Pg 15: Feedback
The colors of these quilts depends on what materials we had at the time. For a list of the colors we have in stock presently, see our Order Form.
Faye with her 3-layer quilt
"The Ray-Way quilts are awesome; I haven't used a sleeping bag once since making my first quilt a year or so ago. This includes two trips in snow, and a few near-freezing temp trips in the desert. I have two quilts, one for hotter temps, one for colder temps, and these are the original design without the draft stopper or gorget; yet they have served me perfectly in various weather conditions. If the winds really kicked up enough, or if one were in particularly cold conditions, the draft stopper and gorget would definitely come in handy though, so a third quilt is due soon. When people are worried about the feasibility of going ultralight, the Ray-Way quilts are exhibit number one in convincing them that ultralight is not about skimping on safety and comfort. Not only are the quilts lighter than conventional equipment, but they are better: every bit as warm, easier to adjust to comfort, less constricting, and more adaptable to multiple uses (e.g., as a blanket around camp). The kits were straightforward to put together with clear instructions taking you through the process step-by-step. I am an ultra-satisfied customer." -Scott G.
"I have completed my second quilt with the Alpine option. I now have a Summer weight quilt, and a three season quilt approximately two inches. I am amazed. Potentially they could be layered for winter. I had also completed the stowbag kit. Remarkable design. Funny how it hadn't occurred to me before to pack that way. So used to round stuff sacks, that leave dead air/unused space in your pack. I could not be happier with this second quilt. With proper care it may be the last one I own. I'm ecstatic that you've taken it upon yourself to assist others in producing the gear that they use outdoors. Making it easy for me to get into a higher level of self-reliance in the backcountry than simply purchasing all my needs...now I'll have produced many of the items I'll rely upon. Thank you very much for all you have provided." -William B.
"The quilt and tarp tent worked excellent (even at 29 degrees). Unfortunately, my son 'demanded' the quilt for his bed. Guess, I'll be buying another for camping." -Curtis W.
"Just finished the first two quilts, boy is that fun. The quilts are awesome and so much better than just the pictures elude to. The construction is excellent (as with all your kits) and the instructions are easy to follow. I just ordered more thread because with one backpack, a tarp, 2 quilts, (so far) 3 quilt stuff sacks and other ditty bags and many other little repairs and projects, I finally used up the cone I had." -Geoff G.
"I wanted to tell you how much I love the quilt. I got to use it on some cold, windy nights, and the draft-stopper performed amazingly well. I just tucked both sides of the draft-stopper completely under my body and they cut the wind very well, especially around my neck area, where my old mummy-bag would always let in a little bit of cold air. The draft-stopper didn't constrict my neck in anyway and was completely comfortable. Also, my old mummy-bag would always seem to let in a little cold wind through the zipper itself, but happily this is not a problem with the quilt." -Noah L.
"I purchased your quilt kit and it is almost complete. My girlfriend and I are excited to try it out on our next trip. Were planning on doing a 3 or 4 day canoe trip on the eel river in northern california. I can't wait!!! Your easy to follow instructions contributed to my enjoyment of this sewing project. I will be ordering a one person quilt soon. I also purchased and read your new kayaking book and I loved it. As always, it inspired me to get going on my own adventures. Thanks for sharing your adventures and knowledge with everyone. I am much indebted." -James G.
"I recently ordered your 2 person quilt kit, and found the instructions and materials to be of superior quality. The project took a little longer than expected, but the results have been well worth the time and effort. The quilt fits perfectly, and as for performance, we hurried off the very next weekend to try it out. The weight savings was incredible, weighing less than one of our traditional bags. The trip was a bit blustery and got down into the 30's but we noticed no loss of comfort. Soon I will be ordering a tarp kit to sew over the winter and I expect that it will be of the same quality. Your approach has been of wonderful value to us. Thank you for such innovative ideas." -Jason M.
"Some time ago I ordered a quilt and two insulated-hats. I finished sewing two weeks ago and had the first test-sleeping with it in the Swiss Alps. The evening had lots of rain but was not so cold. We could therefore not test your temperature-rating yet. But I have to admit that sleeping under a quilt together with my wife was much better than I had expected: we had so much room and we were for the first time sleeping "together" in the outdoors. Besides that, your kit saved me a lot of money: I have been looking on the web for material suppliers and would have paid something between 200 and 300% of the price of your kit for approximately the same materials. I would then still have to figure out myself how to put it together. Thank you very much for putting these kits together. Soon I would like to order a second quilt to use for winter-camping." -Alex B.
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