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    Sewn Footbox or Snaps?

    I am thinking about buying a 3 season burrow. What are the pros and cons of having snaps on the footbox rather than having it sewn? I would appreciate any help.

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    Having snaps allows you to vent better, you can open it up like a blanket when its warmer.

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    I bought the one with snaps after talking with Stormcrow. To me it is much more versatile. You get a blanket and a TQ all in one

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    It also depends on when you do your primary hiking and how cold a sleeper you are. If you hike early spring/fall only maybe a sewn footbox is right for you if you need to stay toasty.

    If you want something versitile that can be used like a blanket and able to vent better I'd go snaps.
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    YMMV but I have several burrows all with sewn foot boxes. The snaps do allow you to open it up into a blanket and also use it as a TQ but for me I only use it in a hammock so I just feel that I would never need to use it as a blanket. My feet also usually get cold so usually keep them in the foot box any ways. HYOH

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    YMMV but I have several burrows all with sewn foot boxes. The snaps do allow you to open it up into a blanket and also use it as a TQ but for me I only use it in a hammock so I just feel that I would never need to use it as a blanket. My feet also usually get cold so usually keep them in the foot box any ways. HYOH

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    + 1. You can always take your feet out of the footbox. When the temps are in the low 70's or high 60's during a summer VA evening, a 3-season bag is too much for me and I reach for the fleece bag. When it drops, my feet also get cold first and the sewn footbox is much appreciated.
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    I just ordered a 45 - 50 F Burrow from Adam and he is using velcro to close up the bottom and I asked him to put a single snap at the top of the velcro so I don't accidentally pull it apart.

    This should work out good for trapping as much warmth as I can (although it is a summer quilt) but I can still completely open it up to lay totally flat if so desired.
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    Velcro, actually omni-tape, is the way I've been making my quilts. I like the versatility it gives me. Maybe for Minnesota winter camping, the sewn footbox is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Velcro, actually omni-tape, is the way I've been making my quilts. I like the versatility it gives me. Maybe for Minnesota winter camping, the sewn footbox is necessary.
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    personally i'd get the sewn. if you opt for the snaps you'll never get a 100% seal down at the bottom - this isn't a big deal until you get out in some cold, cold temps. if you get the sewn and it gets hot you can simply stick your feel out of the side...

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