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    The Speer TopBlanket or JRB?

    I am looking for a top quilt. Has anyone used the Speer top blanket? Also I was looking at JRB Shenandoah. But is it warm enough it temps get down to 30?

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    Can't speak on the Speer topquilt, but I don't think the Shenandoah would be a good option for 30 degree weather. I got caught with it one night when it dipped down to the high 30s; I survived fine, but it wasn't the best night ever. Maybe if I had the right clothing system to go with it, but I didn't.
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    Get the No Sniveller. You will love it. For whatever reason, the Speer top quilt has never caught on around here. If I remember correctly, it is made a little smaller than some folks like.
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    I emailed JRB and they told me add 1 oz overstuff with a Puffy jacket and long underwear should be fine.
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    I own the speer TQ with a over stuff. When I ordered the regular fill version Ed was out of stock so he kindly sent the overstuffed quilt. I really like it but it is a little narrow. Another 6 inches of width and I think he would sell a lot more. I have used it to 28F and was very warm. Pretty sure I could get into the teens with army polypro's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Get the No Sniveller. You will love it. For whatever reason, the Speer top quilt has never caught on around here. If I remember correctly, it is made a little smaller than some folks like.
    Listen to this man. You cannot go wrong with a No Sniveler.

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    Another Speer TopBlanket owner/user here. At 42", it is a little narrower than most of the other top quilts sold, but when using with a large bottom quilt, or inside a PeaPod, it doesn't need to be wider unless you are going to use it with a pad on the ground, IMO.

    At 18oz (weight of mine including stuffsac), it is a lot of warmth in a small package.
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    I have two of the speer Top Quilts. So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye View Post
    I am looking for a top quilt. Has anyone used the Speer top blanket? Also I was looking at JRB Shenandoah. But is it warm enough it temps get down to 30?
    I'm a cold sleeper. Have slept in comfort down to the low 20's on a calm night with no tarp using a JRB Nest (similar to NS). Key is adequate bottom side insulation and a hood. 1st low 20's night without a hood just a knit ski hat was not ideal.
    Noel V.

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    Any advantage to getting the No Sniveler vs the Hudson River?

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