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Vela Double Quilt: 32F Down

4.84 out of 5 stars
25 Reviews
Current price: $216.57 Original price: $379.95
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Why We Like The Vela Double Quilt

Therm-a-Rest's Vela Double Quilt is one of the few double-wide bags that can pack small enough for backpacking. Its down insulation keeps things as light as can be while still providing a 41F European Norm comfort temperature rating, and Therm-a-Rest treated the insulation with Nikwax to retain its lofty warmth in wetter climates. The water-resistant shell offers additional wet weather protection, and full-perimeter side baffles prevent a single draft from disturbing your snooze. The Vela pairs with other quilts, bags, blankets, and sheets from Therm-a-Rest so you can customize a layering system specific to your needs.


  • Double wide quilt built for two backpackers
  • Down insulation has an EN comfort rating of 41F
  • Nikwax coating treats the down with hydrophobic properties
  • Box baffled with mesh walls to maximize loft and minimize cold spots
  • Full-perimeter side baffles provide draft protection
  • Pairs with Therm-a-Rest quilts, bags, blankets or sheets
  • Item #TAEA06G
[face fabric] 20D polyester, DWR coating, [lining] 20D polyester taffeta
650-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down
Max User Height
6ft 6in
Shoulder Circumference
Hip Circumference
Foot Circumference
Bag Length
Draft Tube
Pad Retainer
footbox slip
Fill Weight
1lb 2oz
Storage Sack
Stuff Sack
Stuff Size
8 x 13in
Claimed Weight
2lb 3oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

5 based on 25 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 23 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

October 16, 2022

therma rest vela double

Appalachian trail in certain conditions over heated and other times warmth with comfort but tested out in a raw rainy night in Vermont Green Mountain at 36 degrees was a bit uncomfortable. In areas with Maine Appalachian weather it’s a no go in the 20 degrees zone.I found wrapping mummy style awesome all around heat and comfort. This is quilt fashion for two and yes like the advertising states tucks under pads etc but found myself feeling that raw air. But mummy wrap it ,awesome. So if you want some couple time on hiking bring solo mummy sleeping bags and have a cozy dinner instead . I have tested it out a lot. One person it’s really good it fumbles a bit in getting that heat to stay in between two sleepers. mummy sleeping bags best ever.

News l.
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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

2 out of 5 stars

August 28, 2021

Too light

I returned this product before using it

I love the idea, the shape, and the side baffles, but it's too light. I have used sheets and a comforter instead of a sleeping bag for years, and thought this might be a replacement for the narrower comforter my husband and I have been using, and that it might be warm enough for spring/fall camping in the northern rockies (since it's advertised for 32F). It's way too light, so I'm returning it.

Valorie D
5 out of 5 stars

August 18, 2021

Perfect for car camping in the summer in the Rockies!

My husband and I have exclusively used this quilt while tent camping this summer in Alberta, Canada. This jusssttt fits to life over the bottom of two Mondo Kings (L), coupled with the Synergy Coupler. We were both quite warm in just base layers and it probably got down to 5C overnight. I love it and will definitely buy the -6 version when it comes back in stock for some shoulder season camping!

Domonique A.
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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2021

Super cozy and convenient

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This turned out to be a great purchase. Very warm tent camping in the upper 30's. Packs small and water resistant. No complaints.

Sarah B
5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2019

Packs well, light, comfortable at listed ratings

Would agree with the 5C deg comfort rating - using light-mid weight base layers only. Around 0 needed mid to heavy weight base layer plus a fleece or insulated jacket. I usually run normal and close to most ratings. Unfortunately at 0, there's some leakage on the side - but this is a quilt and is not a seal like a traditional bag. Otherwise for what it's used for - it's comfy, light, packs decent size - provided stuff sack was easy to stuff, could probably go smaller if required.

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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

March 29, 2019

Just the ticket for car camping

Bought this last October and have literally used it almost every night since. Keeps me warm down to freezing, wearing a good base layer and down socks, even though its rated at 41°. I've wintered in NW Oregon, which is basically an arctic jungle. Low temps and high humidity. So the Nikwax down is totally the ticket for damp, cold conditions. Its held up and performed perfectly and would recommend. Going to by the new 20° Vesper for next winter. Best product I've bought in years. ;)

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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

January 17, 2019

Light and warm

Fits two standard size sleeping pads perfectly keeps my wife and I nice and warm, allows us to snuggle together instead of being separated by two different sleeping bags. Good loft and warmth and will compress quite small!

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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

December 7, 2017

Amazing for warm-to-cool weather car camping

We live full time in our Jeep and in the Thermarest Tranquility tent, and the quilt combined with a crashpad was a super comfy bed for us. The quilt is light enough that we were able to use it in the Southeastern summer, and when doubled up, was warm enough for November weather. It had wider temperature range, was more comfortable and roomy with two, and smaller to store in our roof box when not in use than a sleeping bag.

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Access E.
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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

4 out of 5 stars

April 28, 2017

Comfortable But Sweaty

I used the Vela HD quilt with the MondoKing 3D mattress and synergy sheet. I loved how much room the quilt gave while allowing you to sprawl out like you are at home. You don't feel constricted whatsoever. The only drawback was that I would get sweaty in it. I don't feel that it breaths as well as my Western Mountaineering bags. Be aware that this is only a 40 degree sleep system. Bring an extra bag or blanket if you plan to be out in cooler weather.

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Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

November 12, 2016

beautiful design

I really like the space this quilt gives us. we can take it backpacking and only need to take one sleeping bag. plenty of space for 2, extra nice for 1. it would be nice to see abit more down, allow it to be used deeper in the shoulder season.

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