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Sierra Sniveller

5.00 out of 5
(9 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). Includes a 1.2 oz. JRB silnyl compression sack, and can be compressed to the size of a small melon 7″x7″x8″.

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.

Special Needs?  See our Available Quilt Options.

Specs

Regular Size
  • Length: 78 inches (1.98 m)
  • Width: 52 inches (1.32 m)
  • Loft: 2.5 Inches (6.4 cm)
  • Material: 1.1 oz., 30 denier, ripstop nylon
  • Insulation: 800 fill power goose down
  • Weight: 24 ounces (0.68 kg)
  • Temperature Rating: 25°-30° F (-4° C)
Long Size
  • Length: 86 inches (2.18 m)
  • Width: 52 inches (1.32 m)
  • Loft: 2.5 Inches (6.4 cm)
  • Material: 1.1 oz., 30 denier, ripstop nylon
  • Insulation: 800 fill power goose down
  • Weight: 26 ounces (0.74 kg)
  • Temperature Rating: 25°-30° F (-4° C)
Special Needs?: See our Available Options

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9 reviews for Sierra Sniveller

  1. LP
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this quilt. On a 3-week trip in the Sierra Nevadas in July, I had maybe one cold night (and I sleep pretty cold). I also had a couple sweaty nights at low elevation, before figuring out that I didn’t need to wear all my clothes every night because this wasn’t my old mummy bag.
    The quilt was warm, light and compressible, and easy to take care of. It got condensation a couple nights, but dried out nicely when the sun came out. I thought I’d freeze in wind or if I tossed and turned a lot, but it was easy to keep the quilt edges tucked around me.
    In short, I look forward to using this quilt for years to come. Thanks for the fine gear!

  2. JackM

    (verified owner):

    Francis Tapon is a hiking adventurer, world traveler, and author. Jacks ‘R’ Better LLC has been sponsoring his adventures since 2007, when he was the first to YOYO the Continental Divide Trail.

    His books, “Hike Your Own Hike” and “Hidden Europe” are great reads and pleasant escapes. His current efforts to visit and video “The Unseen Africa” is one year into what is planned to be a four year project. It is expected to yield a television series which should be quite enjoyable.

    Enjoy the scenic backdrop and windy conditions of Morocco behind Francis as he demonstrates one of our quilts … That quilt, the original “Rocky Mountain Sniveller”, the fore runner of today’s High Sierra Sniveller, has traversed the 6,000 mile YOYO of the CDT, has experienced two years of European adventures, has been tossed with around with other gear in his transport for 12 month as he travels around Africa, and is still used in the high traverses that Francis loves to challenge.

  3. MikeM
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I looked around for a while in the off season trying find a new bag. I looked at several quilts and bought this one based on size weight and packability. I have used it in several different environments and love it. I had been using my old mummy bag as a quilt. It was twice as heavy and more than double the size. I was in sub 19 degree weather and was warm. This was a great equipment purchase.

  4. Ernie
    5 out of 5

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    I’ve been struggling to get a not-sweaty nights sleep in the outdoors for years. Using my quilt is the first time i’m able to regulate body temperature easily and not wake up due to being too hot, or because i got tangled in my sleeping bag. Its just like sleeping in my bed where i make adjustments automatically. I wont be going back to a mummy bag.

  5. Jason Green
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    After experimenting with several mummy bags, I stumbled across Jacks quilts, and I am a believer. For less than the cost of a premium mummy, I can sleep in complete comfort on the trail for the first time in my life! I think my favorite feature of this quilt is its versatility. Warm summer night? Stick a leg out the side and sleep like a baby. Freezing cold high dessert trip? Pull the strings tight, hunker down and you won’t even notice the night air.

    I’d also like to add that their customer service is impeccable. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but as with all of my most important gear, I figured I’d spend as much as I could afford. After speaking with one of the Jacks, he actually steered me to the Sniveler and saved me about $80.

    In short, I could not be happier with the gear, or my experience, with Jacks R Better. Thank you!

  6. Joe Coxq
    5 out of 5

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    I waited a few months so I could give an honest review of this product and after several trips in the shining rock wilderness of NC , I can say I’m very impressed. A quality American made product that is made to last. I can finally get a really good nights sleep on the trail, something I couldn’t do in a bag. The dri- down works as advertised as I found after sleeping with the foot box against my single wall shelter one night. The condensation was all over the outside and I just knew the down was wet. A couple shakes of the quilt was all it took and the down was bone dry. Works as advertised, I got more than I payed for in my opinion . Just one of the reasons to support our local business when possible. I will be doing business with them again as my wife wants one now, great product, great people, what more could you ask for.

  7. Doogster
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great quality and superb customer service. Ordered online and 7 days later or so it was with me in Scotland. Nice and lightweight and compresses down to a small size. All good! Thanks.

  8. Dug "Rawhide" Shelby
    5 out of 5

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    I had the distinct pleasure of using the Sierra Sniveller on my 2011 PCT thru-hike. It was without question the one piece of my gear kit that I couldn’t wait to use each day! If you follow long distance hiking, you might remember that 2011 was a record year for snowfall throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range – yet each night I was toasty warm. There were only a few nights I felt the need to supplement with my jacket. Simply amazing. Heading into Idyllwid, myself and two other hikers made camp as a storm front was descending. Both were very concerned that all I had was a quilt and a small tarp. I think my comfortable night there convinced them that a Jacks’R’Better quilt is more than capable. The thought that went into the design, the materials, and the construction are flawless. The versatility of the quilt style made it perfect for everything from the Mojave desert to base camping Mt. Whitney. I won’t use anything else again. I will definitely be using my Sierra Sniveller on a 5,000 mile cross country bike ride in the summer of ’13, and another PCT thru-hike in 2014 (both to benefit victims of human trafficking).

    Jack & Jack, thank you for producing such an amazing sleep system!

    Dug “Rawhide” Shelby
    President, The Oasis Projekt

  9. Trent
    5 out of 5

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    I bought this quilt to save weight and for versatility. I get way too hot in a sleeping bag. I hammock camp or sleep on the ground always. My first trip with the quilt it went down to 17 degrees in North Georgia but i made it through the night. :) I love this quilt. As I write this review it is covering me. My son steals it for Boy Scout trips and it often ends up up on my bed. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. I take it every where I go including long flights. It is in my pack hunting, kayaking and fishing. Buy it!

  10. JackM
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I just received my Sierra Sniveller yesterday and I’m impressed with quality. The versatility of footbox, no footbox, open footbox, and serape garment is amazing. Truly a high quality multiuse insulating item for my backpacking needs!

    I look forward to using it for years to come!

    Thanks guys!

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