ed. for clarity.
I'm started to get swayed toward a quilt. From what I gather, a No Sniveler quilt would be more of a true 3-season tool than the 32* Summerlite, for just 1 oz more and a lot less money. As attractive as the Nunatak quilts are, I don't know that I'd have the patience for the wait.
My main concern with the No Sniveler is the 48" width. I'll have to safety pin a sheet at home to 48" and test it out. The wings would solve the width problem, but I'd like to keep the weight as low as possible, and not add the 2.5 oz for the mod. wings if possible. I guess if you leave the wings at home for warmer trips, it's only a 1 oz penalty.
When sleeping at home, I like to 'cocoon' i.e. I'll pull the comforter tight around me, also pulling it over my head like Diane mentioned. At 78" the regular should be long enough for that, eliminating the need for the hood.
A question for the No Sniveler users - how often do you find yourself using it as a vest/serape? At 1st glance, that's an appealing option, but when I think about it, I'd rather just bring along my Montbell Down Inner parka. Adding the down hood + sleeves would come out to the same weight and cost as the MB parka, and I think I'd be a bit wary of wearing my sleeping bag around camp for fear of damage. let alone digging it out of my bag to wear at rest stops, or carrying as a warmth layer while day hiking. In that regard, I was looking at the Hudson River quilt, which appears to be the same as the No Sniveler minus the head hole, for 1 oz lighter. Is the head hole a good option to have?
thanks again for all the feedback.