A great quilt for all occasions
Every couple has their own sleeping habits. Some sleep in different beds because one of them kicks. Others clutch each other in an embrace the whole night. And still other are somewhere in between. The Accomplice is perfect for every couple.
The specs are all up on top of the page, but suffice it to say the Accomplice checks all the ultra-light boxes. Super light weight and compactable, it's perfect for backpacking, whether for a weekend or a thru-hike. It's also incredibly versatile. The design allows for hot sleepers (me) to stick a leg out on warm nights, while not disturbing their partner. I was surprised at how little movement was translated when my partner shifted around at night; it was almost as though we were in our own separate bags.
But we definitely weren't, and that's the biggest advantage of the Accomplice. My partner and I are self-professed "snuggle bugs," and the Accomplice satisfies our cuddling inclinations. I talked about hot nights already, but the Accomplice can be just as valuable when camping at the lower end of its temperature range. We camped on the north shore of Lake Superior in October and, unexpectedly (expectedly?), there was a cold snap. Got down to around 15 degrees Fahrenheit that night. We were definitely cold, but it wasn't the quilt that betrayed us: it was our sleeping pads. All through the night, anything that the quilt was touching was toasty warm, and anything the pad was touching was an icicle. Truly, the Accomplice showed its muscle that night. However, for any temperatures much colder than that, I'd definitely suggest a sleeping bag. Sometimes the unparalleled snugness of a mummy bag is indispensable.
As I finish up the review, I will supply one caveat. If you get the Accomplice, I would suggest purchasing a couple more Accomplice Pad Straps. It's been discussed in other spaces, but the downfall of many an Accomplice user is the dreaded "gap." If you and your partner are using two separate sleeping pads, and one of you is a sleeper who tosses and turns quite a bit, the sleeping pads can get pushed apart leaving a "gap" with no ground insulation. Trust me, it makes for a cold night (see above). This being said, purchasing a couple extra straps will definitely do the trick. Otherwise, investing in a double-wide sleeping pad is a sure-fired way to solve the "gap" problem.
Tiny critique aside, the Accomplice is an excellent choice for couples who want to snuggle up on the trail at night, or even enjoy a nice front country excursion complete with warm fires and s'mores. I'm so happy we bought it. It revolutionized the way we think about our nights in the woods.