I've had a sawatch for a couple of years now and have loved it but wanted something to use in the warmer months that was a little more flexible. This is the answer! I've brought it down into the 20s and up into the 70s and have been comfortable during it all. I love this quilt!
I got this quilt as my warm weather option for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Im a very cold sleeper (I had been carrying a 0 degree bag for the desert through the Sierra) so I was nervous that I would not be warm enough with this 30 degree bag but I have to say I didn't have a single cold night. I used this bag for the rest of the trail all the way through Washington and it was perfect. Very happy to have this addition to my gear. Oh and I got the duck down option and there is no smell whatsoever.
This quilt is effing amazing. I'm 5'10", 140lbs and went with a regular length and width after calling them (I toss and turn a ton and was concerned I might need more width, but they said regular would be plenty of room and they were right) :)
A horrendously cold sleeper, I added 2oz extra downfill. I just tested this out at South Colony Lakes in CO with a night temp in the upper 30s with some wind. Not a terribly frigid night but this thing had me sweating in just base layers! My sleeping bag, a Marmot Helium, rated to 10 degrees (their temp ratings are total BS), would have left me shivering.
I'm a huge quilt convert now. The attachment system is super easy to use, and I felt zero drafts as I moved around. I will definitely leave it open next time I go if the temperatures are the same, and am totally confident this will keep me warm in below-freezing temps.
If you are vacillating about your decision to purchase a Katabatic quilt, go ahead and order. I have had a 22 Flex since spring 2021, Exceptional customer service, impeccable quality, superb warmth. It fulfills my needs down to sub 30s and as a quilt over my wife and I (using liner) to 50 degrees, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. THANK YOU KATABATIC!
This is my first quilt and I think I am forever hooked. So warm (accurate), flexible, cozy, just everything about it is excellent. The quality and craftsmanship is second to none. I have full confidence that this will last me a long time….may need to grab a colder one soon! Thank you guys! Awesome work!
It feels so puffy and I can do the twister at night now without losing sleep. Love the quality of this quilt. Love it so much I want more of it, but I won’t be needing it because this quilt does it al.
Incredible warmth for its weight and a clip system that works great. Ive always loved my western mountaineering full bag for cosines and quality construction but I’m now a convert to Katabatic. Seriously impressive gear!
Wow. This quilt is my first venture into the quilt realm and I’m so impressed! I’m a light sleeper when backpacking and this helps me sleep beefed and regulate my temperature with all the easy adjustments.
Well made and has never let me down, my third quilt from Katabatic Gear.
How did I ever sleep well prior to owning this quilt??? I really didn't. Im such a cold sleeper and have tried many different brands of sleeping bags and even with a high R value pad had little success. I had never tried a quilt and was nervous with hearing stories of drafty cold nights. This quilt had great reviews so decided to try it. Its very soft and light but most importantly it keeps me warm. Very warm! It has really exceeded my expectations and I have recommended it to many others in the market for a new quilt.
Expertly designed and flawlessly executed. Grab the Piñon and a flat tarp and you're set for just about anything....and all for less than a pound. This is my favorite set-up for just about anywhere on the Colorado Plateau, Desert SW, and similar settings. Needed this fast and Katabatic came through for me. Great Colorado company.
This is my second Katabatic quilt. I was cold on the PCT and contacted Katabatic about having this warmer quilt shipped out to me. Trey was super helpful and rush shipped the quilt to me on trail just before the sierra. As expected my Alsek is comfy, light, and warm!
this has to be the best quilt I own !!!
very glad I got them I have two now
awesome and lightweight
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!
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.