We said it before and we will say it again, one of the most important parts of your bikepacking kit is your sleep system. There is nothing worse than being cold or uncomfortable. The beauty of Enlightened Equipment sleeping quilts is the versatility. What is even better is the ability to customize your down fill, color, degree rating, and even width and length of your quilt. The possibilities are endless with these unique sleeping quilts from Enlightened Equipment. Take a look below at their updated products for 2016.
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The Convert | a hybrid quilt / sleeping bag

– Let’s say you’re curious about quilts but not quite ready to take the plunge into a completely different way of handling your outdoor sleeping insulation. The Convert was made just for you. We took our award-winning Revelation quilt, added a full-length insulated zipper and sized it up for more comfort when used as a sleeping bag. Voila: the Convert. Flip it over and leave the zipper open for use as a super comfortable, lightweight quilt, or keep the zipper on top and close it up tight for maximum draft control. As with all of our quilts, you can choose your sizing, what fabrics and colors you want, and what down fill best meets your needs. The half taper and hoodless design makes it extremely comfortable for side and stomach sleepers. Stop wishing for lighter gear and better sleep: Pre-Order Today. (Pre-orders ship first week of October) unnamed (6)

2016 Quilt Updates


  • Our most-requested feature is now standard on all solo quilt models: Male/Female clips are now used for attaching either to the strap system, or for attaching the quilt to itself. Elastic webbing is used to prevent damage to the fabric from excess pressure while tossing and turning.
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  • An extra snap will be included near the head enclosure to ensure better draft control for side sleepers.
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  • We’ve managed to get much better pricing on 850 and 900fp down options, resulting in substantial price reductions for all quilts with these fills. Moreover, we’ve been able to remove the added cost of upgrading to DownTek™ water repellent down, making this the standard option on all down quilts. (Untreated down will continue to be available as well).
  • We’re happy to announce that we will be offering 950fp down. Final details and availability are still being worked out, but in the near future you will be able to select this option to get the lowest weights possible for your quilt.
  • More sizing options. Extra Short and Extra Long both now available directly through the site for users under 5′ and up to 7’2″. An Xshort Wide also makes a great partial-bag for SUL hikers, fast-packers, and trail runners.
  • All available options per product will now be listed on a single page for easier comparing and ordering.
These updates will be applied automatically to all quilts ordered after August 15th, 2015, with the exception of the stock quilts that were not specifically marked as being 2016 models.


  1. Curious—Right now I’m using a combination of a down-filled (non-DownTek variety) parka with detachable hood, along with a child’s-size down comforter for sleeping in cool Fall nights, up to some ‘warmer’ earlier Winter nights. Works for me so far. I like being able to leave the quilt behind when going outside the tent at night, and still have the warmth of the down parka. Having said that, this new quilt-bag sure looks like a great idea!

    • I have the 30 degree enigma and have used it on 2 trips so far. I have always used my sleeping bag as a quilt anyway. If it gets really cold I put on my 5.6 ounce down jacket. Weight is as advertised at 17 ounces which brings my sleep system down to 3 pounds including tarp and pad. Great quality but you have to plan ahead since they make them to order which takes 6 weeks.

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