Designed using CLIMASHIELD™ APEX synthetic insulation, the Prodigy is a high value quilt that combines great all weather performance and versatility in a low-cost package. The partially zippered/drawcord footbox allows the quilt to be used fully or partially open to vent excess heat, or to cinch down tight to conserve every last bit of warmth. The Climashield Apex insulation continues to effectively insulate even when wet, which is great for hikers and paddlers who need high versatility and all weather performance on a budget. This is also the ideal quilt for summer use, as the insulation isn't as negatively affected by sweat and oils from extra warm nights.
Silnylon Stuff Sack (.3oz-.8oz)
Breathable Nylon Storage sack
Elastic Straps x2 (0.4oz each - One Straight, One Loop)
Synthetic material weights may vary +/- 5% due to production variances.
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Posted by Colin A2365 on 26th Sep 2016
As I already own a 0F Enigma quilt, and a pair of EE sleeping booties I knew that borrowing my friend's 40f Prodigy for this past weekend's overnight trip would be great. I was very surprised how light and compressible the insulation was compared to down. It's pretty identical to me.
-I'm 6'3" 195lbs and sleep on mostly on my side and stomach. I used his long/wide 40f Prodigy. The fit was great with just enough room at the foot end. I could have gotten away with a regular width as well. I do sleep on the warmer side of the spectrum.
-The overnight temp inside of my floorless pyramid shelter was 32f. I wore lightweight hiking pants, wool hat, a wool T-shirt and 2 long sleeve wool base layers. I also used a Borah Gear M90 lightweight bivy sack that was partially left open. I use a Thernmarest Neo air Xtherm pad.
I was warm until about 4am when I was a little chilled. I switched to my stomach and then warmed up significantly. I could have worn a warmer insulating base layer pant and been fine.
Posted by Richard on 26th Sep 2016
I'm glad i made the transition from sleeping bags to quilt, this for me is so much easier to use and much more comfortable.
The construction is top notch and has performed really well in various conditions.
I ordered the reg/reg which fits my 6' frame spot on.
Delivery to the UK took a while but only slightly longer than the advertised time, so didn't affect my requirements and again this was well worth the wait.
Posted by Andy on 7th Sep 2016
I purchased a Wide Prodigy listed as 58" wide. The quilt appeared well made but I will never know as mine was delivered after the (significant) advertised lead time and when stretched so as the seams were pulled taught at just 56"and at 57" if pulled seam poppingly tight. 57" is still not 58".
The response to my email and photographic evidence was an underlying tone of disbelief. To add insult to injury I was then advised that the measurement should be taken with the width pulled tight, under tension. Why I'm not sure, as the quilt is used with the material relaxed and not taught.
I was then advised that if I wanted a wider quilt I could return it (from the UK) at my cost and pay the difference for an upgrade to a wider quilt! A 58" would have fitted, a 56" quilt did not!
No doubt this will never make it onto the review section, but EE needs to up their customer service skills big time. I sold the quilt in the UK at a slight loss and will actively go out of my way to tell others of this tale of woe.
A simple "Yes we made a mistake, let us put it right" would have been ideal, but somehow the focus was that I was not measuring it correctly. Get a grip!
Posted by Andrew on 6th Sep 2016
The quality, materials and craftsmanship are all top notch. I got a Prodigy 20 - it is incredibly warm, wonderfully comfortable and highly functional. All this and you get to choose your fit, materials and colors. Incomparable. Other companies make quilts but no one makes them better. Now if you will excuse me, I am going to place an order for another one - a Prodigy 40.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2016
Earlier this year, I made the decision to transition from sleeping bags to quilts and sold my Western Mountaineering Versalite (10 degree rated and good to about 25 for me) and Western Mountaineering Summerlite (32 degree rated but only good to about 45 for me) down bags on a popular backpacking forum. My down sleeping bags had performed well enough but side sleeping and tossing and turning in a hooded mummy bag left me desiring the freedom of movement that a quilt with a separate hood would offer.
