A little over a year ago, I bought a Massdrop x Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt. This quilt was produced as a collaboration between Massdrop (since rebranded to Drop) and Enlightened Equipment.
The original Revelation has been a huge hit and is one of the most popular ultralight gear items, so Massdrop decided to offer a discounted version. They’re able to do this by building hype around a niche product, measuring interest, then mass producing it at a bargain price.
The Revelation is easily one of my favorite pieces of gear. It’s my first quilt, and I’m completely sold on quilts over sleeping bags for 3-season backpacking. The benefit of this quilt is it has no full-length zipper, no built-in hood, and no useless down between you and the ground. When down doesn’t have loft, it loses its insulative properties. For its weight, the Revelation is warmer than a sleeping bag.
I love having the versatility to haphazardly throw a quilt over myself on warmer nights, or cinch down the straps and footbox on colder nights. For freezing or near-freezing temps, I wear a down hood and booties also. With these, I stay toasty in the Massdrop x Enlightened Equipment Revelation, which is rated to 20° F.