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Burrow 50



Hammock Gear Top Quilts

Frequently Asked Questions

Hammock Gear makes some of the highest quality lightweight down top quilts for hammockers and ground dwellers available anywhere. We take pride in our materials, craftsmanship and customer service.  For ground sleepers, we recommend ordering the wide width, as well as pairing your quilt with a ground pad attachment kit:  http://www.hammockgear.com/ground-pad-attachment-kit/


Lead time at the moment is approximately 5-6 weeks, from your purchase date, to ship out new made to order quilts

All of our quilts ship with a 24" x 36" Storage Sack and Stuff Sack for backpacking.


About the Burrow 50˚

The Burrow works for both hammockers and ground-dwellers alike. It is a lightweight sleeping quilt that takes the insulation of a traditional sleeping bag and puts it all on the top and sides, leaving the back (which insulation is compressed and unusable anyway) open. Many hammockers use top quilts in lieu of a traditional sleeping bag because they are easier to slide into when it's time to sleep.The Burrow is designed with a straight taper, foot box and a cinched top. Comes complete with a stuff sack.

Our 50° Burrow is the ultimate in packability and warmth. Perfect for those cool summer evenings when your three season sleeping bag or top quilt is just too much.  Conservatively rated and with sewn though baffle construction to keep it as light as possible, this lightweight quilt will keep you comfortable at 50 degrees.


Available with a snap or sewn closed footbox option, 5 ounces of water resistant, 850 fill-power Goose Down, the Sewn-Through Burrow works well with those warm temperatures.



Compression Size

The Stuff Sack we ship with this quilt is approximately 4.5 liters, but due to the nature of goose down, it can be compressed further with an aftermarket compression stuff sack.  We do not recommend keeping the quilt compressed for more than 24 hours.  The quilt should be stored in the cotton storage bag provided, when not in use.



Top Quilt Advantages

Having found the Hammock Gear website, chances are you are aware of some of the advantages of top quilts. Their growing popularity, with both the hammock crowd and ground dwellers alike, is due to their function and versatility, especially as compared to traditional mummy-style sleeping bags. Some of these advantages include: 

  • ease of entry and exit
  • ease of movement once inside
  • ease of adjustment
  • no wasted insulation under the body
  • no undesired hood-on-the-face
  • no zipper issues
  • no claustrophobia effect
  • weight savings
  • volume savings
Top Quilt Versus Sleeping Bag on Ground (11:52)
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  • Top Quilt Vers...
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Burrow 50˚ShortStandardLongWide-ShortWide-StandardWide-Long
Fill Weight4.75 oz5.0 oz5.25 oz5.25 oz5.5 oz5.75 oz
Total Weight11.0 oz11.75 oz12.50 oz12.2513.0 oz13.25 oz

*Indicated lengths are for Snap closure Burrows when they are snapped and cinched closed. Burrows that are unsnapped and open are approximately 4" longer than above. Burrows with sewn footboxes are approximately the same length as shown. The standard model is designed to fit persons up to 6' tall. Indicated weights are approximates. Weights can change based on the fabric weight and inconsistencies in the fabrics themselves.



We utilize the finest 850 fill power, water-resistant goose down on the market in all of our quilts. It is tested and certified by the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory.



All Hammock Gear quilts are made of ARGON fabric. All ARGON fabric is specifically designed ripstop nylon which is manufactured for Hammock Gear. We offer both 10 and 15 denier weights with certain colors only available in one or the other. ARGON 67 (10d) weighs 0.67oz/square yard while ARGON 90 (15d) weighs 0.90 oz/square yard. It has a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) finish. The DWR not only improves the water resistance of ARGON , it also enhances the fabric by improving overall strength, tightening the weave and thus increasing its down-proofness. Calendaring of the fabric further enhances the down-proofness of the quilt.

