Aegismax ultralight down quilt (Enlightened Equipment Revelation clone)

$114 USD Aegismax quilt

$255 USD EE quilt
The Aegismax "Wind Hard Tiny" ultralight down quilt is available for $113.68 USD delivered on Aliexpress.

  • 10D nylon inner and outer
  • 290g 800FP 95% goose down fill
  • Usable to around +5 Celsius
  • Open: 190 x 134cm
  • Packed: 20 x 12cm diameter
  • 450g 

Discounts (USD):


The Aegismax "Wind Hard Tiny" quilt looks and feels similar to the popular $250 USD Enlightened Equipment Revelation 30 quilt.

Camping quilts are designed to be wrapped around your front and sides, but not your back.  As your sleeping mat already insulates your back from the ground, a quilt will still keep you warm in moderate conditions (and the occasional cooler night).

As they use less down, quilts can be lighter and more compact than regular sleeping bags. This bag weighs 450g and is the same size as a 1.5L bottle when compressed.

Quilts are also versatile - they can be used wrapped around you, unfurled as a blanket, or as a hammock underquilt.

The main difference to the EE quilt is this is sewn through rather than having internal baffles. The EE Revelation is thus warmer overall - but neither quilt is suited to winter conditions.


Pros
  • Breathable DWR treated 10D nylon material
  • Partial zipper and cord cinch at bag foot
  • Cord cinch at bag top
  • Elastic straps with button clips to secure around a sleeping mat or your body
  • Middle zipper for wearing as a poncho
  • Compression and cotton storage bags included
  • No long waiting list (like with EE quilts)

Cons
  • Sewn through - this can create cold spots
  • Thin material possibly fragile (e.g. if caught in zipper) 
  • Not for winter use (down to 5 Celsius) 
  • Narrow, does not widen at the top (don't clip all the straps around you to solve this problem)
  • Zippers not covered - creates a thermal bridge between the inside and outside of the bag
  • 6 foot / 85kg probably the (comfort) size limit if using it as a bag
  • One color - grey, semi-transparent material
  • Couple of minutes required to getting it back into its compression bag
  • One type of material and fill power (compared with EE bags). Could benefit from more down fill (OK when fluffed up)
Unfolded
Folded
Partial zip at feet
Straps around sleeping mat


Further Resources

Aegismax Wind Hard Tiny Quilt
Backpackinglight forum thread
German Ultraleicht-Trekking forum: Windhard Tiny Quilt Review (Google translate)
French Randonner-leger forum: [Sleeps] Aegismax Quilt Wind Hard Tiny (Google translate)
French Randonner-leger forum: [Sleeps] Aegismax Duvet / elephant's foot (Google translate)
German outdoorseiten forum: Windhard Tiny Quilt (Google translate)

Reddit
AegisMax Wind Hard Tiny Quilt Video Review (With write up)
Review in comments of "Any experience with buying gear (tents) from china?" thread
Just got in an Aegis Max from aliexpress...
Here it is, the aegismax 'wind hard tiny' quilt
Pictures from above thread
Windhard Quilt Sizing
Ultracheap Summer Quilts?
5'10" man with Wind Hard Tiny quilt pulled up to his head
Aegis Max Wind Hard Tiny Ultralight Quilt Review 

Youtube
Aegis Max Quilt
What's in my pack
AegisMax Wind Hard Ultralight Quilt (NB: no seller on Amazon sells for $95 USD - $115 USD is the best price & shipping is extra)

Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt
Outdoorgearlab EE revelation review
Backpackers.com review
How to strap an EE quilt to your sleeping mat

Reddit
Any Enlightened Equipment Revelation criticism?

Misc
Temperature scale for Aegismax bagsComparison table of Aegismax sleeping bags
Sleeping Bag Construction: Baffles, Layers, and Shingles
The low down on down
Why Choose a Quilt Over a Bag?