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    Any experience with Snugpak - Jungle Blanket as TQ

    I stumbled across the Snugpak - Jungle Blanket and my interest was piqued based on the packed dimensions (advertised by snugpak). As the winter months (read as DIY season) are gone, I was thinking this may be a quick approach for a TQ. Add a drawstring channel and either grommets or "Velcro stuff" to fashion a foot box.

    I have a snugpak mummy bag I use for a TQ now...but it takes up a lot of space in the cases on my bike. Just thought I would float this out and see if anyone has any experience with the this blanket before I order one and get to modifying.

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    I was using a Snugpak Jungle Bag for a TQ in 39 degree weather. It is rectangular and worked great.
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    Snugpack: Left Hand/eight hand

    I live in Miami, so the Snugpack looks like a good choice for warm weather.

    One of the blurbs I read said that a bag with left hand zipper is easier for right-handed people. Not sure if this sounds right. It's $10 cheaper than the right-handed one elsewhere.

    I'm right handed and have arthritis so there might be some stiffness in the morning Which would be best for me?

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    The jungle bag is a good pice of kit for the money, I think the temp rating is ambitious, but for it's intended purpose it is great. For only a little more than the blanket, the bag does everything the blanket does and more, and I think is a better build. The girth is a lttle less than 60", so keep that in mind.

    On zippers, I think the view of some is that if you are right handed and sleep on your back, it's easier for the right hand to cross over and pull a zipper down on the left side. YMMV.

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    That's exactly what they said. Now, where the heck is the tape measure?

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    Snugpack Jungle Bag arrived today. sweet got from Amazon. $74 with free shipping.
    Really pleased with it. Especially like the separate zippered opening at the foot end to cool off and avoid claustrophobic feelings. Opted for right-handed zipper

    With so many people getting stranded in airports, I plan to take it in my carry-on bag. I always take a fleece travel blanket (ab $8 in Marshall's/TJMaxx. With stuff sack) but cold airports seem to be quite common: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/

    MotoHanger: keep us posted if u get it and do the footbox mod.
    Last edited by sandykayak; 07-16-2013 at 16:29.

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