I own quilts from a few different cottage companies. This is the only quilt I've had that the seams are coming apart. I'm gentle on my gear and this is the only one I've had this problem with. Two baffles are slowly becoming one. I have about 7 nights under this quilt. Not confident in my particular quilt for long term durability.
It's unfortunate because the quilt is made with quality materials. The stitching seems to be not as dependable as the others though. I like the customization of it.
I will continue to use the quilt but will go elsewhere for my next one.
Holy comfort Batman!
TL;DR: Great product. Worth every penny. Do check out the sizing tables and instructions before ordering.
So, not gonna lie. I wanted to hate my Enigma when it arrived. Here's a brief rundown of the quilt and I before I get to that though.
Me: 6'2'' (74"), 53" girth, 230lb, warm sleeper
Quilt: Enigma 850fp 0deg 78"L (long) by 64"W (X-Wide) 32.x ounces
Sleeping pad: Big Agnes Hinman (wide/long) R-value 5.5
Anyways, back to the hate, I had just parted with 375 of my closest friends, and waited a couple weeks. Upon getting the package containing this anticipated gift to myself, I scurried up to my apartment and yanked the puffy mass out of its packaging. I got to measuring width and length. Width matched up with my order, but the length came in around 72.5. I crawled under it, it seemed long enough, but I was furious thinking I paid this much to get shorted (pun intended). After a brief stint with customer service (you guys were great), I was educated that the seam length was actually 78", but once the fill aerates, the length shrinks a little bit.
On the fence as to wether or not I wanted to keep or exchange the quilt, I made an impromptu trip up to a local spot so I could test it out. It's been a warm winter in AZ, but it was forecasted to get down to 17F at my chosen spot, the coolest foreseeable evening until next winter.
Fast forward to go-time. I ran the quilt on top of my sleeping pad without using the pad straps. I got under the quilt with an ambient temp of approximately 40 after sitting under the stars without a fire. First thing I noticed was the heat. It quick, and glorious. There was little warm up time. Next was the comfort of the material. It was a good tactile feeling, soft, but not suffocating. I fell asleep easily. As the temperature dropped, I stayed comfortable and warm. I am a fidgety sleeper (moving frequently from back to side/fetal, and to stomach sleeping) and the quilt didn't draft unless I wanted it to, and even when it did, there were no worries about "getting warm again". I woke up in 15 degree weather, a slight frost near my mouth on the quilt (which shook right off the 10D silny material). I was cozy and happy. Not once did I think the quilt was too short.
After that one night, I am ecstatic to own this product and will happily recommend this product to anyone that cares to listen.
- Great material feel
- Excellent warmth
- Excellent design (see CONs, I have some nit-picky critiques).
- Pad strap/stretch strap buckles are great. You can't feel them even when you're sleeping on them, and they come apart at a given test weight so as to prevent rip/tears.
- The snaps near the mouth concern me regarding rips/tears. I didn't feel them while sleeping, but if I stretched or fidgeted in a way that stressed them, based on their orientation to the direction of tension, I wouldn't be surprised if a rip occurred.
Suggested Solution: Use 1 or 2 more of the flat buckles
- The flat buckles are not serviceable
- The drawstring is static line, and is not serviceable
Suggested Solution: Use a static anchor (maybe 3-5 inches) spliced to shock cord