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Pros Super lightweight, water-resistant down, nice fabricRoomy hood fits a camping pillow, sleeping pad slot, zipperless system, comforter design, convenient foot ventLightweight, warm, seals well for a quiltTruly ultralight, packs down well, good zipperLight, packs down really small, the best pad attachment system
Cons Could use a second attachment strap, snap sometimes comes undoneNot the best for side sleepers, warmth-to-weight ratio could be betterHard to vent, pad attachment system not intuitiveNot very warm, tight around shouldersDoesn’t wrap all the way around, less versatile than other quilts, enclosure systems require lots of fiddling
Bottom Line This quilt maintains comfort while still being the lightest quilt in the reviewCan't decide between a sleeping bag or a quilt? This model hikes right down the middleA great option for those looking for a good warmth to weight ratio in a quiltIf weight and space savings are paramount, the Spark is the tool for the jobA warm, lightweight, small packing quilt that takes more work, but attaches more securely to a pad than any other quilt
Rating Categories Vesper 32 Cloud 800 / 35 Astralite Spark SpI 40 Palisade 30
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Specs Vesper 32 Cloud 800 / 35 Astralite Spark SpI 40 Palisade 30
Style Quilt Zipperless top mummy Quilt Hooded mummy Quilt
Manufacturer Stated Temperature Rating 32F 36F 26F 40F 30F
Measured weight, bag only (ounces) 15.0 oz 22.3 oz 17.2 oz 12.4 oz 19.4 oz
Claimed weight from manufacturer (ounces) 15 oz 23 oz 17.5 oz 12 oz 18.2 oz
Stuff Sack Weight (ounces) 1.7 oz 0.6 oz 0.9 oz 1 oz 0.5 oz
Stuffed Size 5" x 6" 7" x 13" 6" x 10" 4" x 7" 5.5" x 10"
Fill Weight 9 oz 10.4 oz 10.5 oz 6.3 oz 10.2 oz
Fill Power 900 fill 800 fill DriDown 850+ Down 850+ goose down 850 fill water resistant down
Construction No hood, no zipper Sewn-through baffles No hood, no zipper Sewn through baffles Continuous baffles
Shell Material 10D nylon ripstop 15D nylon ripstop 7D shell 70D nylon Pertex Quantum Ripstop .85oz/yd
Shoulder Girth (inches) 58" 62" 59" 59" 52"
Hip Girth (inches) 51" 60" 51" 51" 42"
Foot Girth (inches) 38" 42" 38" 35" 23.5"
Zipper Length No zipper No zipper No zipper 1/2 length No zipper
Sizes Regular, long Regular, long Regular, long Regular, long Small, regular, long, regular wide and long wide
Temp Options (degrees Fahrenheit) 32, 20F 20, 35F 26F 5, 18, 28, 40F 5, 15, 22, 30, 40F
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