MYOG Backpacking Quilt

 

A time consuming but rewarding project for a backpacker that likes to Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) is a quilt.  By forgoing a zipper and all the bag that would be crushed under you anyway, a backpacking quilt is a lightweight way to keep warm at night.  Materials for the project cost around $170.  For that price, a commercial down sleeping bag like the Kelty Cosmic 20 weighs 2.lb 13 oz.  Using state of the art fabrics like 0.66 oz. Membrane 10 taffeta nylon and 800 fill down gets you a custom sized quilt, every bit as warm as a bag weighing only 1 lb. 7 oz. Continue reading “MYOG Backpacking Quilt”