No sniveler under quilt.
After a bit of a problem with delivery (Post Office Issues) I got my No sniveler under quilt. I only got to do a 30-minute test of it, but I am so impressed I can’t see straight.
It has all kind of neat features like: A head slit for double duty as a cold weather poncho, Omni tape closed. Omni tape & draw string at the foot end to make a foot pocket for use as a top quilt. Draw string at each end to help it close & fit the hammock better. Loops for suspending under the hammock. A Sil nylon stuff sack for on trail storage and a vinyl bag for when not in use / at home storage.
The suspension kit doubles as a belt when using the quilt as a cold weather poncho.
I didn’t weigh it, but it is light, the 21 OZ advertised weight is probably spot-on.
It looks VERY well built, & the material has a “Nice hand” & doesn’t even feel like nylon.
Huge kudos to Jack’s customer service!
I already want another one!!
If you have been holding off getting anything by JRB, I say don't wait! Get it now, you won't regret it, ever!! I waited (“saving my pennies” was my excuse.) 2 years.
[Usual disclaimer: not associated with the Jack’s, etc.]
You surely need another Doctari. The No Sniveler serves better as a top quilt, IMO, especially if you have a Hennessy (then you need a Nest).
I love my NS :boggle:
It's my 'go-to' quilt for every occasion. I have a Nest as well. Good thing too, since when I would take my daughter out with me, she was always trying to scarf my NS ! :lol:
I'm on the (unfortunately) long-term penny saving plan for a MW quilt...
Agreed, it's a great piece of gear. Enjoy!
On most normal (ie: non-hot, humid Florida) trips the NS is all I use. I love it.
I once owned both the NS and the Nest. I sold my nest after I got my #2 mod on my HH. Do yourself a favor, use the NS as your underquilt, get the mod to your HH and you will love it.
I beg to differ, IME the Nest's velcro helps prevent CBS (Cold Butt Syndrome).
Originally Posted by Lorethian
Inital test (last night):
The support stuff:
Travellers Hybred hamock, JRB NS underquilt, Ray Way Alpine upgrade over quilt, Homemade hammock sock. All under a 13.5' x 10' tarp rigged for cool not cold weather. Avalable 'just in case" 3/4 length military surplus CCF pad*.
I was wearing: Tee & Undies, Wool socks (Lightweight Smart Wool knock offs from Sam's club.), Panty hose, Rain pants, Under armor long sleeve shirt, Poly long sleeve shirt, Lightweight flece vest, Neoprene fingerless gloves**, Wool knit cap.
Weather: 30 deg, near zero wind, no cloud cover.
After a inital first time fussing to get the quilt snug against me I slept all night with no problems. One time when getting up for the call of nature I did unknowingly loosen the draw cord at the head of the quilt when opening my hammock sock, so when I got back in, there was a cold spot in the middle of my back, , , , , , , , I finally figured out what had happened & in a few seconds was warm again.
Adjustment of the suspension while in the hammock is difficult, but I suspect that once you have it set up right, that is not an issue. I initally did not have it suspended tight enough so had a few cold spots at first. The thing is, when first in after an adjustment, I did not notice the cold spots for up to 1/2 hr, to me that speaks to the insulation value of the quilt, for the gap was at least 1 to 2 inches. Once I figured it out, & this "figuring it out" will be different for everyone, I slept like a log the rest of the night.
I think that I could get down to about 25 with the NS as an underquilt, YMMV.
*I did not need the CCF pad, so it worked as a floor mat on the ground. :D
**Way too warm, never again.
Doctari, if you can stay comfortable at 30F with NO UQ, you can probably roast at zero with a proper UQ like a JRB. I would have frozen to death, you are "Neo class".
Originally Posted by Take-a-knee
I have a (abnormally?) high tolerance for cold when awake, but 30 at night without an UQ is way out of my ability. 30 with the NS is easy.
BTW: while I did not actually test overnight*, I did get the NS adjusted properly Yesterday AM & found no cold spots after laying in the hammock for about 40 minutes, without the sock pulled up & the tarp off. Temp about 33.
* I don't hang outside the night before going to work, too hard to get up & go in if I do.