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    UQ Brain lock

    This should be simple I know. I am having the hardest time deciding on a 3/4 Phoenix or the full length Incubator! I'm trying very hard to buy right the first time. I appreciate any input.
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    Last edited by SC_Dave; 01-25-2012 at 15:19.
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    I had the same dilemma but after doing research on HF, I opted for the 20* full size incubator as you can vent if you get too hot,& you don't have to add extra foam under your feet like you do in a 3/4 UQ when the temp drops ...my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weta View Post
    I had the same dilemma but after doing research on HF, I opted for the 20* full size incubator as you can vent if you get too hot,& you don't have to add extra foam under your feet like you do in a 3/4 UQ when the temp drops ...my 2 cents
    i agree with this. but you are going to get a variety of answers on this. it all boils down to preference . . . and weight.

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    I move around too much to use a partial. Could never get the pad to stay under my feet. If you move around, go full length.

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    I see three decision variables involved in a rational decision...cost, weight, and bulk.

    Sounds like paying for a full length version is an option, so that's off the table as a decision variable.

    Weight and bulk----what's the use case? Long distance hiking where every ounce matters? Learn to use and love a partial length quilt. Camping where weight and bulk don't matter so much, full length.

    Just my opinion, YMMV.
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    Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Full length here. Less fiddle factor less things to bring less worries. Hang it and sleep.

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    We are a divided household. I use partials exclusively, the girlfriend thinks such things are just silly and takes a full-length when she goes out. Grizz pretty much hit it on the head IMO. I like putting in some miles on a hike, while my girlfriend is much more of a camper than a hiker. She gets cold easily too, so a full-length just made sense for her.
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    Back Packing I generally use a Phoenix, Car camping I generally use an Incubator. I carry a pad any ways when I hike so I use that for underneath my feet. So it really comes down to personal preference and intended purpose. What do you plan on using it for mostly, hiking miles or car camping? Or you could do what I did and get one of each.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

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    I camp, I may have a short hike in but that's it. I may be over thinking this but here are my novice thoughts.

    A 0* UQ, either 3/4 or full (which is really what this thread is all about). I can vent it if it's too warm but at 0* I should be ok if I get caught on a really cold night.

    A 20* TQ. I could more easily add layers to the top than underneath but if it's not needed I wouldn't have the on again/off again dance through the night as I might would with a 0*.

    Is this idea sound or am I off base here?
    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC_Dave View Post
    I camp, I may have a short hike in but that's it.
    I think that's your answer, weight & bulk are not an issue, FLUQ

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