Originally Posted by Brute1100
I need some insulation... I want full length, and down to the 40's should be fine for Texas... These are the two I see that fit those descriptions... They are $135-155 unless prices have changed on stores without actually changing on website...
The shamu is 16 oz or so and the jar bridge is 30 oz... I guess I just want a second opinion on this, the shamu looks like it fits what I need I just don't want to have to buy twice...
I have the Shamu, my brother has the New River; neither one of us is going to give them up!
There is no way the Shamu weighs 16 Oz (maybe with a canvas cover!): I think mine is around 12 Oz. The Shamu is a full size UQ; from feet to shoulders.
'Possum's New River is the nicest synthetic UQ I think I have ever handled. One thing I noticed between the two is that the New River warms up quicker than my Shamu; not as quick as down, but it is noticeable. Plus I think the New River has a little more length; not that the Shamu is too short, but there isn't much wiggle room.
My Shamu is half the weight and pack size and a little less expensive. We both get to the same temperature though and either one is perfect for Central Texas winters.
If you don't mind the extra weight and (slightly) higher price I would get the New River. If weight is a concern and saving a few shillings then get the Shamu.