A quilt fit for a king.
We think you'll use the Big Agnes Kings Canyon UL Quilt a lot more than just when you're camping or backpacking. Sure, it's ultralight design clearly makes it worthy of any summer adventure, but PrimaLoft Silver insulation is so soft that you'll want it at chilly music festivals, picnics, and even on your own couch. Pair this water-resistant insulation with an equally soft and silky lining, and you're really in for a treat with the Kings Canyon. Big Agnes built the shell out of a smooth-yet-durable Pertex ripstop, and the quilt also features a small pocket for your sleeping pad and a shock cord with six webbing loops for lacing the sides together on colder nights.
- 45F temperature rating
- PrimaLoft Silver insulation
- Pertex ripstop nylon shell
- Six webbing loops and shock cord
- Small pad pocket
- Item #BAG003J
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bought this to pair with my Jacks r Better high sierra sniveller quilt. I have Raynaud's which means blood doesn't get to my hands and feet very efficiently, and I run way colder than most people. These two quilts together worked well in 30 degree conditions with my Exped Downmat, along with wool base layers and down pants, jacket and booties.
The nice thing about this quilt is that my 25" pad fits inside the envelope. I tuck my pad into that with my down quilt underneath the King's Canyon. With the two quilts tied together at the tabs, my down quilt is held secure in place and gains extra wind protection and warmth. The King's Canyon does not add too much weight so my down quilt stayed plenty fluffy. I also didn't have to worry about condensation dripping on my down bag since this was on top. It's thin enough I didn't have to pack the two quilts separately. Just rolled them together and stuffed into a a dry bag.
Light weight and surprisingly warm.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After years of suffering in mummy style bags, I finally discovered the wonder that is a quilt. I'm a side/stomach sleeper who tosses and turns a lot, so mummy bags inevitably get twisted up in odd ways, making sleep difficult. The quilt is large enough that even tossing and turning under it doesn't get drafty or constricting. I've used it from the 60's down into the 40's. On it's own, it's toasty to around 50, and comfortable down around 45. You can extend it even further by pairing it with a jacket so you don't have to sacrifice the comfort of a quilt. I'm a very warm sleeper, so your mileage may vary.
A great summer quilt
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Very light, very compact. When I first opened it it seemed so gossamer I thought if this keeps me warm at 55 then it is made by elves. It is not made by elves. I've tried it in lower 50's temp and mid 50's with Smartwool 250 base layers,socks and hat and I still woke up repeatedly cold. But I'm female and a cold sleeper. I like it for upper 60's + temp- then it's great.
It packs tiny and I don't always use the stuff sack I just smoosh it in the bottom of my bag. It's my first quilt and I love the design, fantastic for a side sleeper even when it's attached under your pad.
Great quilt for a large guy
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this quilt as an option for a big guy. I am 5'10 and 280lbs. This quilt works perfectly. It's very light weight, packs up small and is perfect for Florida backpacking. I am using it with my hammock and it keeps me warm when I need it to. great quilt for the money
Is the 45 degree temperature rating an EN comfort or lower limit rating or something else?
The 45 degree rating will not be a EN comfort or lower limit rating. Since this is a quilt it is unable to be tested to those standards that mummy bags are tests.
This rating is based on Big Agnes and their thoughts towards the product and quantity of insulation.
If you're aiming to use it down to 45 degrees, I'd definitely take time to make sure you're pairing it with the right sleeping pad.
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What is the stuff size and compressed size?
Stuff size: 5"x12" or 13cm x30 cm
Compressed Size: 5"x5" or 13cm x 13cm
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Fits easily in my Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil XXS 4" x 10"; 5" x 5" wow.
Big Agnes lists the compressed size as 5" x 5" hope this helps.