We think quilts are as applicable for winter camping as they are for summer camping. Here's why:
• Variable Girth - By adjusting the pad attachment straps and the location where the quilt clips to the pad, you can effectively change the girth of the quilt, optimizing it for whatever insulating clothing you are wearing underneath. This makes for an incredibly versatile cold weather sleep system that can accommodate your thin summer insulating layers or your mid-winter expedition layers.
• Draft Control - Modern quilts have perfected the art of minimizing drafts with effective pad-attachment systems, draft collars, and closed footboxes. In the hands of a skilled and practiced user, a quilt can be enjoyed in very cold temperatures.
• Performance-to-Weight Ratio - Quilt makers are increasingly adopting 7 denier ("7D") fabrics, 950+ fill power down, and customizable designs that allow you to very precisely dial in your use case at the lowest possible weight.
To enjoy these benefits, check out the Enlightened Equipment Custom Revelation Quilt. It can be customized with 7D, 10D, or 20D fabrics, down fill power up to 950, and a range of lengths and girths (widths) that fit your body precisely. You can even add a draft color, and there's a huge variety of colors to choose from.
Go as light as possible, and if you're short and thin, you can have a summer quilt that's as light as 9 ounces! Or add more down, more girth, and a draft collar, and you can have a sub-28-ounce quilt that will keep you warm to zero degrees Fahrenheit.