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    Head hole heat loss

    I'm fixin' to make a wearable top quilt with a head hole, a la JRB. I found the directions on how to do it, but I'm curious if there is any significant heat loss through the hole. If I'm envisioning correctly, essentially the omni-tape area is like a sewn-thru spot; is it detrimental to the quilt's temp rating? I've heard nothing but praise for wearable quilts, so I don't foresee a problem, but I'm still curious. Thanks in advance.
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    I had a sniviller and I couldn't even tell it was there.

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    I have the stealth and have not had a problem with heat loss from the head hole......
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    If the hole is along the same line as one of your baffles, you could add a piece of your shell material the same width as your baffle height and make a collar. This would prevent having to compress that general area.

    This may be overcomplicated for minimal gains, though.

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    I'd say I'd have more loss from the hole in the footbox than the headhole. I stick a sock in the hole in the footbox of my No Sniv. I don't do anything with the headhole except make sure that it is closed.
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    Thanks for the input. I just wanted to hear it from some owners. Head hole it is!
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    I've made two wearable quilts and have had zero heat loss through the head hole.
    I simply replace what would be a baffle with the omni-tape. So, there's really no effect.

    BTW, I like Arrowhead Equipment's omni-tape. It's a bit lighter than JRB.
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