Camping brand Kammok is adding a new insulated blanket to its line. The Bobcat Down trail quilt ($200), filled with down and rated to 45 degrees, launched on Kickstarter on Tuesday (shipping in December). Two days in, it’s already more than doubled its $50,000 fundraising goal.
The Bobcat is the lighter, less insulated, and more durable sibling to the Firebelly ($280) the 30-degree puffy blanket Kammok introduced in 2014. While the Firebelly features 15-denier fabric and 750-fill down, and weighs 24 ounces, the Bobcat is made from 20-denier fabric, filled with 600-fill down, and weighs just 19 ounces. Kammok advertises the Bobcat as the more casual of its two quilts, ideal for moderate temperatures, single-night camping trips, or cozying up on long flights and car rides.
The quilt includes straps for attaching it to your sleeping pad and adjustable cords with clips for rigging it onto the underside of your camping hammock for added insulation. The Bobcat also has cinches at each end that create a foot box or draw the blanket around your shoulders when tightened, and snaps along both long edges for connecting it to Kammok’s Roo hammock as a top quilt. It all stuffs into a roll-top sack, roughly the size of a loaf of bread. It’s realistically a bit larger than what you’d want to bring in your carry on for airplane travel (a cinch mechanism would help) and it’s not quite warm enough to double as an ultralight sleeping-bag alternative for long trips with variable temps. But meaningful features and miniscule weight lend the Bobcat a versatility and user-friendliness that sets it apart from other basic lifestyle puffy blankets.