Why You Should Switch To A Backpacking Quilt – Ask A Thru Hiker

March 12, 2019 - Comment

I am asked quite frequently about backpacking quilts and whether they are viable in the backcountry. This video will help to highlight some of the benefits of quilts while addressing some common apprehensions many people have as well. You can easily help support this channel for free! Simply click through this link anytime you shop

I am asked quite frequently about backpacking quilts and whether they are viable in the backcountry. This video will help to highlight some of the benefits of quilts while addressing some common apprehensions many people have as well.

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Sam Smith says:

Switched to a quilt 6 months ago thanks to this video. Wish you had made the video 20 years ago. The weight saving is nice, but the comfort difference is life changing. I can only sleep on my side, and to accommodate for that I usually have to carry an oversized bag for my height and weight, which is a lot of extra bulk and weight. Having a quilt just makes me want to get back in the outdoors more. In the past I've stayed away from quilts thinking you get less warmth for your money, but it's simply is not true, the opposite is actually the case. It's also much more versatile on those warmer nights making it a lot more practical for all year round. Probably the best change to my system i've ever made. Thanks !

Bonnie Vanek says:

Hi, a note about WM Alpinlite and Enlightened Rev. Not apples-to-apples comparison. Alpinlite has a different baffle config.–looks doubled-up if looking at a cross section; 19 oz down fill (850); 5" loft; EN comfort rating 25F.
Rev. quilt has 16 oz. down fill and 2.5" loft; EN rating?
WM Alpinlite is a superior quilt, thus the price—-I understand your point. I have a quilt myself–not as warm as I'd hoped (10F) from a different company. Thx, Bonnie

Straight Up Talk - Fashion & Trends says:

You saw our lazy sleeping quilt?

yakitoriPB says:

Quilts suck if you toss and turn in cold Weather. truth

I use a ZPacks classic bag. It’s only 1.5oz heavier and warmer. 20 degree bag 30 deg quilt

It’s basically a quilt with a zipper on the back.

The Outdoor Canadian says:

If the weight of the zipper is to much for you, stay at home and get a gym membership.

805gregg says:

If you buy a quilt, get a bright color, so if in the unfortunate event of a need to be rescued you have a big colorfull rescue blanket

Jean Martox says:

Thermarest the n'est!!!

Mark Schneider says:

If you have a nice sleeping bag, keep it, you don't need more stuff. If you don't have a nice bag, I agree quilts make sense. If 11 OZ matter to you, lose 3 LBS, and use lighter shoes. You'l be better off anyway.

Bike-N-Hike , Casco, Maine says:

I've been using a quilt for about 5 years. Totally agree with your perspective on quilts. Thanks for sharing, have enjoyed your videos for a while now, you taught me how to hang a food bag PCT style a few years and it's been a great method.

TPHVICTIMS says:

I’ll need a matching Dust Ruffle with the quilt.

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