Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt
Ease of Setup: Simple
Weight: 21 ounces
Price Paid: $199.95
To begin, the No Sniveller is a true multi-use piece of gear. Weighing in at only 21 ounces, it lofts to about 2.5 inches of 800 fill down insulation. It can be used as either a top quilt in a hammock or on the ground or as an under quilt in a hammock. The Velcro opening in the center also allows it to be worn as a cape around camp or even under rain gear for extra insulation.
I purchased this piece of gear just as cooler weather was setting in for the year here in the southeastern US. After moving from tent camping to hammock camping, I soon realized that I would need different types of gear than my ground sleeping required. JacksRBetter had multiple solutions to choose from. I chose the No Sniveller as well as the Old Rag Mtn.
When temps are above 35 F, I normally use the No Sniveller as an under quilt. When using their suspension system, installation is a snap taking only a couple of minutes. When used as an underquilt, it lofts up fully and provides enough bottom insulation to keep me warm to at least 25 F. It stays in place and makes for a much better nights rest than on a pad. On warmer nights, the suspension can be loosened to allow more ventilation.
For lows between 15F and 35F, I use the Old Rag Mtn as an underquilt and the No Sniveller as a top quilt. The Velcro on the footbox along with the cinch cord makes warm feet a no brainer. The sides of the hammock hold the top of the quilt in place around my shoulders. Headgear or one of JacksRBetter's down hoods are required to keep your head warm at these temps.
The head opening has let me leave a bulky down jacket out of my pack. In camp, I put the No Sniveller on under my shell jacket. The combination keeps me warm well into single digits.
The No Sniveller does take some care in using as does with any lightweight down gear.
On top of all these features, the product is made well in Virginia. The Jacks are great about answering email AND the phone. The quality of the product is outstanding as well as innovative. I have bought other gear from them, and I certainly will in the future.
I love my lightweight quilt.
I have always used sleeping bags on my hiking and camping trips. A few years ago I started to lighten my load. I did quite a lot of research and bought the Jacks R Better "Rocky Mountain No Sniveller". I started out by testing it in the summer outside my house. I was sweating after a couple of hours and I didn't want to open up the quilt due to all the mosquitoes.
I have since used it on many occasions and I really love it. It is very warm! When I sleep in a tent I can always open it up and ventilate. I tuck it under myself to prevent draft. I recently pulled some cord through the loops on the side of the quilt so I don't have to tuck so often.
Quality and workmanship seems excellent. The down must be the highest quality (I think I remember 850 fill).
Where to Buy
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Our most popular quilt, the No Sniveller is a solid three season quilt. It was specifically designed for use as a top quilt with a foot sack capability and can be used either in a hammock or on the ground. The No Sniveller is baffled to 2 inches and is over stuffed to achieve 2.5 inches of loft.
Now made fully reversible, JRB wearable quilts have a light color on one side for reflective qualities and a black side for warmth retention and to facilitate field drying. The baffles are made of no-see-um netting and the quilts are stuffed with 800+ fill power down. The design includes: a re-sealable head hole so the quilt can be worn as a poncho/serape on cool mornings and evenings in camp; omni-tape hook and loop and draw string to form a foot sack; and all the standard JRB attachment loops allowing it to be used as an under quilt (attachment instructions) with the standard JRB Suspension System (sold separately). A drawstring in the head end enables formation of shoulder pockets and elimination of drafts.
The No Sniveller (Regular) weighs 21 oz., comes with a 1.2 oz. JRB silnyl compression sack, and can be stuffed to 7”x7”x8”.
The No Sniveller (Long) weighs 23 oz., comes with a 1.2 oz. JRB silnyl compression sack.