I though I would put down my first impressions of my new GramXpert eLite quilt and hope others who have ordered will share their experiences also. I intend to bring this to the LD meet in June so anyone attending who wants a look is welcome. I am a total quilt virgin, never even seen one except photos on forums and a couple of YouTube videos but I have wanted to try one for a while and have been waiting for them to become more mainstream (which may be on the horizon now that Rab and Thermarest have added them to their catalogues). I had looked at Cumulus down quilts, various EE ones and the As Tucas Sestrals but I had pretty much decided that due to the cost it would have to wait till I got to Christmas to think about getting one. Then, fortuitously @kamov posted about his new GramXpert quilts here http://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/gramxpert-new-eu-based-cottage-gear-maker.3289/ and the introductory discounts available put one within my grasp and I just could not resist. I placed my order late on Saturday 20th for: eLite Quilt Size: L (-188cm) , rating:APEX 133 (5°C) , Inner color:Charcoal Grey , Outer color:Blaze Orange , width: X-Wide I like bright colours as they cheer up the tent and the grey interior lining I hoped would soak up sunlight if it needs drying. I took the advice of 'if in doubt, size up' and went for size large in XL width, I am quite broad shouldered and a wriggly side sleeper so I am glad I went for this option. I chose the eLite as I fancied having the zip and tbh I did not really understand how it all works anyway (Some diagrams of the fastenings on the website would be helpful.) so I figured go for the most feature rich option. My current bag is an alpkit sky-high 500 which is a too warm for summer though I was very glad if it just a few weeks back and I was hoping this would save me a bit of weight as well as being more comfortable and less restrictive. The small niggle of the UK not being available as a shipping destination on the website was quickly resolved the same evening. I received my dispatch email PM on Wednesday 24th (2.5 working days) and it arrived in the UK on Friday 27th. I Collected it from the PO today as it had been showing as out for delivery for a few days and it turned out they were hiding it in a corner to accumulate dust. Weights: on my scales 585g in the stuff sack versus the 569g quoted so 16g for the stuff sack would make sense and obviously a small tolerance would be fine anyway. Tags and labels a nice touch. All looks very professional. Wondering how I will ever get that back in there again! It does fit, but I will never get it that neat again. Seams seem straight to me Poppers at the top All the stitching detail is very neat The fabric is translucent. It feels nice against the skin. 5 sets of poppers down the back as well as the zip and drawcords top and bottom. To release the cord cinching the bottom of the bag closed you just pull the tape You can just see the draw cord running in a channel hidden inside the quilt. Not sure what I was expecting but this seems a nice touch. I am very impressed with the workmanship and can't wait to test this out, at which time I will update this thread. The ordering process was simple and I am very happy so i wish Kajo all the best with his new venture xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx test start xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx surgery early in the year and a trip to asia taking most of my holiday ment i did not get out as much as i may have liked, but 10 nights is pretty good going for me anyway. i only started wild camping in 2016 anyway having normally base-camped of waled between organised sites. April started the year with what is rapidly becoming my favorite 24 hour micro-adventure. its a couple of hours in the car after work to get to north norfolk (the closest bit of wilderness to me). dump the car, walk for an hour or two out into the vast dune system and pitch up for the night. cook something delicious, sleep, cook something delicious, walk on the beach for 3-4 hours towards civilization, eat something delicious, bus back to the car then home. May, LD trip, solo friday then joined an organised group for canoeing / rock climbing / nav training then solo again. keswick (camp 1)-canoe down derwent water, climbing on sargents crag, watendlass, great crag (camp 2) , stonethwaute, greenup gill, greenup edge, far easdale gill, grassmere. bus back to keswick then drive round to martindale and camp on hallin fell (camp 3) at @el manana suggestion. MSR Hubba Trail 3 was slightly overkill for one person but i did get the biggest rucksack to compensate... supper of kings. i was pretty ecstatic at this point. hallin fell to myself June LD Trip 2, keswick - black moss (camp 1) - keswick, honister, drum house (camp abandoned…run away to keswick (bus) to collect car and then drive to the wasdale head inn (camp 2) where i met @gixer & scott, - gt gable, kirk fell (camp 3) where it was great to meet so many of you, mosedale horsehoe, Wasdale NT site (camp4) cars to buttermere with @NEEpps and @gixer haystacks, blackbeck tarn (no room at the inn), grey knotts (camp 5) warnscale bottom, buttermere. i still cannot believe how foul it was when crossing great gable only for it to be so lovely on kirk fell. October ending the year where it started, back to norfolk to repeat aprils trip, this time with a friend who had never camped before.