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    Personally if this is indeed a 50*F quilt I think snaps are overkill. I used my quilt on my 50+ mile hike in 2011 in late June and I NEVER put this thing in footbox mode. Just draped it over me around 2am when it finally became "cool". My set up with the lacing seems perfect for the particular weather I will be encountering in the summer season which is what this quilt is meant for IMHO.
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    I can compare. Just the right length is very nice, even if you weren't asking about other (small) differences in weight.

    If this proves to be good to 35-40, then you will or should care then about the snaps and tie at the top.

    I've tried omnitape for the footbox from two vendors. I really don't want to be curious about how much of it has come undone later in the night after I've heard early in the night the sound of partial separation getting into it. HG's 3-4 snaps have done me well, and maybe one top snap would improve those omni-taped products that I accidentally kick partially apart getting in.

    Repeat: Don't think just about hot summer; think ahead to fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman8302 View Post
    I'm 5' 7" and have the 50, standard length. It's plenty long enough.
    Yeah, was thinking that standard would be plenty. Adam is now showing a short size (69" vs 74") as well, so wondering if that might be pushing it too much. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    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
    Interesting. Lighter weight and more insulation is good but don't want to add the clammy feeling back to the equation either. Anyone have first-hand experience there? Water Monkey, isn't yours the momentum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Two Tents View Post
    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!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    Personally if this is indeed a 50*F quilt I think snaps are overkill. I used my quilt on my 50+ mile hike in 2011 in late June and I NEVER put this thing in footbox mode. Just draped it over me around 2am when it finally became "cool". My set up with the lacing seems perfect for the particular weather I will be encountering in the summer season which is what this quilt is meant for IMHO.
    I seem to use my warm weather footbox as much for keeping the quilt under control as for the warmth. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    I can compare. Just the right length is very nice, even if you weren't asking about other (small) differences in weight.

    If this proves to be good to 35-40, then you will or should care then about the snaps and tie at the top.

    I've tried omnitape for the footbox from two vendors. I really don't want to be curious about how much of it has come undone later in the night after I've heard early in the night the sound of partial separation getting into it. HG's 3-4 snaps have done me well, and maybe one top snap would improve those omni-taped products that I accidentally kick partially apart getting in.

    Repeat: Don't think just about hot summer; think ahead to fall.
    I agree with your sentiment. A 50 degree quilt will work 70% of the year for me here, so I'm trying to look at all of it. The omnitape question is what let to my wondering if there was a tie or not as I've had just the omnitape footboxes open like that in the middle of the night

    Thanks for all of the input everyone!!

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    Well I have Omni Tape I added to my JRB TQ but added a tie loop at the top near my knees to keep it closed. Has worked well. I take the time to seal it well as it will snag a sock now and then if I don't. Minor deal.
    Just another opinion......!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Well I have Omni Tape I added to my JRB TQ but added a tie loop at the top near my knees to keep it closed. Has worked well. I take the time to seal it well as it will snag a sock now and then if I don't. Minor deal.
    Just another opinion......!
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    Thanks, Shug. I've had the same experiences with my JRB. Was kind of curious if Adam added a tie loop as well.

    Still gotta' give them a call if I can get life to slow down for a minute

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    Well, just pulled the trigger on a 50 degree Burrow, Regular Width, Short Length with snaps. Went with M50 fabric inside and out to save a little weight.

    Talking with Adam was great and sounds like they're finally getting settled in. He seemed really pleased that he could sit at a desk to write

    The anxious waiting begins. . .

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    Just got my 50 degree burrow! Great craftsmanship and the size seems perfect. Weighs in at 10.2 ounces which is even lighter than the single layer IX TQ that it replaces!

    Planning to try it out tonight with a video that will follow.

    Thanks, Adam! Nice work and a week earlier than expected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation View Post
    Just got my 50 degree burrow! Great craftsmanship and the size seems perfect. Weighs in at 10.2 ounces which is even lighter than the single layer IX TQ that it replaces!

    Planning to try it out tonight with a video that will follow.

    Thanks, Adam! Nice work and a week earlier than expected!

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    Heck yeah! Pics pics pics! Mine should be soon to follow. But at 86" long mine will probably hit the 13+oz mark. Hard keeping up with the "Medium" Jones'
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