I purchased two EE quilts plus a hoodlum with the funds I got from selling my used WM mummy bags and had some change left over. My sleeping setup now consists of a 20 degree rated EE Revelation down quilt for colder weather and a 40 degree rated EE Prodigy synthetic quilt for warm and cool weather. The EE Revelation is a regular / wide 10D/10D quilt and the Prodigy is a long / wide 10D/20D quilt and I plan to use them layered together if I expect quite cold temps.
Both quilts have been received during the summer and I have not used the 20 degree rated Revelation as yet but can share that the workmanship and materials are outstanding and easily on par with the WM bags that I sold. I’m really looking forward to using it this fall.
The Prodigy has been on two trips to date where the overnight low temps were in the mid 60’s and had to use it fully unzipped as a top cover only after it cooled off after midnight. However, it performed extremely well the 20D top with DWR kept the inside dry after brushing up against the condensation inside my tent a few times during the night. I have also used the Prodigy as a cover-up for a few afternoon naps in the house.
I’m very happy with the EE bags and am looking forward to putting them to more robust use this fall and winter when the temps are cooler and will test the ability of the quilts to keep me warm.
Posted by Dmitri on 23rd Aug 2016
So I got this quilt for guiding because you when you are leading a trip you simply have no time to look after yourself or your gear and I needed something that just works. This was my second quilt, I have a down quilt but with down you have to take care of it to avoid moisture. And sure enough my decision was wise. On a couple of nights I accidentally left my quilt in the corner of my shitty company tent and came to find the thing literally in a puddle. Just sitting there soaking in water. So I groaned... took it out if the water, rung it, and left it in my tent for the rest of the evening. Anyway it was about a 38F night and I had a 20F soaking wet quilt so I figured "here's goes... this is why I got synthetic" and sure enough it performed as advertised! Perfectly warm and it didn't really feel wet even. I was amazed!
I am 5'9" and 170lb and I had a reg/reg and it fit perfectly with room for a sweater and even a jacket. As many people note the temp ratings are optimistic. I had a 20F quilt and when it was 25F out I made it through the night but had to put on a hooded down jacket. No way I could actually be comfortable at 20F in it. I consider the rating a "survival rating". But everyone is different. I don't think this is a shortcoming of the product. The ratings seem consistent from year to year and product to product but if you are a colder sleeper just remember that the ratings are a little optimistic
Posted by Brian Russell on 19th Aug 2016
This is my first real piece of custom camping gear. Im 6'1 and customer ordered a 50 degree Long / wide Prodigy and i am extremely please at the construction and the weight. It truly is amazing how light yet still warm this bag is. stitching and seams both perfect. couldn't be happier. would highly recommend this model and company
Posted by Kevin on 10th Aug 2016
First quilt I've ever had and I can't imagine going back to a bag for three season use. The craftsmanship on the Prodigy is flawless. There's not a thing I would change or anything I would nitpick. If your on the fence, just buy it. It's plenty warm and super versatile. In a couple words--Love It.
Posted by Oscar on 2nd Aug 2016
I was finally able to test out this quilt at my recent trip to Isle Royale. And I;m so glad I had it, it kept me warm, comfortable, and it was really light to have in my backpack. For the price it really is worth it. If you are looking for new sleeping gear this should definitely be on your list
Posted by Liam on 1st Aug 2016
Received my new Prodigy top-quilt last week. On inspection the quilt itself looks extremely well made with top class materials. Very, very light with a great feel to it. I have only tried it indoors so far with outside temps hitting around the 30*F marker here on the highveld in SA and it is really comfortable and warm with very little of the clammy feeling one often gets with sleeping bags.
My next order will be for a Prodigy under-quilt for some comfy hammock camping. I'm not sure how this will do for summer as they are typically sweltering hot here. but for winter I think it is perfect.
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