We’re firm believers in comfort. However, we also understand that lightweight gear is essential for backpackers. So, our quilts are light… but they’re not the lightest. Here’s what makes our quilts slightly heavier than other backpacking quilts on the market, and why those features are not only intentional but worth the weight.
A good night's sleep starts with a good mattress. This is true at home but even more so outdoors! There's a lot to consider when choosing a sleeping pad (comfort, warmth, ease-of-use, durability, packability, price) and with so many options on the market, the decision can quickly get overwhelming....
To compress or not to compress? That’s the question. Compression caps (and compression in general…) are hotly debated within the backpacking community. Even the Zenbivy Team has opposing opinions on the use of compression caps.
The Zenbivy Quilt is the most advanced backpacking quilt on the market. It's the central part of our sleep system and we've spent years developing and perfecting technology to solve the most common problems faced with quilts.
We've made the hood wider to accommodate more sleep styles, re-engineered the baffles to maximize thermal efficiency, made the quilts purely semi-rectangular to provide full coverage, and added a patent-pending drawstring along the top edge to seal in warmth.
It’s probably fair to say that most outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the traditional mummy bag, but have you heard of or ever tried a backpacking quilt? We wanted to tell you why we think quilts are the superior way to camp comfortably...
If you've ever experienced a cold sleepless night camping, you know how quickly it can turn a good trip very bad. It's common for most people to immediately blame the sleeping bag itself, but did you know that the most common culprit of a cold night’s sleep is your mattress?
When you’re shopping for a sleeping bag you may find yourself at a crossroads, right on the corner of Synthetic Street and Down Drive. Is down warmer? Is synthetic more water-resistant? Which is cheaper, more compressible? We'll compare the two to help guide you in the right direction towardsyourperfect sleep system.