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    Question Footbox : Sewn or Snaps?

    I saw there are a couple of older threads about this but I wanted to see if anyone has changed their mind or if anyone has anything to add about the subject.

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    to me it doesn't matter but no option for that
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    Sewn 100%.

    IMHO, I'd prefer to have the quilt be able to perform at maximum efficiency for when it is at the low end of the cold spectrum.

    When it is at the high end of the heat spectrum, I just stick my feet out of the footbox and lay it over me.

    I'd rather have the quilt be able to keep me warmer when it's cold than be able to vent if too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    Sewn 100%.

    IMHO, I'd prefer to have the quilt be able to perform at maximum efficiency for when it is at the low end of the cold spectrum.

    When it is at the high end of the heat spectrum, I just stick my feet out of the footbox and lay it over me.

    I'd rather have the quilt be able to keep me warmer when it's cold than be able to vent if too hot.
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    I like a sewn foot box on my burrows. YMMV
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    I use snaps or drawstrings for 20 degrees and warmer. I like the ability of opening it full up. For my winter set, I have ordered the sewn in.
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    I prefer sewn up for winter weather. To me, a nice warm quilt with 4 inches of loft and a draw string footbox is an oxymoron since you will not likely need to vent. Rather, you will want to retain as much heat as possible. The exact oposite arguement applies in the summer when I prefer a draw string footbox. For 3-season, take your pick. When in doubt, I'd rather be warm than cold. You can always kick your feet out of a sewn up footbox, but you can't match its insulating power with a drawstring closure. My 2 cents.
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    I prefer snaps. I've never had a problem with my quilt performing at its rated temperature despite not being sewn at the footbox. Just plug it with a sock and your good. I've found its nice to be able to lay the quilt out flat to dry it out and it's nice to use it flat at warmer temperatures.
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    I took care of this dilemma. I bought one of each. 😏

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    My new Burrow is an 0 snap. It's my first snapper so I don't know yet. If they were the same price I would have got the sewn. I guess I just don't care how I get all puffed up.

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