this has to be the best quilt I own !!!
very glad I got them I have two now
I’m a tall guy but I still have so much room in the bivvy, it’s great! I have taken it out a couple of times already and had a good sleep in it. No problems with condensation so far either. Would buy again!
I have only used my quilt while car camping till this weekend. It worked great car camping, but I never had to really test if it would keep me warm on the trail. I backpacked 2 nights, both cold enough to freeze my water a bit, in a single wall tent with one flap open, and I was TOASTY warm all night. I have never been toasty even in my heavy down sleeping bag in a double wall tent. I was surprised at how warm I was. I did have 2 oz of overfill and I picked “wide 6’” even though I’m not because I toss and turn a lot. Glad for those choices.
I’m thrilled with the super lightweight Flex 22 quilt. Have not had occasion to test below freezing but it was great in the lower 40’s F for me. I look forward to using it like a blanket during warmer weather and love how light and compact it will be for back and bike packing. Curious to see how the moisture resistant down works in soggy weather.
awesome and lightweight
Used it first time out this last memorial day weekend for a 3 overnight trip. Was so warm, never needed any thermals at night in the 40 degrees range. The wide range of adjustments made this thing perfect. Was also very happy that I stayed on my sleeping pad, never woke up off of it. Highly recommended!
I ordered the Flex 30 6'6" wide with 2 oz overfill. I am 6'2" 210lb. This quilt is simply amazing! The quality, comfort is awesome, fits perfectly with plenty of room to move around. Have used it down to high 30's with only shorts shirt and wool socks and slept like a baby! The pad attachment is easy to use and most of the time I use the elastic straps and keep it closed up on me to eliminate drafts. If in the 50s I leave the foot box snapped but open. I use it almost every night as my primary quilt on my bed. Open it up, snuggle in. Only thing I would like done or may do myself is add a snap above the zipper so that when your realy active turning over at night that you don't unzip the zipper which has happened to me a couple of times when I sprawl out. Other than that I am most definitely pleased with my service, purchase and experience with my first Katabatic Flex quilt! I already know I will be buying another one colder rated from them before winter! Probably the Alsek 22 or 15, not sure , maybe both! Don't hesitate, if you come this far, get it, you won't regret it!
I am 5’10 I saved for a couple of months and by the time I ordered only the long wide was available. So glad because I would have ordered regular. I really like the long wide ! Feels nice to pull up over my head when its extra cold. I own three quilts now other two are enlightened equipment enigma (long wide 850 fill) and the UGQ bandit (regular). I like the long wide zippered katabatibc with 900 fill the best.
Very well made. Really like this bivy
This quilt is beautifully designed to provide lightweight, lofty warmth in a package that allows me a lot control and flexibility. I cannot sleep in a traditional, restrictive mummy without feeling anxious so I am thankful to have found this quilt.
Quality product with lots of versatility. Beats the competitors in terms of materials and design. I love this Katabatic
My only preference would be for a slightly sturdier zipper, if only for piece of mind.
On the AT currently. No doubt in my mind that my Flex 22 is the perfect piece for my trip. Had a near hypothermic episode in the Smokies and my Flex saved me. Best part of my day. Durable. Amazing loft. Warm. Never whines. Thank you!
This hood is nice. The 20-50 rating is good for me since I am a little hot-headed. The 0-20 hood would have been too warm. I slept outside in 30 degree temperatures and it was plenty toasty. It packs down small enough to fit in the stuff sack with my Flex 15 quilt. The elastic cords are functional and comfortable. The first night I used it without the cords and woke up in a panic with the hood turned around backward because I'm a wild sleeper. This does not happen if you loop the cords on and I had no more issues, only great nights of sleep. Highly recommended piece of gear.
I took this quilt out for a week on a motorcycle camping trip. I slept under the stars 6 out of 7 nights because it was extremely windy and my tent blew away on the first morning, stakes tore right out of the ground, and the tent got shredded in a thorny bush. I was so happy with the quilt and how well it kept me sheltered. I also got the Windom hood to go with my quilt. Most nights were in the 30s. With the hood and quilt I was totally comfortable and cozy. The 15 degree quilt is highly versatile, it's really warm but when the temperatures rose at the end of the week I was not too hot even with the sun hitting me in the late morning. I could adjust it and open it up as much as needed. The quilt I received is a much deeper blue than the stock photos, which I like very much. Impressively lightweight and adds little bulk to my loadout. I'm 6' and skinny but got the Wide 6'6" size and it's very nice, plenty of room to toss and turn or tuck down inside. Excellent piece of gear, I would recommend this quilt highly.
This is really well constructed! I wanted something that was going to be versatile for different types of weather and this is perfect. Before putting it to true use, I wanted to practice setting it up with my sleep pad... it’s so warm and cozy, I ended up falling asleep every time I took it out. If you are trying to budget, this is one item that I would highly recommend splurging on. It hurt a bit when I pressed the buy button, but I have not regretted it for a second. When I was deep in backpacking research, one thing that really stuck out, was someone who talked about how sleep/comfort are the most important parts of hiking. This quilt helps regulate my body temp in different seasons and keeps me comfortable so I can get the proper sleep I need to be able to wake up and hike the next day. It hasn’t failed!
I am 5’6 - athletic build. I went with the 6 foot just because I wanted the option to tuck my head under and also so that my husband can (I suppose) borrow it. I like having the extra fabric. I did NOT go with the wide, and for me, I am happy with that decision as it would have been excessive.
The movement toward ultralight backpacking is growing, and we’re glad you’re joining us. Maybe you’re planning a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and need to cover maximum miles. Perhaps you want to continue backpacking into your golden years without your joints and muscles lecturing you along the way. Whatever your reason for reducing pack weight, we know you’ll be happy with the change.
So, why choose Katabatic Gear over all the other lightweight backpacking gear companies out there? Because we were founded on the premise that you should not have to sacrifice function, comfort or design to use ultralight backpacking gear. In fact, we believe your lightweight gear should function better than its traditional counterpart.
Years ago, as a backpacker switching to ultralight gear, our founder was dissatisfied with the lightweight gear that was available to him on the market. It seemed like most lightweight backpacking and hiking gear addressed weight reduction by stripping away features. This often resulted in gear that was light, but didn’t function well. He had ideas which he thought could solve many of the issues that seemed inherent in ultralight backpacking gear. Through innovative, thoughtful design and the use of cutting edge materials, Katabatic has aimed to create backpacking and hiking gear that functions better than traditional gear, at significantly lighter weights. We believe that features such as our patented quilt attachment system, down filled collars, and differential cut (to name a few) make our backpacking quilts the best you can find. The 30°F hovers just over a pound, and even our 15°F weighs well under two. Features and weights like these, combined with our incredibly detailed and precise manufacturing standards, results in gear that is going to exceed your expectations and last for years to come.
Whether you’re considering one of our award winning flagship models like the Palisade mummy-style backpacking quilt, or our highly versatile Flex series of blanket style sleeping bags, we are confident that you’ll be well rested for your next day’s adventure. And we’re honored you’re considering Katabatic Gear.