"This top quilt is my 3-season companion on all tours. So I use it for hiking, kayaking and cycling tours in temperatures above 5 °C. This temperature range is also specified by the manufacturer for the Climashield Apex continuous fibre insulation 100g/sqm used here.
The outer material is "Nylon Taffeta, downproof, soft, 20den, 38g/sqm" in May green. The inner material is the ripstop nylon, impregnated, inner tent, 40den in light green. These measurements fit me very well with my height of approx. 182 cm and an athletic figure, although a few centimetres could have been saved in the width. However, I simply sewed the foot box shut and hid the elastic in the final seam, which is at the head end. The elastic with the cord stopper only protrudes outwards through the centre of two eyelets. The fabric where the eyelets are located is reinforced with a small patch of Cordura. The rather angular shape of the foot box is very comfortable, both in the back and side position. To close the quilt behind the neck I used a flat pin buckle, which is on an elastic band. The quilt can be fastened behind the sleeping mat with the help of the three tie-down points by simply clipping it to an elastic band with a micro-carabiner. This allows the quilt to be prevented from shifting on the sleeping mat. This only makes getting in and out of the hammock a little more complicated, but no less practical.
The materials are very pleasant on the skin and seem very robust despite the low weight. Sewing time including planning and cutting was about 6 hours. The cost is not 70 € for the fabrics and the insulation. I don't think you need any sewing experience for this project. Sewing the insulation is also very simple, if you point it downwards and the fabrics towards the presser foot when sewing.
All in all, I have created my favourite piece of outdoor equipment with very little money and a manageable amount of work. This is partly because I tried sleeping in a quilt through this project and find it much nicer than I could have imagined. Since then I much prefer quilts to sleeping bags.
I can recommend this project to all people who like to sleep outside and have access to a sewing machine".