Revelation 20 degree Quilt
My son used his new quilt for the first time in the cold last night. Temps were around 17 degrees fahrenheit. I have to say he was well pleased. We are going on a 300 mile section hike of the appalachian trail starting the last week of March. cant wait to give you a better review from there. til then I wish I had ordered the wide but i give you a SOLID 5 out of 5. thank you Grizz7490
Happy except for my cold feet
I bought a 10 degree revelation, 900 fill down, with the optional 20D stripes. I generally sleep cold, so I was hoping to use this quilt down to around 20 degrees.
I tested it in my backyard last night, with an overnight low of 16 degrees. I bundled up about as much as I would on the trail: mid-weight wool socks, long underwear under another pair of pants, synthetic t-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, thin down jacket, and a fleece hat. I was also using a Thermarest neoair x-therm pad (R value 5.7).
I had some trouble with drafts, which got better (but not perfect) when I eliminated the second strap to have more freedom tucking the edges under my body. I assume that will get better with practice. The bigger problem was that my feet never got warm. I had to wrap a small blanket around them. After taking care of that, I was warm enough to sleep well, but slightly less warm than I prefer.
As I said, I'm a fairly cold sleeper, so "warm enough to sleep" for me at only 5 degrees above the rating is actually quite good. I also have fairly chronically cold feet, so it's not alarming that this bag didn't keep them warm without extra insulation. I'm going to buy some down socks, which should take care of that problem, but I do wish the quilt came with an option of overfill in the footbox.
Overall I'm quite happy with this quilt, and I'm especially enthusiastic about its versatility. I would give 4.5 stars if I could.