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    snap closure vs. sewn footbox

    For Burrow owners -- did you get the sewn footbox option or go with the snap closure? What are your reasons? I'm trying to decide which way to go.

    Thanks for the input.

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    I chose the snaps so I can have options to open

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    Depends on what temps you will be hiking:

    in 3 season I like a sewn footbox as it keeps in heat much better and keeps my feet warm.

    For summer I've used a sewn footbox and begged for a way to vent my feet cause I got too hot. So I got a snap closure from Hammock Gear
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    I went with the sewn. The snaps concerned me due to wear and tear. I did not like the idea of pulling the quilt apart and snapping it back and forth, back and forth. Although being able to open up your quilt is a nice venting feature, i just dident picture myself doing this so I went with the sewn. When My feet get hot I just put them on top my my TQ. You do get some more versatility with the snaps but IMHO I'm just a fan of the sewn.
    YMMV
    Both options are good options its just which one is best for you
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    I have made my quilts with omni-tape closure, equivalent to snaps, because I make them with a neck hole and wear them, ala JacksRBetter quilts. That allows me to leave a jacket at home when backpacking.
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    I went with snaps because of being able to vent. I am a warm sleeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papi View Post
    I went with snaps because of being able to vent. I am a warm sleeper.
    Good point Papi, as I am a cold sleeper and my feet are usually the first part of my body to get cold. I guess that plays a big part in the decision.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

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    snaps so I can open it up
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    I decided to go with the snaps for flexibility of use. Thanks for the input. Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks.

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    I am a bit late in my comments,

    but for my 3-season Burrow I too went with snaps for venting. Sometimes I sleep with my sock-covered feet outside the quilt.

    But, if I am able to order a winter Burrow this fall I will choose a sewn footbox for warmth. The drawcord on the 3-S will not close the opening 100%.

    Jim

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