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    ??? The SB and full length UQ's

    Hi All,
    I have a question for SB owner that use an UQ.
    I finely got to take my SB out for an overniter and was using
    a full length 3S incubator.
    What I noticed is I like to sleep on my sides and my legs are slightly curled.
    Looking down at my feet and seeing the end of the UQ a good foot past them
    got me thinking.
    Do I really need a full length UQ?
    I'm thinking a 3/4 will work just fine and save space in my pack.

    Your thoughts, ideas please.

    Last edited by OutandBack; 04-29-2011 at 19:10.

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    Do you use a TQ? Sounds like you haven't had any cold feet issues. Maybe you'll be ok with a 3/4.
    I use an 3/4 UQ and I find I bend my legs as well. My TQ goes around my feet and so far they haven't been cold at all. I carry a thermarest sitting pad so I figure if worse comes to worst I can put that under my feet for extra insulation.
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    i only like full length for deep winter camping, or when its cold enough and i feel like dealing with "bulk".
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    You could probably get by with 3/4 UQ. I too have a full length UQ that I use once the temps drop into the 30's. I mostly use a 3/4 to save weight and augment with a pad for my feet and butt. However, I'm a cold sleeper so I do enjoy the full length when I bring it. I am also short 5'5, so even a 3/4 is plenty long for me. I think it's worth trying one to see if you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Do you use a TQ? Sounds like you haven't had any cold feet issues. Maybe you'll be ok with a 3/4.
    I use an 3/4 UQ and I find I bend my legs as well. My TQ goes around my feet and so far they haven't been cold at all. I carry a thermarest sitting pad so I figure if worse comes to worst I can put that under my feet for extra insulation.
    Yes I use a full size 3S TQ. I also have an REI sit pad I'll probably should take just in case or until I know I can get full bottom coverage.

    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    i only like full length for deep winter camping, or when its cold enough and i feel like dealing with "bulk".
    I really enjoy the warmth this 3S full UQ gives me however as you say it's probably overkill as the weather warms up.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    You could probably get by with 3/4 UQ. I too have a full length UQ that I use once the temps drop into the 30's. I mostly use a 3/4 to save weight and augment with a pad for my feet and butt. However, I'm a cold sleeper so I do enjoy the full length when I bring it. I am also short 5'5, so even a 3/4 is plenty long for me. I think it's worth trying one to see if you like it.

    ~S~
    Well 5'9" I think while on my size I can get full coverage with a 3/4. I'm going to try it.

    Thanks guys for your input.

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    I recently acquired a Yeti UQ from SmokeHouse. I think he said it was 2oz overfill...so it is very fluffy and WARM! At any rate, I've had the chance to use the Yeti UQ with my Switchback a couple of times out in the field. (I don't really count backyard test hangs.)

    The Yeti works GREAT with the Switchback! Completely covers me from shoulder-to-shoulder without any slippage whatsoever. For the bottom half of my legs and feet, I cut a small section from the infamous blue Wal-Mart pad and rounded the corners. Works great!

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