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    Senior Member canoeski's Avatar
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    Thumbs up First JRB quilt test

    The weekend before Thanksgiving I had a very long phone call with one of the Jacks (Pan) who was very understanding of all my questions and sufficiently geeky to be technical in good way. I placed an order and by the following Wed I had my shipment waiting when I got home from work! Due to the holidays, I didn't get to try it out until last night.

    I combined the HH Exped UL with the HH Hex tarp and the Mt Washington-3 UQ and the Sierra Sniveler. I purposely slept in less clothes than I might camping to make comparable future tests. It got down to 19F last night and we had our first dusting of snow. The wind was moderate, but the yard was partially sheltered by buildings.

    I am pleased to report that I stayed sufficiently warm with no other insulation or reflectors. Just before dawn I felt a tad cool, but not enough that I couldn't get back to sleep. It was hard to wake up and have to go to work. Tonite should be colder yet so another test is in order!

    Thanks Jack (and Jack),
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    Sweet! The Jacks make some nice quilts and Pan is wealth of knowledge.

    Sporting a Winter Nest under my HH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeski View Post
    The weekend before Thanksgiving I had a very long phone call with one of the Jacks (Pan) who was very understanding of all my questions and sufficiently geeky to be technical in good way. I placed an order and by the following Wed I had my shipment waiting when I got home from work! Due to the holidays, I didn't get to try it out until last night.

    I combined the HH Exped UL with the HH Hex tarp and the Mt Washington-3 UQ and the Sierra Sniveler. I purposely slept in less clothes than I might camping to make comparable future tests. It got down to 19F last night and we had our first dusting of snow. The wind was moderate, but the yard was partially sheltered by buildings.

    I am pleased to report that I stayed sufficiently warm with no other insulation or reflectors. Just before dawn I felt a tad cool, but not enough that I couldn't get back to sleep. It was hard to wake up and have to go to work. Tonite should be colder yet so another test is in order!

    Thanks Jack (and Jack),
    ~b.

    Canoeski,

    You are welcome.... Looks like a sytem to be "thankful" about... Below 20 is nice too.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Senior Member 41vi4's Avatar
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    I like that snow...looks like you got some JRB happiness there for your Hennessy. Looking forward to hearing more...

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    I specifically ordered by my Hudson River in blue and gold, and it showed up in black and olive drab. Nonetheless, and not floating in open waters, I have found myself warm in these strange colors down to 35 d, the limiting factor being the UQ (SnugFit), not the Hudson River. I congratulate them and may leg it some day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I specifically ordered by my Hudson River in blue and gold, and it showed up in black and olive drab. Nonetheless, and not floating in open waters, I have found myself warm in these strange colors down to 35 d, the limiting factor being the UQ (SnugFit), not the Hudson River. I congratulate them and may leg it some day...
    After a thousand posts complaining about the Kelly Green JRB's, now we have someone complaining about OD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I specifically ordered by my Hudson River in blue and gold, and it showed up in black and olive drab.......
    I didn't realize that the JRB quilts came in custom colors. Is this correct?
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    ALCON,

    Sailor is just getting ready to "Choy hoy" when Navy looses to Army 0n 12 Dec.......

    Pan

    Ed... to correct game date... moved to deconflict with the various conference championships.
    Last edited by Peter_pan; 12-05-2009 at 10:49.
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I didn't realize that the JRB quilts came in custom colors. Is this correct?
    The new color choices, as I understand it, are OD on one side and Black on the other, or, Black on one side and OD on the other. I like them both.
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    Senior Member canoeski's Avatar
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    Pan,

    I got to spend last night (about same temp 20) in the set up again and was equally comfortable, but I think I'm approaching the limit without further insulation/VBL/liner bag or more clothes.

    If the MWUQ-4 was on special last week, I would have jumped on it despite being over budget already. (Did you hint in another thread to "stay tuned")

    I think the differential cut of the quilt really helps it conform to the hammock.

    The color combo is perfect! Stealth green on the outside and black on the inside to facilitate drying out in the sun.

    I do have one question about the end draw-cords: when snugged up on the head end, the center cord clip can be attached to the suspension line, but it is not under tension. What do you do with the long foot end cord? I assume the same.

    The testing will now proceed to the BMBH
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