Minimalist. Super Ultralight.
WEIGHT: 10 oz – 13 oz | 283 gm – 368 gm
LOW TEMP RATING: 40 to 50 F | 5 to 10 C
Meet the Vision Quilt, the minimalist features version of the MLD Spirit 48 Quilt.
This simple Super Ultralight backcountry quilt is built for moving fast with minimal feature fuss. Sized loosely and generously cut wide and long for a Wide Temp Comfort Range and Layering Options. It can be used as a layer over a light tapered mummy bag to add about 15F degrees to the sleep system.
The Vision Quilt is the perfect Summer/2+ season speed hiking system; you can use it over your mummy bag for the first month on the AT then use it alone for the warmer, wetter 3rd or 4th months.
As a minimalist and compact travel quilt it can make all the difference at the remote trek mountain hostel with no blanket.
No Drawstrings, No Zippers, No Velcro. All you need when going for your personal FKT.
IMAGE NOTES: The model in the product images is 6’2″ / 180 lbs and is using the LARGE quilt. As you can see, this quilt is not a tight-cut coffin to make the weight specs look good, there’s plenty of length for a few more inches! Look at all that extra girth over the whole length! WOW!
The Vision 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.
Check out our APEX Balaclava, it pairs perfectly with our quilts!
• Sized loosely and generously cut wide and long for a Wide Temp Comfort Range and Layering Options.
• Highest Quality 10d MLD Mountain 3XDWR fabric
• 2oz sq/yd Climashield Apex Insulation
• Yellow Inside For Happy Day!
• Black Outside For Fast Drying and Stealth
• Closed Sewn Foot Box
• Tapered at Shoulder
• Snaps at Neck
• 20D ProSilNylon Stuff Sack (0.4oz | 12 gm)
• Two Hang Loops at Head Corners for Drying
VISION 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.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 35-40 F | 5 C: Wearing one medium insulation layer head to toe. Advanced gear + campsite selection. R2.5+ pad. DWR Bivy. Sheltered from wind. Insulated balaclava.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 40-45 F | 7.5 C: Wearing one light insulation layer head to toe. Standard good UL camping technique. R2+ pad. Light full balaclava/winter facemask.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 45-50 F | 10 C: Sleep socks, long sleeve shirt, briefs. Light ski cap/thin balaclava.
NIGHT TEMPS OF 50 F+ | 10 C+: No Problemo!
WEIGHT: 10 oz | 283 gm
SHOULDER WIDTH (FLAT): 46 in | 116 cm
FOOT BOX GIRTH: 41 in | 104 cm
LENGTH (FOOT BOX TO NECK): 68 in | 172 cm
FITS USERS: Under 5’6″ | 167 cm AND Under 160 lbs | 72 kg
COMPRESSED/PACKED SIZE: 1.5 L
WEIGHT: 11 oz | 311 gm
SHOULDER WIDTH (FLAT): 50 in | 127 cm
FOOT BOX GIRTH: 45 in | 115 cm
LENGTH (FOOT BOX TO NECK): 72 in | 183 cm
FITS USERS: Under 5’11” | 180 cm AND Under 180 lbs | 82 kg
COMPRESSED/PACKED SIZE: 1.75 L
WEIGHT: 13 oz |368 gm
SHOULDER WIDTH (FLAT): 55 in | 140 cm
FOOT BOX GIRTH: 50 in | 127 cm
LENGTH (FOOT BOX TO NECK): 78 in | 198 cm
FITS USERS: Taller than 5’11” | 180 cm OR More than 180 lbs | 82 kg**
** Should fit users UP TO 6’4″ and 230 lbs.
COMPRESSED/PACKED SIZE: 2 L
MEASUREMENTS & FITTING
The wider you are, the less side and wrap under back coverage you will have. This style backcountry quilt is designed to be open under the back and shoulders. Users in the LARGE quilt, who are over 210lbs and who are very restless turners or primarily side sleepers may not feel like there is enough coverage below 50F and may only want to use this quilt for summer use. For first time users of a backcountry style quilt, it takes a little bit of getting used to, but most become quite comfortable after a few nights.
