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We all aim to build a lightweight sleep system, in recent years that may have involved changing from sleeping bags to quilts and using more thermally effective sleeping mats. Or carrying additional insulated clothing to up-rate the temperature at camp and during the night.
Another idea is to use a sleeping ‘liner’ or ‘sleeping bag/quilt cover’ to trap or ‘reflect’ more heat where you want it.
We have been pioneering the Thermartex Heat Reflective Blankets now for many years. Customers rave about it (see comments) and of course we’ve tested it ourselves on numerous adventures in all kinds of weather, especially during the TGO Challenge crossing, where the weather is unpredictable at best.
The ripstop blanket has a measured heat reflectivity performance of 75% and is coated with a DWR finish. In normal use the ‘silver side is in’ when there is material/insulation between your skin and the blanket or ’silver side out’ when it is directly against your skin. Maybe if you were using it in a hostel or on the Camino for example, it would be ideal for added warmth and to protect from bed bugs too.
We have always suggested that as good as the blanket is, it would be ideal to make some kind of ‘fixing’ to keep it in place on the sleeping area and prevent it slipping off. Naturally this means a ‘bag’ large enough to be used as a cover, and small enough to be used as a sleeping ‘liner’.
A ‘cover’ would then need to fulfil certain needs as follows;
With these needs in mind we have now designed a cover to do all of this. With the price of ‘down’ increasing hugely this product will increase the usability of your current system thereby saving considerable investment in a new heavier and more expensive sleeping cover for the few colder nights you might experience on adventures over forthcoming years.
The ‘standard’ off the shelf product consists of Thermartex upper and nylon base. Sewn with box corners and sides, with right hand or centre zip.
The capacity of the cover is such that you can either put your sleeping pad ‘inside’ the cover along with your quilt/sleeping bag, or place your sleeping pad ‘underneath’ the cover and have much more space. Either way the reflective properties of the blanket are maintained through the night and it will help add those few extra degrees which will make all the difference.
Hand wash only.
Please note this is NOT a survival product but one to enhance your current sleep system.
NB: We are able to custom make this product within certain limitations so please drop us a line to discuss details.
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Saturday, 14 May 2022 | Lee
I normally wait a while before doing a review but this is simply perfect. I had already bought some of the material used in its construction some time ago which I made into a liner so I know how good it is. I'm 6ft 2inch and this gives me a ample room inside whilst still cocooning the quilt around me, adding warmth/reflecting heat and protecting the quilt from condensation for just over 200g. First class workmanship. If you have a down quilt, get one, you won't find anything quite like this anywhere else.
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Wednesday, 20 April 2022 | Martha
Just had this out on a cold wet trip with temps hovering around zero degrees. Once I'd set up my shelter the cover immediately came in handy for regaining some warmth without getting my down insulating pieces damp as I was trying to organize my wet kit explosion. When it was time to turn in, I really appreciated the feeling of being cocooned in my quilt without feeling at all constricted. I was able to have my pad and quilt inside the cover very comfortably and the zip makes getting in and out easy. And no drafts of course. Previously I have tolerated some chilly nights at similar temps (quilt is rated to -5), but with the cover I was comfortably comfortable rather that tolerably uncomfortable! A versatile way to extend your quilt or bags comfort.
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Thursday, 14 April 2022 | Stuart
A well made piece of kit, very light, and small enough to always take just in case. I bought this to provide additional warmth for my 2/3 season down bag and quilts when using them nearer their lower limits, and only expected to carry it occasionally, but I'm so impressed with it, it's become a permanent fixture in my kit list. For me it's a no brainer to know I can boost my comfort if conditions are colder than anticipated.
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