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Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
FS: JRB Sierra Sniveller on 03/30/2011 08:42:11 MDT Print View

Jacks R Better Sierra Sniveller
Lightly used, regular length 800 FP with 3 oz of overfill.
I added the overfill myself. I wanted a bit extra in the legs/feet, so I put the same amount of down in all the baffles, so as the quilt tapers, the baffles get a bit more overstuffed.
Also, I removed the omni-tape, and just sewed that part up. The footbox still has the drawchord for venting, but YOU CAN NOT LAY THE QUILT OUT COMPLETELY FLAT. I just never needed to, and the stiff strip of omni-tape sort of annoyed me.

Always been stored uncompressed and kept nice and clean.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
And if you don't understand what I'm saying about the footbox, I can take a photo, but it won't show much.
I don't have the original JRB compression sack, but some sort of stuff sack will be included.


$235 shipped
Paypal only.

Thanks

Edited by gardenhead on 04/16/2011 08:57:40 MDT.

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
bump on 03/31/2011 09:57:21 MDT Print View

Slightly lowered price

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
price drop on 04/03/2011 08:42:35 MDT Print View

Price dropped a little bit more.

Ben Barlin
(ben-ln) - F
Offer on 04/04/2011 09:09:05 MDT Print View

I would like to make an offer of $150 + sh. Given the mods it is a risk to do more. Thanks for your consideration. Ben

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
bump on 04/05/2011 10:27:15 MDT Print View

ben, sent you a PM

Quilt is still available.
Price dropped a tad bit more.

tim hower
(jeepcachr) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
weight? on 04/05/2011 11:35:53 MDT Print View

With the mods what's the weight on this? I'm interested but need to find the money.

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
weight on 04/05/2011 19:12:03 MDT Print View

To Tim and anyone else interested, the quilt weighs in at 24.5 oz on my scale.

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
price drop on 04/10/2011 10:25:05 MDT Print View

Price lowered just a tiny bit more.

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
Footbox change on 04/16/2011 08:58:58 MDT Print View

Price dropped a tiny bit more to $235

No one seems to be too interested in this...
If I were to put the omni-tape back on so that the quilt could completely open flat would anyone be interested in that?

Ben Barlin
(ben-ln) - F
Insight hope it helps on 04/16/2011 09:22:57 MDT Print View

To address your question I think there are several points that
I considered when I made you an offer. First is the fact that extensive mods to any retail product invalidates any chance for warranty repairs. Second is the unique use of the sniveller line, the fact that you can use it as a coat, which your mods have impaired. Then the addition of more weight to the product by adding down, essentially making it appropriate for a different temp range, putting it outside the sweet spot most 3 season ultralighters are trying to hit. Finally the price is too close to the retail price considering the above, only $35 away from a new one with none of the above liabilities. I hope this answers your questions. I normally would not do this, I always try to respect a seller’s position, but you did ask. Hope this helps.

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - M

Locale: Western NC
Well on 04/17/2011 12:05:50 MDT Print View

I see what you're saying, but....

The quilt can still be worn as a poncho/jacket.
http://www.jacksrbetter.com/images/WearableQuiltsButton_001.png
If you look at that photo, you can see that one side (back) clearly wraps around and covers most of the other anyway. So you've got the 52" to cover most of you, then the 20"ish (footbox) to fill in the gap.

As far as the price, the standard 800 FP version costs $270.
The Jacks offer an overfill option, 2 oz for $40.
So that puts you at $310.
A difference of $75.
And that would get you pretty close to what I've got (mine has 3 oz overfill).

I guess the warrany repair thing I saw as a non-issue. There's not really much to fail.

I'm not trying to attack you or anything, I just want people to realize that comparing my quilt to a stock Sierra Sniveller isn't really fair.

Ben Barlin
(ben-ln) - F
Point of View is Everything on 04/17/2011 13:10:56 MDT Print View

Point of view is everything. Yours is that you have increased the value of the product. You need to find someone that thinks like you. Just keep trying.