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Nano Blankets are specialist tools with room for broader appeal.

SUL (Super UltraLight) hikers go fast and far; but sleep very little.  A full base kit might weigh under 5 lbs. The Nano Blanket in 40° is pure SUL. Extensive custom options are offered to dial in critical details.

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40° rating, super compact stuffed size, ultralight. Versatile, essential, inspiring. SUL.

From blanket to quilt

In it's basic rendition the Nano is a tapered rectangular backcountry comforter made with gossamer light fabrics and high fill power goose down.

It is s light and compact as is currently possible. All clutter has been removed. In this configuration there's no Velcro, no shockcords, no snaps. Only pure function remain: 0.66 ounce per square yard Membrane shell and liner. ¾" baffled construction. 900 FP down. 

Stepping up in features from the comforter mode gradually evolve the Nano Blanket towards full quilt mode, based around the original 40° rating. Shockcord channels can be added at the foot end or top end, or both. Using specially sourced 1/16" shockcord and minimalist cord locks each channel adds about 12 grams, depending on blanket width. 

From here a longitudinal 24" strip of Velcro is the next addition. At 14 grams, including other SUL hardware, this mod enables a convertible foot end, easily switching from fully open blanket mode to enclosed footbox.

The underbody straps many quilt owners use to control drafts complete the specs needed to turn the basic Nano to a full Nunatak quilt. However, in a nod to SUL philosophies, these are merely 1/16" shockcord and tiny captive cord lock. 

Sizing

The Nano Blanket is custom built with 8 lengths and 5 shoulder widths available in any combination. Add to this 5 foot end sizes. And, if these 200 sizes are not sufficient for you - just email us!!

Fabric Technology

The 0.66 Membrane shell and liner fabric is optimally suited for an application like this. Few, if any, materials on the market today are as light as Membrane. Being a taffeta style fabric without the bulk and weight concentrated in a ripstop grid, the overall resistance to wear is very good for such a thin material. Two colors of Membrane are offered, both on the darker side to aid in heat absorption and drying: black and an attractive dark blue. 

0.8 Pertex Quantum shell fabric in Mountain Safety Orange is available for applications where ultimate hi-viz is desirable. Fractions of an ounce heavier than Membrane, this fabric is very bright, aiding in rescue situations. The Pertex is also offered in green and black.

Down Type

Select 900 fill power down for lightest weight and bulk. Only white goose down used - responsibly sourced and of the highest quality. Choose between regular and Hyper-Dry moisture resistant varieties.

Weight and Bulk

As there are so many possible size combinations, we are only going to give an accurate real life weight of one style of Nano Blanket:

75" long times 48" wide with a 34" wide foot end is 10.6 oz, and fit inside a Nalgene bottle. Wide mouth, that is!

Based purely on calculations one of the biggest, the absolutely massive version of 95" x 66", w a 42" foot should weigh 16 oz, and the smallest, barely useable Nano Blanket (60" x 42", with a 34" foot) about 7.5 oz.

The silnylon stuff sack supplied is 11 grams.

Possible uses for Nano Blankets:

Boost-liner for old tired mummy bags.

Emergency or planned bivys.

Recovery/rest blanket for: Ultra running, FKT attempts, adventure racing.

Warm-up blanket for backcountry skiing and other winter activities.

Home or camping comforter.

Safety net for committing day hikes.

Summit day just-in-case bivy.

Backcountry trauma/shock control.

Hammock underquilt (with some user mods!)

..or:

Full fledged quilt with the appropriate options selected, such as bottom and top closures, and strap package.

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Super UL Nano Blanket Configuration Page

Super UL Nano Blanket Configuration Page

Nano Blankets are specialist tools with room for broader appeal.

SUL (Super UltraLight) hikers go fast and far; but sleep very little.  A full base kit might weigh under 5 lbs. The Nano Blanket in 40° is pure SUL. Extensive custom options are offered to dial in critical details.

Product Options
  
  Quantity:
Temperature Rating
 
40°
 
Overall Length
Length of blanket lying flat with any (optional) closures undone.
If choosing any foot end closures add 5" to the length here to make up for any bunching up that occurs when drawing the foot end closed.
Shoulder Width
The width across the blanket at the top and about 3' down, with any (optional) closures undone
Foot End Width
The width across the blanket at the foot end, with any (optional) closures undone
Foot End Closure

The two upgrade options allow a smooth and quick transition from blanket style quilt to a more thermally efficient foot area. Note: When closed up, both choices shortens the quilt by 5".

Option one is a simple shockcord to gather up the end, and adds about 12 grams.

Option two is the real deal, similar to the Vector foot box on the fully featured Premium Quilts. This adds 26 grams, depending on footbox size.

 
None.
 
 
Elastic Drawcord in Channel (+$15)
 
 
Drawcord/Velcro, Enabling a Fully Closed Footbox (+$50)
 
Top End Closure
A standard quilt style drawcord across the top hem is the option here, and adds 14 grams depending on size.
 
None.
 
 
Elastic Drawcord in Channel (+$15)
 
Shell Fabric
The weight savings choosing .66 over .8 is 16 grams for a size 78" x 54" quilt.
Liner Fabric
Down Overfill
Strap Package
Straps snugs the quilt around you and/or the sleeping pad. Options are: None or 2 ultralight shock cord style controllers
 
None.
 
 
2 Side Mounted Under Body Straps, Ultralight Version
 
Gamut Climashield Over-quilt Compatability

This mod makes a future over-quilt application as effective as possible. It adds snap buttons in the places needed, plus stores a record of your product's finished measurements and attachment points.

 
No Thanks!
 
 
Yes, prepare my quilt for future Gamut over-quilt application!
 
Down Type
 
900FP Goose Down, RDS Certified
 
 
900FP Hyper-Dry Goose Down, RDS Certified (+$15)
 
  
  Quantity: