Outdoor Vitals StormLoft 15-Degree Down UnderQuilt
An economy underquilt (UQ) that is Chinese made and Chinese QC'd.
- Easy to set up
- Not rated accurately
- Construction/Fabrication is sloppy
- Poor customer service
This is not a terrible place to start if you are beginning to hammock camp. The Hammock Gear UQ is of much greater quality for the same price, and I wish I had bought that first. OV is great at advertising and marketing, but they really should put that into the product.
Source: bought it new
Outdoor Vitals' StormLoft 15 Down UnderQuilt combines lightweight components with certified 800+ down, making it one of the most efficient under quilts on the market.
- The StormLoft 15 Down UnderQuilt is lightweight.
- The cost is incredibly low for such a warm product.
- It packs down to the size of a football.
- The suspensions system can be tricky to set up efficiently for the first few tries.
- The length of this under quilt felt shorter than marketed.
MSRP: $214.97 R / $229.97 L
Weight: 1lb 7.5oz
Fill: 800-Fill Power Storm Loft Water Repellent Down
Suggested Use: Camping / Backpacking
Hammock Camping isn't for the faint-of-heart. While tents are generally simple to pitch, hammocks involve a tremendous growth-curve. However, Outdoor Vitals' StormLoft 15 Down UnderQuilt makes moderating your sleeping temperature easy. Paired with a Hennessy Hammock, this setup is nearly unstoppable.
- DWR Treated
- Hybrid Baffle Design
- Outdoor Vitals has a Lifetime Warranty
- 800+ Fill Power Down
- As a DWR coated product, the StormLoft is water resistant.
- After a few months of use, this quilt shows no signs of wear. I'm confident in its construction and durability.
- You can make adjustments to this underquilt while you're inside of your hammock, which isn't always the case.
- This underquilt is more likely to make you sweat than shiver.
How does the StormLoft compare to other products?
- Competitive Products range from $200-329, and 12.5 oz to 2.5lbs, making the StormLoft quite competitive in terms of both cost and weight.
- Hyke and Bykes' Antero 15 Degree UnderQuilt costs $329 and weighs 2.49lbs.
- WarBonnets' 20 Degree Yeti Underquilt costs $200 and weighs a stunning 12.5oz.
- Outdoor Vitals' StormLoft 15 Degree UnderQuilt costs $214 and weighs 1.47lbs.
If you're not interested in getting seriously into backpacking or camping, there are simpler sleep systems. But if you're not intimidated by the hammock learning curve, the StormLoft under quilt does a terrific job of helping you retain warmth. Outdoor Vitals does a terrific job of providing quality products. Overall, Outdoor Vitals' 15 degree StormLoft performed impressively well in the backcountry.
I spent a few months testing this under quilt in Colorado's backcountry on various backpacking trips. Temperatures ranged from the low 30s to the mid 40s. I typically sleep really cold, and this quilt never disappointed me in terms of warmth. Conditions were dry. While this is my first under quilt, I'm an experienced hammocker.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (kept it)
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