Massdrop Pine Down Blanket
Massdrop Pine Down Blanket
bookmark_border
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our customers, we agree to hide prices prior to logging in.
2.6k Sold
Free shipping to USA
Product Description
A down blanket that converts into a sleeping quilt, the Massdrop Pine boasts a softness and lightness that’ll make you feel like you’re resting on a cloud. The 20d 1.1oz downproof nylon matte shell is quiet and durable with an incredibly soft hand feel, and it’s packed with 10.5 ounces of 850-fill responsibly sourced hydrophobic down ... Read More

search
DannyMilks
4462
Collaborations
Nov 20, 2017
Stickied
bookmark_border
Hi Everyone Down Quilts and Blankets have appeared in Massdrop Polls since the very first days of the Ultralight Community in Fall of 2014. The polls have consistently been some of the most popular, resulting in super successful drops from the likes of Enlightened Equipment, Zpacks, Rumpl and more. 
At it's heart, this is the best down blanket we could make for you. It's roughly the size of a Twin XL mattress, and it would look perfectly lovely on your bed or couch. Secretly, there are a few snaps and hidden cords that can transform this into a sleeping quilt for camping or traveling.
What's special about our down blanket?
1) Comfort. We spent nearly a year finding the best downproof fabric that was both light and SOFT. When you cozy up to this on your couch or in your cabin, we wanted you first impression to be one of luxurious lightness. We didn't want you thinking that this is a really techy product with shiny plasticky fabric. You can be assured that this fabric is high performance, but it doesn't need to *feel* that way. 
2) Versatility. It's a blanket, it's a quilt, and it's possibly so much more*.
3) Best-in-class materials. We want you to feel confident that you're getting a high-end product, and so we started with the best raw materials we could find. The HyperDRY down was developed by The North Face and is the benchmark for quality down. It is Responsibly Down Source (RDS) Certified, bluesign approved, fluorocarbon free (a nasty chemical that was used in earlier hydrophobic downs), and allergen free. This 850 fill power down is very light for the amount of insulation it provides, and will last 10-30 years under normal use and care. The fabric is calendared for downproofness and matte finish and soft hand make it feel more like a comforter than a shiny sleeping bag.
4) Maximized value. By paying special attention to the design, we were able to achieve the maximum warmth to weight ratio. The sewn-through baffles are the lightest and most affordable, so we used tons of down, wide baffle spacing to allow peak loft, and minimal baffling to make a very thick blanket. We added one mid-blanket baffle to keep down from shifting in the long vertical baffles, and otherwise kept the baffles (the low point / potential cold spot in the blanket) to an absolute minimum. Going with 850 fill achieved our goal for weight, warmth, and durability. Moving up to 900 fill would have increased your cost 2-3x and saved maybe an ounce.
A few more thoughts.
Temp rating - Generally, a blanket or quilt with sewn through baffles will be warm down to 40-50F. However, this has 2" of loft, which would put it comparitavely at 30F according to EE and Zpacks. Also, Patagonia has a sewn-through sleeping bag that they rated at 30F. So without testing, I am fairly confident that this would keep men warm down to 40F and women to 45-50F, though it really depends on who you are, how you use it, and what other products you're using, like your sleeping pad and shelter.
Stuff sack - This comes with a stuff sack, though we intentionally designed it a little big to make it easy to stuff your blanket into it. It will definitely fit a smaller sack, likely down to 8 or 10 liters. If you're storing this for a long time, it's best to store it in a large sack, a cotton pillow case, hanging in the closet, or just out on your couch so you can use it everyday!
Design - This is a blanket first, and a quilt second. If you want the best high-performance quilt, then I would point you to Enlightened Equipment or many other small American manufacturers. I make this statement because something like the EE Revelation has a better footbox, more options for securing around your sleeping pad, and tapered area around your leg (which will keep you warmer, all else being equal). So, it's a better quilt. However, it would look a bit funny on your bed, it wouldn't feel as comfy on your couch, and the tapered leg area could be confined to some. Additionally, those quilts cost 2-3x as much.
Temp rating - Generally, a blanket or quilt with sewn through baffles will be sufficiently warm down to 40-50F. However, this has 2" of loft, which would put it comparatively at 30F according to EE and Zpacks. Also, Patagonia has a sewn-through sleeping bag that they rated at 30F. So without testing, I am fairly confident that this would keep men warm down to 40F and women to 50F, though it really depends on who you are, how you use it, and what other products you're using, like your sleeping pad and shelter.
Length - Yeah, it's long! I'm 6'0" and I hate it when my toes just stick out of a blanket or off a mat. My brothers are all taller and this happens to them all the time. I read so many comments from our members that we need to have a longer pad, a tent that fits tall people, or size 14+ shoes. I hear you, and this is 86" long. If you're not as tall, then you just have more blanket to snuggle around your shoulders.
I'm really interested to hear what you plan on using this for. I've already been using one on my couch at home. We keep our house at 60 F in the winter, and this has been perfect for covering the whole family while we read books before bed. I've also used it alone on my bed and backpacking. What are your ideas?
