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    Yeti, Greylock, or Phoenix?

    I'm adding an UQ to the arsenal for my WBBB. 20 degree should do it. I can live with a 3/4 UQ. Prices vary enough between these that I can't decide! I guess I'm addicted to high quality gear and I buy the best I can afford, so I can keep it a long time. I don't know about JRB or HG as I don't have any of their products and can't judge how their stuff holds up, so I need to ask the experts what distinguishes these different UQ form each other. I'm leaning towards Yeti as I'm impressed withe Brandon's product thus far and have a few items from him.

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    I can say that HG quality is just as top notch as WB. I have an Incubator and love the differential cut with the leg shelf, it cradles me perfectly.
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    Another product that is different than the others is the Enlightened Equipment UQ's. They lack nothing in the quality department and IIRC they are a tad bit less expensive. Not by much though and not that it matters a heck of a lot.

    I'm leaning towards the ProdigyX 20F UQ myself at the moment. A synth quilt. For only a small weight penalty of 2.5oz you don't have to worry about feathers flying into the wilderness because of a tear. I'm pretty anal and know it too.
    Good Luck!

    P.S.: I still have much to learn. But my ProdigyX 40F top quilt is rocking these New England mountains this spring and summer. I'll be watching this thread closely to learn more....
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    JRP seems to put tremendous amount of thought into explaining their philosophy and quality and technology they use....and 169$ right now for 3 season.

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    They all make terrific gear. I have kit from all of them. Mostly just differences in design shape and baffle widths and direction. Never been cold in any of them especially when used correctly.
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    The Shugness! Price (JRB sale) is obviously guiding somewhat here, but are any UQs more bombproof than the others? Again I can't try them all out....I'm guilty of the expensive one must be a better one syndrome, but I'm slowly getting better in my old age..... Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventyfivefj40 View Post
    The Shugness! Price (JRB sale) is obviously guiding somewhat here, but are any UQs more bombproof than the others? Again I can't try them all out....I'm guilty of the expensive one must be a better one syndrome, but I'm slowly getting better in my old age..... Thanks!
    All mine have held up. JRB usually in stock. Others you may have a wait.
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    Shug I have a 6 month old boy and it's 100F out down here in Dallas. Summer sucks in TX to be equitable about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventyfivefj40 View Post
    JRP seems to put tremendous amount of thought into explaining their philosophy and quality and technology they use....and 169$ right now for 3 season.
    Yes, they are pretty much legendary. I'm sure I could sleep in their stuff as well as anyone's or better even. I've no vested interest in any outdoor gear.

    I guess some of the things that made up my mind were:

    The insulation type.
    Coverage.
    Versatility.
    Weight.
    Color.
    Baffle type.

    Last was lead-time and price (to a certain point)

    And after all of that I STILL have not decided....heh

    Good Luck!
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    Does the Hudson River work well on the WBBB? JRB says use with the spreader bar style hammock.....

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