Whether you’re purchasing your first piece of gear or you’re experienced in the outdoors, we here at Enlightened Equipment want to make assembling your sleep system as easy as possible. This buyer’s guide is designed to give you resources to answer your questions.
The Order Page
Our order page can be a little daunting. There are a lot of options to consider. We’ll walk you through the process of ordering a quilt or sleeping bag and give you resources to think about insulation types, temperature ratings, sizing, and fabric choices. At each step of the way, you’ll find links to detailed articles for further explanation.
Let’s take a look at the product page for a Revelation Custom:
There are three sections
3) Description and Details
From here you can click through pictures to see multiple angles of the item. On the right, you’ll see the name of the item you’re viewing, the price and weight for the current build, an estimate of our production lead time, and all your build options.
Let’s take a look at the pictures section:
This window will show you multiple angles of the quilt or bag. This is helpful for getting a sense of the overall design, how the footbox works and generally become familiar with your quilt or bag. Selecting colors/fabrics on the right-hand side will change the color of the quilt or bag. If you want to see photographs our quilts in action, make sure to click through the thumbnails.
Underneath the pictures, you’ll find these links:
The key here is the “sizing” link. That will take you to our sizing guide:
The sizing guide will take you through your measurements and sleep pattern to get you the best fit.
For the detail-oriented, we have a link to a detailed specification sheet at the bottom of the sizing guide. You can visit this link for more detailed weight and measurement information.
Let’s take a look at the right-hand side of the order page.
2) Product Name, Price, Weight, and Lead Times
At the top of the page, you’ll see the name of the product, the price and weight for the current build, and an estimate of our lead times:
The price and weight will change with your build selections. If you need to be mindful of weight you’ll want to keep an eye on this section. Your selections will update in real-time.
Please consider our lead times before ordering. We don’t have any ability to expedite orders. Our items are handmade, so crafting them takes some time. If you have a big trip and no time, you can check out the warehouse and on-the-shelf section of our website for items that are ready to be shipped. You can read more about the differences between our warehouse, on-the-shelf, and made-to-order items.
Now we can get into some details.
We have 2 down insulation options:
To understand fill power, take a look at our Insulation & Loft article.
We have temperature ratings every 10º:
In general, we recommend ordering a temperature rating at or a category lower than the extremes you might face. To get a better sense of what a temperature rating means, you can read our Temperature article.
Length & Width
Make sure to use the sizing guide to determine your best fit.
Fabric Types and Colors
Here you have the option to choose the material for the inside and outside of your quilt or bag:
When you click on the color options, you'll see the name of the color and the fabric weight. For outside fabric options, we have three weights: 7D, 10D, or 20D. For inside fabric options, we have two weights: 7D or 10D.
Getting Ready for Checkout
From there it’s as easy as filling in some information. Once your order has been submitted, you’ll get an email with a confirmation number.
For More Information
We hope this guide has given you the information you need to build your perfect addition to your sleep system. If you have any other questions, you can use the link at the bottom of our website, or right here: Contact Us.
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