Cosco Quilt

A DIY Sleeping Quilt for the Budget Hiker: A lightweight sleeping bag is one of the most expensive pieces of gear that the novice ultralight hiker will need. Lots of folks have suggested using/modifying the Cosco quilt which seems like a good idea if you are on a budget. You can buy them for about $US40 (April 2018) per pair!

By the same token a sound comfortable night’s sleep is a real essential if you are going to continue to enjoy the outdoors experience. Saving up for a really good insulated inflatable pad (such as this or this or this) or sleeping bag might be a better strategy. For the same reason (comfort) I always recommend people take a chair such as the Big Agnes Cyclone  at 170 grams and US$59.95 (April 2018)

Purchase:

https://www.costco.com/Double-Black-Diamond-Packable-Down-Throw-2-pack.product.100314979.html

https://www.amazon.com/Double-Black-Diamond-Packable-Throw/dp/B015D47MVW

Nonetheless,here are some links to transforming a standard quilt into something much more suitable for hiking:

https://www.exploreserac.com/make-underquilt-topquilt-6-steps/

https://imgur.com/gallery/kOXYm

https://www.reddit.com/r/myog/comments/6nmo1l/need_some_clarification_concerning_the_costco/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt_LJgoXAuc

No Sew Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzQYFChdugE

A similar ready-made product:

https://www.massdrop.com/talk/2735/diy-myog-massdrop-pine-down-blanket-modifications

and another:

https://www.klymit.com/versa-blanket.html

DIY Ultralight Hiking Quilt: http://www.instructables.com/id/MYOG-Ultralight-Down-Sleeping-Bagquilt/ Materials available here: https://www.tiergear.com.au/11/products/diy-materials or complete kit here: Ray-Way Quilt Kit (US$109.95 Mar 2018): http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index.htm

No Sew Costco Down Wearable Top Quilt: This person has created this wonderful dual-purpose garment here. I hope they don’t mind my reposting one of their photos so you can see how it works: https://imgur.com/a/1SoGc

or you can buy buy a similar thing  here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coalatree/puffy-kachula-a-cozy-and-functional-blanket-ready?utm_source=kickbooster&utm_medium=redirect&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=6da166

See Also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ultralight-sleeping-bag/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/big-agnes-axl-air-pad/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/womens-are-great-in-bed/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/cheap-insulated-inflatable-pad/

Other Budget Hiking  Ideas here:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/budget-pack-mods/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ultralight-hiking-on-a-budget/

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