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Flex 22°F

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A blanket style sleeping bag that will truly keep the cold out. The Katabatic attachment system, down filled collar, and draft blocking foot box closure guard you from the cold. When you need some ventilation, the zippered foot box allows you to completely open to a blanket. The options in between are endless, and create a truly flexible sleep system.

Overfill is available to add to this item.


INCLUDED

Free Shipping in the United States
Silnylon Stuff Sack
Organic Cotton Storage Sack
2mm Cords for attaching to your pad (comes with extra cord)
Webbing straps

  • Patented Pad Attachment System - Widely considered the best design on the market for preventing drafts. Offers unmatched versatility, comfort and efficiency in a quilt style sleeping bag. For more information view our Product Manual.

    Can Be Used Without a Sleeping Pad - Comes with removable webbing straps to be used without attaching to a sleeping pad. For more information view our Product Manual.

    Elastic Binding Around Bottom Opening - Elastic binding around the bottom opening prevents gaps and drafts at the sleeping pad.

    Differential Cut - A critical factor in quilt style bags with adjustable girth, differential cut allows for maximum loft from our premium down.

    Continuous Baffles - With continuous baffles the down can be manually moved as temperatures dictate for maximum versatility.

    Down Filled Collar - Our overstuffed collar fits comfortably against your neck to seal this critical area from drafts.

    Draft Blocking Foot Box Closure - When the temperature drops, and you need a closed foot box, our down-filled draft blocker and snap system fill the gaps, while allowing multiple venting options for warmer weather.

    Overstuffed Baffles over the Foot Section - Provides extra insulation over your feet to ensure toasty toes.

    Overfill Available: For more information or to order overfill click here.

    Shell imported. Designed, filled, finished and stringently inspected in Colorado.

    Included

    Free Shipping in the United States
    Silnylon Stuff Sack
    Organic Cotton Storage Sack
    2mm Cords for attaching to your pad (comes with extra pair of cord)
  • Specs Small Regular Long Regular Wide Long Wide
    Fits To 5'6" 6' 6'6" 6' 6'6"
    Fill Weight (ounces) 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp
    14.4 13.4 15.4 14.3 16.7 15.5 16.7 15.5 18.1 16.8
    Total Weight (ounces) 22.3 21.3 23.8 22.7 25.8 24.6 25.7 24.5 27.6 26.3
    Loft Single Side 2.75" 2.75" 2.75" 2.75" 2.75"
    Shoulder Width 54 inches (Similar to 63" mummy bag) 54 inches (Similar to 63" mummy bag) 54 inches (Similar to 63" mummy bag) 58 inches (Similar to 67" mummy bag) 58 inches (Similar to 67" mummy bag)
    Hip Width 45 inches 45 inches 45 inches 49 inches 49 inches
    Foot Width 40 inches 40 inches 40 inches 44 inches 44 inches
    Packed Size 7 X 12.5 inches 7.5 Liters 7 X 12.5 inches 7.5 Liters 7 X 12.5 inches 7.5 Liters 7 X 13.5 inches 9 Liters 7 X 13.5 inches 9 Liters
    Due to variances in raw materials, finished weight my vary by +/- 5%

    Metric Specs
    Specs Small Regular Long Regular Wide Long Wide
    Fits To 167.5cm 183cm 198cm 183cm 198cm
    Fill Weight (grams) 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp 850fp 900fp
    408 380 437 405 473 439 473 439 513 476
    Total Weight (grams) 632 604 675 644 731 697 729 695 782 746
    Loft Single Side 7.0cm 7.0cm 7.0cm 7.0cm 7.0cm
    Shoulder Width 137cm (Similar to 160cm mummy bag) 137cm (Similar to 160cm mummy bag) 137cm (Similar to 160cm mummy bag) 147cm (Similar to 170cm mummy bag) 147cm (Similar to 170cm mummy bag)
    Hip Width 119cm 119cm 119cm 130cm 130cm
    Foot Width 102cm 102cm 102cm 112cm 112cm
    Packed Size 18cm X 32cm 7.5 Liters 18cm X 32cm 7.5 Liters 18cm X 32cm 7.5 Liters 18cm X 34cm 9 Liters 18cm X 34cm 9 Liters
  • Responsibly Sourced Down

    Like many of our customers, we at Katabatic Gear are concerned with the environmental and animal welfare impact of our products. We are dedicated to a responsibly sourced, and very high quality product, just like our down supplier, Allied Feather and Down. They are certified through both the bluesign®and Responsible Down Standard®programs. Another reason we partner with Allied: we can offer our customers access to the Track My Down program. It allows our customers to learn everything there is to know about the down in their specific quilt. For more information, please follow these links to Allied’s Pledge, FAQ’s, and Track My Down pages.

