Just finished by 2 weeks trip with this bag, and let me tell you it's amazing, so light, so warm, so small!
My girlfriend has choosen its christmas gift ;)
With an amazing balance of low weight and high functionality, the Revelation is the choice when you need one piece of gear that will go anywhere you do. When it’s cold simply cinch down the sides with our pad attachment system. When it’s warm, open the zippered footbox completely and use this quilt like a blanket. Choose this Revelation to meet your performance needs, without carrying any unnecessary weight. The Revelation is the most versatile quilt available and is perfect for hikers, canoeists, kayakers, climbers, and cyclists who need minimal weight while being able to adapt to any situation.
The following temperature ratings coincide to the quilt colors:
40° - 10D Forest exterior, and a 10D Black interior
20° - 10D Navy exterior, and a 10D Charcoal interior
30° - 10D Burnt Orange exterior, and a 10D Charcoal interior
10° - 10D Purple exterior, and a 10D Black interior
If you need a size, temperature, down fill, or color that isn't available here, consider ordering a custom Revelation.
20” zipper and drawstring to open or close the footbox as needed.
Pad attachment system using elastic straps and clips on each side of the quilt to keep you securely on your pad. This also gives you the ability to cinch down the sides on those cold nights for added warmth.
Snap and drawstring neck closer fits securely around your shoulders to fine-tune draft control.
U shaped baffles keep the down where you need it - all night long.
Half taper design to minimize weight while reflecting the natural shape of the human body.
Ethically sourced down from an RDS certified supplier that verifies that none of the down in the supply chain is acquired through live plucking or forced-feeding.
850 Zero PFC DownTek treated down which helps the down resist moisture longer and dry out quicker if it does get wet.
10D fabric made of a customized, lightweight, and durable nylon that offers breathability and comfort.
Shell made in China. Filled and finished in Winona, Minnesota.
Silnylon Stuff Sack (.3oz-.8oz)
Elastic Straps x2 (0.4oz each - One Straight, One Loop)
Just finished by 2 weeks trip with this bag, and let me tell you it's amazing, so light, so warm, so small!
My girlfriend has choosen its christmas gift ;)
I first tried the 10F quilt sleeping out under a tarp in about -3 C (27F). I am used to other companies exaggerating their temperature claims, so I fastened all the clips and closed the footbox to make sure I was warm.... and I was instantly roasting! Thankfully a I could adapt it to the "warmer" conditions by loosening the fit using the clips. Since then, I have used in in a cabin in below-freezing temperatures (not as cold as sleeping outside) and it was adaptable to that situation also. I love the versatility, low weight and warmth of this quilt. I don't consider myself a "warm" sleeper for a guy, but I have no doubt this will meet or exceed it's temperature rating for me.
Just finished a 2 night ladies trip where sleep was imperative. We were paddling WW inflatable kayaks on 25 miles of the Colorado river with fierce headwinds both days. Lower water made the river slow and our only reprieve was the occasional riffle, narrow (read: faster) channel or rapid. You can imagine my grateful relief each night when I had the most amazing sleep I've ever had in a tent. How have I never tried a quilt before? I paired my quilt with a Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated pad (the long and wide size) and for the first time I could sleep in the same position that I do at home. I also got a longer quilt size because when it's really cold I love being able to pull the quilt over my head. I switched to a quilt to reduce my sleep system weight for backpacking and in hopes it would work better for me. I dropped a full pound off my pack weight with this system so when my gear is on my back and not in a kayak it will really help keep me out doing fun trips with my friends as I get older. I've always thought quilts were for hammock sleepers or only for warm weather. So happy to be wrong...... :)
Work very well on recent 10 day elk hunt in the backcountry. I ordered the long and wide. Wish I had the extra wide to tuck edges as the temps dropped below freezing at nights. I'm 6 ft. 220 pounds with broad shoulders so when sleeping on side was not able to tuck both sides. Will not leave home with out it!
