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Sawatch 15°F

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The Sawatch 15 Backpacking Quilt is our cool weather workhorse, packing some serious warmth in an incredibly light package. Ideal as a three-season quilt for cold sleepers, or a winter bag in milder climates.

Overfill is available to add to this item.

"With the sensual fabric feel (yeah, I went there) and the Cord Clip system stabilization, I can hit the sack naked, tossing and turning all night, and the quilt will remain in place, untangled, comfortably caressing my sleeping self.”Read more from this review on backpackers.com


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)
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.

    Trapezoidal Foot Box - We have shaped our foot box for the greatest comfort, warmth and efficiency.

    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
    16.2 15.1 17.3 16.0 18.4 17.1 19.6 18.2 21.0 19.5
    Total Weight (ounces) 24.5 23.4 26.0 24.7 27.5 26.2 29.2 27.8 31.0 29.5
    Loft Single Side 3.25" 3.25" 3.25" 3.25" 3.25"
    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 43 inches 43 inches 43 inches 49 inches 49 inches
    Foot Girth 38 inches 38 inches 38 inches 43 inches 43 inches
    Footbox Length 21 inches 25 inches 28 inches 25 inches 28 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
    459 428 490 454 522 485 556 516 595 553
    Total Weight (grams) 695 663 737 700 780 743 828 788 879 836
    Loft Single Side 8.2cm 8.2cm 8.2cm 8.2cm 8.2cm
    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)
    Hip Width 109cm 109cm 109cm 124cm 124cm
    Foot Girth 97cm 97cm 97cm 109cm 109cm
    Footbox Length 53cm 64cm 71cm 64cm 71cm
    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.

    Trapezoidal Foot Box

    Optimized for when you need the most room, lying on your back, our trapezoidal foot box fits great no matter what position you are lying in. Plus we overstuff the baffles over the foot section to provide extra warmth. Our goal is simple: we want you to have warm, happy feet while you sleep.


    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!
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 26 Reviews
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    PO
    08/17/2020
    Princess o.
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    Um, this bag is sooooooo warm and cozy! Love it. Stitching is on point and fill is deluxe. The cord system to keep the bag in place seems to work really well for me'I go the extra distance and do the hook and the plastic tab connection on cold nights and it really works. American made, right here in Salida, of the highest quality in every aspect of the product. You're getting what you pay for!

    JK
    12/29/2019
    Jay K.
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    I have so far been blown away by this quilt. Its the third quilt Ive owned, and compared to my previous quilts (EE and UGQ) it blows it out of the water. The shape of the quilt forms to the body with ease coupled with the feel of the perfect fabric makes it the most comfortable quilt Ive used by a significant margin. I was hesitant about the pad strap system at first, but quickly found That I actually prefer it to systems Ive used previously. Its simple, easy to adjust, and excellent at keeping drafts out. Im a relatively cold sleeper and have used the Sawatch so far for just winter camping in Colorado. My last trip temps got down around 8 degrees and with some strategic layering, I was able to stay warm through the entire night. Another aspect of my purchase I unexpectedly appreciated, was not having an incredible list of options to choose from. My last quilt was exceedingly customizable, which in the end left me feeling regret and mulling over choices waaay too much after the fact, hoping I made the right decision for me. It was actually refreshing to just pick the size and down type and be done, knowing that I could return it if I needed- which immediately became clear would not be happening. I know this may sound somewhat trivial, but was in the end tremendously relieving. The reinforced snap and draft collar are top notch, the draft collar is the most comfortable I have used, and the snap system is incredibly important to me. It drives me crazy to try and reattach a snap system in the dark when its cold. All in all, I couldnt be more pleased. This quilt from top to bottom is so well designed, so incredibly comfortable and warm. I couldnt recommend it enough.

    T
    12/26/2019
    traciteagle
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    Tested this out over the past weekend during winter, in preparation for a longer trip in Colorado. Im located in Southeastern US. As an extremely cold sleeper, I bought this quilt to replace one from another company that was too cold for me. I love it, the overstuffed draft collar is an especially amazing feature. Practice with the attachment straps ahead of time before using, Im very short (4 11) and it took my until the third night to really get it where I wanted/most efficient location. I will say after this learning curve they work well with the shape of the quilt to block out any draft points. Im glad I didnt get the wide version it wasnt necessary for me given its shape. For reference temperatures dipped to around 23 degrees, I used an xtherm pad, wore base layers w/ fleece hoodie as an cold sleeper (female) Comfort is priceless and Im happy with my choice. Thanks katabatic.

    JR
    09/13/2019
    Justin R.
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    Initial review is definitely a strong 5 stars! Im 61180 lbs and debated between sizes. After calling customer service I opted for the large/wide and being a restless side/stomach sleeper, Im glad I got the extra room for wiggling around at night. Zero cold spots and it handled condensation/dripping from my single wall tent pretty well quickly dried and down stayed dry. Customer service was great from the beginning. I was about 3 weeks away from my trip to the Colorado Highlands, emailed Katabatic to see if theyd be able to deliver in time, and most importantly they carried through with their initial delivery date. This quilt is amazing the wrap around style kept me warm down to 25 degrees (didnt test it lower than that yet) and Im confident of its 15 degree rating. I own an Enlightened Equipment quilt (great quilt, but its 20 degree rating is about 5-10 degrees optimistic) and a Hammockgear quilt (awesome narrow cut for a hammock but not best for ground sleeping). I havent had to use the attachment system yet so cant comment on that aspect yet. But overall this quilt definitely does stand out compared to others out there. Its expensive but you get what you pay for.

    SE
    09/12/2019
    Sophia E.
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    This is absolutely my favorite piece of gear. Ive taken my Sawatch on thruhikes of the JMT and the CT and it performed amazingly well on each. I use it in combination with the Bristlecone Bivy under my tarp and the two work perfectly together. I was often comfortable with a thin merino wool sleeping layer on cold nights with an xlite and a thin synthetic puffy, even though I sleep quite cold. If Im ever too hot, I just pop the attachment system off of the cords and/or stick a leg out of the foot box and Im fine. My quilt-to-pad attachment hooks dont always hold when I toss and turn at night, but the mitten hook sliders help keep those cold drafts out on especially cold nights. The down (900fp regular goose) in mine is top notch. Its always so quick to re-loft in the evenings and it also bounced back like a champ after I washed it in the off-season. After many miles, you start to get a bit attached to gear that treats you well, and thats certainly the case with my Sawatch. I cant wait to bring it with me on the PCT next year and many more long trails in the future!