Exped Versa Quilt is a very versatile camping tool which you can use as a quilt or as a rectangular sleeping bag. It is very lightweight and with a great packed size.
Key features & benefits
- Very lightweight.
- Down fill.
- Pleasant materials.
What this is about
The Versa is a quilt as its name says, but it has some features that allow you to use it as a rectangular bag as well. This is due to toggles that it has along its sides, so you can fold it and close the toggles and it becomes a bag. But these toggles are there also to attach the quilt to any of the Exped mat sheets. So this is a versatile item which you can use as a comforter and as a bag.
The quilt comes with a stuff sack and a storage sack to use at home for longer storage periods. You should always keep it in a loose state when not outdoor.
Who is it for
Weight-wise, with 780 g (27.5 oz), this is an item lightweight enough even for backpackers. But this also implies that it is suitable for practically any type of activity where you sleep outdoors.
Size-wise, they suggest that it is best suitable for people of up to 180 cm (5.8 ft). But note that its dimensions are 210 x 135 cm (6.8 x 4.4 ft), so this is not a small item at all.
Seasons-wise, its comfort-rating is 10 °C (50 F), so this is a tool for summer camping; see more below in the Specifications.
The fabric used for the shell and the liner is very lightweight 30D nylon, Oeko-Tex 100 class 1. If you are not familiar with this terminology, this is about standards and the class 1 implies the finest materials that are normally used for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age. So these are very pleasant materials they used here.
Note also that this item carries the RDS-certified mark, and this is about involvement in animal welfare.
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Very pleasant.
- Quality materials.
- Very lightweight.
- No compression straps on the sack.
It is a pity they did not add compression straps on the trail sack, such a detail helps a lot when you pack your backpack and want to reduce the volume of the sleeping bag.
The price & rating
The quilt looks expensive, but wait to see some of its possible competitors in the comparison table below. The Amazon price for this bag at the moment of writing the text is around $169. So for a quilt, this may look a lot but this is a quality item. See how I rate it for several parameters:
My rating breakdown of the Exped VersaQuilt
- Type: quilt.
- Best use: backpacking, hiking, camping.
- Weight: 780 g (27.5 oz).
- Fill weight: 375 g (13.2 oz).
- Dimensions (L x W): 210 x 135 cm (6.8 x 4.4 ft).
- Body fit: 180 cm (5.8 ft).
- Temperature rating:
– Comfort: 10 °C (50 F).
– Limit: 5 °C (41 F).
– Extreme: -7 °C (19 F).
- Packed size (L x D): 34 x 19 cm (13.4 x 7.5 in).
- Included: stuff sack and storage sack.
Exped VersaQuilt vs Competitors
In the table below I show this Versa Quilt side by side with a specific mummy bag and a Backcountry Quilt. I am doing this on purpose to show what you can expect from such three very different tools that all have a down fill but with a different type.
As you see the packed size is almost the same but there are big differences in the temperature rating and much smaller differences in the weight. The mummy bag is a very closed design and it keeps the warmth very good, it is heavier because of the hood, but its fill is 800. On the other hand, the Backcountry Quilt has the best temperature rating and this may look a bit surprising because of its open design, though it has a foot box just like an ordinary bag, and its fill is 700. Please follow the links to check for the updated prices, you will realize that the Versa Quilt is a far more affordable option than the other two.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Packed size, in (cm)
Temperature, F (C)
Payable Every Month
13.4 x 7.5
(34 x 19)
Payable Every Year
15 x 8
(38 x 20)
Payable Every Year
14 x 7
(36 x 18)
In the summary of this Exped Versa Quilt review, I wish to stress again its versatility. You can use it as an ordinary blanket at home and you can also take it with you on the trail and use either as a blanket or as a rectangular bag. It has a draft baffle that runs along its side to prevent drafts when you close the toggles and use it as a bag. Above all, this is a very pleasant material, in the class of those used for babies.
Exped is a renown Swiss-based brand and there are many items from this company presented here in the site, check some of them on my page with sleeping pads.
If you need to see some more options for a sleeping bag or a quilt, please check in my page with bags. You might want to see also this Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed 35 Degree Sleeping Bag with some truly unique and patented features.
Thank you for reading. Do you have any experience with Exped’s products? If so, please let us know, there is a comment box below. I wish you a nice day.