Pg 9: Weights
Our 1-person quilt made with our 1.1 oz Light nylon fabric and 2 layers of Woodland (5/8") insulation weighs slightly over 1.5 lb. (25 oz.) This weight includes the Gorget but not the draft stopper. The Gorget weighs 2 oz, and may be omitted at time of construction. The 25 oz. weight is far below even the lightest commercial sleeping bags containing a comparable thickness of synthetic insulation. Note that these weights are for the example size given in the instructions as W=53", L=82" for someone 5' 10" tall.
Switching from Woodland to Alpine would increase the weight of a two-layer 1P quilt by 6.2% and the bulk by 15%
With apologies we do not have the specific weights of our 2-person quilt. But to give a comparison, our 2-person
quilt uses about the same amount of nylon and insulation as an ultralight 1-person
commercial sleeping bag. But imagine splitting that 1-person sleeping bag in half, and carrying only half of it. That is what our SplitZip does for our 2-person quilt. So in effect, each person carries the equivalent of one-half of a sleeping bag. That is a huge savings in weight, bulk, and expense for a couple who sleeps together.
More info on Page 20.
One-person Ray-Way quilt sewn by John C.
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