I was lucky enough to receive some cash for Christmas and want to move forward with the purchase of an UQ. I believe I have narrowed it down to a Phoenix or a KAQ New River. I am trying to decide between 3/4 and full length and down vs. synthetic. I live in the south, so would likely not hang in temps below 25 degrees. I have experienced the occasional rain storm on some camping trips in the past, so I have a little concern with the down. I of course want to get the most warmth to weight ratio, so that points me at the Phoenix. I want to be able to start working towards getting my pack weight down. I am also 6'4", so want to be sure that the 3/4 will cover me adequately.
I have seen the KAQ and the Crowsnest/Phoenix and I am currently leaning towards the Phoenix. But before I pull the trigger, I want to get a few opinions....so bring 'em on, what are your thoughts?