On Friday I got my Crowsnest. I packed it up that very night and hit the trail the next morning to Feather Falls.
Trip report (with pictures) here.
Stormcrow tells me that he used a different, potentially problematic, baffle design for my quilt. Since I have never used a differentially cut underquilt before, I had nothing to compare it to but it did a great job for me.
Stormcrow - can you comment on the different baffle shapes you've tried?
I used the Crowsnest under my new Warbonnet Blackbird. The shockcord suspension was the perfect length and held the UQ firmly against my backside. I'll admit to being a bit nervous about a 3/4 underquilt, but I gave it a try. I love it! I doubt it got below 40 that night, so I was toasty warm. I did have a few cold spots when I rolled over, but it was really simple to reach around and give a little tug. The quilt stayed where I put it, defeating any random drafts.
I used a folded Gossamer Gear thinlight pad for my feet and legs. Originally I had tucked it between the layers but I found that it was difficult to figure out exactly where the perfect location was, so I eventually just tucked it directly under my feet. I used a JRB Shenandoah with the footbox formed, so that was slippery enough I was not completely sticking to the pad when I rolled around.
On a side note, I managed to fit both the Crowsnest and my JRB in the stuffsack Stormcrow sent along for the Burrow. It was a tight fit, but they both fit in there. I did have a little trouble with the cordlock slipping, but a simple half hitch solved that. I think I'll be looking for or making a drybag the right size for the Burrow + Crowsnest - for future, colder trips.
A great underquilt! Thanks, Stormcrow!