Launch Week Day 6: Quilt From enLIGHTened Equip

*** Scroll to the bottom to enter the enLIGHTened Equipment Enigma Quilt giveaway***

Enlightened Equipment Revelation - - WebHere are our top 5 reasons to switch from a sleeping bag to a quilt:

1) It’s lighter weight and more compact to carry

2) If you’re too cold, it’s easy cinch the quilt’s straps tight around your sleeping pad. If you’re too hot, it’s easy to let in air

3) For those who toss and turn in their sleep quilts don’t get twisted up around you

4) If you want to snuggle up with your significant other – whether for romantic or weight-saving reasons – you can lay it out flat over both of you

5) It makes breastfeeding while camping so much easier!

Here are our top 5 reasons to buy an enLIGHTened Equipment quilt: 

1) They’re made by hand in Minnesota

2) The company is all about building them custom, so you can get EXACTLY what you need and want

3) The quality is impeccable

4) They’re incredibly affordable with pricing in the vicinity of $200 to $300. They also have great children’s quilts starting at $90.

5) The company’s founder, Tim Marshall, is a down-to-earth husband and dad with two kids

To learn more, read Garage Grown Gear’s full review of enLIGHTened Equipment quilts.

To get to know Founder Tim Marshall, check out our guest post we wrote for Tales of a Mountain Mama about individuals who balance owning outdoor gear companies with being parents.

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Today, we’re giving away a TWO Enigma Quilts from enLIGHTened Equipment. They are the:

  • Enigma – 30 degree, 750 fill, regular, regular, color olive
  • Enigma – 40 degree, 850 fill, long, regular, color charcoal

Use the  widget below to enter. After entering your e-mail address, there are several opportunities for bonus entries, including sharing with us your thoughts on a quilts versus a sleeping bag.

Don’t forget to check out the other great giveaways currently open:


And come back tomorrow to enter our last giveaway for the week:

***Also, all week long we’re offering a 30% discount on USA Made Farm to Feet socks to all who sign up for our newsletter. You’ll find the promo code on the Thank You screen. Read our review of Farm to Feet socks to find out how the company meticulously sources its wool and why they have quickly become our go to socks***

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63 Comments on "Launch Week Day 6: Quilt From enLIGHTened Equip"

  1. Sleeping bags are coffins. Quilts are the way to go!

  2. Interested in giving a quilt a try as part of my ultralight sleep system!

  3. Laura kidman | March 22, 2014 at 8:58 am | Reply

    Would love to try one. Have been a lifetime camper and have always used bags- remember putting wool blanket on top of them as a kid when it was really cold. Quilt sounds so much easier and less scratchy! 🙂

  4. i’ve rocked a quilt for bicycle tours for years – and they rock. you can always supplement them with down coats, thick socks etc

  5. A quilt that’s compact, down-filled and compact. Can’t complain there!

  6. With the Appalachian mountains so close, I’d love to get into camping with a quilt and hammock. Sleeping bags would be too confining in a hammock and not allow for the proper range of motion. This awesome quilt would put me one step closer!

  7. I love the versatility of this quilt vs. a sleeping bag!

  8. Hate feeling trapped in a mummy bag.

  9. Tim is probably the best person in the world to buy a quilt from. You won’t believe the quality that goes into their quilts, and how much more affordable they are than other brands.

  10. i love quilts!!!

  11. I’ve been bringing my queen sized down comforter camping with me for the last 4 years, since the birth of my first child, because it was so much easier to keep her warm that way! I’ve never used a true ‘camping quilt” but i would love love love to try!!! Now that I have two munchkins, the quilt makes more sense than ever. We’ve tried pint-sized sleeping bags and they are definitely not meant for tossing/turning toddlers. This quilt idea is really intriguing!

  12. Tried an enlightened equipment quilt for my cycle trip between London and Rome last summer… weighs nothing and kept me so warm. Probably my favourite bit of kit ever

  13. I haven’t tried a quilt instead of a sleeping bag. I’d love to try one because it would pack a lot smaller than the synthetic bag that I use.

  14. For me, quilts are not only lighter and more compact, a real plus, they have a greater temperature range and my feel don’t get as hot.

  15. Cathy Scholtens | March 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Reply

    I would LOVE to try one of these! These old bones need extra loving at the end of a day of backpacking!

  16. Becky Howard | March 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Reply

    Who wouldn’t love one of these! Sounds much better than my mummy strangle bag!

  17. I’ve always used a sleeping bag. I’d like to try a quilt. It seems like I would be able to turn in it more easily.

  18. I would love to try one! Sleeping bags are too claustrophobic. These look super comfy and lightweight, too!

  19. Kristin Dobbs | March 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Reply

    These quilts look awesome!

  20. Zachary Schindler | March 22, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Reply

    Never tried a quilt but I would love too. I feel restrained in my mummy bag!

  21. James Harris | March 23, 2014 at 6:54 am | Reply

    Best quilts out there. Would never go back to a bag.

  22. No, I haven’t used a quilt instead of a sleeping bag because I never wanted to get the quilt dirty.

  23. I haven’t, but I like the idea. I love quilts. It seems like a quilt would be warmer and more comfortable.

  24. Denise Anderson | March 23, 2014 at 8:54 am | Reply

    I would like to try-sleeping bags are noisy!!

  25. I haven’t tried one but this seems right up my alley. I usually take a sheet to cover my sleeping pad and unzip the sleeping bag so that it is essentially a quilt. Its too restricting. I can’t wait to try on out.

