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    For me personally, a 3-season TQ is overkill for summer hiking when I would want to use a TQ as a blanket. Using the 3-season TQ in the fall through mid spring time, this TQ is ideal. Not sure where you plan to use it, what the night time temps would be, but if the temps will be below 60*, I'd go with the sewn footbox. Less chance of the footbox coming undone or other "mechanical" failures occurring. If you are going to be doing your hiking where the night time temps are hovering around the 70* mark, maybe consider a summer weight TQ with snaps.

    I like the idea of combining a summer weight TQ (w/ snaps) with a 3-season TQ (sewn footbox) to provide winter warmth. Best of all seasons !
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    I too am of the "summer=snaps" and "winter=sewn"

    point of view.

    My feet seldom get cold, and I love to ventilate by opening up my TQ. That said, a Winter Burrow IMO should have a sewn footbox for good sealing. As was already noted you never get the drawcord completely sealed.

    Muskrat, you are thinking along the same lines as I. As soon as I received my 45-50 Burrow I immediately slipped it inside my 3 Season Burrow to see how it lined up. Sure, a few ounces heavier than a dedicated winter TQ, but functional. Sort of reminiscent of the Stephenson's WarmLite bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    I now have a sewn foot box and just hang a foot out when warm.
    +1

    I'd rather have the peace of mind that I'm trapping all the heat I can if I need it with the sewn footbox, and if I need to ventilate, just slide my feet out of the footbox and lay the TQ on top of me.

    YMMV

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    Like many others, would prefer a quilt with a sewn foot box. I want to take a quilt as far as it can go. At 60+degrees I think having snaps or omni tape could be beneficial, but at those temps you're not freezing when removing your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thexuprising View Post
    Like many others, would prefer a quilt with a sewn foot box. I want to take a quilt as far as it can go. At 60+degrees I think having snaps or omni tape could be beneficial, but at those temps you're not freezing when removing your feet.
    Good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    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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    + 1. You can always take your feet out of the footbox. When the temps are in the low 70's or high 60's during a summer VA evening, a 3-season bag is too much for me and I reach for the fleece bag. When it drops, my feet also get cold first and the sewn footbox is much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    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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    Velcro like........but better IMO.
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    For 40*+ I'd get the drawstring closure. I get cold feet easy, so for winter I'd go with the sewn footbox. Adam said that it's built a bit different to allow for the toes & extra room. That's why it's $20 more.

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    I'd get the sewn footbox for added security. You never know when that spring night will get down to <35* (it's not fun) and you don't want any drafts in there around your feet.

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