The Vela HD Quilt offers the most luxurious warmth and comfort of any Thermarest quilt or blanket. It's extremely warm, compressible and comfortable. Built for the backcountry travel.
Looking for luxury while stargazing on your front country adventures?
The Vela delivers the ultimate warmth and comfort with high loft 650-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down, full-perimeter side baffles to protect from drafts, an elasticized, insulated footbox to add warmth and keep your quilt in place, and perimeter snap loops designed to mate with another Therm-a-Rest quilt, blanket or sheet.
Simply put, if you're still using a sleeping bag in warm weather and roadside camping destinations, it's time to switch to the Vela to up your comfort game with freedom to move and easily regulate your temperature as you like, all night long.
Nikwax Hydrophobic Down
Used in all Therm-a-Rest 3 and 4-season sleeping bags. Nikwax Hydrophobic Down absorbs 40% less moisture than untreated down. This keeps you warmer over a greater range of conditions, and allows it to dry and restore performance faster. And since all water-resistant down treatments wash out over time, Nikwax Hydrophobic Down is specially formulated to be easily retreated at home using Nikwax DownWash and DownProof, ensuring the long-term water-resistance performance of your bag.
In addition, unlike other treated down, Nikwax® Hydrophobic Down is a water-based formula that’s Flourocarbon-free (a.k.a. PFO’s, PFOA’s or PFC’s) and safe for you and the environment. We found this a particularly compelling reason to go with Nikwax, as questions are increasingly raised about the long-term effects of these chemicals and their persistence in our bodies and the environment.
Applied to the backside of the inner lining material of our sleeping bags, ThermaCapture not only boosts warmth without the added weight or bulk of additional fill material, creating a lighter overall bag, but it also lets you warm-up faster – a real plus on a cold night
Vela HD Quilts offer the most luxurious warmth of any Thermarest quilt or blanket and features 650 fill of Nikwax Hydrophobic down which vastly improves its performance in damp conditions. The main feature of this quilt is the wide footbox which creates the ultimate basecamp nest for one. It is a little heavier than Thermarest's lightest quilt (Corus HD) but the pack size isn't too far off.
The elasticized footbox snaps round the bottom end of your sleeping mat keeping your feet warm and the quilt in place. It also includes snap loops so it can easily be connected to a Thermarest mattress, quilt blanket or sheet allowing you to build a your own sleep system. If your after a little bit of luxury on your next adventure then this quilt would be ideal.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
Vela (Latin for the sails of a ship) is a constellation in the southern sky. It is sometimes mistaken for the Southern Cross.