Hudson River Quilt (20F)

(15 customer reviews)


Rated to 20°F (-7° C) the Hudson River Hammock Quilt can be used either as a top quilt (in a hammock or on the ground) or as a hammock under quilt (JRB Suspension System sold separately

Over-stuff: 25% over-stuff included!

Footbox Options

The standard footbox is formed with a drawcord, cord-locks and double-sided Kam Snaps. This allows the quilt to be left as a blanket for easy venting, a foot-box to be formed, or multiple quilts to be stacked in colder temperatures.

NOTE: Adding a custom option may delay shipping by a few days.

Couples Mod

Adds Additional double sided Kam Snaps along the entire length of the quilt to enable it to be attached to another quilt of the same length that also has the Couples Mod.


Hudson River 20° Quilt

The Hudson River Hammock Quilt is lighter than a sleeping bag and easier to get in and out of. As a result, it makes a perfect backpacking quilt for hammock or tent campers.

The Hudson River 20° three-season Quilt can be used as a top quilt or as an underquilt for hammocks. (JRB Underquilt Suspension System sold separately)

Hudson River Hammock Quilt Features

  • Comfort rated to 20°F (-7°C)
  • Down 850FP: Fill power is a measurement of how much space one ounce of down will occupy when lofted, measured in cubic inches.
    • Since the temperature rating of a quilt is based on how much loft there is, quilts using a higher fill power down will require less down by weight to achieve a specific temperature rating than a bag using a lower fill power down.
  • Down Over-stuff:
    • Reduces downshifting.
    • Enables the quilt to maintain its rating if the down loses loft due to dampness or between cleanings.
    • We do not recommend any additional overstuffing.
  • Long-Term Storage: All Jacks R Better Hammock Quilts come in a storage bag that does not compress the quilt and allows airflow. Consequently making it perfect for long-term quilt storage.
  • Packing: We recommend using a lawn contractor bag while backpacking to keep your quilt dry while allowing it to expand or compress to fill available space in your backpack evenly.  We offer compression sacks separately for individuals looking to pack their quilt into the smallest space possible.
  • Hammock Fit – The Hudson River works as an underquilt on all gathered-end and bridge hammocks. Including; ENO Hammocks, Hennessy Hammocks, Warbonnet Hammocks, Dutchware Chameleon, as well as most other brands and DIY hammocks.
Hudson River Quilt Regular Size(Recommended For Folks Under 5′ 11″)
Length: 78 inches (1.98 m)
Width: 48 inches (1.22 m)
Weight: 21.5 ounces (0.61 kg)
Hudson River Quilt Long Size (Recommended For Folks Over 5′ 10″)
Length: 86 inches (2.18 m)
Width: 48 inches (1.22 m)
Weight: 23 ounces (0.65 kg)


15 reviews for Hudson River Quilt (20F)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I am now in over 500 miles on the PCT with my Hudson River and can’t say enough about how good it has been. I carry a down jacket and pants to increase my temp level, but, have never needed it with your quilt. Coldest night so far was 27.6 F and I was toasty! My tent is a single wall and twice I have had quite a lot of condensation (had it buttoned up do to rain/snow). Both times the outer layer got damp, air dryed in less than 30 min and I never got cold. Thanks a bunch for a great product!

  2. Kris

    I bought this last year to use as an underquilt for my then Hennessey worked great (now I have a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 DBL). I live in the south Texas to be exact and it rarely gets below 20 F here. The coldest I have used it so far was down to a wet cool 30 over the Thanksgiving break last year at Lake Texoma. I was very toasty and didn’t want to get out of my hammock lol.

  3. Paul

    I’ve had my quilt about 3 years now and used it in a wide range of conditions. It’s my go to quilt for nearly any temperature in new england. Temps can vary so much here that I always like to have buffer in case of altitude variables or sudden weather. Quilts are great for this. Warmer temps (40-60F) it vents so easily that if you’re too warm, there’s no problem. Ive found it works well past 20F, so that covers 3.5+ seasons for me. Coldest night so far was in the Adirondacks in NY — -10F! I layered inside the bag, and was a little chilly, but I was able to sleep just fine!

  4. Andrew E (verified owner)

    I cannot recommend this quilt highly enough. It is incredibly lightweight, takes up almost no room in my pack, and provides a very comfortable night of sleep on the trail. I’ve taken it down to temperatures well below 40F, and have been completely warm. I’ve slept with it in the low 20’s with pants, socks, and a long sleeve shirt and been perfectly comfortable. This is my go to quilt.