  26. Yep, I own a few quilts and love them. I currently have 2 EE quilts (among others), and had a third from EE, but sold it because it was a little short for me… However, I have really been intrigued by his Enigma quilts and have recommended them in particular to a number of folks…

  27. Last night I used an Enlightened Equipment Prodigy 30F synthetic quilt on top of my 20F down bag to both add insulation and keep condensation from compromising the down. In 4F temps at 10,000ft the combination kept me warm and dry despite significant condensation on the inside of my 4 season tent.

  28. It’s just too hot too often here in S California for something that can’t vent well.

  29. I love my sleeping quilt. My favorite thing about them is how it feels just like my bed at home instead of restrictive like a sleeping bag. I also love the reduction in weight!!

  30. I have never tried a quilt while backpacking but would love to try it out! My mummy is so confining!

  31. I would like to try one and I’m sure that in warm weather a quilt works great, but in cold weather I’m affraid of drafts.

  32. Robin French | March 24, 2014 at 5:32 am | Reply

    I am a restless sleeper who wants to reduce my base weight. An EE quilt would be ideal!

  33. How about the spoon, do we get a shot at the spoon too? 😀 Awesome quilts whoever wins is a lucky camper.

  34. I LOVE these quilts; I’ve recommended and bought them for several friends who also love them. Great service and amazing craftsmanships; these are something special!

  35. I own an EE quilt and I love it! I use it for hammocking. Super warm and comfy!

  36. Michael Hilchey | March 24, 2014 at 11:59 am | Reply

    I haven’t but I’d love to! Quilts look so comfy!

  37. We LOVE all these endorsement of quilts and enLIGHTened Equipment!

  38. A quilt is lighter and less claustrophobic than a sleeping bag. It is ideal for back sleepers, side sleepers, and hammock sleepers. I’ve been using a synthetic quilt during the summer but would love to try a down quilt in colder weather to test out whether it works as well in the shoulder season.

  39. Impeccable production quality in all of EE’s products.

  40. You absolutely can’t go wrong with a quilt from EE.

  41. It is awesome to vent in a quilt.

  42. Superlight quilts that are actually affordable…

  43. Being able to vent extends the warmth rating up to 15 degrees at least (upward range)

  44. I have the Exped Wallcreeper sleeping bag, which is an amazingly versatile piece of kit and can be opened up and turned into a quilt. I find it very comfortable in the quilt mode so I reckon I will love using a veritable quilt, let alone one made by enLIGHTened.
    Thank you for this giveaway,

  45. Quilts are far superior to bags.

  46. Only the best quilts from EE.

  47. I’ve never tried a quilt but would love to try. Trying to cut as much weight from my pack as possible, so getting a quilt makes sense.

  48. I have a 10 degree quilt from enlightened equipment that I love. Its well made, and even in 10 degree weather was still very warm. The quilt also works well as an under quilt for a hammock.

  49. I’ve been using a sleeping bag for years now, before I even knew what a quilt was. Much easier way to regulate heat!

  50. Though I’ve never tried a quilt before, I’m always looking for ways to lighten my load. I’ve had my eye on the Enigma and the Revelation quilts for a long while now so this is really exciting!

  51. Yes I have!

    PROS: light, comfy
    CONS: drafty, gotta keep head warm

  52. We have two down quilts and haven’t used a sleeping bag since getting them. Especially in our trailer – love them!! I even use one around the house when I don’t feel well. Could use a third for my husband though so we each have one. I get the pink one though! 🙂

  53. My daughter HATES sleeping bags, but winds up cold when she kicks her way out of them. I’m excited to try a quilt for her.

  54. Summer camping, I always use a ‘blanket’. I usually share with my two boys (4/5 years old) and this makes it easier for them to crawl in with me. I also get a little claustraphobic in mummy bags and the blanket helps! In winter camping, I always use a bag for warmth. I never have had a down quilt though!

  55. I’d love to try a quilt. Bags are so confining.

  56. A quilt has to be better than my current 20yr old bag!

  57. brent stewart | March 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Reply

    Only a sleeping bag, so far. A quilt could be cool, though!

  58. No, but would like to try. Read blog posts of thru hikers using them and am interested.

  59. Haven’t tried a quilt yet, but trying to do more backpacking in a 28 L pack. All my research on quilts and specifically Enlightened Equipment led me here. Looking forward to purchasing.

  60. Trying to go on more backpacking trips with my husband. Lighter quilt means maybe I can help lighten his load.

  61. Zachary Davies | March 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    My mother and I made a quilt six years ago with a similar design for covering the sleeping pad – we used some suspenders for the straps. We used a synthetic fill and it turned out to be far less warm than hoped, but still used on occasion. Can’t wait to try one of these out!

  62. I am looking into an EE Revelation. I’m debating on length. I’m a 5’9.5″, medium-built female and while the Regular would be the “right” size, the Long would allow me to snug it up over my head (I tend to be a side sleeper so I do not believe condensation would be an issue). May I ask your height and the length that you used? Was your choice optimal for you or did you wish that you went with a different length or width? I would be willing to trade a few ounces for a few more nights of being toasty, but only if it’s really worthwhile.

    • Hey Julie,

      Apologies about the delayed reply – been a busy month. I’m 5’7″ and the regular fits me well. I tend to error on the side of length (and warmth) but that’s just me. A good night’s sleep is always worth the extra ounces in my book.



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