    900 Fill Power Goose Down

    We use the highest quality 900 Fill Power goose down, offering the most loft and warmth for the least weight. Goose down has many advantages over synthetic insulations. In warm temperatures goose down allows heat to pass through, giving it a wider comfort range than synthetic insulation. The down can be intentionally moved around in its baffles, allowing you to adjust the amount of insulation based on conditions. Finally, synthetic insulation breaks down more quickly with use, losing loft and warmth. As a result a down filled product has a life span many times that of a synthetic filled product, making down a much better value. Our 900 Fill Power premium goose down is produced for us here in the U.S. by Allied Feather, and is available untreated or with HyperDRY™ water-resistant treatment.

    850 Fill Power Duck Down

    With all the benefits of down vs. synthetic, duck down is often cheaper than goose down, only due to the fact that it is more widely available. For years it was difficult to obtain duck down in a fill power greater than 700, which meant a heavier sleeping bag. Now that we can get responsibly sourced, high quality, 850 f.p. duck down, we are happy to be able to offer it to our customers. There are no quality, performance, or longevity sacrifices in buying a duck vs. goose product. One potential downside is that the natural animal odor that can be present in down products is more common to duck down than goose. This does not mean your duck down will necessarily have an odor, or that goose down will not. It varies from one lot of down to the next, and we’re told it is due to the birds’ diet. Some folks don’t notice any odor, while those more scent sensitive might, particularly if the bag is damp. As one customer put it, “Who cares! In a week or two it’s going to smell like MY odor.” Our 850 Fill Power premium duck down is also produced for us here in the U.S. by Allied Feather, and is offered with HyperDRY™ water-resistant treatment.

    HyperDRY™ Water-Resistant Down

    We are pleased to offer HyperDRY™ hydrophobic down. This down has been treated to provide additional resistance to unwanted moisture. In conjunction with our highly water-resistant shell materials, HyperDRY™ provides extra peace of mind, and dries faster than untreated down if it does get wet. Is this a miracle water-proofing that will allow you to sleep out in the rain or dunk your bag in water with wild abandon? No. Will it give you extra protection and help maintain loft in damp conditions? Absolutely! Our water-resistant down is bluesign® approved, so you can rest assured that it is safe for the environment and human health. Produced for us here in the U.S. by Allied Feather. Available in 900fp goose down and 850fp duck down.

    Pertex Quantum Y Fuse Eco Riptstop (.85 oz/yd)

    The best fabric you’ll find for the shell of an ultralight sleeping bag.
    1. Keeps your insulation drier: Best DWR we’ve tested
    2. Keeps your insulation loftier: Lightweight, soft, breathable, and downproof
    3. Keeps your quilt out of the landfill: Pertex Y Fuse technology extends the longevity of this already durable UL fabric, and also improves its highly downproof and water beading properties
    4. Reduces demand for raw materials: Eco version of Pertex Quantum is made from recycled yarns and maintains the fabric’s advanced performance qualities

    Pertex Quantum Tafeta (1.0 oz/yd)

    The softest fabric you’ll find for the liner of an ultralight sleeping bag. This Pertex Quantum plain weave makes for a silky soft liner fabric on the inside of our quilts. We get tons of customer feedback stating that it’s the most comfortable sleeping bag fabric to ever brush up against them – not as clammy or crinkly as other fabrics.
  • Quilt Style Sleeping Bag

    The idea behind a quilt style sleeping bag is to eliminate the insulation from the bottom of a conventional sleeping bag. Why? Insulation must have loft and trap air in order to be effective. Since any insulation beneath your body gets crushed, it is wasted. So why not leave the insulation (and the fabric and all that weight) out of the bottom of the bag? This is what a quilt style sleeping bag does, but it goes one step further.

