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Hudson River Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars Quilts that don't let me buy new gear. Because they are light, and they are still in great shape. I've had two Hudson River quilts for what seems like forever. About a decade now, I think. I've used them on my bed, on cots in other people's houses, car camping, and backpacking. When I bought them, there were not many quilts on the market—that's changed over time, now there are many vendors and many options. I chose these particular quilts because they were versatile—each of them can be used… Full review

Sierra Sniveller

rated 1 of 5 stars Enlightened Equipment does it better with better customer service. Just no good reason to go with JRB when you have other companies out there who enjoy interacting with their customers and learning from them and their experiences. HUBRIS comes to mind. Maybe it's the result of so many years in the military for these guys. But this company will fall under as companies like EE back their product and actually enjoy their customers and take into consideration what they have to say. Design features are… Full review

Sierra Sniveller

rated 5 of 5 stars This quilt is lightweight, very compact, and ultra warm. If you are looking to cut weight and save space without compromise this is the quilt for you. I bought this quilt because I got claustrophobic being confined in a mummy bag. I began using my mummy bag as a quilt and realized how much wasted space and weight I was carrying this way. I purchased the midrange level quilt 800 fill/long and when I received it was skeptical if it was going to be warm enough when I saw the size of it. I took it to… Full review

Greylock 3

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Proven comes to mind when considering products from Jacks R Better, and the Greylock 3 demonstrates that to a tee. The Jacks were there with innovative products from the beginning of the rise in popularity of hammocks for camping. The Greylock 3 has been around for quite a while and is designed to keep the hammock hanger's backside warm with large baffles full of lofty, compressible, and now water resistant down. If you hang a hammock in the wild or in your backyard in temps down to the 20s odds… Full review

Greylock 3

rated 5 of 5 stars As a lightweight bottom insulation this is great! I purchased it because it was the 3/4 length and it works well for the way I hammock sleep. It's a quality product made by guys you can speak to directly and who stand by their craftsmanship. I use this paired with an ENO DoubleNest hammock. For my height the length of the underquilt covers from neck/shoulders to below my knees. It is in my opinion very wide wrapping up nicely around me. Setup is very simple and intuitive once attached to the hammock… Full review

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Backstory

Jacks 'R' Better Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Gear Maker Profile: Jack Myers and Jack Tier of Jacks ‘R’ Better
Retired U.S. Army officers and hikers Jack Tier and Jack Myer's quest to shave pounds off their backpacking gear led them to selling quilts and accessories for hammock campers. Read more
April 14, 2009

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