  • Black - Argon 67 (10 denier)
  • Black - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Charcoal Gray - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Titanium Gray - Argon 67 (10 denier)
  • Burnt Orange - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Bright Yellow - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Purple - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Cobalt Blue - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Brick Red - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Hunter Green - Argon 67 (10 denier)
  • Dark Olive Green - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Cinnamon Brown - Argon 67 (10 denier)
  • Coyote Brown - - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)
  • Woodland Camo - Argon 90 (15 denier +0.9 oz)


All of our quilts (except the Burrow 50) make use of baffle (also known as "box baffle") construction. This means that the seams between the down-filled chambers are not sewn through, but instead consist of a fabric wall about .75 to 3 inches tall, depending on the model. The Burrow 50, the lightest of our Top Quilts, uses sewn-through construction.


Temperature Ratings

At Hammock Gear, we use temperature ratings which are very conservative. Compare them in the marketplace and you will agree. Here is a point we wish to emphasize: the first and most important step you must take when choosing a quilt by temperature is to Know Thyself. Are you a Cold sleeper, a Warm sleeper, or maybe a Really Warm sleeper? Factor this into your selection process and you will be much better off.



Two options are available: Sewn footbox or Snap Footbox. The sewn option is a permanent footbox approximately 20 inches long, measured from the bottom. A sewn footbox is fully enclosed/fully insulated, and thus allows no cold spots. It is recommended for 0° - 20° temps. The Snap version allows the quilt to be fully opened and to lie flat. 5 snaps are used. It is recommended for temps above 20°. When closed the snap version, which has a drawcord closure, has an opening of approximately one inch. Some users, depending on conditions/temps, will use a clothing item or small piece of foam pad to plug this hole. Many HG customers enjoy using their quilts in the home, and love the versatility of using the quilt “blanket style” or as a “throw”, and the snap version fits the bill.



Select your choice of exterior and interior color from our current stock. See fabric table above for additional details.



Our Burrow 50 top quilt is built with a Full Taper design. This means that the width starts to taper at the head end of the quilt and ends with a 40 inch wide footbox when the quilt is unsnapped and open. Custom work is available if you have different requirements.


Cord Loops

Quilts come standard with attachment cord loops (these can be omitted by request).

There are 29 review(s) for Burrow 50

  • Perfect for summer!

    by Lynn – 2nd Feb 2018

    I bought the Burrow 50 to use for summer camping and backpacking. It is extremely well made! I have not taken it out on the trail yet, but turned down the heat and slept under it in a 55 degree house. I was toasty warm. It is so light, I was afraid it would move around when I turned over, but no, it stayed in place and didn't slide. I anticipate using it in April for a camping trip in eastern NC, and for a Georgia section backpack of the AT in June. Thanks for the quality and reasonable pricing!!

  • Awesome Quality

    by Unknown – 2nd Aug 2017

    Love love love this quilt

  • amazing quilt

    by Shane A – 26th Jun 2017

    My new favorite quilt!!! Took it out this weekend. Super light and warm! This is my third Hammock Gear and won't be the last. Customer service is amazing!!! Thank you!!!

  • My favorite quilt yet!

    by Tyler E – 14th Jun 2017

    I have a 40° +2 burrow that I have used in spring, winter, and fall here in Georgia, most of the time it is way too hot. My new 50° burrow is just want I needed to keep me just warm enough. It is super lightweight and the quality is outstanding. This is my third quilt from HG and it wouldn't be the last. I just did 55 miles on the AT in north Georgia and temps dropped to around 55°, but we had 15 mph winds each night, the 50° burrow kept me perfectly warm. Harry at HG also deserves 5 stars, his customer service is awesome. He made sure I got my quilt in time for my trip.

  • Excellent quality and performance.

    by Paul V – 29th May 2017

    Got a chance to use my new Burrow 50 this weekend on night out in the hammock in my backyard. As expected it worked great. Temps got down to 55 and breezy overnight and I was snug as a bug. This is my first HG quilt and am very happy. I will get an HG underquilt next.

