made a very basic top quilt out of Climashield 5oz with 0.66 membrane 10 taffeta on one side and 1.0oz HyperD on the other. It's 72" x 43" no zippers, snaps, etc, I made a mini quilt (trapezoid) 32" x 17" and sewed it in for a foot box. Total weight is 17.9oz! I used it last night for the first time, the low was 45°, I slept in a pair of cotton blend thermals and was perfectly toasty on top. Next project will be a similar underquilt because my back was cold in the one I have. The climashield performed very well and I will definitely use it again.
That sounds like an awesome project Russell! We're glad you slept cozy in your new custom made top quilt! We'd love to see photos, here is a link if you'd like to share with us! https://forms.gle/Mc6hnqtMhkFeg4uE9
Thanks for your store. Great product, super quality! I liked the work of the support specialists. There were some problems with delivery, the support specialist helped to solve everything in the best possible way!
I will recommend it to my friends.
Thank you so much for your review Ekaterina! We're glad that we were able to resolve your delivery problems. Let us know if you have any questions about future creations, we're here to help!