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    JRB quilts

    Does anyone know how long the jacks are running their end-of-the-season sale? I just ordered my first hammock (a BB) and haven't even gotten it yet. I was going to try the pad thing first and see if that worked for me, thus making my wallet fat.

    Now that I see their quilts on sale, it makes me want to grab one RIGHT NOW. I'm such a sale freak... even as I type this I'm watching SAC on another monitor.

    I'm a bit reluctant to throw down the scratch for a quilt before even taking my hammock out for a spin (got a week long trip starting the 9th). Also, I've heard lots of great things about Brandon's Yeti, but since it's not on his site I don't exactly know how it will compare in warmth/weight/price to the jacks quilts.

    At any rate, I've managed to turn a simple, one-sentence question into a whole book.

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    you could always email them and ask
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    That's true, but I was also hoping someone could give me the skinny on what's going on with the new Yeti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by east_stingray View Post
    That's true, but I was also hoping someone could give me the skinny on what's going on with the new Yeti.
    from what I have read Brandon will have them at Trail Days and for sale on his site after that...I think
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    If you did splurge on a JRB you wouldn't regret it. I have two splurges, in kelly green, without buyer's remorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lori View Post
    If you did splurge on a JRB you wouldn't regret it. I have two splurges, in kelly green, without buyer's remorse.
    I now have three, I can't decide which one to get for number four. I have the topside all covered, No Sniveler and a RM No Sniveler. My Nest is an older thinner version, so it comes down to a Winter Nest or a Mt Washington.

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    lori, maybe you can help me out then, since you have experience with them. I have the feeling that if I opt for the cold weather quilt, I'm not going to be able to use it comfortably for my 3-season camping too, no matter how much arm or leg I hang out of it. If I get the 3 season, I'm guessing I'll have to buy another one for cold weather stuff.

    Most of my camping is 3 season, but my favorite time to be out is in the dead of winter, so I do as much as I can on that end too. I'm also considering a Yeti, but there aren't published specs on it anywhere. I think I read somewhere on here that they are also a 3-season, but I'm not sure.

    I'm trying to avoid having to buy two different quilts. It really doesn't fit my budget, especially after just having ordered a BB and supercat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by east_stingray View Post
    lori, maybe you can help me out then, since you have experience with them. I have the feeling that if I opt for the cold weather quilt, I'm not going to be able to use it comfortably for my 3-season camping too, no matter how much arm or leg I hang out of it. If I get the 3 season, I'm guessing I'll have to buy another one for cold weather stuff.

    If you get a heavier 4-season quilt, you can hang it looser for warmer weather, if weight is not a consideration for 3-season camping. Lots of people do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    If you get a heavier 4-season quilt, you can hang it looser for warmer weather, if weight is not a consideration for 3-season camping. Lots of people do that.
    i do that a lot with mine. When you do the math it only takes a couple oz'a to go from 2.5 inches of loft to 3.5.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Therein lies another problem... I think I'll be better off with one that can double as a top quilt or a bottom quilt, because I have serious doubts about using a top quilt at all. I move around so much during the night that I have the feeling I'd end up cold in anything but a bag.

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