M10 is an ultralight 10 denier breathable, calendered, and DOWNPROOF taffeta nylon. We developed M10 with the goal of making a UL fabric that offers excellent wind/water resistance, incredibly soft hand feel, and tested downproofing in both lab and field use - all at a great price point. At 10 denier and a finished weight of 0.66 oz/yd2, M10 is one of the thinnest/lightest taffeta nylon fabrics on the market today. M10 has received a score of 5 out of 5 on the International Rotating Box Down Proof Test, a score of 3 is considered average. DWR Applied
illume15 is an ultralight 15 denier breathable, calendered, and DOWNPRROF ripstop nylon. Using a 15 denier nylon thread a true rip stop pattern is woven into illume15 resulting in an exceptional strong fabric for a finished weight of 0.91 oz/yd2. illume15 has a Durable Water Repellant finish applied to the face side of the fabric to protect both you and your down from environmental moisture. illume15 retains a high level of breathability to allow your body moisture to pass through your quilts to prevent excessive condensation inside the down chamber. illume15 has excellent color depth resulting is a rich luxurious look and feel to your quilt. Lighter colors will tend to show down through fabrics. illume15 has received a score of 4 out of 5 on the International Rotating Box Down Proof Test, a score of 3 is considered average.
HD1.0 is our line of lightweight diamond grid ripstop nylon. Designed for superior performance and feel compared to standard square grid ripstop, HD1.0 is both stronger and softer with a unique visual pop. At 1.0 oz, this fabric gives you a to standard 1.1 oz fabrics without sacrificing strength and/or durability. The premium material choice when conditions demand the most from your and your gear. HD1.0 has received a score of 4 out of 5 on the International Rotating Box Down Proof Test, a score of 3 is considered average. DWR applied
There are lighter fabrics available on the market, as with all things in life you have to give to get. We use our fabrics as they are the best balance between durability, down proof, weather resistance, and weight. All of these are critical to the long term survival of you and your gear on the trail.
Both M10, HD1.0, and illume15 fabrics have been independently tested by IFDL for use with down filled garments with exceptional results.
While each and every fabric offered for use in the construction of you UGQ Quilt has been thoroughly tested for use with high fill power down by its very nature, the shell fabric of a quilt is porous. This is what allows the fabric to be breathable and as a result, it is possible for the small spines of feathers and down clusters to work their way through the fabric. It is important to realize that the fabric is not torn, but that the spines are passing in between the threads. The best maintenance in this situation is to reach behind the fabric and pull the offending down cluster BACK INTO its down chamber. The small space between the threads will close and reposition themselves. You may also gently massage the area to promote this "self sealing". Do not attempt to pull the cluster OUT OF THE QUILT! Two things will happen if you do, 1) that cluster will be tangled with another cluster and it too will follow out of the bag in an endless fountain of down, and 2) the space between the threads will become larger and take longer to reseal. Rest assured that the fabrics we use are down proof and have the tightest weaves and the highest available thread counts and that performance is in no way compromised.
Due to monitor settings, monitor pixel definitions, limitations of desktop scanners, digital photography, and dye lot variations, we cannot guarantee that the color you see on your screen is the exact color of the product. We strive to make our colors as accurate as possible, but screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct. All colors are approximations of actual colors. For best results, view this page with your color depth set to 16-bit (thousands of colors) or higher. If you'd like an actual swatch of fabric delivered to your home or office so you can see, touch, and evaluate the fine quality, color, and finish first hand please feel free to send us an email.
Not all colors shown may be available for order. Please refer to color selection pull downs an order page for available colors.
Colors may be discontinued without notice, if you place an order for a color that is unavailable you will be notified via email. At which time you may select an alternate color or request a full refund.