I have no experience with a true quilt and just having your face exposed. I was able to use the draw strings on the Vario to draw the bag around my head, only exposing my face. I'm 6'2" and got their long bag.I am curious how the "no hood" thing will go when the temps dip below freezing? The Z packs quilt I got is a long version up to 6'2" and I am 5'11". I can snuggle up in it pretty well and cover my ears just leaving my mouth out and I am bringing 2 beanies along. You also could get a down Balcalava, or however you spell it too. It would give you a better neck seal. But quilts really are not meant for late season hunting. Most likely I will take the Montbell 15 spiral UL if I am going in late september onward.