  • Amazing customer service

    by Matt E. – 21st Mar 2017

    Just bought a Burrow 50 for this summer, haven't had a chance to use it, but no doubt it will exceed my expectations. The craftsmanship is top notch. I do want to say that I have purchased a lot of gear from other cottage suppliers out there, and nothing against them, but I truly feel that HG's customer service is 2nd to none. These guys are awesome, and Harry is always there to answer your questions. Keep up the great work, you guys are my first stop for anything hammocking related!

  • Great for cool summer nights!

    by KiwiMark – 26th Oct 2016

    Just what you need for cool nights in warmer weather - well made, packs small and quite warm. I bought this because it packs smaller than my poncho liner and what I use in winter is MUCH too hot.

    This top quilt is really well made and is well designed to be comfortable and easy to use.

  • Amazing

    by Bobbo – 29th Sep 2016

    I just received my Burrow 50 and all I can say is amazing! The quality of workmanship is excellent. Service is 5 stars! The down quality feels outstanding. and it stuffs up tiny! I do wish it came with a small pocket to stash little things in at night though.

  • Wow just wow!

    by Adam (TheWeekendHiker) – 6th Aug 2016

    My first purchase from hammock gear was their hex tarp. I was so happy with the quality and craftsmanship that I decided to try out their hammock quilts. So I bought the burrow 50 with the snap footbox with no overfill. Holy crap man, I was blown away. I love how light weight it is. The snaps are very strong and well done. They don't harm the material when you open it up. I was surprised how versatile the temperature range is on this quilt. If it's warmer outside I can open it up and use it like a blanket. And with it all snapped and drawstrings tightened I am willing to bet it would keep me warm, even a little below 50. I'm at the point in my backing gear that I want to buy quality over quantity. The burrow 50 delivered on this. I also feel that with the level of craftsmanship that went into making this quilt I will get years of good use from the the burrow 50. Keep up the amazing work. I'm now a hammock gear customer for life. -ATB Adam (TheWeekendHiker)

  • Borrow 50 - Consider BRIGHT Color

    by Tobey – 22nd Jul 2016

    1st product from this company. Quality is outstanding. I'll order another. Next bag will have brighter interior color, for more convenient.night time setup and use as an emergency signal/flag.

    The people were wonderful to deal with, and expedited the order. Still can't get over how light and compact this thing is. Perfect for the Canadian boundary waters.

  • Excellent Quality and Customer Service

    by FL Hanger – 6th Apr 2016

    I purchased the Burrow 50 for warmer season backpacking here in Florida. Hammock Gear worked with me in getting it in time for a trip on short notice. The quilt definitely lived up to expectations. Temps dropped into the lower 40's, but the quilt kept me warm beyond it's rating. The weight and compression make it perfect for my pack, the warmth and versatility (snap button footbox) make it perfect for my hammock and the price makes it perfect for my wallet! thanks again for an amazing product. Will definitely be a returning customer.

  • Wonderfully compact, light, & warm.

    by Runs With Sissors – 15th Mar 2016

    This is my second quilt from HG. There is a reason I am a returning customer, with consistent quality handwork and top notch service.

    I took my Burrow 50 out this weekend with out Trail Life USA troop. It performed as advertised. Not even remotely cool while I slept. Love the snaped footbox. Thank you!

  • Burrow 50 TQ w/Overfill

    by I Olvera – 15th Mar 2016

    This is my 3rd HG product. I bought this for shoulder seasons and for international travel. The quality is *really* top notch. The sewing and stitching is great, and the down fluff is superb. I really can't recommend HG products enough. Thank you!

  • Burrow 50 TQ

    by Jason – 24th Jul 2015

    This is my second burrow...first was a 20 degree. For this one, I opted for the snapped foot box since it's for the summer and will allow me to vent the foot area if needed. I'm just as impressed with this one as I was with the first one. I just got back from a 4 day trip and could not be happier with the product!

  • Hammock Gear Does It Again

    by Jolly – 18th Jul 2015

    Figuring that my 30º TQ and 20º UQ were getting a little sweaty for these warm summer nights, I needed to look at some lighter options.

