These Down-Filled Quilts are So Light

Filled with hydrophobic down the Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilts start at 272 grams for a 30F/-2C quilt in 5’6” Regular and cost from US229.99 on Massdrop. This would be Della’s size though she would go for a warmer version (20F) at 347 grams which would still save her over 50 grams on the one she uses now (also cheaper) – which I find astonishing. In my size (5’6’ to 6’) it would weigh 287 grams (Regular/Wide) around 300 grams less than my beloved Montbell – or if I wanted a warmer (20F) quilt in Regular/Wide it would weigh 388 grams, still a saving of over 200 grams but with a temperature rating 10F (7C) lower. If I can get comfortable sleeping on my back again (if I ever get it better!) probably on a 4” mat such as this or this, I will buy one of these. A saving of 200 grams is not to be sneezed at, plus the added ease of getting in/out of bed which is an important factor at my age – as you will learn sooner than you think!

It is hard to believe that manufacturers have now whittled a comfy summer weight hiking bed down to under 500 grams (quilt plus mattress) ie 40F quilt (Regular/Regular) 232 grams plus Thermarest Uberlite 250 grams. Total = 482 grams. Given that you can get a shelter under 250 grams and a pack of not much more, you can now have the ‘Big Four’ at under a kilo. Stupendous!

Specs

  • Enlightened Equipment
  • Shell: 10d nylon
  • Insulation: 850fp RDS-certified DownTek water-resistant down
  • Handmade in Winona, MN

40-Degree Quilt

  • Loft: 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
  • Down fill weight, short/regular: 7.2 oz (204 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/regular: 7.87 oz (223 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/wide: 8.2 oz (232 g)
  • Down fill weight, long/wide: 8.9 oz (252 g)
  • Total weight, short/regular: 12.1 oz (343 g)
  • Total weight, regular/regular: 13.08 oz (370 g)
  • Total weight, regular/wide: 13.7 oz (388 g)
  • Total weight, long/wide: 14.7 oz (416 g)
  • Packed size: 6 x 15 in (15.2 x 38.1 cm)

30-Degree Quilt

  • Loft: 2 in (5.1 cm)
  • Down fill weight, short/regular: 9.6 oz (272 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/regular: 10.4 oz (294 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/wide: 10.5 oz (297 g)
  • Down fill weight, long/wide: 11.9 oz (337 g)
  • Total weight, short/regular: 14.7 oz (416 g)
  • Total weight, regular/regular: 15.8 oz (447 g)
  • Total weight, regular/wide: 16 oz (453 g)
  • Total weight, long/wide: 17.9 (507 g)
  • Packed size: 8 x 16 in (20.3 x 40.6 cm)

20-Degree Quilt

  • Loft: 2.5 in (6.3 cm)
  • Down fill weight, short/regular: 12.07 oz (342 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/regular: 13.09 oz (371 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/wide: 13.7 oz (388 g)
  • Down fill weight, long/wide: 14.8 oz (419 g)
  • Total weight, short/regular: 17.3 oz (490 g)
  • Total weight, regular/regular: 18.7 (530 g)
  • Total weight, regular/wide: 19.6 (555 g)
  • Total weight, long/wide: 21.1 (598 g)
  • Packed size: 8 x 16 in (20.3 x 40.6 cm)

10-Degree Quilt

  • Loft: 3 in (7.6 cm)
  • Down fill weight, short/regular: 14.4 (408 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/regular: 15.7 oz (445 g)
  • Down fill weight, regular/wide: 16.5 oz (467 g)
  • Down fill weight, long/wide: 17.8 (504 g)
  • Total weight, short/regular: 19.9 oz (564 g)
  • Total weight, regular/regular: 21.5 oz (609 g)
  • Total weight, regular/wide: 22.5 oz (637 g)
  • Total weight, long/wide: 24.2 (686 g)
  • Packed size: 9 x 16 in (22.9 x 40.6 cm)

Dimensions

  • Short/regular: 66 x 54 in (168 x 137 cm)
  • Regular/regular: 72 x 54 in (183  x 137 cm)
  • Regular/wide: 72 x 58 in (183 x 147 cm)
  • Long/wide: 78 x 58 in (198 x 147 cm)

Included

  • Silnylon stuff sack
  • 100% cotton storage bag
  • 2 elastic pad straps (removable)
  • Enlightened Equipment’s limited lifetime warranty

See: https://enlightenedequipment.com/enigma/

See Also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-quilt-for-all-seasons/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/how-light-can-a-tent-be/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/ultralight-hunting-daypack-update/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/thermarest-neoair-uberlite/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/backpacking-gear-advice/

 

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