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Revelation

rated 4 of 5 stars I like this quilt, mainly because when backpacking in summer months and shoulder season spring and fall temps sometimes my Western Mountaineering bag is a little overkill. This is the enLightened Equipment Revelation 20° down quilt in navy and charcoal, regular wide. The quilt for the money is unbeatable, as well as the service. Size of my quilt is regular, width wide. I'm a stocky built guy and this quilt fits me even when I toss and turn. However for a wide I think the quilt needs to be two inches… Full review

Revelation

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Cold! Regret buying two of these. Not at all what is advertised temp-wise. I am a female backpacker and am super disappointed with my EE quilts and wish I'd never bought them. Mine is supposedly rate to 10 degrees but I freeze in it below 45°. I've tried every way of strapping it and the only thing that sorta works is buttoning it up like a sleeping bag and trying to sleep with the openings toward my XTherm pad. I bought one for my son and it's supposed to be a 30° but he can't bear it even on… Full review

Enigma

rated 2 of 5 stars I really like the quilt concept and the shell and quality of construction are excellent. The down however smelled like a wet dog on delivery and the smell persisted for a week. I sent the item back, which they rebuilt/washed, however it still smelled just as strong. I am planning a long trip and can't see myself using this for an extended period of time due to the smell. Full review

Enigma

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a high quality piece of backpacking gear. Enlightened Equipment makes very high quality backpacking quilts. However I'm not sure I'm totally sold on the vertical baffle design. It's been said, vertical baffles help with down shift inside the baffling. My experience with vertical baffles is that down shift happens, regardless of which way the baffles run. I also think having longer baffles gives the down more volume to migrate. The best way to keep down from migrating is to have small, well… Full review

Prodigy 20°

rated 5 of 5 stars Using Climashield APEX insulation this quilt is made for cold, wet conditions that make down quilts nervous. Made to order in ten degree increments across the 20-50°F range with an attention to detail that long time quilt users will appreciate. Enlightened Equipment is well known for their down quilts, but they also offer the Prodigy which uses Climashield APEX insulation. For those who deal with very wet conditions or as is my case, extended cold weather trips, using down can be a bit nerve wracking. Full review

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EnLIGHTened Equipment makes lightweight backpacking quilts.

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