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    DOH - missed that.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by joggerjohn View Post
    Yeah, stormcrows site looks pretty cool.. I especially like the incubator. It looks like what I always wanted. I wonder how well it fits on a Blackbird?
    mine fit fine, even with me hanging it incorrectly.

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    I don't think you can go wrong with either the JRB MW-4 or the Winter Yeti. BOTH will keep you warm. I have a synthetic filled "Yeti" and recently aqquired a MW4. Both are a LOT easier to set up and adjust than any flat UQ. As to how cold I can sleep with either, I haven't had a chance to test, hopefully next month it'll get cold enough.

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    Take this with a grain of salt because the folks here call me the human furnace, but....

    I love the Yeti style of UQ because it's lighter than its full length counterparts, less bulky, too easy to set, and keeps me just as warm. When it gets down into the really cold stuff, yes, I take a short pad for under my feet and legs. I've been using my pack instead of pads for the past year, but did notice the pads being a bit more effective during the last cold spell here a couple of weeks ago.

    I've got SnugFits, MWs, Yetis, and a couple of old school rectangular quilts that I've used. The full length quilts are luxurious, no doubt. They are also warmer in shorter time, but not by much. This is all based on my perceptions, so YMMV. We had overnight temps of -17F a couple of weeks ago and I was out in the yard with my Switchback and Winter Yeti, under a SuperFly winter tarp and a JRB Rocky Mtn. Sniveler. I wore a heavy weight base layer, a full balaclava, and a good pair of wool socks. I slept like a warm baby. Although, the dash from hammock to house in the morning wasn't a pleasant one.

    I have yet to find the bottom temp for my Winter Yeti. I'm sure it's out there somewhere, but I'm still looking. Don't think I don't love my full length underquilts, because I very much do, but if weight and space are anywhere close to the top of your list then the Yeti is a wonderful option that should keep you warm; no problems.
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    Thanks for the input and information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    3-season Yeti is 12.5 oz. SnugFit is 28+ oz. Or were you talking about the suspension systems?
    I was referring to the Winter Yeti at about the same weight.
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    The Winter Yeti is 19 oz and is good to zero or lower. The reflective liner is another 4 oz and maybe 10 degrees lower.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    I was referring to the Winter Yeti at about the same weight.
    DOHH! me thinks I should have butted out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    I want to know the answer to that too. I know that the Snugfit fit it with a few tweaks, and I am also possibly going to alter my SF once I see how the Yeti is suspended. They are within one ounce of one another.
    I know others have answered your question but I thought I should chime in here too. All of my quilts have been tested on my BlackBird and work just fine. There are also loops at various points on the quilts that allow for more adjustments if they are necessary.

    Sorry about the late response but I am not allowed to play on HF as much as I used to. I am however getting good and staring at a presser foot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    The Winter Yeti is 19 oz and is good to zero or lower. The reflective liner is another 4 oz and maybe 10 degrees lower.
    Now that's quite a difference!!!
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