The ENO Blaze UnderQuilt and Ignitor TopQuilt keep our hammock camping adventures warm and comfortable through cold-weather seasons in the South.
It’s no secret: we love our ENO Hammocks and the ultra-comfy relaxation they bring to just about any outdoor adventure. Our ENO SingleNest and DoubleNest Hammocks are perfect for warm weather hangs, but quickly become chilly when cool weather sets in. The Blaze UnderQuilt and Ignitor TopQuilt let us extend our hammock camping season throughout much of the South’s cold-weather season, keeping us toasty when the temps drop or the wind picks up.
This insulated combo offers a serious hammock sleep system upgrade to our ENOs, and we love the comfort, simplicity, and thoughtful integration that this quilt duo offers. Why not just hammock camp in a sleeping bag? The underside of a hammock can be drafty, and your body’s weight compresses the insulation in a traditional sleeping bag when you’re hammock camping, reducing the insulation’s loft and warmth. That’s why the Blaze UnderQuilt really excels, insulating from below the hammock and retaining its loft and warmth.
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Filled with water-repellent 750-fill DownTek water-resistant down and wrapped in a ripstop nylon shell with a DWR finish, the Blaze UnderQuilt stops cold wind, repels moisture, and traps heat close to the body. Unlike a traditional sleeping bag that compresses between the body and the hammock, the Blaze keeps its loft and insulating properties by hanging on the outside of the hammock.
The quilt’s adjustable shock cord suspension rails allow us to pull the Blaze snugly against the contours of the hammock. And the wide, contoured baffles keep heat close to our body where we need it the most. Rated to 30 – 40 degrees, the UnderQuilt is sufficient for hammock camping during a majority of the year here in the temperate South.
We’ve been impressed with the easy setup and the cozy comfort the Blaze offers on cool weather adventures. Goodbye, sleepless chilly nights and waking up with a cold back and a chill we can’t shake. And when paired with the ENO Ignitor TopQuilt, we’ve got a combination that makes a dreamy sleep system.
The Ignitor features durable, comfortable construction similar to the Blaze. A weather-shedding DWR-treated ripstop shell surrounds 750-fill DownTek water-resistant down, creating a super-soft, super-warm quilt that keeps us toasty when the temps drop. Like the Blaze, the Ignitor is rated to 30 – 40 degrees, pretty much perfect for 3-season camping and backpacking in the South’s mild climate.
The zipperless quilt features a convertible foot box – one of our favorite features of a traditional sleeping bag. A velcro strip and two snaps let us secure the quilt around our feet for all night warmth. And a soft, taffeta-lined anti-draft collar keeps the cold out and the warm in.
When the camping adventure ends, or when we’re backpacking and it’s time to hit the trail, both the Blaze and the Ignitor pack down into their included stuff sacks for easy stashing in a camp duffle or backpack. When we’re on the trail and concerned about space in our backpacks, we store the Blaze and Ignitor in a few Sea to Summit eVent compression dry sacks, which help compress the loft of the quilts and keep them dry.
And just in case bad weather threatens to put a damper on our hammocking adventure, we always pack the ENO ProFly Rain Tarp. Featuring taped and stitched seams, the ultra-durable ripstop nylon tarp sheds rain and snow, and at only 22 ounces, it doesn’t weigh down our packs. The ProFly is perfect for keeping us, and our gear, dry when wet weather catches up to us.
ENO Blaze UnderQuilt and Ignitor TopQuilt review wrap-up
The Blaze UnderQuilt and Ignitor TopQuilt let us continue our hammock camping adventures into the mild cold-weather seasons here in the South. The warm, lofty DownTek filling and soft nylon shell help keep the cold and wind from chasing us inside, and let us enjoy our favorite hanging spots throughout the year.
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