Great warmth to weight ratio. The pad attachment system works perfectly. Such a dream to sleep in. This is the best quilt I have ever used!
I sized up due to it's tighter fit and it fits good. It's a great jacket and is quality made by a quality company. Stitch work was good. Materials are solid.
The best quilt on the market hands down. The differential cut forms perfectly to my body. Slept many times in this in Yosemite with 20°F weather and ice forming around my enclosure, still kept me so warm I stuck my foot out. I recommend this to anyone.
This quilt has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of gear. From truck camping to bivi in the snow this quilt is always with me. It's one of those items where you just hold it and feel quality in your hands. I've taken it down to low teens and just needed a simple jacket and beenie and slept completely all night. I've also slept in it in the warm months with no issues. The main reason I mived to a quilt is because I toss and turn when I sleep and always got bunched up and twisted in bags, I lock down one side of the quilt and no mater how many times I roll over the qulit is still in position. Glit has very good DWR, I may be coming up to 100 nights and have not had to treat or wash the down or DWR yet. Every trip I make a "Google Note" of an AAR of the trip. Every time this quilt makes a "keep for next time" note. It's become just a standard, must have for all my adventures.
This is the loftiest damn quilt I've ever owned. I tested down to a bit below freezing (around 30 degrees F) and was almost too toasty in Senchi layers and a down hood. I'd imagine this quilt would be comfortable down to its "true" rating of 22 degrees F while wearing mid layers. The attachment system looks odd but works better than competitors if you're moving around a lot at night. Love the colors, to boot!
Exceptional bag, true warmth rating. Just finished another trek in Nepal and have been able to stay plenty warm near the passes with late monsoon snow in the Flex 22.
This jacket has so much more fill than similarly priced products of major brands that its not even the same category of product. Its also lighter and more well built. It got down to about 25 degrees F and I couldn’t wear the jacket and be in the sleeping bag because I was sweating. My only suggestion is add a drop pocket to a future iteration of the Tin Cup.
I recently set out to find a sleeping solution that would minimize both volume and weight for my kit, especially since my old synthetic bag just wouldn't fit into my 48L backpack. After researching various options, I decided on this quilt. A standout feature for me was the fabric, which unlike some other brands, doesn't show the down feathers through it.
Katabatic's staff truly exceeded expectations. I had a trip planned shortly after placing my order, and the team was not only accommodating in sending out the quilt a day earlier, but they were also incredibly friendly and prompt in their responses.
On my trip, camping at over 10,000 ft with temperatures dropping into the high 30s, the quilt, paired with an R4.2 inflatable mat, ensured I was comfortably warm. I'm convinced it could easily handle temperatures down to the low 20s. The craftsmanship of this product is top-notch, and the collar and an optimally placed cell phone pocket that doesn’t disrupt sleep highlight the attention to detail.
This is my first quilt and I am so happy with it!! Never going back! The fabric is so soft and comfortable, doesn't feel clammy at all. Once I got a hang of the clip positions and the plastic "loosened up" a little (a couple nights), I found it super easy to use and adjust throughout the night. I'm a cold sleeper, and stayed toasty at 11,000ft in CO with temps in the high 30's/low 40's without needing to tuck the quilt in toward me, often not even buttoning the neck attachment. Made me feel confident that I will be able to stay warm in colder temperatures!
Just returned from a section hike of the CDT. The Flex 22 was a new addition to my sleep kit and it was easily my favorite addition to this trip. Temperatures ranged from high 30's to just above 60 degrees at night over the 4 days and the quilt performed flawlessly. This will be my stand alone quilt going forward. The quality, attention to detail, and materials are top notch. Did I mention it is stuffed to perfection. Could not be happier.
I sleep cold, and this is the only sleeping system I've ever used that keeps me warm enough while still being in the same weight class as other lightweight three-season bags! Super comfortable and roomy, too.
Loved my Tincup and so I got a Tarn for warmer weather and it did not disappoint.
Wore this hiking the Wind River High Route and it kept me warm in wind, rain (under my shell), and snow. comfortable enough to sleep in and/or to wear all day. The elastic cuffs are excellent, they don't chafe, and the hood stays on when the jacket is zipped all the way up. No drop pockets is my only gripe.
I'm 5'10", 190 lb and the large fits me well. The medium was too small.
How do I love thee Katabatic quilt? Let me tell the ways. I learned about Katabatic through Dixie on Homemade Wanderlust (Youtube). Weightless, soft, silky, pure heaven. I slept in a 50 degree environment so a cold rating isn’t fair yet I can’t imagine this wouldn’t be toasty beyond belief. No weight, literally no weight to this heavenly thing. I am 5’6”, 130 lbs and ordered the 6’ wide. I am so glad I did, I get so claustrophobic in mummy bags -that will never happen with this bag. The workmanship is top quality, delivery was fast and I was under a time restraint. The communication with support quick and accurate. I would purchase another one of these in a heartbeat - they are that good!
Quilt was great on our 12 day hike in the Sangre de Christo’s. The zippered foot box and ability to vent kept the perfect temps. The tie downs worked well. No complaints. Very happy w the quilt
A fantastic piece of kit and well worth the price. 3 days in RMNP proved this quilt’s moisture resistance, warmth, ease of use, and quality design/materials/construction. Even the storage sack is top notch. If you’re hesitating like I was initially, know that your fears are unwarranted and you’ll be thrilled with this quilt. Best nights in a tent in 20+ years for me — wish i’d purchased sooner!
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.