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Big Meadows(40F)

(5 customer reviews)

$179.95$209.95

The Big Meadows wide summer quilt is conservatively rated to 40ºF (5ºC) and is designed for restless sleepers who move around a lot.

The head end is 56 inches (1.42 m)  wide down to the midpoint and tapers to 46 (1.17m) inches at the foot end. A foot box can be formed using snaps and a drawcord.

Over-stuff: 25% over-stuff included!

Regular Size
Length: 78 inches (1.98 m)
Width: 56 inches (1.42 m)
Weight: 16 ounces (0.45 kg)

Long Size
Length: 86 inches (1.98 m)
Width: 56 inches (1.42 m)
Weight: 17 ounces (0.48 kg)

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.

Description

The Big Meadows(40F) summer backpacking quilt is comfort rated to 40ºF (5ºC) and features a wide half taper design.   Wilightweight, low volume, and generous coverage make it the perfect summer backpacking quilt for thru-hikers, section hikers, and weekend getaways.

The Big Meadows summer backpacking quilt details:

  • 800FP Down:  Nikwax Hydrophobic-Down™ The safe, high-performance, PFC-free, water-resistant down fill for outdoor clothing and gear. As a result, it keeps users warmer and drier in a wider range of conditions.
  • Tabs: Three tabs along the sides provide attachment points to secure the quilt around a pad if desired.
  • Foot Box: 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.
  • Shoulder Pockets: Use the snaps and a drawcord at the head end to form pockets that keep your shoulders warm while you toss and turn.
  • Over-stuff: All Jacks ‘R’ Better quilts are optimized with a 25% over-stuff.  Besides reducing downshifting it also enables the quilt to maintain its rating if the down loses loft between cleanings. Subsequently, we do not recommend any additional over stuffing.
  • Long Term Storage: All Jacks R Better Quilts come in a zippered storage bag. This bag does not compress the quilt and allows airflow. Consequently makes 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 evenly fill available space in your backpack.  Alternatively, we offer compression sacks separately for individuals looking to pack their quilt into the smallest space possible.

Sizing:

  • Regular Size (Recommended For Folks Under 5′ 11″)
    Length: 78 inches (1.98 m)
    Width: 56 inches (1.42 m) at the head end tapering from the middle down to 46 (1.17m) inches at the foot end
    Weight: 16 ounces (0.45 kg)
  • Long Size (Recommended For Folks Over 5′ 10″)
    Length: 86 inches (2.18 m)
    Width: 56 inches (1.40 m)at the head end tapering from the middle down to 46 (1.17m) inches at the foot end
    Weight: 19.5 (0.55 kg)

5 reviews for Big Meadows(40F)

  1. Dennis “Peppy”

    I was looking for an UL, large quilt, to use for laying in colder weather, and have plenty of wiggle room in warmer weather. JRB sure hooked me up! Mine is moroccan blue .67, and stuffed with 800fp down! Love the quality, and appreciate so much the quick customization to meet my needs! Lots of gear available on the market today, but I’ve never been disappointed in the performance, customer service, or the speed in which JRB has built its reputation!

  2. Jack (verified owner)

    Purchased an UL Big Meadows (40 degrees) for a summer outing in the mountains of NM. It worked as advertised. Quite comfortable down to 40 degrees. The temperature got down to 35 one night and I had to wear an extra layer of clothing, but that was to be expected. It only weighs 15.7 oz.!

  3. Thomas Jervey

    I bought my long version of the Big Meadows 40° quilt in Damascus at Trail Days to complete the hotter months on my AT thru-hike. It has been great from 40 degrees up. I am delighted to have it and got great support from the owner. I even met person who completed sewing my bag and she autographed my bag for me. Five AND a half stars, iwere it possible.

  4. Thomas Jervey

    I meant to add, that it fits me well. I am 6′ 4″ tall.

  5. Sean (verified owner)

    Perfect for the warmer months and very lightweight.

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