    When a quilt style sleeping bag is designed well, versatility is significantly increased. Our patented pad attachment system and elasticized edging keep your body heat in and the cold drafts out. When conditions are warm, lay the quilt over you like a blanket and allow some ventilation. There are numerous variations in between, making our quilts comfortable in a much wider range of temperatures than a traditional sleeping bag. Another huge benefit of a well designed quilt: you can toss and turn and roll around without getting tangled up or rolling off your pad!


    Attachment System

    The backbone of our down quilt style sleeping bags is our patented Cord Clip attachment system. The beauty of this design is its simplicity. All our bags feature our Cord Clips, and come with 2mm cord for attaching the sleeping bag to the pad. Simply cinch the cords around the pad, and attach your bag! This system works easily with most sleeping pads.

    Our Cord Clips feature two attachment options for maximum versatility. The first attachment position allows the clip to slide freely on the cord. For warm weather this gives you the most freedom of movement. As the temperature drops, clipping into the second position allows you to lock the bag in place on the cord. In this position you can control the girth of the bag, and are able to set the bag to overlap your pad to lock out drafts. Even with the Cord Clip in this position, adjustment along the cord is easily accomplished by lifting the Cord Clip vertically. With the Cord Clip held vertically it slides easily along the cord. Returning the clip to its horizontal position locks the Cord Clip in place along the cord. This allows you to adjust the interior volume of the sleeping bag, as well as adjust the bags position on top of the sleeping pad. Secondary clips help seal out drafts when the temperature really drops. This unique design offers significant advantages. The ability to attach your sleeping bag to the top of the pad, as well as the ability to easily adjust the girth/volume of the bag, allows you to optimize the position of the bag depending on your sleep position, and the level of warmth you need from your bag. In warm weather you have much more room than you are used to in a mummy bag. In cold weather just close the bag in around you for maximum warmth.

    We have engineered our Cord Clips to be strong and durable, while being thin and unobtrusive. Even if you have your sleeping bag pulled in under your body, our Cord Clips are designed to lie flat and to be unnoticeable. Our Cord Clip system is fast, simple and easy to use. Attach the cords around your pad before you leave home. Then just lay out your pad, clip your bag on to it, adjust as needed, and sleep!


    Differential Cut

    Our sleeping bags feature a substantial differential cut, which is highly beneficial in a quilt style sleeping bag with adjustable girth. The shell fabric is cut wider than the liner fabric, making the circumference of the shell larger than that of the liner. This means that when you start to draw the bag in on a cold night, you’re less likely to crush the insulation creating cold spots. This is a detail that many manufacturers overlook, but we think it’s one of the keys to a more effective quilt, and a warmer night’s sleep.

    Continuous Baffles

    The baffles in our quilt style sleeping bags are continuous from one side to the other. This allows down to be moved to the top, sides, or bottom of the quilt when temperatures fluctuate. On warm nights, you can move the down to the sides or bottom, allowing a little heat to escape. On cold nights, move more down to the top of the quilt to keep that body heat in. This works particularly well when the quilt is attached to your pad, because the same part of the bag is always on top, no matter how you roll, toss, or turn.

    Down Collar

    Our quilts feature an overstuffed down collar around the neck opening. This critical feature means you can comfortably seal warmth inside your sleeping bag without choking yourself with a scrawny drawcord.

    Versatile Foot Box

    Our zippered foot box features a versatile system that offers numerous options for ventilation, or complete warmth. Along with the zipper, the drawstring, snap, and down-filled draft blocker allow you to decide whether you lock out the cold, allow in a little fresh air, or completely open up to a blanket.


    Separate Hood

    When you think about it, a separate hood really makes sense. If you toss and turn, your quilt stays in place on top of your pad, and your hood stays in place on top of your head. You are not going to wake up in the middle of the night, lost somewhere in your mummy bag, wondering which way leads out.

    Do you need a hood? Here is what we have found: if temperatures are going to be near the temperature rating of your quilt, then you will probably need a hood. If the forecast calls for warmer weather, leave the hood at home, and just wear a warm hat to bed. Looking to save weight and get the most use out of minimal gear? Take a warm jacket with a hood, and wear that to bed if the weather is cold. You keep your head warm, and add extra warmth to your entire sleep system.

