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    Question advantage of a yeti

    just thought i'd ask what are the advantages of a yeti?? they only cover your torso so what do you do with the rest of your body?
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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    The advantage is their light weight.

    In cold weather, you can use a short section of pad under your legs. In warm weather, the pad generally isn't necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    The advantage is their light weight.

    In cold weather, you can use a short section of pad under your legs. In warm weather, the pad generally isn't necessary.
    how much does a yeti wieghneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    how much does a yeti wieghneo
    My 3 season one is 14 ounces including the stuff sack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    how much does a yeti wieghneo
    I believe that my winter Yeti is 21-22 oz again, prototype. Not sure about current production but history says things get lighter!
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    ...and pack volume and ease of use.

    The Yeti takes-up quite a bit less space in my pack than other quilts and I really like the 'set and forget' nature of it; there just aren't any adjustments to be made. I'll second what angrysparrow said about the lack of need for a pad when it's warm out. When I'm looking for the lightest weight/least pack space option for cooler weather, I just throw my pack under my legs and don't bother carrying a pad at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    ...and pack volume and ease of use.

    The Yeti takes-up quite a bit less space in my pack than other quilts and I really like the 'set and forget' nature of it; there just aren't any adjustments to be made. I'll second what angrysparrow said about the lack of need for a pad when it's warm out. When I'm looking for the lightest weight/least pack space option for cooler weather, I just throw my pack under my legs and don't bother carrying a pad at all.
    Hadn't thought of a pack as insulation. The larger ULA packs have a thick piece of CCF for a backpad. That is really all you need. If you took a 48" Ridgerest in the winter for a sit pad/backup you'd be set. I took a piece of reflectix on my last hike but it wanted to slide around more than I liked. Some sort of foam stays in place a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Take-a-knee View Post
    Hadn't thought of a pack as insulation. The larger ULA packs have a thick piece of CCF for a backpad.
    And it works wonderfully! With necessity being the mother of invention and all that, I figured that out one dark, cold, and rainy night. No pad (stubborn) and a solid day of rain (no breaks AT ALL) left me wondering what I was going to do that night. The pack was still soaked when it was time for bed, but I suddenly remembered the 'frame' in my Catalyst. Popped it out and "viola" no problems!
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    cannibal, what are the dimensions of the Yeti's?
    when i hear "torso" i think of just that.. my torso is 17.5" - im sure the Yeti is designed to go from head to lower thigh, is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz View Post
    cannibal, what are the dimensions of the Yeti's?
    when i hear "torso" i think of just that.. my torso is 17.5" - im sure the Yeti is designed to go from head to lower thigh, is this true?
    Yes, it hits me about mid to upper thigh. The original synthetic version is a hair shorter than the current Yetis. Brandon denies it, but I'd swear to it. I don't know the dimensions off-hand, but would be happy to measure one tonight.
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