So.... after a very uncomfortable night last month caused me to reassess the limitations of my gear, I finally made the plunge last night and ordered a New River UQ. I was initially looking at the ENO Ember, but I figured supporting the cottage industry would be a better way to go, and knew that I could count on the customer service based on the comments of others. I was also tempted by the price of the Jarbidge, but for me, the extra cost and bulk of the full length New River seems justified. My feet are STILL a little cold from The Night of a Thousand Chills©. For the record, that would be 19* and a light snow. I know many of you have gone a lot lower, but for this guy it was a record.
I would love to hear opinions or stories of the New River under similar conditions to keep me excited while I wait.