I took my Revelation 20 out for my first 2 nights last week and I have to say that I just love a quilt in general and the Revelation specifically. I had the 2 best nights of sleep I have ever had in any tent as I slept a solid 6 hours straight. My usual is waking up every couple of hours. I know it is directly related to the Revelation allowing me to move around all night unrestricted as I'm an active sleeper. It was only about 40 deg F for a low and I was definitely very warm with a 20 deg F quilt, but it was super easy to "just throw the covers off" and let out heat. The Revelation performed wonderfully and I also love how light and packable it is. Selling the mummy bag for good now!!!
Duties/Customs on my EE Revelation +10 were $150!!!!!!!!
This is more of a public service announcement to any fellow Canadians considering purchasing a quilt AND not any reflection on EE or their gear - they have been great to work with so far.
I haven't actually received my quilt yet, but just received a message from DHL, the shipping company, that I owed $150 in taxes/duties. This is insane given the quilt cost $400. This is an increase in cost of 37.5%!!
Had I known this in advance, I would have not made my purchase, or made arrangements for it to be sent to a contact in the US and then mailed as a gift, as the quilt will be great I am sure but hard to justify a $550 quilt.
Again, I want to STRESS that this has nothing to do with EE but simply a drawback to the current NAFTA situation and living in Canada.
If you're Canadian and ordering - be prepared to spend about 40% for the product.
I'm just praying this quilt is AMAZING as it is now my most expensive piece of gear.....
Broke Camper Cam
Recently took the Revelation 10F on a 9 day hike of the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia. This was my first experience with a quilt. I sleep cold so ordered the 10F after reading advice on the website and other reviews. The overnight lows ranged from just below 0C up to 12C. While a quilt may take a little more work to set up than a sleeping bag, I was able to adjust the quilt in response to the temperature differences at night and sleep comfortably in just boxer shorts and a t-shirt. Also great to be carrying less weight. Loved it! Will definitely look at purchasing a lower temperature rated quilt for hikes in warmer weather.
This is my first quilt and my first venture into the ultralight world. What a difference it makes! Along with my new pack (GG Crown 2 38) and staying in shelter to leave the tent behind, I cut my base weight down to almost nothing. I bought the 20 degree bag since I'm going to carry it for emergencies on winter day hikes. Since it was only expected to drop into the 50s when I used it for the first time, I didn't tighten the straps. Sleeping in log underwear, I was warm but not sweating. On a cold night, I would definitely needs to pull the straps tight and wear a hat. Great product!
Got the 20F off the shelf Revelation. It's my first quilt.
- Well built, nice materials
- Fast shipping
- Nice for warmer nights as you can move around more freely
- Temp rating. I got very cold in 35F weather even after putting on a puffy and wind pants during the night (over the thermal layer + darn tough socks I was already wearing)
- It's annoying to have to wake up to tuck the quilt back under yourself every time you move
- The flat strap buckle opens by itself several times a night. The mattress strap did not. Maybe something wrong with the buckles?
In researching the equipment I would use for my 2017 AT Hike I looked at multiple quilts, bags... the key drivers for me were quality, options and customer experiences. I was not disappointed. I used in addition to the quilt the cover for my pad which worked well with the optional straps. Everything worked beyond my expectations.. no issues for the entire trip.
Just get it. It's pretty sweet. These guys even answer the phone. Thanks EE. You earned a loyal customer and an ambassador thats not on payroll. Eyeballing the +30 now for next season change. Peace
This was my first time using a sleeping quilt. I selected the Revelation rated to 20 degrees and used it on nights that probably got down to about 40-50 degrees. It worked great! I was warm but not hot and it stayed in place. It was also nice and light to carry.
I sprawl when I sleep so I have never been too comfortable in mummy bags. This quilt is a game changer. I got the wide version for only a small weight penalty and paired with a therm a rest neo air, my sleep has improved dramatically. The 30 degree bag is plenty warm for 3 seasons even without wearing extra layers. Cannot recommend highly enough. You won't regret buying it.
