Down with sleeping bags!
I bought this quilt in the spring of 2017 but delayed writing a review until I had used it in varying conditions. This was my first quilt. I HATE sleeping in a sleeping bag, so I was super excited to finally make the switch.
Note: I'm female, 5'6" and mainly backpack in the Sierras but also took the quilt to Wyoming for a week near the Tetons. I always sleep in wool baselayers for warmth and to protect the quilt from my filth.
It's pretty freaky how light this thing is compared to my equivalent 20 degree mummy bag! It seems impossibly light. And while it definitely does NOT keep me as warm as my mummy bag, it's pretty close. It took me a bit to figure out how best to use it for my needs. I always use the straps (make sure you watch a video and are using them properly) and then just adjust them as needed depending on the temps.
In colder temps, I found that snapping the top snap to secure it under my neck and then using the cinch to close it up around my neck worked WONDERS as compared to just pulling it under myself and tucking it and hoping it would stay put. That top snap plus cinching made this far more comfortable for me in colder weather.
Like at least one other person noted, I can't understand WHY they put the cinch mechanism right smack in the middle of the quilt. It's constantly in your face or ear or mouth. It should be relocated to the side or something. When it's cinched tight, it's long enough to generally stay out of your face. But when not cinched, it can be quite annoying. I'm hoping they fix that. But it's still WAY better than my mummy bag and so much more versatile.
I gave it four instead of five stars because of the fact that I don't think it's really quite a 20 degree quilt, considering my 20 degree mummy bag is warmer and shouldn't be. And also because of the annoying cinch. But it's still my favorite piece of equipment and is so much lighter.