|Specs||Small||Regular||Long||Regular Wide||Long Wide|
|Fill Weight (ounces)||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp|
|Total Weight (ounces)||18.4||17.6||19.3||18.5||20.6||19.7||21.6||20.7||23.2||22.2|
|Loft Single Side||2.25"||2.25"||2.25"||2.25"||2.25"|
|Shoulder Width||52 inches (Similar to 61" mummy bag)||52 inches (Similar to 61" mummy bag)||52 inches (Similar to 61" mummy bag)||58 inches (Similar to 67" mummy bag)||58 inches (Similar to 67" mummy bag)|
|Hip Width||42 inches||42 inches||42 inches||48 inches||48 inches|
|Foot Girth||38 inches||38 inches||38 inches||43 inches||43 inches|
|Footbox Length||21 inches||23.5 inches||26 inches||23.5 inches||26 inches|
|Packed Size||6 X 10 inches 4.5 Liters||6 X 10 inches 4.5 Liters||6 X 10 inches 4.5 Liters||6.5 X 11.5 inches 6.5 Liters||6.5 X 11.5 inches 6.5 Liters|
|Specs||Small||Regular||Long||Regular Wide||Long Wide|
|Fill Weight (grams)||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp|
|Total Weight (grams)||522||499||547||524||584||558||612||587||658||629|
|Loft Single Side||5.7cm||5.7cm||5.7cm||5.7cm||5.7cm|
|Shoulder Width||132cm (Similar to 155cm mummy bag)||132cm (Similar to 155cm mummy bag)||132cm (Similar to 155cm mummy bag)||147cm (Similar to 170cm mummy bag)||147cm (Similar to 170cm mummy bag)|
|Packed Size||15.2cm X 25.4cm 4.5 Liters||15.2cm X 25.4cm 4.5 Liters||15.2cm X 25.4cm 4.5 Liters||16.5cm X 29.2cm 6.5 Liters||16.5cm X 29.2cm 6.5 Liters|
This is an excellent piece of gear. It seems very well crafted with enormous attention to detail. All the snap and stretching points are reinforced adding durability and fidelity to the piece. It's easy to set it up on a sleeping mat and due to its unique features it is extremely versatile. You can simply clip the primary cord clips and leave them on the adjust position and have the quilt drafts move along you as you change sides or you can secure them on the lock position. There are even some secondary cord clips for better protection from cold spots and drafts. And of course you have the option not to clip the quilt on the mat but have it around you. It seems able to perform better than its nominal category of 30 F. It is really light and packs down small.
I've used this for a whole AT thru hike, and for the Colorado Trail. I'll use it when I do the CDT. Bought a new one cause my fiancee wanted my old one.
After a ton of research on quilts, I ended up deciding on the Palisade. As I placed the order I realized that the estimated delivery day was just after the trip I was planning. I emailed Katabatic and they made sure I had the quilt in time for my trip.
After actually using the quilt on 8+ backpacking trips (usually between 1 and 4 nights each), I have absolutely no desire to go back to a sleeping bag or switch to another quilt. The attention to detail and comfort is incredible, and it’s the perfect amount of luxury added to an item without ending up too heavy. I went with the wide quilt and wonder if the regular was a better option for me (it is very roomy) but love it nonetheless.
Over the past few years I've backpacked over 4,000 miles with my Palisade. It is a fantastic quilt that will keep you warm and comfortable. I would suggest getting a touch of overfill, as I do find the fill to be lacking, especially around the neck and shoulders. Perhaps this is more of an issue with the long/wide model I have? I'm actually sending mine in as we speak to have some overfill added (something that is possible for them to do to a used quilt, just get in touch with Katabatic). I'm also not a fan of the pad attachment system, especially after one of the plastic bits popped a hole in my Neoair. Anyway, I know this review may sound more negative than positive, but I can't think of another quilt that I would choose over this one. Looking forward to getting some more miles in with it next summer!
Hi Mike. Sincere thanks for leaving your review! This is great feedback for us to keep improving. We'll follow up with you via email to get some more details re: the fill and the pad, if you don't mind. Until then, we do want readers to know that our pad attachments and the UberLite (sadly) do not pair well. If we learn from you that you had problems with a different NeoAir, we'll add those details to our FAQs. Again, thanks for your review, and we'll reach out shortly with an email.
I love everything about the palisade quilt. The only regret I have is not getting an ounce of overfill as the loft isn't quite what I had envisioned.
Length: This refers to the maximum height of the user. For example, if you are 6’ tall, you should comfortably fit in our 6’ length, and the collar will loosely come up to your chin. If you are a stomach sleeper, you’ll want to add a few inches to your height since your toes will be pointed away from you, essentially making you “taller.”
Width: If your shoulder circumference measurement (around the widest part of your chest + arms) is 49” or greater, you’ll need to select a wide size. You can opt for a wide even if you don’t meet that measurement. Just keep in mind that if there is too much dead air space inside the quilt, you might sleep a little colder.
Fill Power (FP): Down with a higher FP number provides more loft, so we need less of it to achieve a certain temperature rating. Therefore, the finished weight of a quilt filled with a 900 FP option will be slightly lighter than one filled with the 850 FP down, but they would be equally as warm.
Duck vs Goose: Duck down is more readily available than goose, so it is less expensive. There are no performance differences, and one will not make your quilt warmer than the other. Note that our duck down is only available as an 850 FP, so the quilt would be slightly heavier (see above).
HyperDry: This treatment helps the down maintain its loft better in damp conditions, and helps it dry out faster if it does get wet. The HyperDry treatment is most useful for folks who will encounter a lot of humidity or rain, or will sleep numerous successive nights with lows in the teens (°F).