Have had this quilt for a month now, slept in for prolly 20 nights, from California high Sierras, to Montana mid-mountains to a bike tour in Quebec. Saved a few bucks buying it on a 4th of July sale.
I LOVE the quilt idea--I've used my Feather Friends 20 degree sleeping bag as an XXwide quilt for 25 years, almost never sleeping in it zipped up, just spreading it over me. This EE quilt trims that idea down to perfection.
I'm 6'2", bought a 40 degree, long, wide, and consider it the perfect size and weight* for a summer quilt.
On 40 degree nights in the Sierras I had to put on my puffy coat, then slept fine. I'd be apprehensive to use it in temps near freezing (but it should make a toasty innerquilt for my older 'quilt').
*My 5' 4" wife bought the medium/wide 30 degree version--and if I were to buy a new 'summer' quilt for myself again, I'd probably get a 30 degree version as well, just so I could expect it to last for a decade, a be a bit warmer on chilly high-mountain nights. My 40 degree quilt felt like just barely enough--and I worry that in a year or two it'll feel too thin. The weight/packed size difference between our two quilts is negligible.
Overall: excellent quality, and wonderfully light. Plus, fast shipping, great service, etc.
I have the invoice in front of me. I live in British Columbia. PST and GST charged, a transaction fee and a processing fee. There is a specific line item that says "Duty" with a value of $0.00.
Pretty standard for crossing the border.
I got a custom Revelation first, then ordered off-the-shelf for my wife as she needed hers in a hurry for a multi-night hike, and she really wanted to take one.
The custom quilt is great, I am sure the second one will be fine, and even Amazon looked at the shipping times and went "Damn!"
I'm in Canada, and when I got my custom version, I did not get extra duty at the border, but I DID get a customs brokerage fee (pretty standard) and Cdn taxes. Will update if it's any different this time.
I thought this was a made in USA item, but it crossed the border as "Made in China", and cost me an extra $60 in duties in addition to taxes and shipping charges. Canadian purchasers beware!
I bought this quilt on the advice of my daughter and I was delighted. It is very compact and lightweight, very soft and very adaptable to hot or cool summer nights. I can not wait to see if it will keep me warm in coldest weather.
Unfortunately , the loop elastic strap unstitched during our second night in the woods. Easy to repair, but....
However, this is a good product that I recommend.
I bought this quilt in January and have used it over the past six months in the mountains of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, trying to find small, clear water for flyfishing. Several comments concerning both the product and the service.
First, the quality and craftsmanship of the quilt is excellent. Absolutely no complaints. Second, it packs extremely light and small and is a huge improvement over what I was using previously. Third, the responses I received from EE staff was quick and by and large accurate, but I think I should have received some better advice on the length of the bag because I think the Regular length is short for me (5'10"). If you want the quilt to get up to your ears or even over your head, you will want something longer -- especially if you tighten the straps in the foot-box. I am a side sleeper so I got the wide version and it is just right (175 lbs). I also should have received some better advice on the weather-resistant stripes, but you could argue I should have known better and it isn't EE staff's problem I didn't know what I should buy for the tent I have. Fourth, I bought a 20 degree and if you have any tendency of being a cold sleeper, this is not nearly enough for temps in near, at or below freezing. I have gotten awfully cold on a few nights, even with a puffy to act as an extra layer. The down shifts easily in the bag as well, so you really have to focus on approaches to stay warm. I think I should have received some better advice on that.
I have written EE staff on the pluses and minuses of my purchase and never received a response. I am going to assume that is because they are busy.
All in all, I will have to experiment with the quilt to make it functional for my specific needs. I do not regret the purchase because as far as I am concerned its one of the best quilts on the market. But I do think I could have received a little more attentive customer service. My suggestion if you decide to buy the quilt is you better know what you want and need prior to your purchase, because you are very much on your own.
