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Burrow Econ 40



Hammock Gear Top Quilts

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.  


Lead time at the moment is approximately 4 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 Econ 40˚

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 half taper, foot box and a cinched top. Comes complete with a stuff sack and storage sack.

The 40° Burrow Econ is the perfect solution for staying warm in a hammock or on the ground. With a conservative rating of 40°F, and filled with premium quality, water resistant, 800 fill-power Grey Duck Down, it will keep you warm during colder seasons.


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
Burrow Econ 40˚ShortStandardLongWide-ShortWide-StandardWide-Long
Fill Weight7.26 oz7.7 oz8.14 oz8.1 oz8.64 oz9.18 oz
Total Weight16.16 oz17.26 oz18.36 oz18.00 oz19.22 oz20.49 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.



We utilize the finest 800 fill power, water-resistant duck down on the market in our Econ Quilts. It is tested and certified by the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory.



All Hammock Gear Econ quilts are made of Ion fabric. All Ion fabric is specifically designed nylon taffeta which is manufactured for Hammock Gear. This material is a 20 Denier nylon taffeta with a DWR (durable water resistant) coating, which makes it great fabric for lightweight quilts. Weight is 1.1 oz / yd²


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 color from our current stock. The color of the interior fabric is limited to Black Ion.



Our top quilts are built with a standard Half-Taper design.


Cord Loops

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

There are 10 review(s) for Burrow Econ 40

  • Amazing value!

    by Joey – 20th Jul 2017

    I was slightly hesitant to go with the econ quilt, mostly because I've been striving to go ultralight, but I couldn't pass up such a good deal. Being 6'2" I waffled back and forth between the long or standard length as well but ended up going for standard and I'm glad I did. With my feet all the way at the bottom I can still tuck a little bit of the quilt up and over my shoulders for a perfect fit!

  • great deal!

    by Jacob – 13th Jul 2017

    The quilt is very good, and it's extremely light, even lighter than one might imagine. I thought that the stuff sack it came with was too large, however. It could probably be compressed way more than it is in the stuff sack it came with. It's not a big deal though. It's a great quilt and I like how cheap it was.

  • Great buy! Get the Wide :)

    by Brad R. – 14th Jun 2017

    Got my Econ Burrow 40 and tried it out over the past weekend when the temperatures dipped into the low 60s, Love it! I got mine long, wide, & with a sewn in footbox. Being 6 foot 3 I made the right choice and couldn't be happier! I was snug as a bug in my hammock with this top quilt, even with no under quilt (haven't bought their incubator yet). Very good quality, good elastic bands, stitching, fabric, etc... It is so light and soft to the touch! Definitely, recommend if you are in the market for a top quilt or looking to replace an old sleeping bag like I was! I initially had a faulty snap button on the top of the top quilt but they handled the return and replace super easily and returned it to me in time for my trip! Super Fast!! A+ Customer service

  • Top Notch and so comfortable

    by Grits – 6th Jun 2017

    I saw Adam at trail days and he got my order shipped in a few days. I am back on the AT and the top quilt has made for some very comfortable sleeping. Product top quality and the service is over the top great. Thanks to Adam and all the crew at Hammock Gear.

  • Best quilts on the market

    by Anthony – 13th May 2017

    Just got my econ quilt set... Wow. Absolutely nothing about these quilts says economy.
    Super impressed with quality.... but not surprised. Just visit the hammock forums and you will know that Hammock Gear is the top dog for qu I lts and tarps. Bravo!

  • great quilt!

    by Dan – 10th May 2017

    First time using a quilt backpacking/camping and loved it. Lightweight, warm and comfortable. Exactly what I was hoping for.

  • Very Happy

    by Bob K – 9th May 2017

    I purchased the Econ 40 TQ the day they became available. Understandably, it took about a month to arrive as HG is surely very busy with new orders. It has been about two weeks or so since it arrived and I've slept in it every night. I couldn't be happier with the quilt. It's quality, weight, and price were all on point Good Job HQ.

  • AMAZING; opt for a wide if possible

    by Ricky – 24th Apr 2017

    I recently got into hammock camping, and after my first night out, I realized no amount of blankets/sleeping bags would comfortably allow me to sleep on a hammock. I stumbled upon a forum praising HG's recently-released Econ quilts and snagged an Incubator Econ 30 and a Burrow Econ 40.

    Used them this weekend for the first time and I couldn't be happier. I was skeptical as to the pair keeping me warm with no further insulation so i kept blankets nearby just in case the 40-degree weather was too cold for me.

    nope. the few times I felt cold was because i turned slightly and my arm popped out of the quilt. Woke up perfectly toasty without breaking a sweat otherwise. I would opt for the wide if i purchased it again, but I can't complain over the standard. I'll be packing lighter next time i go camping for sure thanks to these products.

  • Excellent in every way!

    by unshavenman – 21st Apr 2017

    I bought the Burrow Econ 20 for warm weather hanging and I couldn't be more pleased! The quality is outstanding, which is what I have come to expect from Hammock Gear, and the price point can't be beat. Thank you!

  • Can't beat it

    by Jim – 18th Apr 2017

    Got my quilt 2 weeks ago, quality/stitching looks great.

    I had it out for its first trip this weekend, it kept me warm and snug in 50 degrees with rain all night. I sleep warm and like that it didn't get too hot.

    So far, no complaints. Can't beat it for the price.