Light Quilts are lightweight and compact but prioritize comfort and adaptability. Between our soft 20d fabrics, draft-free zipperless footbox, carefully engineered baffle system, and pure semi-rectangular shape, we’re certain our Light Quilt is not only the most versatile quilt on the market but the most comfortable as well. Premium 800 fill-power HyperDRY™ down rounds out the package and delivers a final quilt that is weight competitive with much more expensive offerings while delivering on Zenbivy’s promise of maximum comfort.
The Core Quilt is Zenbivy's simplest, softest, and most affordable backpacking quilt. Without zippers or a complex convertible footbox, the Core Quilt's simple patent-pending Fast Footbox™ utilizes just one hook to quickly transform the footbox from warm "mummy mode" to spacious “wide mode". The soft 50d Pongee liner and supple new 30d Taffeta shell provide maximum home-like comfort in the backcountry. Available in affordable 650-fill down and synthetic options.
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The patent-pending Kylie-curve™ is a 3/4 length baffle-backed drawstring on the top edge of our quilts. Unlike traditional backpacking quilts that have a drawstring spanning the entire width, the shortened cord length on the Zenbivy quilt cinches only the center portion. It softly seals around your neck while leaving either edge loose to drape at your sides or tuck up into the fitted sheet's hood to block drafts.
We were able to shed weight by going completely zipperless and equipping our quilts with a lightweight clip system. These clips are used on the footbox and along either edge of the quilt to connect it to a fitted sheet. They're as draft-free and secure as a traditional zipper, but lighter and more versatile.
The perfectly engineered baffle system on our quilts maximizes thermal efficiency. Smaller baffles position the down precisely where it’s needed and minimize down-shift. Vertical baffles around the upper body prevent down from sliding off your shoulders while sleeping or turning over. The horizontal baffles on the top of the foot box keep down from shifting with foot movement, while vertical baffles on the underside of the foot box guard against any drafts.
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Light Quilts are now available in two different footbox styles!
The new Fast Footbox™ is our simplest, lightest, and quickest. With a single clip and minimal fuss, it easily converts from warm “mummy mode” to spacious “wide mode”.
In addition to both mummy and wide modes, our Convertible Footbox also unclips to lay completely flat. The Convertible Footbox provides maximum versatility in warmer temperatures and when used with accessories.
Convertible footboxes allow you to use your quilt in a variety of situations, easily adapting to a wide range of temperatures. However, many quilt makers leave an open, drafty hole at the cinch that will leave you with cold feet. You'll notice that Zenbivy's convertible Light Quilts are built with a drawcord that seems to “curve” up from the corners and onto the face of the quilt. This upward curve creates a natural baffle—the Origami Baffle™—that is then snapped to the back of the quilt so when you cinch the foot box shut, that baffle blocks the hole to securely seal in warmth.
You'll find that most other ultralight quilt makers shed weight by making their fabrics a super thin and clingy 10d. Instead, we opted to find clever ways to ditch ounces while keeping the fabric a very soft, comfy, and durable 20d. 20d fabrics are much softer than traditional ultralight technical fabrics while only being a fraction heavier. Worth it? Absolutely!
The Light Quilts use top shelf 800 fill-power HyperDRY™ down. Built for performance, this premium down uses a natural wax-based compound to make it water resistant. It is durable, fluorocarbon-free, and RDS (Responsible Down Standard) compliant.
Without zippers or a complex convertible footbox, the Core Bed’s simple patent-pending Fast Footbox™ technology utilizes just one hook to quickly transform the footbox from "mummy mode" for maximum warmth to “wide mode” for maximum space.
The Core Quilt is not available in a Convertible Footbox option.
Pair your quilt with a fitted sheet to create a complete bed. Clipping your quilt to the fitted sheet protects against drafts and keeps you (and your quilt) on the mattress. Tuck the quilt corners into the integrated hood to help seal in warmth on cold nights. Plus, the hood—available in both insulated and uninsulated options—acts as a cubby to keep your pillow in place.