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    What is everybodies favorite top quilt

    What is everybodies favorite top quilt

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    The only ones I've ever had are ones I made myself. I took inspriation from Ray Jardine's design and made it myself. It weighs in right at 16 oz. and keeps me toasty warm.
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    I have a few favorites -- what a tough question!

    * I like the HammockGear.com Burrow, especially the center draw string concept.
    * JRB's No Snivvler series is great. Both the Burrow and No Snivvler have a nice draw-string foot box. I like the JRB quilt because it can do double-duty as an insulated jacket with its head slit. Very cool.
    * I'm currently testing the Exped Dreamwalker 650. While not technically a hammock-specific top quilt, it does triple duty as a wearable quilt (like JRB), 360 protection with a hood, and can also be used as a pea pod/pull-over bag with enough room for a diagonal lay.

    I haven't tried all the quilts, so I don't want to be too biased. My gut tells me that they are all good, probably because they almost all follow the same basic pattern: no zipper, no hood, no back, and a foot box. Some have a finished foot box while others allow you to open the quilt up completely. I think for most people it will boil down to cost and customer service, unless you want to wear your quilt, and then there are fewer options out there.

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    JRB No Sniveler (Jacks R Better) for the cold weather (45F-). The versatility to use it as a TQ, UQ or wear it as a serape had me sold. I prefer gear with multiple use ability. The coziness of down in cold weather is nice.

    LHBR double layer IX TQ (tttrailgear) for warmer weather (45F+). Lightweight, and doesn't absorb my sweat/moisture on multi-day hikes.

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    My JRB stealth, for the reasons others listed especially the slit to use it as camp insulation for those chilly mornings.

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    +1 for the HG burrow! This is the first TQ I've owned(just used a sleeping bag before) but I can't imagine any better!

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    I like my Burrow and the one I made for summer. But I've seen the Underground quilts and I'm tempted to add another.
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    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    My DIY Climashield

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    Warbonnet Mambas for summer/spring/fall and JRB Rocky Mountain Sniviler for the cold trips.
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    I use a JRB Hudson River for +30F and above and the Old Rag Mountain when below +30F.

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