MARCY 20, no taper, 50" width, 78" length. ARGON 90 in Burnt Orange as the outer shell, ARGON 67 in black on the inside.
Heading to the left coast!
Introducing the XCUSE half quilt.
For those looking for a super lightweight sleep system in the warmer months or a supplement to your full size quilt in the cooler ones.
Check it out HERE.
Finished up the three of these over the weekend. Two shipped today, one will be shipping soon to a pickup point on the AT!
50/72 Half Taper, ARGON 67 black/black.
50/72 Half Taper, ARGON 90 burnt orange/ARGON 67 brown.
54/78 No Taper, ARGON 67 forest green/ARGON 67 black, +4 ounces additional down.
.Hey Folks!! I have added a page to the website for videos. For now I have added three that show a few of the quilt features in a little more detail; the omni-tape footbox and shock cords that run up the sides and now across the top of the quilts.
Hopefully they act as a little supplement to the photos and text descriptions.
Check them out HERE.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
I'll be honest, keeping up with social media is a full time job in and of itself! Gets a little tough to find the time when I am spending most free moments trying to give you the best sleeping quilt available to mankind!
I set up an Instagram account and will try to post as often as possible. Please check it out!
Happy Holidays everyone!!! Thanks again for another great year! So happy to be fortunate enough to hve so many great customers!!
Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works will be closed through the New Year. I will answer any and all emails when I return on the 3rd of January.
Went out to Dolly Sods to test some gear for two nights. Good to be out!
Night one - 10 degrees.
Night two - a balmy 23 degrees.
Pops with his orange. Rifle season opened the day before.
A recently completed extreme custom job. A customer of mine, who has taken the MARCY 20 to task up in Alaska btw, inquired as to whether I would be interested in doing a pretty extreme custom quilt.
The goal was for the design to include the following:
-Able to be used in both blanket mode and quilt mode.
-Have sleeping bag mode, fully wrapping the body and sealing up to the neck somehow
-Be rated to -40. (yes, you are reading that correctly)
-Come in at sub 4 pounds.
I read the email and immediately put an ad on Craigslist.
For Sale: 4 sewing machines: Juki, Tacsew, Pfaff, Singer
Local Pickup only; they are on the front lawn. ;-)
Joking aside, quite the opposite actually. This was super exciting. Long story short, I built a prototype first, followed by the actual bag. Final output is in the pics below, but first some specs.
Weight: 3.875 pounds
Loft: 12 inches, I repeat twelve inches!
Down: ~45 ounces of 850 FP HyperDry water resistant down
60" wide (excluding side draft collar)
70" long (excluding top and bottom draft collars)
Shells: Outer ARGON 90, inner, ARGON 67
Offset top and bottom draw cords, cinch around the top and bottom draft collars. This plugs the footbox hole and cinches nicely around the neck at the top.
38" of omni-tape to form the footbox, 42" zipper from the top of the footbox to the top of the quilt for a fully enclosed sleeping bag. Both the omni-tape and zipper were each sewn offset to the edge, creating a draft collar along the entire side of the bag.
Can be used in blanket mode, quilt mode, or sleeping bag mode.
Mulling over making this a MAMW offering. Feel free to email if you have any questions!
Let's Get Down!
Excited to say that we received our second order of down today. That means, we used up all of the first order because awesome people buy awesome quilts!!!
In the yellow tuxedo outfit we have some HyperDry ECO Ultimate 850 FP Grey Goose Down!
In what will inevitably become my pillows this evening (tempting, but kidding) we have FX down. It is a 70/30 down/fiber ratio developed by Allied; this mix in particular is 70% Water Repellant 700 FP White Duck Down and 30% fiber fill. See pic below.
Going to mock up a few quilts to see how it performs. It would be a vastly cheaper option compared to the 850 FP Pure HyperDry Down and should be more moisture resistant. The trade-off is likely to be longevity as most fibrous fills break down over time from the compression. But let's wait and see.
If anyone is interested in trying it out, shoot me an email and we can discuss.