2019 Updates

At Enlightened Equipment, we pride ourselves on being one of the front-runners in the ultralight gear community. Every day, we’re pushing the envelope of what is possible and creating products that are always getting lighter and better.

In 2018 alone, we added 7D as a fabric choice, broadened our Torrid apparel line, increased our down fill numbers to 10% overstuff, introduced the Snow Wrap, and more.

Innovation is what gets us out of bed in the morning, and we wouldn’t be satisfied if our products didn’t reflect our newest ideas and discoveries. After all, when EE started out, the only thing we made was the Revelation!

Enter the 2019 updates, reflecting a company that’s committed to building on a strong foundation and continuously improving our work so it’s the best it can be, at a price that gets more folks outside.

What’s new for 2019:

Launching a Women’s Copperfield Wind Shirt and Wind Pants: The Women’s Copperfield line will feature a women’s specific cut for a more comfortable fit through the waist and hips. The Women’s Copperfield Wind Shirt will cover the same sizing range as the Women’s Torrid APEX Jacket, and it’s cut to perfectly layer over the Torrid. The Women’s Copperfield Wind Pants will fit waists from 25 inches to 44 inches, and will be available in inseams from 26-34 inches across all waist sizes.

Updates to the Men’s Copperfield Wind Shirt and Wind Pants: The Men’s Copperfield Wind Shirt will have an updated hood toggle closure at the neck, for a more comfortable fit against the chin. Men’s Copperfield Wind Pants will have increased sizing options, with inseams from 28-36 inches across all waist sizes, which fit waists from 30-49 inches.

Updates to the Itasca and Accomplice baffle patterns: The Itasca will now have our signature U-shaped baffle, and the Accomplice will now have continuous baffles running up to the top of the quilt.

30% overstuff on all down quilts: We’re moving from our previous 10% overstuff to a 30% overstuff across the board on all our down quilts and sleeping bags. This means all our down products will have 30% more down filling than they technically need for a given temperature rating. The change to 30% overstuff is geared toward minimizing the likelihood of down migration during use.

The change is effective on custom down products purchased on or after January 2nd, 2019. For stock products, we will have most updated to 30% overstuff on January 2nd, 2019 as well, with the remaining few products updated within a couple weeks. All pricing and weights displayed on enlightenedequipment.com will be correct for the amount of down in a given item.


How do you use a sleeping quilt?1

Sleeping quilts are used as a part of a sleep system that usually includes your tent, your sleeping pad, your sleeping quilt or bag, and base layer cloths. Without each of these pieces accounted for in the conditions you expect to be sleeping in, your system may fail, and your other parts of your sleep system cannot make up for it. For example, your 0° sleeping quilt will not be able to keep you warm if your heat is lost beneath you by having an inadequate sleeping pad..

How do you attach a quilt to a sleeping pad?1

Quilts use strap systems to attach the quilt to your sleeping pad. This usually includes some combination of either flat straps, or loop straps, which loop around the pad, then attach the quilt via clips..

Is a quilt or sleeping bag warmer? 1

Both Sleeping Quilts and Bags use temperature rating to measure their level of warmth, meaning that a 20° sleeping quilt should be equally warm (when used properly) against a 20° sleeping bag. In extreme cold conditions, having your body fully encapsulated by a sleeping bag may create extra layers of failsafe for keeping out moisture and drafts.

Are quilts good for side sleepers? 1

Because of their ability to be opened and moved within more freely, quilts are generally better for side sleepers. Quilts allow you to sleep more naturally while in blanket-mode, and allow you to choose how secure/tight to your body the quilt sits on colder nights.

What’s the difference between a sleeping bag and sleeping quilt?1

Sleeping bags fully encompass the user head-to-toe, while sleeping quilts only cover the most necessary parts of the body. Sleeping quilts lack the hood of a sleeping bag, as well as the insulation underneath your body in exchange for a more highly versatile sleeping experience. Sleeping quilts can be formed as blankets, or closer to full bags, depending on the temperatures and variables the night calls for, while sleeping bags will only wrap around the user fully in the 'mummy bag' fashion.