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    Is the winter Yeti the best underquilt for cold weather camping?

    I have been told that the winter Yeti is the best underquilt for winter camping.
    Is it really better than the MT. Washington, the Pea Pod or the rest? It seems so small and narrow.. Does it slide around alot? The Winter Yeti looks small and compact but it sure is no Peapod. How does the Yet keep someone warm?

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    I am very interested in this question too. How does it compare to a Speer Snugfit used on a BB?
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    "better" is a very subjective term. The winter yeti is an ultralight torso-length underquilt, which requires you to use a partial pad or your pack for leg insulation.

    The mt washington or pea pod are full-length insulation systems, which are potentially easier to use. They don't really compete directly, as all three fit different needs.

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    Can you achieve a lower temperature range with the Winter Yeti? I know that I can stay very warm in my pea pod and MT.Washington 4 quilt. I was wondering if the Yeti was really as warm as they say it is suppose to be.

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    I just slept to -2 last week in my Winter Yeti with a pad under my feet ..... was very good and warm. Worked for me but folks will use what suits them best. I wouldn't say best as my full length did the same for me before but totally able too.
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    What is so special about the Winter Yeti? What makes it different from the other underquilts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joggerjohn View Post
    What is so special about the Winter Yeti? What makes it different from the other underquilts?
    Not sure ..... maybe it was the first one commercially available and made by an active member here so it got out of the gate early. I think....
    So many terrific UQs to choose from now.
    Best is best to the owner I say.
    I love my DIY ones and my Yeti. Want a MW4 and a Crowsnest ..... but that is down the line a ways ..... don't need 'em, just want 'em.
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    What makes the Yeti different is the suspension. It has a full-length shock cord suspension, whereas most of the others have shock cord attached to the ends only.

    YMMV, but I actually don't like the full-length shock cord. On my 3 season Yeti I often roll either my head or my left elbow over the suspension cord on the side, which causes a gap between the hammock and the quilt. For me, an end-attached suspension works much better.
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    Is that why you use a Speer Pea Pod. I use one with my Claytor no net. The Pea Pod seems so big and all encompassing. It cocoons you.. The yeti seems small and light.. I was just wondering what the benefits different underquilts are going to be for me.

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    I use my PeaPod when I know it's going to be very cold, because it is IMO the warmest option available.

    In more moderate temps, I like the less bulky option of a partial quilt.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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