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Western Mountaineering Astralite Quilt: 26 Degree Down

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Astralite Quilt

A high-performance sleep system for obsessive gram counters, the Western Mountaineering 26 Degree Down Astralite Quilt comes to you with top-tier craftsmanship, materials, and an out-of-this-world warmth-to-weight ratio. As with the rest of Western Mountaineering's products, the Astralite's 850-fill power European down is untreated to let the large clusters and natural oils within offer sufficient resistance to moisture while trapping precious warmth, and the 7D and 10D taffeta fabric encompass it for an exceptionally high warmth-to-weight ratio and highly compressible design. 

Cut with a performance mummy shape, this quilt is compatible with any mummy-shaped sleeping pad to eliminate uneven cushioning and restless nights. While other quilts suffer from poor design when it comes to their closures, the Astralite's bottom system snugly closes from shoulder to foot, while the top collar drapes around your shoulders to further prevent any disheartening heat loss. Plus, the closure system easily accommodates a wide variety of body shapes to let the whole family use it. With a total weight tipping the scale at barely one pound, this toasty down quilt compresses down to roughly the size of your water bottle for easy packing and comfortable trekking.

  • Toasty, lightweight down quilt for warmth in the backcountry
  • Soft, durable shell adds protection without the bulk
  • European 850-fill down insulation is warm and highly compressible
  • Unique closure system secures from shoulders to feet
  • Top collar drapes around your neck to block wind and retain heat
  • Mummy shape boosts heat efficiency and fits mummy pads
  • Western Mountaineering was founded in NorCal over 30 years ago
  • Item #WES001I

Material
7D shell, [lining] 10D taffeta
Insulation
850-fill power down
Shape
mummy
Max User Height
[regular] 5ft 8in, [long] 6ft 4in
Shoulder Circumference
[regular] 59in, [long] 60in
Hip Circumference
[regular] 51in, [long] 52in
Foot Circumference
38in
Bag Length
5ft 8in, 6ft 4in
Fill Weight
[regular] 10.5oz, [long] 11.25oz
Degree
26F
Stuff Size
6 x 10in
Claimed Weight
[regular] 1lb, [long] 1lb 1.5oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, mountaineering, weekend camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Updated for 2021

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular
Height
5` 5"
Weight
250 lbs

I just bought this and haven’t trail tested it yet, so I will return here when I have to update this. However, when doing a TON of research for this I wanted to clarify, because based on some of the reviews here regarding the condensation and the quilt pad attachments, I almost didn’t buy this! However, I’m so glad I did anyways. The company has updated their product since then and the attachments for the quilt to the pad are now mini buckles, instead of the drawstring toggles that earlier reviews mentioned. Attaching to the pad was very simple and really very easy. I have also read, and will verify once I go out on trail, that the company has updated the outer fabric covering this quilt for 2021 to resolve the condensation issue. They are also willing to replace the fabric from earlier quilts under warranty I believe. Also, I wanted to specifically mention that I am a plus size gal and this fits very well around me while attached to my neoair pad. It’s hard to tell from the dimensions listed here (hip girth 51”?) but the quilt is plenty wide- I wear a 3x clothes size, for reference. Price wise, I have seen a lot of independent reviews mention the cost of this quilt and I believe it’s true that while it is an expensive quilt when compared to others available (thermarest, EE, UCG, etc) this only applies when comparing size of a reg/reg quilt. When going up in width to a reg/wide or even reg/xwide as would be needed in those other brands, the price increases significantly and even more so when increasing the down fill to match WM standards. The products become much more comparable then and WM’s reputation precedes it- hence my decision to make this purchase. Very happy with initial testing but of course the real test will be on the trail in a few nights. I’ll be back to update!

I
>Rating: 5

Updated for 2021

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular
Height
5` 5"
Weight
250 lbs

I just bought this and haven’t trail tested it yet, so I will return here when I have to update this. However, when doing a TON of research for this I wanted to clarify, because based on some of the reviews here regarding the condensation and the quilt pad attachments, I almost didn’t buy this! However, I’m so glad I did anyways. The company has updated their product since then and the attachments for the quilt to the pad are now mini buckles, instead of the drawstring toggles that earlier reviews mentioned. Attaching to the pad was very simple and really very easy. I have also read, and will verify once I go out on trail, that the company has updated the outer fabric covering this quilt for 2021 to resolve the condensation issue. They are also willing to replace the fabric from earlier quilts under warranty I believe. Also, I wanted to specifically mention that I am a plus size gal and this fits very well around me while attached to my neoair pad. It’s hard to tell from the dimensions listed here (hip girth 51”?) but the quilt is plenty wide- I wear a 3x clothes size, for reference. Price wise, I have seen a lot of independent reviews mention the cost of this quilt and I believe it’s true that while it is an expensive quilt when compared to others available (thermarest, EE, UCG, etc) this only applies when comparing size of a reg/reg quilt. When going up in width to a reg/wide or even reg/xwide as would be needed in those other brands, the price increases significantly and even more so when increasing the down fill to match WM standards. The products become much more comparable then and WM’s reputation precedes it- hence my decision to make this purchase. Very happy with initial testing but of course the real test will be on the trail in a few nights. I’ll be back to update!

I
>Rating: 4

Returned it

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

First off - love Western Mountaineering. Have had a number of their products (3 sleeping bags and 2 jackets) over the years and currently have Caribou MF and Apache MF for sleeping bags. Both are awesome and at least for me much warmer than their ratings. I like ultralite gear and this was really really lite. But I just didn't like the rats nest of cords cinching the back and more broadly I don't think quilts of this type are for me. I would rather go with a hoodless sleeping bag with full zip. So - not a quality issue by any means - this was a gorgeous piece of gear - doesn't get any better than WM. But I'd rather carry the extra weight and have the additional versatility of the Caribou MF which I already have. So I sent it back. This type of quilt is kind of a weird concept. Good for warm weather but you can't really fully open it in warm weather. Not sure of the use case.

Thank you for passing on, David! It is definitely a unique piece for a unique user. Most folks will agree with you, but those who are counting grams might like this lighter concept. Than you for the kudos! Leta Western Mountaineering Rep

I"d love to buy this from you but since you returned it I think it'll be hard to buy a used quilt from BC/

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Western Mountaineering has updated the Astralite, when will you have stock and update your website?