All that said, I am thinking hard about purchasing a new quilt for colder environments, and really can't imagine going to another company right now. So I am a fan of EE in spite of the several flaws mentioned above.
Like many, I grew up using a sleeping bag and was a bit hesitant to try out this whole quilt thing (especially considering I'm a cold sleeper). After using this quilt on a 5-day bikepacking trip along the north shore in MN, I have to say all my concerns were completely quelled. This thing is phenomenal! On humid, muggy nights I could unzip the quilt so that I didn't get too sweaty or hot, and on the evening that we camped in Grand Marais, right on the shore of Lake Superior I zipped it up and was snug as a bug in 40 degree temps. On top of that, this quilt compresses super small which is really important for bikepacking. Seems like a well-made piece of high-quality gear! Definitely recommend!
This was my first quilt and it likely won't be my last. On a whim, convinced by a fellow backpacker selecting this bag, I made a last minute change and bought this bag for my JMT thru-hike. The quilt performed beautifully - warm nights I left it open and it was just enough - cold nights, I cinched it up and was toasty warm. All of this came with a reduction of nearly a pound from the bag I had planned to use. I would recommend this quilt without reservation!
I'm a side sleeper and tend to toss and turn. I bought the wide version and have been using it with my Thermarest Neoair. The combination is super light and pure luxury. Sleeping with the quilt allows you to easily adjust to varying temps throughout the night and remain comfortably warm. I used it with a silk/cotton liner on a 2-month bike tour and never slept better.
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.
I purchased the long/wide version of this before going on a two-week camping trip in Iceland during early June. Used it in temps between ~3 and 16 C (or ~37-60 F), very windy and rainy some nights, with an insulated sleeping pad (sea to summit comfort plus). Have never slept better than with this pad/ bag setup, even with the 24 hours of sunlight and loud bird chirping in Iceland; seriously, my bed at home feels like a downgrade now. I wore a fleece buff (some nights) and light base layer to keep my skin from touching the material and getting it too oily/ sweaty but could have easily gone naked and been comfortable. Most of the time I used it in quilt mode, let the edges hang off the pad onto the floor of the tent, this is super luxurious with the long/wide version and I felt I could roll around and stretch as much as I wanted to without losing coverage (I'm 6' 2", thin) and that I could cover my head with the quilt if I really needed to. On warm nights, I left a limb or two off the pad or left part of me uncovered. I did use it in fully/ partially zipped mode on a few colder nights, no straps, mostly just to try it out, but found this to be too warm for me at the temps I used it at. Very adaptable piece of equipment, super light (sometimes it felt like nothing was on top of me, just warmth!), and packs down really nicely into the bottom of a backpack. Only downsides were the slightly offensive down smell (which went away or I got used to after a couple of nights), and the sticky feeling of the nylon if you get sweaty, which happened when I buttoned/ zipped it up fully. Overall, I'm so, so happy with the purchase; it's a big upgrade from the cheap, bulky rectangular synthetic bag I used previously. It looks very nice too! Can't wait to use it again, I want to try it in freezing temps.
I decided to switch to quilt after numerous reviews comparing quilt vs standard sleeping bags
and ordered the Revelation 850DT 20°F just before going on the Skye Trail (Scotland's hebrides)
At first, when I received it I was impressed by how light it felt and needed to check it was really graded for 20°F
On the isle of Skye the temperatures were not very low end of May but I purchased this model with later treks in mind (Lapland, Iceland)
Very easy to fit on my mattress, I used a SeaToSummit Ultralight Insulated mattress, with an R = 2.5
I was sleeping directly on the mattress and didn't feel the cold from the ground (not like I did last year with a R=0.5 mattress, in Scotland and same period)
The only time I felt some cold was when the wind was blowing directly from the tent window behind my head.
