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    Personally, I'd prefer a permanent footbox since it's unlikely I'd be using it as something to wear. Especially around a camp fire where embers would end up burning little holes in it.

    What would be really great would be if it was shaped in a way that it wrapped over the shoulders well to keep drafts out. I'm thinking of a deep head notch cut into the top edge.

    Another idea would be to have the 2 layers to it. That way I could use just one for summer temperatures, and the combine them when it gets for real cold out.

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    Sounds good to me.

    I made an OQ out of XP and momentum90 with a foot box. It is the best thing I have ever had. XP is super light and warm. The momentum90 is water resistant and breathable. I love that quilt.
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    another feature that would be really easy to include, but would be very useful is a pocket that could accommodate a fuel bottle or canister, when it's cold out.

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    im just looking for a simple top quilt similar to Speers top quilt only a little wider and longer

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    I like to be able to use my top quilts as underquilts as needed (for instance if I'm equipping the kids with quilts too).

    Simpler is better IMO. My .02.


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    I think it's harder to get a synthetic UQ to also work as a top quilt. More shaping involved that down will forgive, but syn will cause air gaps.

    I think you could make you could pull off a head hole and no fixed footbox and taper the foot end some to save weight.
    Last edited by Coffee; 04-29-2009 at 12:48. Reason: duh
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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