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    velcro VS snap

    Hi all. I have a burrow with the snaps but will be ordering a 40* for most of the year. Wondering how the velcro is holding up for those of you that have it. any issues? any pics? I like how the footbox comes together with the snaps, but also like to try new things. thanks everyone
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    I tend to defer to Adam on what I should have, and he recommends a sewn footbox, not the snap. I've never had a problem with his recommendation.

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    Between snaps and velcro Id go snaps velcro or omni imho is itchy and it adds more weight then snaps. However I own several burrows and have them all sewn shut. No fuss feet always stay warm and toasty. It all a matter of what the individual prefers.
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    I only have 2 of my topquilts with snaps,,a 40 and a 50,,all the others for the colder temps are sewed foot boxes cause I want as much warmth in colder weather possible. The wife and I are different,,she is hot natured,,her quilts are all snaps period so that her feet don't get hot.

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    I opted for snaps. I figured it might come in handy if I want to use the Burrow as a regular rectangular quilt.
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    Sewn for me. Most of my camping is in cooler temperatures and the slight temp increase helps. +1 on keeping it simple, too.
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    Couldn't your socks get stuck in the Velcro?
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    Mine are all sewn too. Keeps my feet warmer.

    Velcro & the edges of Velcro are uncomfortable. I don't want it anywhere near my feet.

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    I don't have a hammockgear quilt, but my KAQ has an omnitape footbox that comes standard. I don't really like it. My problem is, that when I put my feet in, sometimes I miss a little and my feet hit the omnitape and undo it. Then I have to sit straight up and try, in the dark, to put it back together. It isn't worth it in my opinion. I am thinking about hand stitching it shut so I won't have to deal with it. I can't foresee a situation where I would want to open it up.

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    I'm not a fan of velcro, mainly because my hair gets stuck in it. Even though it would be used on a footbox, hair and other matter will get stuck in it and render it useless. L.D. Cakes mentioned your socks getting stuck...have that happen a few times and the fibers from your socks will clog up the velcro so it will no longer stick. Go for snaps or better yet, sewn, you won't regret it.
    Debi

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