Appart from that I felt very warm, even too hot in some nights and my skin was a bit sticky.
I came to the conclusion I may need a basic liner just to prevent the sweat against the mattress/quilt.
I would recommend buying this product. It's extremely light, yet keeps you plenty warm. The straps fit around my Therm-a-rest Neoair allowing me to tighten the quilt to my pad to avoid drafts. The only issue is the snaps/buttons on the quilt. I don't know what they're for, but you have to be very delicate unsnapping them. I plucked one off the first trip I took it on. It was my own fault for being a brute, but unfortunate they're so easily broken.
This thing is light, compressible, intuitive and warm. My favorite piece of gear. The included pad straps complete the pad by making it easy to vent or sinch down.
This is my first quilt and I could not be happier with my purchase. Just used it on an overnight backpacking trip. It is half the weight of my sleeping bag and I had a great sleep.
I used the quilt for the first time this past weekend in the UP of Michigan, Pictured Rocks. The weather dropped to low 30's and I was nice and toasty sleeping at night, this quilt and a lightweight liner were all I needed. It's the first time I haven't shivered at these temperatures. Great loft, warmth, compression, weight, and I couldn't be happier with the purchase.
Great quality/workmanship, system for closing it around you and keeping it in place, sizing (I'm a 5'10" female 140 lbs and the regular/regular works great), but I was not warm enough on 6 out of 8 nights on Section F of the PCT in April, even with nice long johns top and bottom. Temps stayed in the 40's and 50's at night and I never thought I was a cold sleeper. Had to use a mylar emergency blanket inside the quilt AND all my clothes to survive. Thankfully it never got colder. Still think this delightfully light quilt will be fine later in the season...I sure hope!
Took my quilt out for backpacking 2 weekends ago. I do not like sleeping in a mummy bag and so I loved it. I did not use the straps it came with. It should have helped as it got cold in the early morning. I grabbed and wore my fleece instead of searching for the straps! I used a new thermarest pad underneath. The only complaint I have is the odor in the tent. I was not sure whether it is from the pad or the quilt at first. Later, once home I confirmed it was from the quilt. I aired it out & hope it goes away ! Other than that the quilt really helped with my sleeping style.
I 've been backpacking for decades and have a collection of high-end down sleeping bags, most from Western Mountaineering and Marmot. I have synthetic bags as well.
When I decided to add a quilt, it was for these reasons: weight savings where possible, and to avoid the issues with zippers I've encountered especially with my Marmot bags. The design of WM bags has mitigated most of these, but I wanted to experience being able to move during the evenings without considering where the zipper was positioned and was curious about the temperature ratings of quilts.
My +20F quilt has the warmth of a Marmot +30F Hydrogen bag in my estimation- still impressive given its very low weight and compact form. I find it liberating to forget about zippers at night... but I will still rely on my sleeping bags if temps are expected to be subfreezing in most situations.
I'm certainly happy with the Revelation quilt, recognizing its temp range for my trips. I would recommend considering one rated to at least 10 F below what you expect to encounter unless you have other options.
I HATE mummy bags. I'm a side sleeper and for whatever reason have a difficult time sleeping when backpacking. I read about these quilts and Finally bit the bullet and got one. Paired up with a Nemo tensor extra wide version. I'm 6' about 170 and I got the wide version of the quilt also and they go perfect together. Slept in shorts and a t-shirt and was comfortable down to about 40 degrees, started to feel a little cold but I also was just using it as a blanket basically, didn't have it tucked and wasn't wearing any layers. It packs down so small, and just great all around. If I ever had to buy another I would, but I'm hoping it lasts forever.
