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IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER
thanks for all the advice. I'm now in between buying a retangular campmor bag (of which I already have a mummy style) and a no sniveler. I'd like the no sniveler, but it's $100 more. We'll have to see what I can drum up for extra cash.
Worth the extra $$ IMO. You get the extra functionality of being able to easily wear it around camp and a much better down fill than the campmor bags.
"Every day above ground is a good day"
And I might add, anything with down, even DIY, ain't cheap.
But.... down is the way to go if you're doing a multiday, many mile trip. High performance to weight ratio, and best of all it packs small.
If you factor in the value of your time, then the price of commercial beats DIY by miles and miles. But if your time is cheap (like someone I know ), then DIY takes less out of your checking account.
The bitterness of poor quality lingers far longer than the sweetness of a cheap price.
Sometimes even a Blind Hog finds an Acorn
IMO, you need a CCF under you feet anyway, and a pad needs to be part of your kit in any case. The Warbonnet UQ with a CCF pad looks like the ultimate set up, IMO.
I LOVE DOWN, but in my pursuit of a lightweight and functional solution I opted for a 1/2 synthetic. I get the perceived benefits of synthetics with weight less than most down UQs (16.09 oz). The pad goes under the legs where condensation isn't an issue. For the record, I hate pads!!!! I'm a sweater, so they aren't ideal for me. I can honestly say that using them in this configuration does not take anything away from the comfort factor.
I've slept very warm and comfortable with this set-up in pretty cold conditions. Since mine is a prototype I can't speak for WBG on what his retail price will be, but I'm sure it will be less than the cost of most other options out there (NO, mine wasn't free; don't hate ). The Warbonnet UQ takes care of my "3 Ws": Warmth, weight, & wallet. Plus, it's cool!