Mod a Massdrop Pine Down Blanket

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Lamont-Cranston, May 14, 2019.

  1. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Trail Blazer

    Can any of you sewing people please tell me how hard this stuff might be to sew?
    --"Shell material: 20d 1.1oz downproof nylon".From the specs.
    Thinking of chopping it into a quilt type shape tapering the bottom. Maybe even chopping the length.
    I can get it for about 60 quid so it seems a bargain.

    https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-pine-down-blanket/details#details
    Ta for any advice you may have.
  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    It shouldn't be a difficult sewing project but frankly after reading the reviews on Massdrop, I'm not sure it's worth the effort. Given the fact that Massdrop's customer service is pretty much non-existent and that this is just a sewn-threw Chinese-made blanket, I think that, for the same price, the Ice Flame Duck Down Quilt is much better value for money. It has pretty much the same fill weight (fill power is supposed to be much better with the MD blanket but I am sceptical) needs no sewing and it has proper baffles in the centre compartment according to users. Ice Flame makes better quilts (e.g. the same with goose down at twice the price, i.e. pushing into Cumulus and Enlightened Equipment territory) and the range is discussed here.

    Ice-Flame-Winter.jpg
  3. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Trail Blazer

    Thanks Balagan. Yes, I looked at both the quilts you mentioned, I am in that thread you linked:).
    Just looking to save a few dollars and would be using it chopped for about 8 degrees upwards which would be not uncommon use for me. I reckon I could get it well under 500 grams and a reasonably small package with a few chops. Massdrop gifted me a further ten dollars on top of the Xmid $10 so it is even more attractive. Postage is only $7 as well. I like also that it is RDS goose down. I have to presume it's true I suppose.
    If it was 10D instead of 20D I think I would have bought it already. They do seem to get a lot of Inov8 runners on there too so maybe I will wait, no hurry. I won't be seeing 8 degrees overnight for quite a while.
  4. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Sounds reasonable, especially if you are looking for a simple sewing project too. :thumbsup:

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