I came to the conclusion years ago that I needed a quilt because of how I sleep (just can't stand a mummy sack) so was pleased to find this quilt at such a good price point! Used it for the first time on the AT hiking the 41 miles from Harpers Ferry to PenMar over three days in early April. Took some fidgeting to figure out how the straps work - try them out at home first - but once figured out, it's easy to assemble with mat. Love that the foot box can open up to keep feet cooler when it's warmer. Had one very cold (30 deg) and windy (30 mph with 45 mph gusts) night in an open shelter - the bag kept me warm! Unlike a mummy bag where the air gets stale if you put your head in the bag, I was able to tuck all under the quilt, so there's a little more ventilation, even if you've tucked the quilt securely under your pad. I liked this. And there's a string at the top - it came in really handy in pulling the bag taught when it was cold. All in all, loved the bag - can't go wrong with 20 ounces for 20 degrees!
Would buy again!
First night I used it in my OR bivy on my thermarest pro sleeping pad during a rain storm. The bivy began to saturate & leak but no worries! The quilt retained its loft! Very happy of that fact.
I’ve used it in 40*f & exactly 25*f . . I used the same set up previously discribed but with puffy pants & jacket. I was extremely warm! Also had a full meal before falling asleep.
Coming from a comfortable but heavy synthetic 15° Big Agnes bag, the difference is amazing. My long wide Revelation 20 is more comfortable, packs smaller, weighs 2 lbs less, and honestly feels warmer, at least in the 20something temps I've used it in. I'm sold and am saving up my pennies for an Accomplice to take on the hikes when my wife comes along.
Awesome!...I'm 5'10...190lbs...sleep on my back and side...I ordered a reg/ wide and it works great..have had this quilt down to around 21 or so degrees at night and stayed warm..I would recommend it to everyone!
I just got my quilt and haven't had an oppertunity to use it. I am however impressed with the weight and have many trips planned with it. I personally had a hard time sizing it, though recieved great help from customer service. When I was reading reviews most said what size quilt they got but little other information like their body type or girth. I'm 5'11". I have an athletic build, bigger, chest, back and shoulders. I weight around 205'ish pounds My girth measurement was right around the 58 mark. I ordered the long wide and it fitst perfectly. Plenty of room to cover my had and move around. I honestly think a regular regular would have fit, but i'm an active stomach sleeper and whats an additional ounce or two when my other bag was 3 pounds.
This is my first quilt and I found it amazing. I brought it in recent winter camping trips. The Revelation 20 is accurately rated when properly used with a well insulated sleeping pad. It kept me warm on 20 degrees with no draft while I am cold-sleeping, kind of turner-type, and was just wearing merino base-layers. I love it!
Great lightweight quilt that packs down well and keeps you warm. Very impressed with quality of this quilt. As with all quilts, the footbox doesn't completely cinch but easy to stuff something in the small hole if needed. Would HIGHLY recommend this quilt to any lightweight backpacker. I actually use this as a comforter while on my couch that is how great it feels.
I bought 2 quilts last year. One for me and one for my wife. She has an accurate understanding of her size, and she is slim. I, on the other hand, only perceive myself to be slim. When I called Tyler to complain about how cold I was he let me know that wide people who think they are slim are destined to be cold. He kindly let me exchange for my actual size. I have been warm ever since.
And... anticipating a PCT thru hike with my family (wife and 4 children) I have gone back to the well. They all are in quilts. After a two night learning curve they all love the quilts.
I bought this top quilt to replace my down sleeping bad. I'm glad I did. It packs so much better along with my Enlightened bottom quilt. The top quilt is a 20 degree and it's been down to 26 so far with no issues. At first it thought I should have ordered the wider one but I've gotten used to the one I got.
Once I figured out how to use it correctly with my sleeping pad to close up all the holes, this bag has been amazing. Very warm for my 2 week trip in mid 20's to 40's weather. I love the fact that you can unfold it for use as flat blanket and how much it compresses. High recommended.
Great product, made with top quality materials.
Definatly a must have in your next outdoor adventure.
I learned of this quilt from Darwin on the trail. I had a mummy bag from another company that I just couldn't get a good nights sleep in. As a side sleeper the Revelation is the right fit for me! I sleep great when I'm in the backcountry now.
