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    Sewn Footbox or Snaps?

    I am thinking about buying a 3 season burrow. What are the pros and cons of having snaps on the footbox rather than having it sewn? I would appreciate any help.

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    Having snaps allows you to vent better, you can open it up like a blanket when its warmer.

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    I bought the one with snaps after talking with Stormcrow. To me it is much more versatile. You get a blanket and a TQ all in one

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    It also depends on when you do your primary hiking and how cold a sleeper you are. If you hike early spring/fall only maybe a sewn footbox is right for you if you need to stay toasty.

    If you want something versitile that can be used like a blanket and able to vent better I'd go snaps.
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    YMMV but I have several burrows all with sewn foot boxes. The snaps do allow you to open it up into a blanket and also use it as a TQ but for me I only use it in a hammock so I just feel that I would never need to use it as a blanket. My feet also usually get cold so usually keep them in the foot box any ways. HYOH

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    I just ordered a 45 - 50 F Burrow from Adam and he is using velcro to close up the bottom and I asked him to put a single snap at the top of the velcro so I don't accidentally pull it apart.

    This should work out good for trapping as much warmth as I can (although it is a summer quilt) but I can still completely open it up to lay totally flat if so desired.
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    Velcro, actually omni-tape, is the way I've been making my quilts. I like the versatility it gives me. Maybe for Minnesota winter camping, the sewn footbox is necessary.
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    personally i'd get the sewn. if you opt for the snaps you'll never get a 100% seal down at the bottom - this isn't a big deal until you get out in some cold, cold temps. if you get the sewn and it gets hot you can simply stick your feel out of the side...

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    I had a JRB quilt with omni tape. Always opened up at night when I moved around. When I hang my hammock, my feet are elevated. I would think that a blanket would slide towards your torso. I now have a sewn foot box and just hang a foot out when warm. It also helps me get it into position when first getting in. Put your feet in the box and stretch out the quilt. If you go with a omni tape make sure there is a snap or ribbon ties. IMO

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    For warmer temps I like the snaps and the versatility it brings. For winter or there abouts, I like the sewn in footbox.
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