To snivel or not to snivel?
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Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
To snivel or not to snivel? on 02/03/2010 11:12:07 MST Print View

I just got my No Sniveller and I'm going to try it out this weekend in 20-30f to see if it keeps my snivelling down to a minimum. From my understanding, lofts at 1" are good to 40f, 2" are good to 30 and 3" are good to 20f. the JRB website says the bag has 2.5" loft but I believe mine was a 2009 model so I'm not sure if it's the same. Does anyone know? Are my estimates above close?

john Tier
(Peter_pan) - M

Locale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Sniveller Specs on 02/03/2010 18:18:07 MST Print View

Adan,

No Sniveller specs are unchanged from 2009 to 2010.... As a 2009 model yours lofts to 2.5 inches.

Pan

James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
Is it wide enough on 02/04/2010 13:06:45 MST Print View

Sorry if I'm off topic.

If I recall correctly from your previous posts, your close to my size. I'm 6'3" and wider shoulder(proportional for my height).

I've always stayed away from JRB quilts because I thought 48" isn't enough to cover my shoulders when I sleep on my side.

Not sure if your a side sleeper but I'll be interested to hear if it actually covers your upper half.

Kyle Hetzer
(Ghost93) - F

Locale: Western MD
No Sniviller on 02/04/2010 22:24:22 MST Print View

First I will say I am of larger size (ie wide not tall) but if Im careful I have no problems staying covered with my no sniviller. Although I do mostly use it in my hammock or as an underqulit so YMMV. If the width turns you off, look at the Sierra Sniviller (SS). Its a good deal wider and tapered at the foot. I have a stealth quilt proto the Jacks made a year or two back when I asked for basicly the S.S. I use it all the time and never have an issue with coverage.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Jim on 02/04/2010 22:33:26 MST Print View

I was concerned about the same thing. Now that I have it here, I think I'll be able to manage drafts pretty well. The Sierra Sniveller would have been better, i can see where the 4" increas in girth will be very helpful. I will probably tie a bandana across two of the loops so that i can easily reach under my waist and pull the bandana under me to make draft control easier. Other than that, its such a kooshy banket and plenty roomy tuck in around my neck. I will keep you posted.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Peter Pan on 02/04/2010 22:43:35 MST Print View

I'm new to quilts. I'll be sleeping under a tarp on a Big Agnes Primaloft-insulated inflatable. I dont have a bivy yet but I wont be camping in windy areas. With a little practice, I'm hoping to take this gear to 30f, is that reasonable or do i really need a bivy to do this? I'll be wearing a base layer, really warm down jacket and medium warm, fleece pants. I'm a warm sleeper generally.

john Tier
(Peter_pan) - M

Locale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Reasonable? on 02/05/2010 07:09:06 MST Print View

Adan, et al,

30*F is more than reasonable for a JRB No Sniveller (or any three season JRB quilt for that matter) under the conditions you describe... Many customers report solid performance at 25 and even lower.

Pan

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Excellent on 02/05/2010 09:30:05 MST Print View

Thanks Mr Pan. I can hardly wait to try it out.

Andrei Tudor
(andrei_tudor) - M
Question about the sizing for the Sierra Sniveller on 04/15/2010 16:01:45 MDT Print View

I'm 5'11". Should I get the long or the regular? I'm very close to the 5'10" height on the website, and I hope to be able to save the extra weight. What would I be losing if I went with the regular?