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GEAR REVIEW: Enlightened Equipment Enigma 20* Quilt

One tester cowboy camps with his Enigma on the PCT

Technical Specs

Weight: 22.75oz (XL/Xwide)

Material: 750 fil lower (now made w/ 800-900fp),
Phantom 10D nylon material.

Store: Enlightened Equipment ($250)

Mileage before Review: 2, 668+ miles

Longest Test: 2, 668+ miles around the Off-shore Crest Trail

**Cottage Shop Quality***
**Through-Hike Approved**


  • The heat to weight ratio of the quilt rocks !. One tester used the XL/extra wide, while another used a medium/medium. Weights were 22.75oz and19oz correspondingly. For any 20*bag, 22.75oz is excellent. Note, we used 750 lower within our quilts and Enlightened Equipment now only offers quilts in 800 or more (which makes them lighter). The foot box
  • It's very versatile. If it's hot, then open it up up and employ it like a blanket. If cold, then cinch the bag closed completely to create a cocoon. A mat is completely necessary when utilizing this quilt when ground sleeping, or perhaps an underquilt when hammocking.
  • It's very packable. Both testers would stuff the quilt at the end of the packs to complete all of the spaces and cranies.
  • It's pretty durable, getting managed to get over 2600+ continuous miles, but didn't completely emerge untouched.
  • The nylon material it used is light, pretty breathable, but additionally provides enough wind protection.

Use as a blanket or as a 'sleeping bag'Cons

  • Both testers had issues with the interior seam from the feet box. Both quilts had the seam burst after 500 miles useful, and must be stitched and fixed.
  • No hood could make for any cold evening. Can be used having a jacket and hood, or hat during the night.
  • Should be joined with warm under insulation (matOrbelow quilt), adding weight for your pack.
  • Side sleeping may cause cold spots when the quilt changes to much when moving.
  • Manages to lose lots of warmth when moist and/or dirty

The inside of my home for 5 monthsTester’s Comments

This quilt was my intimate home throughout a 5 month through hike. In the deserts within the south, towards the thin air nights within the Sierra Nevada, towards the wet North Cascades, I rested within this quilt every evening. My very coldest evening around the trail was 72 hours before finishing, in place in northern Washington. It got lower to 17 levels and that i was really miserable, though not shivering. Also, take into account that the quilt was very dirty with this point and gratifaction experienced due to it. At points, the quilt was hot for that Northern California and Southern Or nights.

For a few of the windier nights, the quilt carried out pretty much, safeguarding me in the brunt from the wind. The quilt may take a little of rain but when it might be moist, performance decreased noticeably.

Amount of time in and break, I depended about this bag to help keep me warm and alive for five several weeks. Besides getting a seam rip relatively at the start of the hike (500+ miles), the bag continues to be fit, but must be completely washed!

Tester’s Quilt/Sleeping Bag Rating

Weight 9/10
Flexibility 9/10

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