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    Full length or torso UQ

    I'm new to hammocks and trying to decide on a full length or torso length UQ. From the posts I've read on this site I'm guessing probably 75% use the torso length. Any input on which to get would be appreciated.

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    I prefer 3/4 UQ in Spring, summer, fall, an full length in winter. I don't like to fiddle with a pad for my feet in cold temps, I prefer the downy goodness around all of me when it is cold. This probably doesn't help because it requires two UQ's.
    If I could only have one, I would go full length myself, less fiddle factor and more downy goodness.

    It is mainly personal preference though.... We are all different, to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    I prefer 3/4 UQ in Spring, summer, fall, an full length in winter. I don't like to fiddle with a pad for my feet in cold temps, I prefer the downy goodness around all of me when it is cold. This probably doesn't help because it requires two UQ's.
    If I could only have one, I would go full length myself, less fiddle factor and more downy goodness.

    It is mainly personal preference though.... We are all different, to each his own.
    Most of my nights in the woods are in cold weather, what you said is what my current thinking is. Thanks.

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    Happy medium?... You might look at 1) ordering the "short" size that many makers offer, or 2) asking for a custom quilt be made to desired length.
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    I would say that how "warm" you are would also play a big part in it. I have noticed that cold sleepers, people who feel cold at higher temps prefer the full length quilts more often than warm sleepers. I have two quilts that get used one is a jarbidge and the other is a 7/8th length. I think the temp rating on them is about the same but the longer quilt is definetly easier to find the sweet spot with no cold spots. If you get the chance to trysome quilts, like at a group hang that would be ideal. I started off with the longer quilt but now use the jarbidge more often.
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    IMO, full length is the way to go, excuse the pun but i would rather not get caught short...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dammfast View Post
    I would say that how "warm" you are would also play a big part in it. I have noticed that cold sleepers, people who feel cold at higher temps prefer the full length quilts more often than warm sleepers. I have two quilts that get used one is a jarbidge and the other is a 7/8th length. I think the temp rating on them is about the same but the longer quilt is definetly easier to find the sweet spot with no cold spots. If you get the chance to trysome quilts, like at a group hang that would be ideal. I started off with the longer quilt but now use the jarbidge more often.
    There's a chance I may be able to make the Sipsey hang the first week of April... I agree...nothing like seeing it first hand.

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    A quilt is an expensive item. It's purpose is to provide comfort. More quilt, more comfort. Reasons for shorter versions usually include saving weight while packing it. Check the weight difference and see if it is worth compromising comfort in cold weather. For me it isn't, so I go full length, and glad I did every cold night.
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    The answer to this question may depend on how tall you are. HG, unlike most, offers their under quilt in three different lengths. If the short size full length will meet your needs, there is little reason to buy a 3/4 length under quilt.

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    Since your post included that you camp in cold, that depends on how cold and are you a warm or cold sleeper, what do you wear, etc.

    That said, I would recomend a full size UQ, then get a torso sized UQ later if you want less bulk, a little less weight, camp in a little warmer temps, etc. The full size will work for warmer temps also, but, it's easier to go from full size to torso, rather than torso size to full. And you don't want the feeling that you got the torso and wish you got full size. That's just me though.

    If you end up with both sizes, you can then stack the UQ's and go even colder than you have been with just the full size UQ.

    I hope I didn't throw a monkey wrench in your plans.
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