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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Sure have! I like the design, but want that nice coozy feeling that down seems to provide. I would think that a synthetic quilt like that would be pretty bulky in a pack.

    I will probably wind-up making one when I'm done with my thru attempt.
    Attempt, What's that? Don't you mean your hike?

    Anyways. I would go with the thicker one. I have found that I can use a bag made for cooler temps and be fine. Usually by sticking my feet out. It will work as a top or bottom should you want to change anything around mid hike. This would give you a good warm option as both. You might find on some nights it would be enough on bottom only with no top insulation.

    From what I understand from northbounders, you will start off and end in the cold. The middle is going to be really hot. I hope it rains by the time you start.

    If it makes you feel any better I just swapped my top quilt for my 15 deg down bag, added my mittens, a second pair of long underwear for use while hiking, and my face sheild. It's freak'n cold out at night now.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    OK, I'm a newbie hanger in OH, so consider the source...
    RM sniveler is amazing.
    Packs small, large loft, super warm, the flexibility of the quilt in the hammock is great.

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    maybe the RMS would be your best bet, it would be lighter (only 1 set of fabric) but it would limit your options for lighter weight

    ask yourself what you value more:
    1) the option to go through a larger (on the warmer side) temp range for a small weight penalty
    2) the ability to go to lower temps, but not have an inbetween setup.

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    I'm sure you've thought about this also Cannibal, but what about long term and the fact that you live in warm Florida? A thru could be 6-8 months of your life or much, much less......not in your case I'm sure
    Maybe the No Sniveler would make more sense. You could make up the difference in clothing......just thinkin
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    welcome to HF cgul1.
    i think the RM sniveler is a pretty awesome piece of gear too. i hope to get one soon.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Did you give any consideration to the Ray-Way Quilt Kit?
    Ray Way is closed until Feb 2008! They are on vacation and are not taking orders. You can access the directions, just can't order the kit.

    Just wanted to let folks know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Ray Way is closed until Feb 2008! They are on vacation and are not taking orders. You can access the directions, just can't order the kit.

    Just wanted to let folks know.
    Ray and Jenny are off on another adventure, I guess.

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