THE FKT QUILT
Built for Fast Movers.
WEIGHT: 14 oz – 17 oz | 390 gm – 480 gm
LOW TEMP RATING: 38 – 48 F | 3 – 9 C
FKT, or Fastest Know Time, refers to the fastest time someone has completed a trail or section of trail. Today the idea has grown to include the spirit and art of moving fast and light to achieve any personal speed/efficiency/experience goals on a trail. The FKT Quilt was born from that same spirit.
This quilt was designed specifically for fast-moving hikers and trail runners that spend a minimum time in camp and need less sleep insulation in the top half of the sleep system because they wear an insulated jacket, or extra top layer, while sleeping. Because they move fast by day, they require little or no extra insulated leg clothing but do need that extra insulation on the lower body at night. For this reason, FKT Quilts are constructed with 4 oz sq/yd super high-quality ClimaShield Apex Synthetic Insulation in the bottom half, and 2 oz’s in the top half. This system approach saves pack weight and bulk while keeping the total system modular.
Many users of the FKT Quilt use this quilt on top of a 2-3 season mummy bag, extending their system to 3+ seasons. Doing so helps keep a down inner bag dry. In below-freezing temps, insensible perspiration from your body or wet clothing cools as it moves through the sleep system. Some of that perspiration condenses back to liquid water near the colder outer surface. Using a synthetic quilt over a down inner bag, holds more of that moisture in the faster drying synthetic layer, so the down bag stays dryer.
The KFT Quilt, is a true Ultra Lightweight Specialists tool; if you are new to backcountry sleep quilt systems and their use, please read the entire product description and specs before adding to cart.
• Insulation: 4 oz sq/yd Apex Bottom Half | 2 oz Apex Top Half
• We recommend Black or Olive Green color, for optimal speed drying
• Foot box and lower leg area is larger than many other lightweight quilts. Body mapped shape offers warmer torso area and less bunching at the neck.
• Anchored no-fumble cord locks at each end.
• Five snaps close the area from the foot the above the knees.
• Removable dual sided adjustable back strap w/ a long webbing to secure under a sleeping pad.
• Sleep pad elastic clip on connection system supplied to make it easy to clip the quilt on and off of a sleeping pad if desired
• Quilt can be reversed to use inside out if one side gets wet
• Head and Foot elastic cord sleeves
• Backup closures rings above the top snap
Available in small, medium, large, x-large, and custom sizes. See “Specs” tab for dimensions. Color(s): Black, Olive Green, Citrus Orange (See “Quilt Options” tab for color recommendations.)
The optional poncho head slot adds more versatility, allowing the quilt to be worn around camp, as an emergency torso layer, or as the only insulation layer in warmer conditions.
FKT QUILT TEMPERATURE GUIDE
We hesitate to offer exact temperature comfort ranges, as there are so many variables. The following temperature ranges assume users understand standard UL clothing, shelter, campsite selection, and UL quilt sleeping strategies. With multiple years of testing and extensive customer feedback from many many users – we feel these ratings are a good general guide to your comfort level.
Most fast moving users experiencing night temps between 38 F – 60 F | 3 C – 16 C will be comfortable in this quilt by using standard lightweight camping techniques.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 55 F + | 13 C +: No extra clothing needed.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 45 F – 55 F | 7 C – 13 C: Light clothing, socks, and a head buff.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 35 F – 45 F | 2 C – 7 C: Add a well-insulated jacket, hiking and/or rain pants, insulated balaclava, dry sleep socks, gloves, etc. In general, you will be wearing all clothing carried in these lower temps.
Check out our APEX Balaclava, it pairs perfectly with our quilts!