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High Sierra Sniveller

High Sierra Sniveller

4.25 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Lighter than a similarly rated sleeping bag. No squirming around to get in and out. Easy to vent for temperature control. It was designed with the ground sleeper in mind. It is wider (52 inches) at the shoulders and down through the hips to eliminate drafts, and then tapers to 42 inches at the foot end; the foot box has been lengthened for better tuck control; and six lacing tabs have been added to the sides to secure the quilt around a pad if desired. Form the foot box and use as a top quilt or wear as a serape using the non-snagging, mixed hook & loop re-sealable head hole. For individuals over 5 feet 10 inches tall we offer a long version (86″ in length) of the High Sierra Sniveller specifically for use as a top quilt. Includes a 1.2 oz. JRB silnyl compression sack, and can be compressed to the size of a small melon 8″x8″x9″.

Activ-dri down™ – Activ-dri™ is a hydrophobic down treatment that keeps the down drier, while having no adverse effects on loft, fill power, or warmth retention. Activ-dri down is still down insulation and should be protected from direct exposure to moisture. All types of insulation, whether down or synthetic, will degrade in insulation capability if wetted.

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Specs

Regular Size
  • Length: 78 inches (1.98 m)
  • Width: 52 inches (1.32 m)
  • Loft: 3.5 Inches (9 cm)
  • Material: 1.1 oz., 30 denier, ripstop nylon
  • Insulation: 800 fill power goose down
  • Weight: 30 ounces (0.85 kg)
  • Temperature Rating: 5°-10° F (-15° C)
Long Size
  • Length: 86 inches (2.18 m)
  • Width: 52 inches (1.32 m)
  • Loft: 3.5 Inches (9 cm)
  • Material: 1.1 oz., 30 denier, ripstop nylon
  • Insulation: 800 fill power goose down
  • Weight: 32 ounces (0.91 kg)
  • Temperature Rating: 5°-10° F (-15° C)
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4 reviews for High Sierra Sniveller

  1. Chris
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a follow up to a review I wrote a month and a half ago.

    I am a huge fan of a company that stands behind what they make and sell. After I wrote a review that was only 2 stars they promptly responded to me by calling me to talk about the issues I wrote about. I had a very nice conversation with Jack of course. We discussed many aspects of being a ground sleeper with a quilt. I spend about 200 days a years sleeping under the stars and so quality and functional gear is very important to me.

    Jack talked about possible reasons why the down could be shifting on me and how to correct this through how I sleep. We discussed sleeping pads, the way I roll over, how if you pull the bag tight when cold it pushes your shoulder into the down and windshield wipers it to the sides, how to not pull it over your head so moisture from your breath decreases loft and more…. It was a very information packed phone call. I really appreciated all the time and effort put forth to do this with me. It could be beneficial to write this up and put it on the website for all new users.

    They also agreed to have me send it back so they could check out the amount of fill that was in the baffles in question. They added a little more down to those baffles, cleaned it and even added some new snaps to the sides. They went above and beyond what I expected from start to finish with my review. They also posted the “negative” review which I often wonder about.

    The entire process of sending back the quilt was almost too quick to believe. I sent it and had it back in-between my shifts in the wilderness. I had it back for my shift with days to spare.

    I am a big fan of the multi functionality of the quilt. I have to carry too much weight for work already so a jacket and sleeping bag in one that now works well for both is a wonderful piece of gear to have in my pack and in camp. I have used it down to 0 degrees and been plenty warm. The materials seem to be very high quality and comfortable. I am excited to get years of use out of this quilt. I look forward to writing a review after I wear this one out and am purchasing a new one so I can see the improvements they continue to make as they learn more about their quilts. This one is nicer than the one I had years ago as there are more baffles.

    I would recommend this to a serious backpacker. Get ready to lighten your load and learn in the process. It is a great piece of gear backed by a great company. Thanks Jacks for taking care of me. Time to hit the trail again. Chris

  2. Chris
    2 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I am disappointed by the quilt. I roll over when I sleep and there is not enough down in the baffles to stay in place. I wake up cold because there is no down above me. It falls to the sides of me. I have to get up and shake the down back to the middle at least twice a night. If it is really cold I have to do it more often. I am going to have to get more down put in if I am to make it through an entire night of sleeping. It is warm as a jacket when wrapped around my body. Unless there are changes I would not recommend this to a ground sleeper unless someone can tell me how to fix this problem.

  3. Jim Boutilier
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m an active side sleeper that sleeps hot and almost always has my feet out.

    Traditional rectangular bags with a full two way zip work well enough for me camping but they come with a lot of extra weight and bulk thats less desirable for backpacking. Standard Mummy bags are not too bad if you find one roomy enough to toss and turn in but almost all have a fully enclosed foot box for 12″-18″ that make sticking you feet out awkward or impossible. Even many quilts have a fairly deep, fully enclosed foot box thats a problem for folks like me.

    Enter the High Sierra Sniveller. You can use it as a perfectly flat quilt. You can build a foot box (velcro, snap, and drawstring) thats anywhere between fully open on the bottom and fully closed. There are several loops along the edges you can use to lace the quilt under you or your sleeping pad.; and a drawstring around the top to help prevents drafts around your neck and shoulders. There is even a velcro head hole in the middle of the quilt in case you want to wear it as a poncho. Because of its design it can be comfortable within a much larger temperature range than a sleeping bag with a similar warmth rating. Incredibly versatile.

    The quality of the materials and workmanship look excellent. The materials feel like a nice compromise of fairly light weight yet durable. It’s nice an soft, compresses very well and re-lofts well. Ultra-lighters will appreciate the large silnylon stuff sack that comes with it (1.5 oz) that works very well but is a bit slower than a heavier traditional compression sack.

    I can’t vouch for its temperature rating or moisture resistance yet but I have no reason to doubt it. It was plenty warm in dry 40 degree temperatures just using it as a flat quilt. It was wide enough and long enough and settled enough not to be drafty as I tossed and turned yet I could keep things stuck out to stay cool enough (where I’d be sweating in a similarly rated mummy bag).

    So I thank the Jacks for great product!

  4. RNGN
    5 out of 5

    :

    First of all WOW!!! this thing is warm. And dual purpose. At 30.5 oz. the High Sierra Sniveller top quilt is one of the best. Also its practically 2 day shipping. It is alot of $$$, But This is definitely A get what you pay for thing here.

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