Nebula Hybrid Quilt

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A backpacking quilt with dual type insulation, layered for efficiency and function. 

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The Nebula is a hybrid backcountry quilt comprised of two distinctly different insulation types permanently combined into one sleep system. The outer layer is APEX, a synthetic continuous filament know to be both durable and long lasting. Inside is high loft goose down in an advanced box baffled arrangement. 

With the bulk of the insulating warmth coming from tested and true goose down the Nebula is lighter and packs much smaller than a 100% synthetic quilt of comparable temperature rating. Yet it retains many of the positive aspects of pitting synthetic fill against a harsh mountain environment. 

A down quilt is often damp, or even wet, in the morning. It can be heavy dew while sleeping under the stars; mist and spray from nightly rain making it under the tarp; condensation forming on tent walls or in bivy bags. The Nebula's less absorbent, quick drying outer synthetic insulation takes these hits in stride and recover quickly. 

During sleep most backpackers release body moisture. When this meets the colder air near a quilt's outer surface it can condense and cause a dramatic loss of down loft. With a hybrid quilt like the Nebula such an event will likely take place in the synthetic layer, to little or no harm.

The stable, continuous coverage APEX provides warmth in places where the down volume might get compressed or shift gradually during the night.  

Without a need for a weatherproof outer fabric skin the quilt remains very breathable and quick drying. That said, for absolute extreme conditions we do offer the Nebula with a waterproof/breathable shell. 

Adding up all the above qualities, the APEX layer may offer even more durable warmth than an isolated gram to gram comparison with down would allude to.

To make the Nebula we retain the features of our Arc UL down quilt, including full box-baffled construction, extensive down control measures, body mapped fill quantities and the cosy neck baffle. Then we add a continuous, non-quilted layer of APEX synthetic insulation to the entire outer surface, but isolated from the down component by a barrier of ultralight fabric.   

Stuffed size for a size Long Nebula is an acceptable 14" x 6" (length x diameter)


Quilt for all seasons

This is Nunatak’s first foray into hybrid quilts and possibly the first ever hybrid twin layered quilt on the market. Oozing with modern styling and technology, this light weight tapered quilt refuses to conform to the orthodoxy. I have used it for a few nights in the Yorkshire dales and have it to be toasty warm down to 30f and it has a comfort rating of 25f. It is available in a few colours and sizes and I chose a small for my 5’56” medium size frame and found it quite generous in size and only weighing 680g

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    Nebula Hybrid Quilt

    Nebula Hybrid Quilt

    A backpacking quilt with dual type insulation, layered for efficiency and function. 

    Product Options
    Temperature Rating
    The rating reflects the lowest temperature during which a well conditioned hiker can expect to remain comfortable throughout a full night. Adequate shelter and ground pad must be used.
    25°F / -4°C (2.2 oz APEX with 1.25" down loft)
    15°F / -10°C (2.5 oz APEX with 1.75" down loft)
    Inside Length
    To determine the correct length please refer to the measurements in the chart.
    Shoulder Width
    54" is a good standard for regular sized folks who doesn't toss around too much. For winter bags go one size up.
    Footbox Size
    40" is the male size 10-11 shoe standard. Adjust accordingly.
    Shell Material Options

    These are the Classic breathable ultralight shell options, typically listed from lightest to most durable. 

    Please go to the Fabric Page for help choosing the shell material.

    Waterproof/Breathable Shell Options

    The top four in this selection applies a 7d waterproof/breathable shell fabric to the foot section, plus the top near the head opening. The large vertical baffled middle section remain with the material/color chosen in the previous field . Select colors to match - or not! The second choice, represented by 'Full Coverage', will completely replace all other shell choices with a full coverage of the same waterproof/breathable 7d ultralight shell.

    Liner Material Options
    Choose between lightest - the 10d - or long lasting comfort at the penalty of several ounces extra weight: the 20d
    Down Type
    Choosing Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down will help combat the effects of perspiration, misting tents and damp air. Nunatak products made with Hyper-Dry down will have a slight increase in bulk over those made with regular down. A 5% increase in fill weight also occur.
    900 Fill Power Goose Down, RDS Certified
    900 Fill Power Goose Down, Hyper-Dry, RDS Certified
    Strap package
    Straps snugs the quilt around you and/or the sleeping pad. Options are: None (really?), ultralight shock cord style controllers, or the fully featured standard ¾" strap package.
    Your Measurements
    Optional: Fill in the blanks to ensure getting the best fit. No changes will be made to your size selections without approval
    Shoe Size