My Ultralight Sleeping System 630g (22 oz)

My summer sleeping system weighs 630 g in total and this is the lightest sleeping system I have tried to date.

  • GramXpert eLite quilt / APEX 67 / Regular / M / 312 g
  • sleeping pad Therm-A-Rest Neoair XLite – Small (200 g)
  • sleeping mat and sit pad Therm-A-Rest Z-Lite – 4 sections only cut off (118 g)

The Therm-A-Rest Z-Lite is also my sit pad.
The quilt’s rated comfort temperature is 11°C.
For leg & feet support I am using my HMG Windrider 2400 pack.

The GramXpert eLite quilt can be opened up like a normal quilt and then if the temperatures drop you just zip up the foot box, which is how it worked on trail last weekend. The night temperatures were around 17℃ so this sleep system was a winner with the weight and comfort at those temperatures.

However, in my experience when the temperatures drop to under 14℃ I have to supplement the system with my wind pants. My legs were a little chilly. I didn’t take any long johns on that trip. My base weight was 4 kg. I didn’t pack or supplement extra clothing for the sleeping system in any way than I normally would of taken if I had taken a warmer quilt. (Hope that makes sense?)

For further details please refer the YouTube video here:

 

I plan to only use this sleep system in the summer months.

For more details on the quilt please visit GramXpert.

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8 Replies to “My Ultralight Sleeping System 630g (22 oz)”

  1. Enlightened Equipment makes some nice gear! If it wasn’t for the customs and import fees importing to Denmark then I would buy some of their gear. That’s also why I keep my purchases with the EU when I can. I like to support the cottage companies whenever possible.

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    1. Last year (summer) I tried a system with a 8mm Vaude Evazote sleeping mat:

      https://brianoutdoor.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/ultra-lightweight-sleeping-system-test/

      which I can say was not very comfortable in my opinion. But the Z-lite and my pack underneath was a success. And the X-Lite was just a torso size of my normal summer pad. So all in all, I was pretty comfy. I will probably use this the rest of the summer (not when I go north in August to Abisko).

      Another thing which I forgot to mention was the Z-lite didn’t annoy me at all on my pack like the Vaude mat did and leaves and stuff don’t stick to it either. It was also handy and easy to pack out when I needed it during the day. I think that I’m on to a winner here and as a bonus you don’t feel it on your back.

      Thanks for commenting.

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