wow, thanks everyone. I do like the idea of a sewn footbox, but more so for colder weather gear. I was curious about the "snag-free" labelling for the velcro, and my thoughts are confirmed. Sewn it will be if I ever get the 0* stuff, and snaps for 40* I have been noticing with my 20* that I do get some heat loss/cold air flow at the end where it cinches up. easily solved with an extra sock, but still , I could see in colder temps that being an issue. thanks again for the thoughts
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