No more nights spent feeling like I'm sausage meat being stuffed into my overly constricting mummy bag. No more waking up to find my shorts twisted around me 3 times giving me a wedgy in every conceivable crevice. Combined with a thermal pad, the Revelation is the most comfortable nights sleep I have ever had backpacking. I was thrilled with this piece of gear. Warm at around freezing, my 20 degree bag could definitely handle lower temps with ease. It doesn't let in drafts, it wraps around you effortlessly (even when you move a lot - which I do as a restless side sleeper) and the footbox/no footbox option is a dream for customizing your warmth. 5 stars all day. Get one.
I bought the 20 degree revelation in preparation for the CT next year and the AT in 2020. The weather in Colorado has made a turn for the cold night and I thought it was time to put it through its paces. So far I have taken it down to 18 degrees while cowboy camping near Longs Peek and later Mt. Evans, and I must say that this hasn't let me down yet. I am 5'9 200lb with a very wide chest and the wide width works perfectly. I wonder if I could have gone with the short, but saving 1oz wasn't worth it in the long run. Overall this is extremely light, very packable, and will keep you warm down to 20 with light layers. 100% approved!
I needed a sleeping bag for a trip I was taking but after hearing about quilts I thought they sounded like a better idea. I used this as soon as I bought it on a 4 night camping trip in northern Minnesota. Our campsite in Silver Bay was on a bluff right next to Lake Superior which made the mornings and nights very windy and cold. This quilt kept me warm and its way more comfortable than any sleeping bag I have ever used. I used to get too hot and uncomfortable in sleeping bags but this is so much better. Its much easier to pack too. This quilt will be your favorite piece of camping gear.
First off, not an expert. I don't like bags because I flip flop and never sleep on my back. So the idea of a Quilt excited me. Took the Revelation out this past week, 4 nights in Central Wyoming. Temps were high 20's to 40's at night. Never got cold! Never got hot! Everything was just right. I used one strap and left the foot box open a bit. My buddies couldn't get it, until I popped off my rain fly and did a demo, they were very impressed. Love this product!!
Finally got to use it... it's light and very comfortable. The straps and bands to attach the quilt to the mattress work really well and the quilt stayed on me for the whole night although I'm moving a lot. Temperature-wise, it was less than 5C (40F) during the night and I tried to go bottom-less but it was probably too optimistic. I had to put my pants and nano-air back in the middle of the night and everything went fine. Next time, I'll try to fit the quilt a little tighter as I had it very loose. Overall, I'm super happy with this purchase and look forward to using it more...
I just spent three weeks section hiking the PCT in the Sierras (basically the JMT) and was so glad I had the Revelation quilt! It was great. I will never go back to a traditional mummy bag. It was so nice to have such a lightweight bag that kept me really warm and gave me some more leg room. Our coldest night was 30 degrees and I stayed toasted warm with just a light pair of thermals and socks, on a NeoAir Xlite, and I don't consider myself someone who runs hot. I am a tummy sleeper so it was nice to not have to deal with the "hood" of a mummy bag, I just cozied right down under the Revelation like a blanket. Perfect!
I am 5'6", 140 lbs and the regular/regular was an adequate size. Even though I am a tummy sleeper, I think the long version would be overkill. The only teeny complaint I have is about the placement of the drawcord slider on the top edge. I didn't ever feel the need to cinch up the top of the bag and don't think I will, still nice to have BUT I really didn't like the plastic slider being right in the middle of the top edge - I felt like it was always in my eye/cheek/ear when bundled up around my neck/head. I ended up twirling it around a safety pin and pinning it down. I started out using the straps but found I preferred to just use it like a blanket and tuck it around myself if I got cold.
I have been raving about this bag to all my friends. I know I have convinced at least a couple of them to give your quilts a go!
