Outdoor Vitals StormLoft 30-Degree Down TopQuilt
The 30 Degree Down TopQuilt is one of the most affordable, lightweight and reliable sleeping bag options on the market. Weighing just 18 ounces, it's built like a workhorse but performs in an elegant way.
- I’m a big fan of the hybrid baffle design
- Very compressible
- The shell has a DWR coating
- Very affordable
- Not the loftiest 30 degree I’ve seen
If you’re looking for an affordable-yet-reliable quilt for backpacking, look no further. Outdoor Vitals’ 30 Degree Down TopQuilt is unmatched in its efficiency. The 800fp quilt is compressible beyond relief, warm when it counts and it still costs a fraction of competitive products.
The 30 Degree Down TopQuilt is a great option for hammockers and ground sleepers alike. The hybrid baffles will help you to stay warm throughout the night since it won’t fall to the sides while you toss and turn. And the button closures and cinch cord helps to keep drafts out, even on the coldest nights.
- MSRP: $189.97
- Weight: 18oz
Weighing just over a pound, this TopQuilt offers top-notch features without bankrupting you. Considering that it costs less than $200, the weight and packability of this TopQuilt is unmatched. So, good luck finding a reliable product that beats these numbers.
The regular size fits 5'5" or 5'6". I’m 5'7" and felt comfortable in this quilt. But I would recommend bringing a hat for the chilly nights (which is a pretty standard approach to camping with a TopQuilt).
- Versatile Design
- 800FP Down
- Hybrid Baffle Design
- Closed foot-box
Durability: Although the 30 Degree StormLoft TopQuilt is incredibly lightweight, the materials are still quite durable. A lot of the time, when you’re handling ultralight equipment, it’s easy to damage because the manufacturer uses the thinnest fabrics possible. But this TopQuilt seems to be an exception.
User Caveat: Any time you have to compress a sleeping bag for an extended period of time, you’re going to naturally lose loft. Since this sleeping bag isn’t particularly lofty to begin with, I wouldn’t recommend shipping it to a location that’ll require more than a few days transit. Additionally, be sure to allow it to decompress as frequently as possible. While this TopQuilt comes with a stuff sack, I generally leave it unstuffed within my backpack to allow it to expand.
Backcountry testing: I’m not going to lie to you, I was a little worried about taking this TopQuilt into the backcountry for a six-day trip. I tend to sleep cold. And my friend and I decided to explore the San Juan range in Colorado, which is often between 10,000ft and 13,000ft in elevation. But it turns out, I shouldn’t have been worried. This quilt impressed me in its performance. I never, once, shivered while using it. And we saw consistent rain and temperatures in the 30s all week.
Final Thoughts: When I first laid eyes on the 30 Degree StormLoft TopQuilt, I was shocked that it was possible to build a lightweight sleeping bag that has such an affordable cost. Even someone with little money (like me) can buy this product. And it doesn't lack quality. Overall, I've been truly impressed by this TopQuilt.
I've owned 5-6 different sleeping bags and top quilts, and I helped to manufacturer them for a while. I'm very comfortable with sleep systems. I was lucky enough to take this TopQuilt into Colorado's backcountry. It was surprisingly wet, and temperatures were in the 30s.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept it)
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