Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

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

Postby gonetroppo » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi Mike, chasing a quilt also if you could PM, thanks!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 7:37 pm

gonetroppo wrote:Hi Mike, chasing a quilt also if you could PM, thanks!


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

Postby Captain Pete » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi Mike,

Great looking quilts, very nicely done. I noticed you used Membrane 10 on some of your earlier quilts. I was planing on ordering some samples from RBTR to see how they sew. How has your experience been with the material? Have you tried using it for the outer shells, or just lining?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Sun 10 Dec, 2017 11:51 pm

Captain Pete wrote:Hi Mike,

Great looking quilts, very nicely done. I noticed you used Membrane 10 on some of your earlier quilts. I was planing on ordering some samples from RBTR to see how they sew. How has your experience been with the material? Have you tried using it for the outer shells, or just lining?

Cheers,
Pete


Cheers Pete, I think the Membrane 10 is a great fabric and the sewability (is that a word?) is very good for a fabric of that weight. The 10d taffeta that I now use is very similar to the Membrane 10, I'd say functionally identical in fact (if I had each fabric in exactly the same colour I don't think I could tell them apart). I've made quite a few quilts with the 10d taffeta for both shell and inner now and I think it works very well, a good option for reducing weight. I've also sent you a PM.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby hyph » Tue 26 Dec, 2017 1:06 pm

Hi Mike,

I am interested in purchasing a quilt. Please PM me.

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

Postby kymba » Tue 26 Dec, 2017 2:59 pm

Hi Mike,
I'm interested in ordering one of your quilts. Could you please PM me when you get a chance? (I realise that you are probably enjoying some Chrissie holidays, so no rush.)
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 27 Dec, 2017 10:20 pm

Hi hyph and kymba, I've sent you both PMs. I am enjoying a few short trips away over the holiday period but I'll still be monitoring my messages and this site, just might be a bit slower to respond.

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

Postby tom_b » Tue 30 Jan, 2018 12:26 pm

Just wanted to leave a quick review of of Mike's quilt and hood.

I had Mike make me a SUL 3/4 length quilt where weight was an absolute priority. It came in at 258g for 4C. I pair this with my Montbell Plasma 1000 jacket (140g) for a summer sleep system, or a warmer jacket when it gets colder. Mike worked with me to get the exact dimesions right so it would fit with a Neoair Xlite Small.

Having now used it to walk the 1300km South Island of New Zealand on Te Araroa I can positively say it is excellent. I had 10D tafetta and 950fp down. I have no concerns about durability for the 10D. The 10D is super silky and soft. I also own a ZPacks -12C bag and I definitely prefer the 10D over their material, it is even lighter too!

I cannot recommend Mike enough for personal service, high quality craftsmanship, and reasonable prices (look at US vendors for equivalent quality, but much more expensive).

I also took one of his Primaloft Gold hoods. I chose a synthetic hood over a down one as my previous down hood had reached the end of its lifespan from oils and use. The synthetic hoods are not as puffy or light (although the difference in weight is essentially non-existent) however they certainly will last a lot longer. He offers both and you really can't go wrong. I would say be careful about the sizing of the hood as fit is very important. I also did not use the button he included for the neck so next time I would have that removed and just have the hood sewn through there to be even warmer. Often hood have large baffles which results in cold spots but I can say Mike has avoided this and I never noticed cold spots.

Overall I just simply can't recommend Mike enough.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby brenny17 » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 2:19 pm

Hi Mike! Interested in purchasing a quilt, not immediately, but sometime in the near future. Would like to sort through some details from here on out though. If you could please PM me that'd be great :)
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 9:39 pm

brenny17 wrote:Hi Mike! Interested in purchasing a quilt, not immediately, but sometime in the near future. Would like to sort through some details from here on out though. If you could please PM me that'd be great :)


Cheers brenny17, I've sent you a PM.


tom_b wrote:Just wanted to leave a quick review of of Mike's quilt and hood.

I had Mike make me a SUL 3/4 length quilt where weight was an absolute priority. It came in at 258g for 4C. I pair this with my Montbell Plasma 1000 jacket (140g) for a summer sleep system, or a warmer jacket when it gets colder. Mike worked with me to get the exact dimesions right so it would fit with a Neoair Xlite Small.

Having now used it to walk the 1300km South Island of New Zealand on Te Araroa I can positively say it is excellent. I had 10D tafetta and 950fp down. I have no concerns about durability for the 10D. The 10D is super silky and soft. I also own a ZPacks -12C bag and I definitely prefer the 10D over their material, it is even lighter too!

I cannot recommend Mike enough for personal service, high quality craftsmanship, and reasonable prices (look at US vendors for equivalent quality, but much more expensive).

I also took one of his Primaloft Gold hoods. I chose a synthetic hood over a down one as my previous down hood had reached the end of its lifespan from oils and use. The synthetic hoods are not as puffy or light (although the difference in weight is essentially non-existent) however they certainly will last a lot longer. He offers both and you really can't go wrong. I would say be careful about the sizing of the hood as fit is very important. I also did not use the button he included for the neck so next time I would have that removed and just have the hood sewn through there to be even warmer. Often hood have large baffles which results in cold spots but I can say Mike has avoided this and I never noticed cold spots.

Overall I just simply can't recommend Mike enough.


