Based on our criteria for evaluation and experience testing more than 50 different sleeping bags, the Palisade tops the charts as the the best all-purpose bag for multi-day trips in three-season and light winter conditions. The bag weighs 18.8 oz. on our scale and has kept our testers warm to around freezing on a myriad of backcountry trips from Maine to Washington to Alaska. Critically, the bag's girth can adjust to the amount of clothing you are wearing, which enables it to be used with a puffy down jacket for ultralight trips below freezing--this is the primary reason to purchase a quilt instead of a tradition sleeping bag.
Moving from a quilt to a traditional style bag reduces versatility and adds weight. If you prefer a bottom to your bag we suggest the ZPacks 20 Degree for the highest warmth-to-weight ratio and the Feathered Friends Vireo for winter alpine climbing. The Enlightened Equipment Revelation is the best value ultralight bag we've tested.