Cheers Danny
*As for the DIY / MYOG person, I definitely had you in mind while designing this. The value of the raw goods, if bought elsewhere, is more than we're selling it for here. I've already been working with Aaron Sorensen on ideas (he's known for modding Costco Down Throws). With a little cutting or sewing, you could make this into your dream quilt with tapered legs. Maybe add a #3 zipper and turn it into a sleeping bag. Sew two together and it's a California King size blanket. Layer two together and it could be a 10F blanket. Cut it in half and make it into two underquits for hammock camping. Turn it into a pair of quilts for toddlers. What else? You tell me! In fact, I'm going to start a Talk page specifically for sharing ideas on altering this blanket: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/2735/diy-myog-massdrop-pine-down-blanket-modifications
Nov 20, 2017
If you don't mind used sleeping bags, you can go to Reddit ultralight geartrade subreddit, backpackinglight website and go to their gear swap forum, and also this website: https://www.geartrade.com/hiking-and-camping/sleeping-bags/down-sleeping-bags?= For new bags, I've seen the Northface Furnace 20 for $179. It's EN rated lower limit of 14. If you're unfamiliar with EN ratings, it's a standardized test and the "lower limit" corresponds to a men's temp rating, while the "comfort" corresponds to a women's temp rating. Some men sleep cold, some women sleep hot; only you know yourself. Are you looking for a man's or woman's bag? Women's bags typically are shorter, have more room in hips, slightly less in shoulder, and often extra insulation in the foot box. They'll use more conservative ratings in their marketing, so for example, my women's Big Agnes bag is marketed as 15F, is EN rated 15F for "comfort" and 2F for "lower limit" aka men's rating. It's important to note that only sleeping bags can be EN rated -- quilts cannot due to lack of a hood. Also, some manufacturers don't test their bags. They might still be great baga, but there's no way to compare them, so I'm hesitant at recommending them. If you already have a warmish bag, say, 30F and you are on a budget, you can add another cheaper bag and go with 2. This is a less efficient use of weight, and the second bag needs to be much larger in order not to compress down. I have a "mens sized" Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20 quilt I use on top of my "petite woman sized" Enlightened Equipment Enigma 10 quilt when weather is below freezing. This combo weighs less than my single Big Agnes 15F bag. I use the outer quilt as a sacrificial quilt, as I burrow inside itbso it captures moisture overnight. My trips are short enough and "warm" enough at night for this down degradation due to moisture to not be an issue. Anyhow, hope my rambling is useful to you... let me know if you have questions! :-)
Jun 15, 2019
AvivGranot21
8
Jun 16, 2019
bookmark_border
Wow! Thank so much for the detailed answer! I didn't know about the EN so it's always nice to learn something new. I'm looking for a men sleeping bag. My budget is avarge so I will search used ones. Also that a nice idiea to combine two quilts. Do you reccomend a sleeping pad also? With a r value Rating?
Jun 16, 2019
DJ.HLC
0
Jun 17, 2019
bookmark_border
Hi everyone, I'm wondering if someone could help answer if the nylon shell has a DWR coating. The description only refers to a 20d downproof matte shell. Water resistance is only mentioned related to the 850fp down. Any help would be appreciated!
Jun 17, 2019
RasidiAhmad
0
Jun 12, 2019
bookmark_border
Order placed. Seems good for my coming July/August Australian bikepacking trip. Thanks for all the discussions and reviews.
Jun 12, 2019
raulett
7
Jun 11, 2019
bookmark_border
When will be the slate color be in stock?
Jun 11, 2019
IamMeeoh
1
Jun 10, 2019
bookmark_border
I am very happy with this blanket! Super comfortable indeed! Just one question to this discussion board: QUESTION: what is the proper way to wash this blanket? I don't want to ruin the down of course! Thank you all in advance for any suggestion!
Jun 10, 2019
Krimm
0
Jun 2, 2019
bookmark_border
Hi This is Blanket total weight 544 g ? or + Insulation weight: 10.5 oz (298 g) ? total is 842 g ?
Jun 2, 2019
Joomy
197
Jun 9, 2019
bookmark_border
Total weight is 544g. 842g would be ridiculous.
Jun 9, 2019
Krimm
0
Jun 9, 2019
bookmark_border
hahahahah thank you so much
Jun 9, 2019
m.camp
2
May 30, 2019
bookmark_border
@DannyMilks Do you know when slate will be available again? Looking forward to buying two!
May 30, 2019
noahchoi4
0
Jun 4, 2019
bookmark_border
following
Jun 4, 2019
Bornunderadadsign
2
Jun 9, 2019
bookmark_border
Following
Jun 9, 2019
StoneCityClan
0
May 18, 2019
bookmark_border
Bought one for my son for a warm weather backpacking quilt. Shipped next day. Lofted wonderfully after cool dryer cycle with tennis balls. Ordered a second for my other son 5/12. Emailed morning of 5/16 due to lack of ship notification. Received a response that it would be looked into. Today is 5/18. No response, no ship date, no quilt... I've ordered many items from cottage companies and often have to wait weeks for gear. This item is advertised as in stock and ships in one business day. Sometimes things go sideways and I understand that. But it's been 6 days and I have no idea when or how this will be resolved. Disappointed...
May 18, 2019
maddox
0
May 18, 2019
bookmark_border
Hi, does anyone know whether I could purchase two of these, sew them together and use as a large double quilt? We are looking for a nice light solution for the bed in our Sprinter van. Thanks
May 18, 2019
Joomy
197
Jun 9, 2019
bookmark_border
Certainly you could. It's a sewn through construction already (the baffles are made by sewing the inner and outer together, rather than by adding a extra piece of fabric between the two), so sewing them together would be pretty much just like making it wider.
Jun 9, 2019
iconnor1
1
May 5, 2019
bookmark_border
What size stuff/compression sacks is everyone using for these?
May 5, 2019
bensbens
69
May 14, 2019
bookmark_border
I use a Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Sack 8 liters, but you can easily use a 6 liters
May 14, 2019
iconnor1
1
May 14, 2019
bookmark_border
Thanks! when I got my Pine Down Blanket in the mail I was really surprised at how small it packs, even in the included sack. I will take a look at some 6-8 liter sacks.
May 14, 2019
Showing 72 of 177
keyboard_arrow_up
Newest
177 OF 177 POSTS
Jun 27, 2019
keyboard_arrow_down
Oldest
Recent Activity
Placed an order
Placed an order
Placed an order