Cheers Tom, I'm glad the 3/4 quilt is working well for you and you've got so much use out of it in such a short time! The hoods have had a bit of a slow gestation, I'm happy with the fit and shape, just finalizing the sizing. As for the down vs primaloft I'm leaning a bit towards the down as the main option because the lofty feeling of down is hard to beat and I think the loft of down also helps give a bigger range of fit when it comes to sizing. the primaloft is also nice though. Hopefully I'll be able to make them generally available soon.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby carryless » Mon 19 Feb, 2018 9:52 pm

Hi Mike, and everyone else.

When Mike first started selling his quilts I pretty much straight away asked if a double quilt was on the cards, and despite the positive response from mike, he did mention several times that it would be a long way off. It took me an excessively long time to realize he was serious about it being a long way off, and even longer to convince myself it would actually be a good idea to give it a crack but I eventually did and so here it is.

I would like to thank you Mike for being patient with me while I badgered you with questions and helping me out so much!

The fabric is Mike's 10d Taffeta in burnt orange for the liner and 15d ripstop in acai purple and red ochre for the shell.

final weight is just over 1.3kg and should (hopefully) keep us comfortably warm down to -10c. It's definitely nowhere near the quality of Mike's or Simon's at Tiergear, or even just someone with actual sewing skills but I'm pretty stoked overall. I did create the design although I have basically followed the way Mike's look as I think of all the quilts out their at the moment Mike's are the best design, but It won't get tested until Tassie in June.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 4:42 pm

that looks incredible carryless! Very puffy and warm looking, the colours worked out great and the design is quite similar to what I'd look to make as a double. No doubt a pretty big project but I don't think it's taken you too long to get it done. How did you go about accurately marking everything out and cutting the fabric?
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Neo » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 11:44 pm

Looks great carryless!
Walk on!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby carryless » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 2:06 pm

undercling-mike wrote:that looks incredible carryless! Very puffy and warm looking, the colours worked out great and the design is quite similar to what I'd look to make as a double. No doubt a pretty big project but I don't think it's taken you too long to get it done. How did you go about accurately marking everything out and cutting the fabric?

I drew my plan up on paper before xmas and then cut out templates of plastic film I had laying around, 100 micron I would guess. I then made a prototype with old sheet fabric, which was partly to see if my plan could be applied succesfully - although due to the stretch of the sheets that wasn't going to be a great indication - but also to determine the order things would need to be sewn in, and the way things would need to be sewn. I still didn't figure out how the footbox could sewn without the seem showing but it doesn't look awful the way I did it so I didn't put as much thought into it as I probably could have.
With the actual quilt, the drawing and cutting of the panel was surprisingly easy, I used chalk to draw the baffle lines and that wasn't too bad though painstakingly slow. Sewing was difficult but I just went slow and it turned out alright, nowhere near as accurate as I would ideally have liked, especially sewing the baffles on to the shell as I struggled to see the chalk against the darker colour of the fabric, but all in all it seems functionally sound!

Neo wrote:Looks great carryless!

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

Postby Davidf61 » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 5:47 pm

Another thumbs up recommendation for these quilts. Used mine for about 20 nights now and loving it.

Well made/priced and functional. Best bit? I can roll around under a quilt and not have it drag against me or any clothing, so much more comfortable and restful, sleep quality improved out of sight.

This quilt and my Terra Rosa tarp combined, so pleased to [ in all honesty ] re-ignite my outdoor adventure passion......
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby weld75 » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 11:12 am

Hi Mike, I am interested in purchasing a quilt from you, would like to discuss sizing for tall person. Could you please PM me, when its convenient for you.
Thank you,
Greg
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 12:49 pm

weld75 wrote:Hi Mike, I am interested in purchasing a quilt from you, would like to discuss sizing for tall person. Could you please PM me, when its convenient for you.
Thank you,
Greg


Hi Greg, I've sent you a PM.


Davidf61 wrote:Another thumbs up recommendation for these quilts. Used mine for about 20 nights now and loving it.

Well made/priced and functional. Best bit? I can roll around under a quilt and not have it drag against me or any clothing, so much more comfortable and restful, sleep quality improved out of sight.

This quilt and my Terra Rosa tarp combined, so pleased to [ in all honesty ] re-ignite my outdoor adventure passion......


That's great David, I'm glad the quilt is working out well for you!
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby Nors » Fri 23 Mar, 2018 9:17 pm

Hi Mike
I am wanting to buy one of your quilts, are you still making them?
Cheers
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby undercling-mike » Mon 26 Mar, 2018 5:47 pm

Nors wrote:Hi Mike
I am wanting to buy one of your quilts, are you still making them?
Cheers
Nors



Hi, yes I'm still offering quilts for sale and the current lead time is approximately 4 weeks.
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Re: Made to order ultralight down quilts (thread #2)

Postby longandskinny » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 9:02 am

Hello Mike,

I'm interested in buying one of your quilts. However, I just created my account here and am unable to PM you. Can you send me a PM?

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

Postby undercling-mike » Wed 18 Apr, 2018 12:22 pm

longandskinny wrote:Hello Mike,

I'm interested in buying one of your quilts. However, I just created my account here and am unable to PM you. Can you send me a PM?

Thank you


I've sent you a PM.

Cheers!
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