  5. Jamie (verified owner)

    This is the first product I have ever ordered from JRB. First this quilt is phenomenal!! Warm and ultralight. I couldn’t believe that it was going to fit in the provided stuff sack but it did with ease. JRB has extremely fast processing and shipping. I ordered it on a Saturday and was opening the box on the very next Wednesday. Online shopping is always a risk, I always assume that I am going to be disappointed. JRB far exceeded my expectations. I will be telling all of my friends and family about JRB and their products.

  6. Steve (verified owner)

    I took a long HR top quilt and a greylock 3 down to a wet 21 degrees in the Sierra Nevada. I cinched up the footbox as tight as I could and was pleasantly surprised it kept me and my feet warm. I did have a down jacket on, but my lower half was warm as well. I used a section of reflectex under my feet and all was good.
    One small added benefit of the HR top quilt is being able to open the foot box completely and string it out on a clothesline to dry/air out back at home.

  7. Jason (verified owner)

    I have owned my JRB Hudson River Quilt for a number of months now and I enjoy it more than my other 20 degree top quilt from an unnamed competitor to JRB. Not only does this keep me toasty warm when hanging in my Warbonnet Blackbird XLC (used as under quilt) it does double duty when I use it as a top quilt when backpacking and ground dwelling in a tent with my wife, she gets the aforementioned 20 degree competitor quilt. Extremely versatile, well constructed, lightweight, but most of all warm and comfortable. Thanks for the great product!

  8. Rman (verified owner)

    I bought this top quilt originally for UL backpacking (ground), but then after researching hammocking more, I decided to give hanging in a tree a try. Either way you decide to use it- this quilt is awesome! I have used it on several Boy Scout outings and personal trips and was toasty warm every time. The only problem is that everybody wants to use it.

  9. binfordw

    Love my Hudson River. So much that I now own a Shenandoah and a Rag Mnt. These universal quilts are excellent for having options for multiple family members and weather conditions. My wife likes the full length quilts as underquilts, even tho shes much shorter than me (I use Greylock 3/4’s) I see zero downsides to this universal style, Its so much better to have the option to use it as a UQ when needed.

  10. Jack Myers (verified owner)

    Quilts that don’t let me buy new gear. Because they are light, and they are still in great shape.
    I’ve had two Hudson River quilts for what seems like forever. About a decade now, I think. I’ve used them on my bed, on cots in other people’s houses, car camping, and backpacking. …

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  11. Jack Myers (verified owner)

    I purchased 2 Hudson River Quilts last year and have used them as an Underquilt and Overquilt mainly on Summer/Fall trips to around 40 degrees. However, this past weekend we were in the Absoraka Mountains of Western Wyoming when it got unseasonable cold and dumped 18 inches of snow on us and never got above 32 degrees in 3 days out there. It got down to 20 degrees at night and with all my clothes wet the only thing between me and hypothermia was your quilts. They performed amazingly. I was warm in my hammock (the only place) and never felt cold either from above or below. In a world where products rarely provide advertised results, your product exceeded them when I absolutely needed it the most. I just wanted to let you guys know that the quality of your product did not go unnoticed or unappreciated

    Please feel free to share this endorsement on your website or however you see fit. I couldn’t be more happy.


  12. mace2345 (verified owner)

    I have used this quilt down to 15 degrees and can vouch that I was comfortably warm. Jacks R Better make a great product and very fast shipping. As prior service Army officers, I am happy to do business with them!

  13. Dennis “Peppy”

    The Hudson River is a great piece of gear! I’ve used HR’s as UQ’s and TQ’s, and can honestly say it’s one of my favorite items! Great loft, super soft (mine is the old .9 cedar green, which I hate to see not being used anymore), and does exactly what it’s suppose to!

  14. Jason (verified owner)

    This is my second quilt from JRB. They are always top quality and extremely comfortable. I use them for long distance backpacking and have never been let down. I use a down quilt because it helps me save weight. I try to be as ultralight as I can and don’t see the need for the zipper on a conventional sleeping bag. On the Hudson River, I love the button snaps that create the foot box. Keep up the great work.

  15. Michael P. (verified owner)

    Took my Hudson River Quilt Long 20° out for the first time yesterday evening as a top quilt on the Mogollon Rim in AZ. Evening temperature dropped to 32.4° F quickly due to a clear sky and high elevation. After midnight some clouds rolled in and the temps rose to the low 40° F range. I was lightly clothed; Wiggy’s insulated booties, no socks, Columbia hiking shorts, long sleeve tee-shirt, Wiggy’s liner vest and Carhartt 2 in 1 fleece cap. I was plenty warm and did not overheat. The quilt was used with my recently purchased JRB Greylock 3 under quilt which also performed well. The workmanship of both quilts met expectations. Now I am eyeing the “Down Sleeves” so I can read my Kindle in low temps.

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