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    JRB stealth or BPL UL60?

    Not sure where to post this, so I'll try here since my question is for a HH.
    I am looking for a top quilt and wondering about how the JRB stealth and the backpacking light UL60 or PRO 90 would compare. Anybody have or used both and can compare?

    I like that the stealth could do double duty as an UQ, where the BPL option would probably need some modification.

    By the way, I am in Tx so I don't have extreme cold to deal with.

    Thoughts?

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    Pro90/60 vs Stealth

    I'd definitely go with the stealth unless you expect to have a lot of very wet conditions. In that case a synthetic might give you more warmth when wet. You might find the footbox in the BPL quilt a bit more restrictive too.

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner View Post
    Not sure where to post this, so I'll try here since my question is for a HH.
    I am looking for a top quilt and wondering about how the JRB stealth and the backpacking light UL60 or PRO 90 would compare. Anybody have or used both and can compare?

    I like that the stealth could do double duty as an UQ, where the BPL option would probably need some modification.

    By the way, I am in Tx so I don't have extreme cold to deal with.

    Thoughts?

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    Stealth

    I have both. The Stealth is lighter and warmer.
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    awesome!
    thanks for the quick replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by food View Post
    I have both. The Stealth is lighter and warmer.
    Isn't the Stealth roomier also? I had one of the BPL UL180 quilts, but I returned it. It just didn't seem roomy enough or warm enough to me, especially relative to the price. I kept the Cocoon clothing I got at the same time. Though I thought it was too expensive, it has been excellent gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Isn't the Stealth roomier also? I had one of the BPL UL180 quilts, but I returned it. It just didn't seem roomy enough or warm enough to me, especially no relative to the price. I kept the Cocoon clothing I got at the same time. Though I thought it was too expensive, it has been excellent gear.
    thanks for the input... I really appreciate people willing to share their experience.. very helpful when you are looking at dropping some decent coin for a product.

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    BillyBob,

    I got the BPL180 on deep discount. Otherwise I would have returned it.

    The BPL180 footbox is too long, but it is wider at the shoulder than the Stealth. Girth/width is important for a side sleeper on the ground. The Stealth is plenty wide for hammock sleeping.

    If I lost my gear in a natural disaster, I would replace the Stealth, but not the BPL180.
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    Quote Originally Posted by food View Post
    BillyBob,

    I got the BPL180 on deep discount. Otherwise I would have returned it.

    The BPL180 footbox is too long, but it is wider at the shoulder than the Stealth. Girth/width is important for a side sleeper on the ground. The Stealth is plenty wide for hammock sleeping.

    If I lost my gear in a natural disaster, I would replace the Stealth, but not the BPL180.
    thanks... I'm gonna put an order in for the stealth...

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    What part of Texas, I stick with synthetics due to humidity over hear in South East Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisp70 View Post
    What part of Texas, I stick with synthetics due to humidity over hear in South East Texas.
    I'm over near Austin... so not quite as sticky as you. A good point...
    So, what works for you?

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