    Bivy Sack in Conjunction with Quilt

    Our water resistant, highly breathable bivy sacks are designed for use under a tarp or floorless shelter. These bivy sacks provide a waterproof floor, full bug protection, and a water resistant upper to protect your quilt from spray and mist. Our bivy sacks are designed to integrate perfectly with our quilts. Simply attach your pad to the floor of the bivy through the pad attachment cords, then clip your quilt on to these same cords. Your pad stays in place in the bivy; your bag stays in place on the pad. Leave your pad attached to the bivy and setup the next night is a breeze.

    The System as a Whole

    What does it all mean? Set up and adjustment are quick and simple. The quilt stays in place on top of your pad. The hood stays in place on your head. All our components are designed to work together, but the system is also designed to make the most of gear you already have. Our quilts can be partnered with almost any sleeping pad you like. Use your hooded jacket or a warm hat on cold nights. Use the tent you already own, or partner our bivy with your tarp. All in all, you are making the most out of every piece of gear, while resting comfortably no matter what position you sleep in.

    The bottom line? Our sleep system is much more versatile than any conventional sleeping bag, and it weighs a lot less!
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    J
    08/01/2020
    Jake
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    I have onley had my flex 22 ( with 2 oz overfill on one 3 day trip '. temps were low 40s' so first night I just Used it as a blanket .the next few nights were A bit colder Bit not to the point that I had to Really have the foot boy or drags collet Very tight So it is a really versatile bag .i have never such a down right pretty bag ' perfect ahi hope . All the way through. I am 6 foot 2/3 ' and 340 pounds . And it works pretty well For me '. it's a little Slim In the liver thigh / Knee area For My liking 'really if you need something that you can use .. I'm my case year round this flex System /bag is the best I have seen ' buy it '.. And I would go for the over fill .. I wish I would Have got a few More oz;s'. I live in the redwoods of northern ca .. Lott Wet / Misty days. . Buy it !

    K
    05/19/2020
    kaimead
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    I justI have not been able to field test this, (as I just received it today) but the customer service was absolutely incredible, & I will recommend people to buy from here! The material feels immaculate & is very warm. I appreciate it! You guys are awesome!

    SA
    05/11/2020
    Steve A.
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    I tend to agonize over making the right call on the gear I purchase. Trying to learn everything about quilts and the different companies that offered their version was equally as time consuming as it was frustrating with lead times, colors add-ons Finally I narrowed it down to two brands and after speaking with Trey at Katabatic I decided to pick up a flex. I ended up returning for a sizing preference and stayed with a Flex 22 regular wide. I am completely sold on the quality of Katabatic products, the materials, quality and style are in my opinion best in class. One thing that really made a huge difference in my experience was the level of personal customer care and understanding afforded to my by Trey. The art of solid customer service is a dying and when I have a great experience with a company that is truly trying to offer me a product to suit my particular needs, it doesnt go unnoticed. Thats when I become a loyal customer as I have now have with Katabatic. Thanks so much for the help and an amazing quilt! I really hope I get to use it on the JMT this year but if it doesnt happen Ill plan another trip and this will definitely be in my pack. btw Im 60_ 175lbs, I just liked the extra space wide offers

    DL
    03/16/2020
    Devin L.
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    Highly recommend. Im 64_ 225 lbs, went with a long wide. Its an incredible quilt thats perfectly packable and light for hut trips. I slept in my baselayer on the Ostrander hut trip, and was comfortable. I do run hot normally, and opted for the 22F to be more comfortable at higher altitudes with trips like this. At points the quilt was so warm, I was able to simply layer it on top like a blanket, removing it from my sleeping pad all together.

    F
    03/11/2020
    FourPacks
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    My partner and I strongly disagree about whether this quilt can be on the bed, since I want to sleep in it every night at home. The loft in this is amazing, the quality is superb. The Lyons Blue on the Flex 22 looks a little darker in person- it is gorgeous color with a metallic flare in certain light. I do not have issues securing the quilt bottom for drafts. The buttons are very robust and reinforced well. Absolutely love this product.