Gear Reviews

GoLite Z30 Quilt

The North Face Hightail 2S offers unparalleled loft in a roomy, waterproof bag.

Brand: GoLite

Model: Z30 Quilt (Unisex)



1lbs. 4oz.

[best loft]

For just over a pound in the pack, this premium-down bag kept testers warm into the mid-30s. “It puffed up like cotton candy as soon as I yanked it from the stuffsack,” reports one tester, who slept tentless in Arizona’s Havasu Canyon to enjoy the desert sky—and saw no dip in the Hightail’s loft due to nighttime dew. Credit plenty of 850-fill down and a shell made with Pertex Endurance fabric (on the footbox, hood, and collar), which lets interior moisture escape but repels rain, snow, and wind.

On a chilly fall night in Colorado’s Flat Tops Wilderness, the Hightail also shed heavy condensation that collected inside the tent. The hood’s generous cut covered most of our tester’s face when fully cinched. Other dimensions are roomy, too: The 64-inch shoulder girth amply accommodates big guys and restless sleepers, and the spacious footbox kept testers from feeling hog-tied. The two-way zipper allows for easy foot venting. But cold spots along the box baffles’ horizontal seams chilled testers at 35°F, and the draft tube catches in the zipper without careful two-handed operation. $349; 1 lb. 4 oz.; 35°F;

Who says you need a bag to stay warm in the backcountry? Our Ultra Lite Two-Season Quilt is the ideal choice for lightweight purists. Pertex Quantum® GL face fabric and lining combined with 850 Fill Power Goose Down provide maximum warmth to weight. Arid Zones™ with waterproof-breathable fabric at the neck and foot protect against moisture in critical areas.

-Premium 850 Fill power goose down
-Pertex® Quantum GL nylon ripstop shell is water repellant yet breathable
-Arid Zones™ with waterproof-breathable fabric at the head and foot of the bag protect against condensation in critical areas
-Wrap-around quilt design for use with sleeping pad (not included) provides ideal temperature regulation
-Differentially cut stretch baffles to provide optimum loft
-Snap and drawcord to secure neck/shoulder opening
-Two simple buckles/straps hold sleeping pad
-Trapezoidal and angled footbox
-Hang loops for drying and storing
-Waterproof stuff sack and breathable cotton storage sack

Sizes: Regular & Long

850 Fill Power Goose Down Insulation
Pertex® Quantum GL Nylon Ripstop Shell & Lining
20 Denier Nylon Waterproof-Breathable head and Foot Arid Zones

Sizes: Regular and Long