My wife and I took these quilts out for several nights in late August at 4,500 altitude in the Pacific Northwest; this was our first experience with down quilts. Overall, our impressions are that the materials and workmanship are excellent. As a side sleeper who tosses and turns a fair amount, I noted that this quilt is a LOT more comfortable than the mummy bags that I used for 45 years - it allows you to stretch out a bit, yet it seems to form a nice, warm seal around the sleeper. The fabric is feather-light, soft and breathes really well. Our nighttime temps were unseasonably warm at 60 degrees or higher. So, I won't form a final impression on this quilt until I get the chance to use it at 30 degrees F. or colder. That test will have to wait.
This was my first step into a UL quilt and I was worried how it would fit. I am 6'2", weighed 185, shoulders 39, waist 34. The regular/regular fit me fine, in fact I could pretty much close it completely around myself. The drawstring at the top snugged the top of the bag right up at my chin and the 20 - 40 degree hoodlum completed the outfit (on nights it was cold enough). I used this quilt on a JMT hike that I just completed and even though it got down to freezing at Muir Pass, I slept warm. I am completely satisfied and would recommend this to a friend.
I recently used the Revelation 20 degree on a trip in the High Sierra’s. It was my first experience with a quilt vs a traditional sleeping bag and I loved it. I used a separate e-vent dry bag for my entire sleep system including the EE quilt which packed down super small. The quilt kept me PLENTY warm even during the coldest nights which were in the mid 30s. During the warmer nights it was easy to regulate the heat - MUCH easier/better than a traditional bag. I would highly recommend the product and in my limited experience with the company they have been great to work with.
I bought this quilt for a trip to the Wind River Range in late August. It was on the shelf and ready to go, and it was on my doorstep 3 business days after I ordered it. Low temps were expected to be in the low to mid 40's. On the nights that the temps did stay in the 40's I was toasty warm and way more comfortable than I ever was in a sleeping bag. On the cooler windier nights (one morning I had ice on the walls of my tent) I did get a little chilled, but I never felt like I was going to freeze to death. I did not use the straps, so a little tuck here and there and I was warmed back up and comfy again. I would say the comfort limit of this particular quilt is about 35 for me, I tend to be a warm sleeper. Your results may differ if you are a cool sleeper. Overall, the quilt is very well made, super light and very comfortable.
The best bag I have had to date.
Warm, comfy, tough, supremely packable. Just what you're looking for if you're looking for a 20 degree quilt. I got mine extra wide so I'd be sure to have enough to pack around me but I needn't have. Plenty roomy. Wonderful service.
So it was down to the katabatic gear palisade 30 and the enlightened equipment revelation. I backpack quite a bit, in fact alot in the Utah parks and mountains. My first experience with this quilt was that in 40's it held up as far as heat. I'm not sure this quilt will make 20's comfortably we will see, but like any quilt you've got to test this thing. I will be back for further review. Customer service is excellent, except the one time Tyler told me he'd send a return label and I never heard from him again, however follow up calls to Jacob ended well as we found I had the correct quilt as ordered.
Iv used this quilt down to its temp rating and below. You need a good ground pad at 20 degrees, but the quilt is cozy when cinched down around your pad with the provided straps.
I like the quilt so much I picked up and under quilt for summer hammock backpacking and got a quilt for the wife and kids. All different temp ratings of course so I can use them when I'm solo.
I am sorry but this bag is not adequate for temperatures below 40 degrees F. I had on wool socks, wool leggings, mid weight wool top and a down hoodlum, the temperature was 33degrees at 6 am and I was shivering cold. I have a thermorest nemo pad and MSR hubba 1 and footprint. I have buyers remorse!
I was searching for an ultralight bag that was warm enough to withstand spring/fall western mountain nights and this was perfect! The quilt utility of it is fantastic too! It does leak a little bit of feathers, so I'll be curious about its longevity, but so far so good.
Positively love the bag! Very versatile, very warm, and so very light!!!
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