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I camped at Mt. Rainier National Park in March 2022 in the snow at Paradise (over 5200 feet elevation) and this hood kept me warm and cozy at camp. Temperatures were in the high teens/low 20s and I even slept wearing the hood. My fellow campers were jealous and now they want their own hoods! I highly recommend.
Everyone I know is jealous of my hood and has also made fun of me for my new style. No lie, it makes me kinda look like an idiot, but DAMN is this thing warm. I was just ski camping in some ~ negative 30 F overnight temps and my neck was so sweaty. Incredible piece of kit to pair with a quilt. I thought jacket hoods would do the job, but this thing is really another level. If you’re on the fence thinking of how it will augment a belay parka etc, it 100% will. So so so so so much warmer. And the face hole is really small which also makes you look like a total dweeb. A toasty dweeb.
Buy it now! Don’t wait thinking you won’t need it. It makes the best quilt (Flex 15) better!
The hood worked great. I used it on a 15 deg F night and it kept me warm. It is very lightweight and comfortable.
I must say that I was disappointed that it was imported. The original reason that I chose Katabatic was that I thought that their products were made in Colorado. I should have researched this better prior to purchasing it. I understand all of the reasons why they chose to have them imported, however I believe in buying domestic when at all possible.
I am really pleased the the quality of this piece and the under arm straps to keep it in place. I tend to move around alot and my hats and hoods always end up turned to the side. The under arm straps really helped keep the hood in place. Nice and warm as well.