Originally Posted by pgibson
Set up looks great and glad to hear it was so warm.
The New River is enough wider and longer that no even with APEX it won't pack to as small as the Jarbidge. The APEX would help to get it down closer to that size but not quite there. APEX will get you about 10-15% better compression.
What I'm hoping
is that with the apex it would be maybe 10-25% bigger, is that a realistic expectation? If it's twice as big packed down I need to rethink it.
Originally Posted by jhunt87
I certainly wouldn't want to discourage you from buying an additional UQ, because you can never have too many of those
but I recommend down booties to supplement your existing foot insulation.
I wear them whenever it is getting down below 30 and my feet stay toasty warm in my TQ footbox with just a small foam pad underneath.
I was at the NJ Winter hang last weekend with an overnight low in the single digits and my feet never got cold.
I have the ones in the link below, I took my time and found them on sale for like $25.
Just some food for thought.
I'd love some booties, but I might be allergic to down. I did a highly scientific experiment of wearing my buddy's down coat. I didn't sneeze, but I did get itchy eyes and itchy skin. But I could just be allergic to my buddy and his dirty coat. Plus, I'd like to have a second quilt for my daughter to use. She fits in the jarbidge perfectly. I would also be able to stack them for winter.