Elephant’s Foot Quilt Information
ELEPHANT’S FOOT ULTRA-ULTRA LIGHT QUILT
For the backpacker and Thru-hiker that is looking to shed a few more ounces, Gryphon Gear® is offering its Elephant’s Foot Quilt. Mountaineers have historically used Elephant’s Foot sleeping bags in conjunction with expedition parkas to save weight and to endure bivouac conditions during summit assaults. By applying this idea to our quilts we are able to further reduce the base weight for the backpacker and thru-hiker.
The quilt can be closed on the bottom using the top snap and the edge clips or can be left open, and tethered with the accompanying straps.
Materials & Construction
Fabrics: The outer shells and linings of our Elephant’s Foot Quilts are made using 10D nylon taffeta, a super light, tightly woven strong fabric. It has been specially treated during the manufacturing process to make it downproof and water repellant (DWR finish). The 10D fabric weighs approximately 0.7 ounces per yard.
Down: Our insulating material is super lofting, highly compressible 900 fill power HyperDRY®* water-resistant, RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified goose down. Note that 900 fill power down is not warmer than for example, 800 fill power down. It just takes less 900 than 800 to fill an equal volume. Therefore, a quilt filled with 900 fill power down will weigh less for the same loft and temperature rating. Also note that we overfill our Elephant’s Foot Quilt by 35%.
Differential Construction: We use differential construction in all of our down quilts and bags. This means that the outer fabric has a greater girth than the inner. Imagine a smaller circle drawn inside a larger circle. This construction allows the down to loft even when you push out from the inside. In a quilt or bag that is not differentially cut, it is easy to compress the down to a minimal thickness by pushing from the inside. This design feature takes more materials and more time to make, but it results in a superior product.
Sizes & Temperature Ratings
Widths: Our Elephant’s Foot Quilts are offered in four circumferences, C1 through C4 to accommodate a variety of body sizes. To determine which circumference is right for you please go to our sizing page to see how to determine the circumference that you should order.
Lengths: Our quilts come in three different lengths, short, medium and long. To determine which length is right for you please go to our sizing page to see how to determine the length that you should order
Temperature Rating/Loft: The loft, that is the thickness of the quilt, determines its temperature rating, the thicker the quilt the lower its temperature rating.
- Durable, light weight 10D downproof, DWR nylon shell and lining
- 900 fill power HyperDry®* water-resistant RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified goose down
- 30% overfilled to minimize insulation shift
- Differential construction to ensure maximum design loft is achieved
- Fully baffled internal construction with no sewn through seas eliminating cold spots
- Boxed and baffled foot box to eliminate cold spots and drafts
- Snap and draw cord with toggle at the top to snug around body
- Can be used closed with clips or open with straps
* HyperDry® A registered trademark of Allied Feather and Down