Rating: 5 / 5
I went back and forth for a while about whether I could afford/wanted to spend the money on the steep price tag of a KG quilt. After reading numerous customer reviews, I decided it was worth the investment.
Great customer service from Aaron in getting me set up with the right quilt. I bombarded him with questions, and kept changing my mind about whether I should get a Palisade, Chisos, or Chisos+overfill. He guided me to the Palisade, and it was the right choice.
I was looking for a quilt that would be comfortable down to the mid-low 30's (F) with a prolite pad, base layer, pants, nano puff, and hat; and manageable down to the mid 20's with additional layers. On my recent 8 night trip, it dipped right down to 30 a couple of nights and by synching up the draw cord and tucking the quilt up around me, I was perfectly comfortable. I think a Chisos would have worked, but would not be warm enough into the 20's. And as Aaron pointed out, the extra 3 ounces in the Palisade are a lighter way to get an additional 10 degrees of warmth than carrying extra layers.
My quilt weighs in at 17.39 oz, and totals 18.22 with the two tie-down cords and stuff sack. I actually used the stuff sack for clothing, and just stuffed the quilt down in the bottom of my bag without a sack. I took the stuff sack because I found that it is the PERFECT size to put 2 1L-Platypus soft bottles in and use as a pillow.
The quilt is super light, fluffy, and wispy. It exudes quality from the second you hold it. The draft collar is very comfy. I had no problem with my snap coming undone in the night as others have reported. I did have the bag unclip a couple of times from the cord when having it on the "sliding" setting, but I also toss and turn in my sleep. When clipping it in tight, so it locks in place, I had no problem. What I usually did was lock down 3 of the 4 clips, and left one of the top ones undone/loose, and then if it got cold at night, I'd clip it down.
Extremely happy I made the leap to invest in a Palisade quilt.