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    Question 50* Burrow Questions

    Good afternoon, all!

    I sent an email off a couple of weeks ago, but figure that they're busy sewing and that the answers might be available on the forums.

    I'm looking to replace my DIY summer quilt that I made out of IX. Nice and light, but feels a little clammy when I get up in the morning, which I don't like. I'm thinking that the 50* burrow might be the trick.

    The first question is on the footbox. My TQ's that I made and those bought from JRB have a velcro footbox with a tie at the top to keep in from opening too easily. I'm interested to hear if anyone knows the weight difference between the velcro and snaps, whether or not they have/need a tie at the top of the velcro, and whether or not both options have an drawstring on the bottom of the footbox for ventilation.

    Second question is on the length. I am 5' 7" so am considering the short length (69"). Curious to see if anyone around my size has tried the short and if they truly found it to be long enough. The site says that the down is adjusted to maintain temperature rating, so also wondering what that meant as far as amount of down used.

    I've also seen some discussion on the boards about using materials other than the 1.1 fabric displayed on the site. Was wondering if anyone has used 7d fabric on the inside with 1.1 on the outside and how that worked out and what it weighed.

    Anyhow, thanks for any info that anyone has!

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    I sent an email last week too about an order I wanted to have altered but no reply...they were having trouble at one point.
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    a) don't know the difference in weights between velcro and snaps, but the snaps require no tying and have a drawstring at the bottom to cinch it closed. Or you can go with a sewn footbox.

    b) Don't know about the short, but as far as fabrics go, I just got an M50 UQ and thd difference in feel between that and my 1.1 quilts was noticeable when side by side. Using it for the first time this weekend and will report on it's performance but there's no way this thing isn't going to be stellar. Have already started hammering out getting a TQ to match.

    Also, I imagine the down is proportional to the size to get the desired temperature.



    HG crew have been "re-organizing" their shop and have been pretty busy maintaining production while doing it. If you're looking to place an order you can always call and get the details worked out on the phone while placing it. Adams pretty good for that and loves helping people out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    Never say I didn't do anything for you

    Adam is the man when it came to this custom quilt!
    Never would say it, WM!

    Saw your video when if first came out, which also led me to think that this might work out for me. I'm thinking that the snaps will have the same effect as your tied footbox, so that should probably work for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2TallWv View Post
    I sent an email last week too about an order I wanted to have altered but no reply...they were having trouble at one point.
    Yeah, I think that they're just busy but everything that I've heard about the product and customer service makes it worth a few glitches to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    a) don't know the difference in weights between velcro and snaps, but the snaps require no tying and have a drawstring at the bottom to cinch it closed. Or you can go with a sewn footbox.

    b) Don't know about the short, but as far as fabrics go, I just got an M50 UQ and thd difference in feel between that and my 1.1 quilts was noticeable when side by side. Using it for the first time this weekend and will report on it's performance but there's no way this thing isn't going to be stellar. Have already started hammering out getting a TQ to match.

    Also, I imagine the down is proportional to the size to get the desired temperature.



    HG crew have been "re-organizing" their shop and have been pretty busy maintaining production while doing it. If you're looking to place an order you can always call and get the details worked out on the phone while placing it. Adams pretty good for that and loves helping people out.

    Good luck brother
    Thanks, I think that I will just give them a call. I'm sure that everything will be great.

    I look forward to hearing the results of your overnight. Would you say that the momentum fabrics seem durable enough?

    Thanks all!

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    I'm 5' 7" and have the 50, standard length. It's plenty long enough.

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    I look forward to hearing the results of your overnight. Would you say that the momentum fabrics seem durable enough?
    Asbolutely, especially for this application. Also supposed to be less breathable than ripstop but still breathable enough not to be a vapor barrier. This in theory should up the insulation properties. Thanks for the well wishes for my trip, will give updates thursday morning
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    My 50 degree HG quilt has small cordage and loops on the quilt that laces it together to form the foot box. No snaps or velcro. Depending on how it is tied it will vent at the bottom or a little the whole foot box length. I've heard good things on the 7D fabric. Go for it!
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