The Enigma is the ideal minimalist quilt when weight and simplicity are critical. It is designed to decrease weight and space in your pack to an absolute minimum, simplify your sleep system and keep you plenty warm. It specifically features a round sewn-closed footbox. The round design in the footbox provides more room for your feet while reducing dead air space that needs to be heated. With the footbox being sewn closed, it requires no fuss or adjustment, and shedding the zipper shaves even more weight off. The sewn-closed footbox is also perfect for cold weather trips, as it helps reduce drafts and maintains maximum warmth.
The Enigma is the quilt for bike packers, mountaineers, backpackers, and packrafters, who need simple gear that takes up little space and is as light as possible.
Silnylon Stuff Sack (.3oz-.8oz)
Breathable Nylon Storage sack
Elastic Straps x2 (0.4oz each - One Straight, One Loop)
Posted by SaltySack on 16th Oct 2016
I've been using a quilt for several years during the warmer months but wanted to switch from a mummy bag for winter also. After reading lots of reviews I decided on EE....I used the 20* enigma on a late September collegiate loop hike in Colorado. I stayed warm to the upper 20's but got lil chilly when temps dropped lower. I sleep cold so I'm not surprised. Im very pleased with this purchase as I saved nearly one lb from my 15* Marmot helium bag.
Posted by Kevin Hernandez on 4th Oct 2016
I can't rave enough about this product. I was a little weary of the quilt design, but combined with a good mat (I use an inflatable ultra lightweight in combination with the Thermarest Z lite) I sleep like a baby in weather ranging from hot summer nights to below-freezing summits. The genius of the quilt design is how easy it is to adjust your body temperature. In warmer weather sleep with it open face up and simply open up the top portion. On colder weather, I reverse it and use the strap system around my inflatable mat to keep it secure it. I really like the two strap system as it keeps my quilt securely in place around my mat throughout the night. I toss and turn from back to side and this quilt stays in place. The construction is incredible for the price too. It is also extremely packable. I stuff it into a sea to summit compressing water proof sack and it fits perfectly at the bottom of my pack along side of clothing stuff sack. A major plus is the fact it comes with a larger storage sack you use during non use, and a water resistant sack during trips.
The only downside is the fact you have to wait weeks to receive it. Mine took about 8 weeks. But this wasn't a big deal for me. Considering the build quality, price, weight, and design I'd say that the wait time is a no brainer. I also use a silk sack as a liner for comfort and to keep my quilt clean longer. If you're at all on the fence about customizing your own quilt just do it. You will not be disappointed!!!!
Posted by chezza on 2nd Oct 2016
I wold only Make one small change.
Make both straps able to be altered.
Posted by P Sumner on 13th Sep 2016
I own multiple bags and quilts from other speciality/cottage companies (Feather Friends, Katabatic, etc.) and have used my Enigma for a full hiking season now including on the Sierra High Route. It has become part of my go to sleep system. While my #1 priority is performance (warmth to weight), both the quality of construction and customer service of EE are great. Its a 30F, but I have taken it with base layers, down vest and balaclava into the 20s and slept well. I'm a active side sleep and got a wide, and have had no issues with it being "Drafty."
Posted by Katie on 30th Aug 2016
I am impressed with both the quality of this product, as well as the stellar customer service. In the past I have been weary of quilts, but really have not slept well in the typical mummy bag design. I typically am a side and stomach sleeper. I was drawn to the idea of being able to sleep in my typical position.
I live in Alaska and have taken this bag on two extended trips (5 and 9 days). While those trips were in high alpine, they did not reach the bag rating. I did however stay cozy warm. I originally noticed some air drafts, but changed how I strapped the bag on to my pad and have not noticed any drafting since.
Overall I would highly recommend EE quilts.
Posted by John on 7th Aug 2016
Perfect for a PCT section hike. It doesn't weigh much or take up too much space.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Aug 2016
This was my first experience using a quilt and I could not be happier to have made the switch from a mummy bag. It was like sleeping in a miniature bed instead of a bag. I took it on the John Muir Trail and was warm an comfortable every night. Quality was great and customer service fantastic!
Posted by Kanye Southwest on 9th Jul 2016
Couldn't be happier with my quilt. Delivered within the time stated and is flawless. Great price, well thought out design, amazingly light, comfortable and easy to use. Can't be beat! Truly a super product.
After a few test runs I'm taking mine BIKEpacking on the Colorado Trail next week.
Posted by Fred Alletto on 11th Jun 2016
Simply the best ultralight bag for the money. Just plan in advance for custom orders. The materials and construction are flawless. I am very happy with my purchase.
Posted by John Davidson on 31st May 2016
Used my Enigma for the first time on a 35 mile hike in the Grand Canyon. Super lite and comfy. Thank you very much to the Enlightened Equipment crew for making sure I had my new quilt before I left to the Canyon. Looking forward to using my new Enigma quilt for many more backpacking trips.
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