|Snug as a moose in a quilt.|
|Cinch cords on the underneath. Pull them tighter to seal out the draughts.|
|Shockcord adjustment – ’tis dead easy.|
This particular quilt is rated to -18 but also has a 30% overstuff which gives it a theoretical rating of something like -20C. Now, that may seem a little extreme for UK conditions but the ability to easily ventilate means that even in temps of -5 or -6 it can be made comfortable … something that wouldn’t be easy to achieve with a sleeping bag of a similar rating. Now that’s all well and good in moderate temps but what do you do when Jack Frost turns up with his mates, intent on giving you a good kicking? Simple you cinch the cords up below your sleeping mat, zip the foot box up, fasten the snap around your neck and put a hat on!
|Foot box unzipped – in warm weather turn it into a big down blanket!|
Quilts are available direct from Enlightened Equipment. There’s various models available and each comes in a choice of temp ratings, sizes and colours. Prices range from $135 to $510 which for something custom made of this quality is a bit of a bargain. If you’re not sure what you need then I’m sure Tim will happily answer any seemingly stupid questions.
NOTE: This particular quilt is a 2012 model. 2013 models have had a few adjustments/improvements.