NOTE: Backcountry style variable girth quilts are not sized or designed to completely wrap around under the back and shoulders. Any insulation there just gets compressed to Zero and is useless.
Please, for the love of God: If you fall between sizes, SIZE UP! If you are on the line, SIZE UP! If you are in doubt on size, SIZE UP! If you just like more room, are a toss-and-turner, or are claustrophobic – SIZE UP! DO NOT try to save 2oz by sizing down.
Try out the fit at home for a few minutes after you receive your quilt. Make sure the test area is very clean – no dog hairs please.
NOTE: Used sleeping gear can not be returned. Please do not test it sleeping overnight on your porch. Actual Shipping & Handling charges will not be refunded.
SHELL & LINING: MLD Endurance 10D X 10D 3XDWR RipStop 0.74 oz sq/yd
The very best lightweight sleeping bag fabric available. It has a high thread count density for strength. Our 3xDWR shell and lining fabrics are an important part of the thermal equation. The liner and shell are tuned for air permeability to limit condensation and slow heat transfer to boost the the overall warmth rating.
INSULATION: Climashield Apex Synthetic
ClimaShield APEX is the most thermally efficient synthetic quilt insulation available. It drapes, compresses, and recovers extremely well and does not requiring through-stitching baffles to stabilize the insulation- that eliminates compressed sewn areas and prevents cold spots. Many other synthetic insulation’s require sewing of the insulation to the bag shell (you can see the many horizontal seams on the outside and/or inside of the shell) to prevent shifting or tearing. Apex is a modern continuous long staple type of insulation and does not need quilting in this type quilt and retains all of it’s Thermal Clo Value. Some synthetic insulation’s made for small panels in clothing that that test good Clo ratings loose much of that thermal efficiency by quilting to stabilized the fragile insulation matrix. Sewn through insulation generally cannot recover as well to multiple tight compression over time.
AVAILABLE COLORS: Black with Yellow Lining
* Visit our Fabric MOJO for more details on our fabrics.
Jason Downs (verified owner) –
Awesome! Vision Quilt is Perfect, Warm, Light and Easy! The right amount of room, good coverage and the Black and Yellow ‘Bumble Bee’ color combo makes me smile. Thanks MLD for another Awesome part of my ‘Downs’ Under’ Australian Wilderness Experience!
Matt (verified owner) –
Best Summer Quilt I Have owned yet, extremely fast shipping, and another quality piece of gear from MLD. Highly recommend it !
Alex (verified owner) –
Took this down into the 30s with some late night addition of down clothing in Alaska. The snow line was 1000 feet above our camp when we woke. Super light, super flexible for all weather conditions. We went in expecting lows in the 40s and the temperature dropped over the course of a week as a cold front moved through with rain every day and the quilt was warm and dry the whole time. I ranged from too warm to needing layers and this served perfectly in that capacity.
Joseph Annese (verified owner) –
Been using the vision quilt, size Large over this past Summer and recently on my 143 mile thruhike of the Northville-Placid trail through the Adirondack mountains of NY. Overnight temperatures hit low of 37° two of the nights. The other 4 nights were in the mid/upper 40s and possibly low 50s. 3 consecutive nights it rained really hard. I also used it with my MLD eVent Soul bivy. I was toasty comfortable all nights. The 2 nights temps dipped into the 30s I added my midweight top and houdini jacket with light weight capiline bottoms and my hiking/running tights. No socks any night. This quilt is legit!! It packs so small and weighs nothing. I have begun to sell off all of my down quilts in favor of MLD synthetic quilts.. the weight difference is nill and pack space relatively the same, so for me in NY with the rain, snow, humidity.. using my bivy and tarps.. it’s a no brainer!!
Monica (verified owner) –
Great quilt. I’ve used it comfortably to less than 10C (when it dipped below 5C I added the bag liner and the combo kept me plenty warm). This quilt is extremely light and well made — would highly recommend.