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    Hooch's Avatar
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    Speer Top Blanket III

    I'm looking at getting a Speer Top Blanket III when my tax money comes in. I already got some intel from Ed on it, but wanted to see if anyone here has any experience with it. I want to use it in combination with my SnugFit for my top insulation. Any info anyone has on it at all would be greatly appreciated! Thanx a mil in advance!

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    No experience with them, but I have been thinking of getting one myself, to go with my PeaPod or use in my SS. I don't think I've read anything here about them. Wonder how they compare with a No Sniveler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    .......Wonder how they compare with a No Sniveler?
    Hmmm.....me too.

    JRB No Sniveler

    Size: 78" x 48"
    Weight: 20 oz
    Loft: 2.5"
    Material: 1.1 ripstop DWR
    Fill: 800 fill power goose down
    Packed size: 7"x7"x8"
    Foot Closure: Omni-Tape
    Cost: $249.95

    Speer Top Blanket III

    Size: 72" x 42"
    Weight: 17 oz or 18 oz*
    Loft: 2.5" or 2.8"*
    Material: 1.1 ripstop DWR
    Fill: 900 fill power goose down
    Packed size: 6"x10"
    Foot Closure: Hook and Loop
    Cost: $199 or $224*

    * Reflects Top Blanket with 1oz overfill.

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    Probably a more fair comparison would be the JRB Hudson River quilt $219 (199 on sale) 19 oz

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    Hmmm. The Speer would be too short for me at 72" long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Any info anyone has on it at all would be greatly appreciated!
    I've got one (regular non-overfill), and like it pretty well. I've used it with just my SnugFit and a midweight baselayer + balaclava into the upper 20's F.

    The Top Quilt is a simple, but versatile piece of gear. I use the mine year round (with SnugFit in the cold, with 2 layer hammock + thin pad in the summer).

    Note the width, though, is 3.5ft. If you're particularly large framed, you might want one that's wider for the most versatility. I'm happy with the size for me, though.
    Last edited by angrysparrow; 04-09-2008 at 12:01.
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