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    JRB High Sierra Sniveller wearable quilt 200909

    JRB High Sierra Sniveller

    New it is but has anyone worn it? Slept in it on the ground (only in dire emergency, natch)?

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    Says it was designed with the ground sleeper in mind. That's enough for me to pass.
    Looks to just be a wider No Sniveler. Still, the more quilts the merrier.
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    Shush! I have mine on order and want them to finish it before word gets out.

    I've never tried a normal No-Sniveller, but isn't a rectangular quilt a waste of space? This one has a tapered 42" footbox and wider 52" upper body, seems to make sense.

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    Didn't catch the part about the tapering footbox. Good point!
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    It looks promising and I'm hard to please. Very well made and has a good feel to it, although that's common knowledge on HF. Around 24 ounces for a long quilt that is supposed to be good to 25F. It's actually wide enough to fit around me, lying flat, as a ground quilt, although I don't think I'll be able to lie on my side on the ground. I'm kinda bigger around, and I haven't put any cords on it to keep it closed. I'm not sold on the "overstuff" yet...looks kind of flat in places. It doesn't bulge like a WM, put it that way. Please keep in mind this is a first impression, and I've never found a piece of gear that I'm truly satisfied with...not even my Blackbird.

    I never liked the bright green for use as underquilts, but I wonder if it looks better than the olive green as a topquilt?

    I commend the Jacks for their customer service, and putting a few of these quilts out early for those of us requesting one. I'll try it out here in a few days and see what I think.
    Last edited by Coldspring; 10-05-2009 at 19:10.

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    Coldspring, did you have chance to try it? That 15% sale beckons me.
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    It's a good quilt. I haven't tried a No-Sniveller for comparison, but I assume this one's tapered footbox fits better. I'm considering having more down put into it, but I'm used to the loftiness of Western Mountaineering bags, so I don't know. The lower part lofts fine, but the upper part doesn't seem puffy looking. I only got 1 oz of overstuff and I would recommend getting the 2 oz overstuff if you want to use it in cooler weather. If you get the 2 oz overstuff, it kicks it up over $300 and then you get the 15% discount...

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    If you add even more down to it, it's within an ounce or two of the Rocky Mtn No Sniv, which has another inch of baffles and more loft. That costs a bit more, but seems like it might be a better weight/warmth ratio when the temps drop.
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    I can't seem to stay warm under my Sierra Sniveller. 50F--was chilly. 42F was cold. 30F was the absolute coldest feeling I've ever experienced in my life. How is a guy to get any sleep if they have to worry about hypothermia? I'm not so sure there is enough down in the upper section to spread entirely across the baffles, I know I was well aware of the part under my chin being flat as a pancake. And when you are literally shaking and shivering...tossing and turning to stay warm, there is no way the velcro is going to remain in place in the footbox, which lets out the built up foot area warmth. I've also never experienced getting up for that midnight nature call and getting back into a cold sleeping bag, but this quilt had no warmth left, after only two minutes.

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    What did you have on your head Coldspring? Had it been a JRB Hood, methinks you'da slept like a baby.

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