    Having turned to HG before (I own their 0º and 20º UQ), this was going to be a no brainer.

    I placed the order on July 7th and it was shipped on July 10th!

    The sewing and all craftsmanship is incredible. I can't wait to get on the trail to test these beauties out.

    Thanks Adam and Jenny!
    Amazing products as always!!

  • Another great quilt from HammockGear!!!

    by John Clay – 18th May 2015

    I ordered this Burrow 50* with 1 oz overstuff and a little over a week later, there it was on my doorstep! The usual excellent quality that I expect from HammockGear. I got this one with the .66 argon in cinnamon brown. Beautiful quilt and workmanship!! I had it out this past weekend and kept me toasty warm. Very light weight and packed down to almost nothing. Thanks Adam and Jen and all the employees at HG!!!

  • Simply Awesome

    by Jason D. – 26th Jan 2015

    I purchased my Burrow 50 as my Birthday/Christmas gift from my parents. I know...my parents are awesome. And so is this quilt. Built with great construction. Simple and functional. I bought the quilt for my summer camping but used it as some extra insulation for some winter trips being it's so light and takes up virtually no space. Even mine, which is extra long and extra wide. I'm 6'6" and weigh 275 and it fit me perfect. I'll definitely be ordering an underquilt from Hammock Gear this fall.

  • Lightweight and very compact !

    by 6IXGUN – 29th Dec 2014

    I spent a lot of time in canyons and exploring the Grand Canyon below the rim - for me - minimal weight and bulk is critical - but so is exposure protection. It is always a balance. Prior to purchasing a Burrow 50, I used a GoLite product - it was much heavier and bulkier and took up too much room in my pack. I approached Adam and ran my requirements by him - we decided on the Burrow 50 and it does not disappoint. It is much lighter and takes up 1/2 the space - exactly what I had hoped for. This is about as high tech an item you can buy, I have used it in temps to about 40 and have been very warm in it, and it greatly simplifies (and lightens) my sleeping setup. Thanks !

  • First season is over

    by Shannon Brooks – 9th Oct 2014

    I've been using my Burrow 50 since early 2014 in temperatures down as low as 30°F and I can say it's done it's job every time! Granted I've had to have a few extra layers on when it's really cold and I'm a warm sleeper... but even so, it's been amazing!

    I also really appreciate the quality of the product. The whole thing is put together with the care I take on my own projects. I highly recommend the HG Burrow 50!

  • Burrow 50F TQ Superior craftsmanship & customer service

    by Don Milligan – 3rd Oct 2014

    Burrow 50: Outer ARGON 90 Woodland Camo, Inner ARGON 67 Black, Standard Length, Wide 55" Footbox Snaps, Overfill 2 ounce.

    This is my second purchase, haven't used it outdoors yet, the attention to detail, quality of components and craftsmanship are easy to see.
    Since this purchase I have also purchased a 20F Phoenix UQ

    I highly recommend Hammock Gear.

  • Great quality and construction, 3" narrower than 50"

    by Mike M. – 21st Jul 2014

    I purchased the Burrow 50 for summer hammock camping. I initially wanted the wide model in case of any ground sleeping but after talking with Adam on the phone, I was convinced the standard width was enough for me (6' 180lb).

    I've used this quilt a few times and the one thing I've noticed was it seemed a little narrow. After getting home, I measured the width at a little over 47". I'm not sure how different 3" will feel but I could tell it was lifting when I went fetal in my hammock.

    Otherwise, the lowest temp I took it was to around 55 def F and pouring rain. I stayed just warm enough only wearing shorts and a tee and I'm a cold sleeper. Note that I had a Phoenix 40 under me. The only time I felt chills were when I could tell the sides lifted a bit.

    I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a summer quilt and possibly early fall/late spring. The snap foot box is very useful. Personally, I should have gotten overstuff (or a Burrow 40) since I will be pushing the limits of this quilt. Additionally, the quality of materials and a severe light weight of the quilt make it a winner.

