Therm-a-Rest Corus HD Quilt: 32 Degree Down
Corus HD 32 Degree Down Quilt
Updated just in time for 2019, the Corus HD 32 Degree Down Quilt is a little wider, a little longer, and a little lighter, yet still delivers superb warmth and luxurious comfort for minimalist backcountry travelers. Now weighing in at only 1.3 pounds at a regular length, and packing down to a compact 10 x 7 inches, this bag is easily stored in your pack when you're trekking for long distances to remote backcountry locales.
Lofty down insulation traps precious warmth from escaping on cooler evenings dipping into the upper 30s. This down insulation features a Nikwax hydrophobic treatment that sheds overnight condensation and dewy mornings from compromising its loft, so you'll remain toasty-warm even if it's a bit wet outside. And to retain even greater heat, ThermaCapture seams employ a heat-radiating coating that keeps body warmth locked inside the bag, as to prevent heat loss to the cold air surrounding you.
Seeing as Therm-a-Rest is renowned for their sleeping pads, it only makes sense the Corus HD Quilt features Build a System perimeter snap loops that mate with another Therm-a-Rest pad, quilt, sleeping bag, blanket, or sheet. This 2019 model also features an updated footbox, newly shaped to slip over your pad and eliminate chilly drafts.
- Lightweight down quilt for minimalist summer backpacking
- Unique design integrates with your sleeping pad to save weight
- Lofty down insulation keeps you warm on cool nights
- Hydrophobic down retains its loft in damp weather conditions
- Coated seams prevent body heat from escaping
- Perimeter snaps can pair with sleeping pads or other quilts
- Includes a stuff sack and storage bag for easy packing
Quite possibly my worst purchase
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I REALLY wanted to, at a minimum, like this quilt; however, this is truly the worst choice I have made for my backpacking gear...and I bought a $65 lynx tent for my son, who sometimes goes out with me, which we like better than I like this quilt. I fully understood that a 10 degree lower than advertised temp tolerance should be accounted for with a quilt when opting for this route.
I used this quilt with a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm pad. I sleep super hot and am enjoying the experience of menopause and night sweats, but despite all that, I am so frozen in ~45f temps with this quilt that I cannot sleep. I have had two entirely miserable trips with this thing which included sleeping in my wool base layers, down Patagonia puffy, two pairs of thick wool socks I keep just in case... An. Emergency. Blanket., and crying for half the night due to exhaustion and cold. It actually makes 45 degrees feel worse than freezing somehow. Daylight is completely visible through the very thin quilt.
Otherwise...for positive attributes: the seams feel well taped and not a source of drafts, it is a nice length for a person who is 5’4”, and the side baffles do help hold the sides down to keep drafts from coming up.
I am not sure I would recommend it for summer camping, though I have no experience during hot nights I can say that the fabric feels like it would be sticky in any kind of humid or warm environment. I do not recommend it for spring camping and certainly wouldn’t dream of taking it for even an extra layer in the winter-a sheet would be more effective.