Hammock Forums own Jacks 'R' Better LLC was recently included in Backpackers Gear Guide for 2011...Although preveously having several articles in Backpacker that featured JRB quilts, this was our first inclusion in the Annual Gear Guide itself.

It was really nice to be included with the really big boys and girls...

If you did not notice, the bags section had 36 manufactures with over 450 bags and top quilts listed, probably double that number if sizes per model are included... AND...

JRB was the only manufacture with two down bags/TQ below 16 oz. Actually the JRB Shenandoah was lightest and least expensive TQ and the JRB Stealth TQ tied with three others for second lowest also, yet clearly the best value.

The lightest down bag/TQ for 40* summer range:
JRB Shenandoah...15 oz.... $190
JRB Stealth......... 16 oz.... $210
FF Viereo..............16 oz... $239
MB SS#5..............16 oz.... $234
WM HL.................16 oz.....$270

On the other end of the spectrum there were only five down bags/TQ rated at 15* or below, and under two pounds...Two of which were our JRB quilts.The JRB Old Rag Mountain was the lightest and least expensive. The second place in both lightness and best value was the JRB High Sierra Sniveller.

The lightesr down bags/TQ 15 or below winter range:
JRB ORM...........25 oz........$300
JRB HSS............27 oz.......$ 325
SD Vapor...........31 oz......$440
TN Lazer 900......31 oz......$650
WM Apache.......32 oz.......$410

Tops overall in both light weight and value in both summer and winter.

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