Yeah, but it ain't a proper topquilt 'cause it ain't got no headhole.
A couple of years ago I would have agreed with you completely. However, I think I can count the number of times I've used my RMS in poncho mode on one hand. Not saying it isn't the bomb-diggity when I have used it, but more often than not I've got a campfire going to keep me warm and I'm too scared to get my RMS near it.
actually the one shug has is from about a year ago. it's a rectangular style (cinched end).
if anybody is interested i have prototypes (at a discount) of the winter reg, 3season reg, and 3 season long. basically the same fill and rating as the production model but i was messing around with how to do the gusset (little triangular piece). that's the only difference.
I have a prototype like Shug's, but without the snap. My, my I've never been warmer in all my life, than when I'm snuggled up in warbonnetguy's TQ