Made a 2 layer hammock a while back and it had too much stretch for my weight, bought the climasheild and made a great 3 season quilt out of it.
Thanks for leaving a review Paul! That sounds like a great way to reuse fabric for a new project! We have a great blog as well hammock fabrics that might help your future hammock project! https://ripstopbytheroll.com/blogs/the-grid-online-blog/making-your-own-hammock-what-fabric-to-choose
I'm using this 5 Oz insulation for thermal window covers in my skoolie. Single pane glass and aluminum frames are not conducive to staying warm when it's below freezing outside. They are doing a very good job keeping most of the cold outside where it belongs. That said, if I do this again, will get even heavier version as some cold still gets thru. But I expected there would be some leakage so am not disappointed. Overall it gets the job done. And, when not being used I can stuff down to very small size for storage. So it's doing what I wanted.
Thanks for leaving us a review! Climashield APEX is awesome for van window insulation. We would love to see photos of your finished project, be sure to tag us on social media!
Easy to work with, getting it under the presser foot and remembering to keep an eye on fibres beneath the throat plate are the main, yet simple things to deal with, really no issues with it. Requires no special treatment, simply cut to required size and lay it down. The layering of the fibres isn't 100% even, so it's worth keeping an eye out for thinner areas and bearing that in mind relative to the requirements of the project. I have a quilt I use indoors which does have a slightly thinner area and were I out in the cold it's possible I'd more aware of it. Though I used it outside over the summer with lows of 38-40f ,and it was excellent. Great to have synthetic gear when out in humid environments for multi day trips.
Making mini quilts for the kids with this stuff is in the pipeline. Should save a great deal of space and weight.
I was pleasantly surprised how small a 5oz top quilt can actually pack. Not as heavy and bulky as I was led to believe.
First class service from RBTR as always is the bonus on top of all that.
Thanks for leaving such a detailed and awesome review! We are glad that the Climashield APEX is easy to create with and that is packs down smaller than expected! It sounds like you're going to be busy creating quilts, be sure to tag us in some on social media!
I’ve ordered here a few times and every single time the package is meetly packed and arrives quickly! Kudos to Ripstop By The Roll! Will shop again!
We love to hear that! Thank you kindly for leaving us a review. Let us know if you ever have any questions about future projects, we're always here to help!
I’ve purchased several yards of this stuff and its pretty great! Using it inside mittens and its not too difficult to sandwich between two layers of fleece. Really ups the warmth. Its a little funky to cut but if you transfer your pattern to a heavier material such as cardboard, you can press the pattern into the insulation to flatten it out and cut with a rotary cutter.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and also tips for others on how to work with the Climashield APEX! We've been loving seeing your recent creations on instagram. We'd love to share some with the RBTR community, here is a link to upload any pictures if you'd like to share!