  • perfect for summer hammock backpacking

    by Rusty Elrod – 10th Jun 2014

    With my intentions to use this as my summer, lightweight, compact, and comfortable cover for hammock backpacking, it has been great. I need light and compact, but don't need to be too primitive to give up comfort. I recently spent several days hiking and I am pleased. The Burrow 50 is well-made and the perfect companion to my Incubator for summer use in the Southeast. I've yet to test at lower temperatures, so no comment.

  • Burrow 50 & Phoenix 20

    by GkeSr – 15th May 2014

    Now that I've used both on AT section hikes, I can say performance has matched craftsmanship!
    And Adam & Jenny provided excellent attention to my questions and needs.
    Almost forgot, my relationship with Hammock Gear started with my HG Cuban Fiber Tarp with doors, and it exceeded expectations during AT and Pa. trips as well!

  • warmer than you think

    by nathan from kauai, hawaii – 23rd Jan 2014

    This is my quilt I use every night. I sleep in hammocks year round all night every night and I chose this quilt not only for its light weight, but also it's extreme warmth and ergo fit. I was using the 40 degree burrow here in Hawaii, but on most nights it was a little too warm. (My fault since I was using a 40 degree In 60-70+ degree tropics)I eventually ordered the lighter 50 degree burrow and I crossed my fingers hoping it would be warm enough. (I was skeptical of the "sewn thru" construction and wondered if it caused cold spots). I also get cold very easily at night, naturally. After testing it out mid winter on the coldest nights, I can honestly say it is very, very warm. I just ordered another for my partner and with it a 40 degree Phoenix UQ. These would be our 6th and 7th quilt from Adam at Hammock Gear. We are stoked that this company exists. I plan to order 20 degree quilts and a winter cuben camo tarp for my future PCT HIKE!

  • Chilly, Windy, and in the clouds

    by Nathan – 14th Oct 2013

    Just wanted to make another update to review in terms of the performance of this quilt. My wife and I went camping on a mountain top over the weekend off the Blue Ridge Parkway, nice place, high enough to be out of the trees and in the clouds. I wanted to see what my 50* burrow was capable of (i's overstuffed too) so I took it along with my torso length thermarest. The wind was blowing and the clouds were low so everything was cold and damp, except for me. This thing kept me plenty warm enough at night and I wasn't even wearing wool socks! Great product! I love this thing! It's making for a perfectly useable 3-season quilt here.

  • I know where I'm getting more downy goodness from

    by Nathan – 23rd Jul 2013

    My wife and I just got two of these made with the new Arton fabric, and they're super light and toasty as can be! Perfect for the summer months, and I figure an ounce of overstuff will push these quilts down to some lower temperatures making them a great for three seasons in SC. Adam was fantastic and got our quilts to us in time for the trip with such short notice (less than a week)
    Definitely recommending them to friends in search of high-quality gear.

  • great product

    by zac – 19th Jul 2013

    Got my 50f TQ from hammock gear. Love it so soft to the skin, warm and packs very small! Excellent product, I would recommend it to anyone that's in need of a summer quilt. Thank you hammock gear! Satisfied customer, zac Schmidt

  • HG is the best of the best

    by Jo Wottowa – 24th May 2013

    This is my 4th HG quilt and once again I am amazed by their product and service! The quilt is beautiful and is incredibly warm for it's size and weight. The temp rating appears to be dead on and it will serve me well for many years. I can not express my gratitude strongly enough for the great folks at Hammock Gear! I truly will NEVER buy a quilt elsewhere.

  • Burrow 50 top quilt (3 oz. overfill)

    by Pat Sawyer – 24th Apr 2013

    Excellent workmanship, great people to work with. Already gone to the woods where the temps were around 40 degrees and stayed toasty warm all night in my hammock. I am so glad I got both the incubator 40 degree and borrow 50 degree for my backpacking needs. Compresses really small and fluffs back up very quickly. Great for backpacking, I recommend these products and Adam's and Jenny's products to anyone.

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