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    biggameken's Avatar
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    Best top quilt for Blackbird?

    I've been reading the thread asking what everyone's favorite under quilt is and am wondering the same for the top quilt. I'm already using a Speer Snugfit for my under quilt (...and loving it...rated for 30*, but I'm comfortable down to 25* easily), but have been patiently shopping the top quilts for a while now hesitent to pull the trigger. I like Brandon's Mamba, and am considering it, as well as the Flight Jacket offered by Underground Quilts. Any one out there use either and have any thoughts? Or, is there another you prefer?
    I'm concerned about:
    1. Comfort down to 20 or 25 degrees.
    2. My height is 6 foot even and I'd like to be able to pull up over my head on cold windy nights.
    3. I'd like room in the bottom of the quilt to be able to throw clothes in with my feet to warm them up for the morning while still having room to move my legs around.

    Suggestions on a good Top Quilt?
    Thoughts about additional features to look for?

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    Customs wide/long Burrow from HG. Although I wouldn't reccomend putting it over your head. The vapor from your breath with get the down pretty damp fast on a cold night.

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    I use a Jacks-R-Better Shenandoah 40F TQ and a 15F (It's actually more like a -0F) with a proper under layer) Rocky Mountain Sniveler and they are Top notch.
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    There are several excellent quilt makers out there but I like my JRB top quilts. They are very good quality for the price and even better when they run their sales which they do frequently. I have a Hudson River which I'm comfortable down to +30F in and I use my Old Rag Mountain for winter and temps below +30F.

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    the TQ i use is the King Size from Wilderness Logics.
    WL attaches a fleece bib to the top of their TQs to help ward off the breath condensation.

    i would not recommend pulling a TQ over your head, you will surely have moist down from your breath.
    i wear a balaclava and thick knit hat. it works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    the TQ i use is the King Size from Wilderness Logics.
    WL attaches a fleece bib to the top of their TQs to help ward off the breath condensation.

    i would not recommend pulling a TQ over your head, you will surely have moist down from your breath.
    i wear a balaclava and thick knit hat. it works well.
    That bib is cool. I may have to try sewing on a piece of shamwow to my quilts.

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