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  • Protege | Front View, Closed | Pink
  • Protege | Front View, Open | Pink
  • Protege | Front View, Partially Open | Pink
  • Protege | RearView, Partially Open | Charcoal/Pink


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    The Protege was designed specifically to handle the difficulty of keeping young children warm while sleeping in the outdoors. Armed with moisture resistant CLIMASHIELD™ Apex insulation it's designed to keep the kids warm and happy.



    Protege is 56" long x 34" wide and designed to be used for the youngest children allowing infants and babies to be warmed in the footbox with the rest of the quilt tucked under them and toddlers and 'big kids' upto 4' tall to use the quilt just like mommy and daddy do.

    Synthetic Insulation

    The Protege comes loaded with Climashield Apex insulation. If the demands of your trek require synthetic insulation, this is the best you can get. Available in temperature ratings from 50* down to 20*F, these quilts will keep you warm no matter the conditions.  Spills and accidents are easily handled and cleaned up with synthetic insulation.


    Protege comes with our specially designed pad straps, which can be used to keep your little one warm and secure. One loop strap keeps them secure on the pad, while a second straight strap cinches the sides in for cozy warmth.



    • Silnylon Stuff Sack

    • 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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    1. Excellent product, very warm  star rating

      Posted by Richard on 25th Jan 2016

      I bought this for my baby girl - ordered it not long after she was born. I got the lowest temp rating and digital camo/dayglo orange (why? because I could!)

      Last weekend I used it myself, inside my down sleeping bag, because I realised on a camping trip last year how incredibly warm this thing is for its weight. I camped out in -15C (5F) and with this added to my sleeping bag I was as warm as I would have been at home. Later, when it hit -21C in the city I had this in bed too! Obviously it's a bit small for a full grown adult.

      I look forward to using this with my daughter this year now she's turning one, and I am extremely confident it will keep her warm.

      Also, I want to commend the quality of construction & materials, which are excellent. Last, I got great service from the EE team, who happily shipped this to my US office so I could collect it on a business trip and not have to worry about shipping it to where I actually live.

      Thank you, and I am very pleased.

    2. Stays in place!  star rating

      Posted by Steve on 7th Jul 2015

      My daughter (3 1/2) tosses and turns a lot while sleeping. Her first sleeping bag was a typical kids mummy bag, and she would never stay in it right. I'd find her crawled three-quarters out of it in the middle of the night, or turned around with her face in the hood, or fallen off her mattress, or similar.

      With the protege, she sleeps much better while camping. The straps keep the quilt in place nicely on a 20" air mattress, even with lots of tossing and turning. She can (and has!) turned complete 360's under the quilt with everything staying mostly in place. The straps also keep her on the mattress, which is helpful when I'm the one sleeping next to her. The protege also worked well on a recent cabin trip as a blanket.

      The protege seems to keep her warm, too. She's not complained about being cold since we started using it, nor has she woken up whimpering (like she used to do when she'd crawl her way out of her old bag in the middle of the night).

    3. Keeps my son comfortable!  star rating

      Posted by Christopher M. Hobbs on 17th Jul 2014

      I purchased this quilt for my son. He's a relatively average sized 3 1/2 year old. He was elated when the quilt showed up and wanted to have it with him at nearly all times.

      The versatility of configurations for the quilt is great. If he's tossing and turning in his sleep, it can be tied down to his sleeping pad. It can be fully opened like a blanket. On colder nights it can be zipped up around his feet and tucked under his shoulders. He likes to wear it like a cape when we wake up in the mornings on the trail.

      It's seen moderate use and it's held up to the beatings a young child can dish out. The 20D nylon is relatively soft and the synthetic fill keeps good loft. Washing and storage are a breeze.

      I purchased my last quilt in haste and I have to say I'm a little jealous of his Protoge. It's a great quilt and well worth the investment.

    Limited Lifetime Warranty: Enlightened Equipment warrants its products (except Garage Sale items) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner for the lifetime of the product.

    If a warranty claim is validated, we will repair, replace or refund, at our option, damaged products.

    Our Limited Lifetime Warranty does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident, lost or stolen items, improper care or cleaning (see the cleaning and care section of our website for more details), non-standard usage, negligence or after-market modifications.

    “Lifetime of the product” means the lifetime of the components, fabrics and materials of the warrantied product. Materials and components wear out, deteriorate and fade over time, depending on the product’s exposure to the elements and how the product is used and cared for. Our warranty does not cover products that fail or are damaged due to wear and tear.

    Garage Sale Items Excluded from our Limited Lifetime Warranty: We sell our prototypes, previous year models, factory seconds and exchanged products as “Garage Sale” items. Garage Sale items are sold as-is and have no warranties, express or implied. Garage Sale purchases are final and cannot be returned or exchanged. Garage Sale items may be repaired at our discretion for a reasonable charge. See our Repair Policies.

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