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    I have 5 TQ's and each are sewn. Others have 5 TQ's and all are snaps. Different strokes for different folks. Even my 50 TQ is sewn but that has a draw string closure for venting but anything below 50 well I don't want any drafts on my feet cause if they get cold the rest of me freeze.
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    Are you folks using plastic snaps or metal? I only have experience with a sewn-footbox on my TQ. I do have a jacket with sturdy plastic snaps that seem lightweight yet sturdy so I'm intrigued with the versatility they might offer.

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    I'm leaning towards snaps as I'd like this quilt to double as a travel quilt (I'll sell my REI travel down bag that has seen several continents with me, which I use equally as a flat quilt and sleeping bag.) The versatility is appealing. But then I read about gaps and cold blasts and wonder if that's the right choice. About to place my order and I'm just not quite sure...!

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    Mine are all sewn. I like the warmth, but there is a downside to sewn that is not discussed much. When it comes time to wash the quilt, snaps seem awfully attractive.
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    I like the snaps. my feet used to sweat inside my sleeping bag. have not had that problem with the snap and drawstring. I really like being able to open and close the drawstring.

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