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Hammock Quilts: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Choose

When you’re looking for a lighter, more versatile sleeping bag option, a hammock topquilt is a perfect choice. Also known as a top quilt, this type of sleep system lays on top of you in your hammock and provides insulation and comfort while you sleep, so what is a hammock top quilt? A top quilt …

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Sleeping Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Why Thru-Hikers Are Evolving

For many like myself, a sleeping bag was the main gear for outdoor trips to keep you warm, for many with the typical rolled-up blue ground pad. But, as with most gear, time and technology advance and now we also have sleeping quilts as an option, one that has begun to dominate in thru-hiking gear …

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UGQ Bandit vs EE Revelation: Customizing for Thru-Hikes

There are many cottage companies that make quilts that are suited for a long-distance thru-hike, today I wanted to help you compare Enlightened Equipment and their Revelation Quilt against the very popular UGQ Bandit to help you make the best decision for your trek. The main difference is customization options to make the best quilt …

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Sleeping Quilts (Sewn vs Zippered Footbox for Comfort)

There are many options to choose from when purchasing a backpacking quilt. They range in price, weight, warmth, and features. One of the most important decisions you will make in your backpacking quilt is choosing between a sewn foot box or a zipper foot box for your comfort level. This blog post will discuss the …

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