Tough to write this, but long overdue. I have a wonderful and recently expanded family and I am just not able to find the time to produce quilts in the manner I would like. So for now, if I am able to get one together I will throw it up on the site for sale, but I will not be taking orders or producing anything routinely. Hopefully I will be back with a little more time and volume in the future, but as of now I am powering down. I have a ton of down, fabric, buckles, shock cord, omni-tape and other materials if any of you DIYers need anything at a good price. I will be hanging on to some, but I just don't need the volume I have currently. Please shoot me an email if you are in need of anything.
Also! We were unique in designing the first quilt with the shock cord side system to help keep the drafts out and the heat in. Check out the video section above for more info. If you are looking for a quilt with a similar design however, head over to NUNATAK USA and check out their quilts. They were kind enough to enquire about the design and ask permission to use it. They put their own spin on it and call it "Edge Tension Control" in the product customization section.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and joined me for this adventure. It was a pleasure making you all quilts and I hope that you enjoy them for many years to come!
Some big changes/news here folks. Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works is no longer taking order for Top Quilts. You may still order down plugs, stuff sacks, apparel, etc, but for the foreseeable future, we will no longer take orders for top quilts.
Instead, quilts of varying size, taper, fabric and models will be made in small batches. Once I have a batch ready, they will all go up on a page on the website at once for sale. By the good grace of USPS and Priority Mail, when folks then purchase a quilt, it should generally be in your hands 2-4 days later.
This sales model is going to grant total control over the production process. It will ensure that the quilts will continue to be made from start to finish, in house, with all of the quality and care that our customer base has come to expect. It will help eliminate the uncertainty and stress that surrounds order volume fluctuation and provide a better "work-life balance" given the recent addition to the family.
So how do you buy a quilt?
Start by joining the newsletter, email-notification, thingy I have set up at the bottom of this page over here.
This is not a list to spam you. Quite simply, the sales will happen intermittently for the foreseeable future. I am hoping to have one every month or two, but who knows. So instead of checking the site, when a bunch of quilts go up for sale, in almost all circumstances, I will send an email to the grouplist first, so essentially they will be the "first come, first served" lot. I will then spread the word via social media (Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter) and on the various forum communities we are a part of.
Also, definitely sign up to follow us on social media, particularly Instagram as I will often post pics of what is in production as sort of a preview for what will be up for sale next. If you see something you like, you can be sure to stay tuned.
The models, descriptions and options are of course still up on the site and going no where. You can still configure your ideal MARCY 20 or any other quilt and see how much it will cost if it comes up for sale.
I am looking forward to finishing up the current outstanding orders for all you good folks still waiting patiently and excited to then get going on some quilts for our live first sale!! I hope you all will come along for the ride with us, it should be exciting!
Raffle for a free MARCY 20 top quilt closes tonight at 12am PST!!
Get your entries in over at SectionHiker.com here!!
Now offering an integrated solution for the little hole in the footbox when you pull the drawstrings.
Through the end of February, one of these will be included in your purchase of a new quilt for free!!
Philip Werner over at Section Hiker took some time with a MARCY 20! Check out what he had to say about it!
Stopped by for the afternoon to visit with the good folks participating in the 5th Annual Old Dominion Hangers, Northern Virginia Hang in Prince William Forest. Mighty fine place to spend a weekend and I look forward to joining in next year.
Gave a demo on the MAMW quilts and Sandman from North Carolina was kind enough to snap some photos and send them along.
Thanks to all for checking out the quilts!
Wanted to Introduce Mike and Penny. This awesome couple will be embarking on some pretty sweet adventures, their most recent being a trip out to Colorado over Labor Day. They have already hiked the AT while raising money for scoliosis, taught environmental English class from the trail, and have one of the most warrior mini dachsunds around, guaranteed. They are planning some pretty big adventures in the not so distance future armed with a two great attitudes and a desire to see all things great. Don't take it from me though...check out what they are all about below in their own words. Please also head over to their websites/journals and subscribe to their social media to follow all of their adventures. Adventures they will be taking while keeping warm is some stellar MAMW quilts! :-)
We have a simple story with an adamant message: "Rec Responsibly!" We are curious, adventure seekers who share a common love for the environment, nature and recreation. We are experienced backpackers and overlanders, novice kayakers and trail runners and beginner climbers and cross country skiers.
We travel with our equally adventurous 10lb mini dachshund (#landshark) who might just be the littlest long distance traveler on 4 feet!
We've thru hiked the Appalachian Trail, section hiked the Ozark Trail, traversed from rim to river in the Grand Canyon, paddled the Mangroves of the Everglades, navigated the slot canyons of Utah, bagged 14'ers in Colorado, walked among giants in Sequoia and Redwoods, swam in glacial fed lakes under the watching eye of Mount St Helens, hiked across permanent snow fields in Glacier and so, so much more!
Our future plans are far from etched in stone; however a few of the things we're looking forward to in the coming few years is thru hiking the Long Trail, the Colorado Trail and, in Spring 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail. We anticipate some overland travel that will take us to places far and inbetween, our main goal remaining to stay curious and own our adventure!
A driving force behind our meanderings, aside from the passion ignited within us, is the desire to share our experiences and educate generations about the abundance of recreational opportunities out there and the responsibility and stewardship necessary to preserve them. We both, in various capacities, have contributed countless hours towards this mission and plan to take this message with us where ever we go and share it with whoever will listen. We can not stay quiet when some of our most precious natural wonders could be in jeopardy. We must stand for that without legs and speak for that with no mouth. We must protect that which will ultimately save us!
Check out some of our links below. We are presently re-building our blog (bootsandbackpacks.wordpress) and are purchasing a domain for our TREE program (domain will be recresponsibly.org); we are also anticipating uploading and organizing our trip pics on Photo Bucket and linking them to our blog in addition to the pics and posts we put on Facebook and Instagram.
Boots and Backpacks @
We are excited to represent your commitment to quality outdoor products and share Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works' products with the numerous people we shall encounter on our travels! Thank you!
Mike and Penny
MARCY 20 out the door last week. Folks are loving the Burnt Orange lately!! Can't say, I blame them, I love it as well.
Burnt Orange ARGON 90 outer shell
Charcoal Grey ARGON 67 inner shell
78" x 54"
No Taper on this bad boy.
What's up everyone?? Went away on a small family vacay last week in the Adirondacks. Lots of rest and relaxation, but now we are back to work. Two announcements:
1. We have some wicking t-shirts available in the apparel section. Only a couple at the moment, but will get some more in if there is an interest so definitely feel free to shoot me an email if you want one, but are looking for a different color or size.
2. I HAVE "quack-quack" DUCK DOWN!! Yepper, I have 800 Fill Power Extreme White Duck Down!! This should provide a lower cost option on quilts for those interested. It takes a bit for me to update the website (I think it is only an option with the MARCY and WRIGHT at the moment), but it is available for any model, so shoot me an email if it isn't an option on a quilt you want. Starting pricing will be around $25 less than the Goose 850 HyperDry.
The duck down is not water resistant...straight up down and it looks glorious!!
Hope everyone is having a great summer!
MARCY 20 at the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, California.
I always encourage everyone to send over photos of your MAMW quilts in action. Love to see where they have been! This one was lucky enough to spend a few days in the California Backcountry!
Quite a Setup...
-MAMW MARCY 20 Top Quilt
-Tarptent MoTrail Tent
-ULA Circuit Pack
Thanks for sending D.T.