|Specs||Small||Regular||Long||Regular Wide||Long Wide|
|Fill Weight (ounces)||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp||850fp||900fp|
|Total Weight (ounces)||19.3||18.5||20.5||19.6||22.2||21.2||22.3||21.3||24.0||22.9|
|Loft Single Side||2.25"||2.25"||2.25"||2.25"||2.25"|
|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||6 X 12 inches 5.5 Liters||6 X 12 inches 5.5 Liters||6 X 12 inches 5.5 Liters||7 X 12.5 inches 7.5 Liters||7 X 12.5 inches 7.5 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)||547||524||581||556||629||601||632||604||680||649|
|Loft Single Side||5.7cm||5.7cm||5.7cm||5.7cm||5.7cm|
|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)|
|Packed Size||15cm X 30cm 5.5 Liters||15cm X 30cm 5.5 Liters||15cm X 30cm 5.5 Liters||18cm X 32cm 7.5 Liters||18cm X 32cm 7.5 Liters|
I've used a Sawatch for four years and absolutely love that bag. So plush and warm'it still makes me smile when I crawl inside. This year, for a summer bag on the CT, I decided to go with the Flex 30 with 2 ounces of overfill. Great choice, plus the Flex series is a bit wider which I enjoy. Lots of choices out there for good quality quilts but I still feel Katabatic is the best. It's an investment, for sure, but one that continuously pays off.
Amazing quality. Super warm when closed up. However, I am a hot sleeper, so I love how this quilt opens up fully. Also very light, even with 1oz overfill.
I have owned the Flex 30 for 3 years and it has been everywhere with me. I am impressed with the quality of this quilt and overall versatility. One notable backpacking trip was spent in a borrowed single person tent with poor ventilation on a 28 degree night. When I awoke my quilt was absolutely covered in frost. I did what I could to remove as much of the frost as I could before getting under way but after breakfast and with the sun coming up temperatures were reaching high thirties. I had a long stretch and had to stuff the quilt while still covered in melting frost. After completing my 18 mile leg I quickly removed my quilt to dry it out only to find, to my surprise, it was perfectly dry! So all that to say I am very impressed and do not regret my purchase one bit. Thank you Katabatic for an amazing product.
I have owned the Elite Series Sawatch 15 degree quilt for 2 years now and getting tucked away is my favorite thing about arriving at camp after a long day of miles. I have experience the quality of Katabatic quilts (once you do it is the only way to go) and I needed a spring/summer/fall quilt. The Flex 30 is the answer for me. The versatility is fantastic with the combination of zipper, footbox snap, draft collared footbox drawstring, and many different variations on the sleeping pad attachment system. As a cold sleeper, I can even take this comfortably BELOW the rated temp with the addition of a couple extra layers. for temps of 25-40, I zip the Flex 30 and draw the footbox closed + use the attachment system and draw it in snugly. For 40-50, I zip the quilt, snap the button on the footbox and use the attachment system. For 50-60, I zip the quilt, maybe snap the footbox or leave open, and use the first set of attachments for the sleeping pad, leaving the top loose like a blanket. For anything above 60, I unzip the quilt and lay it flat like a blanket. For nights with a wide temp swing, if I wake up and need to adjust it is taken care of within a couple seconds. I have 2 Katabatic quilts and can be comfortable in any temp ranging from 10-75 degrees. That lets me backpack comfortably year-round in the midwest where I live. Priceless!! Quality is perfection, silky amazing feel, super lightweight, packs down amazingly well, and comes with a bunch of cool stuff! Super heavy duty cotton storage sack, sil nylon stuff sack, a sticker, 2 sets of sleeping pad straps, and straps for cinching the quilt in tight without attaching to a sleeping pad. Love it!
I have owned the Flex 30 6_ Wide 900fp w/ 3oz overfil for most of 2019. Comparing the specs between the Flex 30 and the Flex 22 there is a difference of about 3oz of fill and total weight, so I pretty much judge my quilt to be rated to 22 degrees. (the shipment time frame was so much faster with the Flex 30 for me). The build quality appears to be flawless with no extra strands of thread or protruding down. The snaps, zipper and cinches all work perfectly and allow for a great deal of temperature modulation as one might hope in a flex product. Even the pad attachment cords help with regulating temperatures because there are two levels of fastening in 4 spots. The little tabs on the quilt can either be loosely secured to the cord or tightly secured to the cord. My favorite configuration is 3 tabs tightly secured down and the tab closest to my shoulder on the side of the tent with the door can be loosely secured so that I minimize drafts and keep it easy to hope out of the tent in the middle of the night if I need to. The only complaint I would have about the pad attachment system is that it requires a lot of force to get the plastic tabs of the quilt to seat all the way onto the cord. The temperature rating seems very solid as my hiking trip in November got down to about 25f at night and I was perfectly warm with just my base layer. Ive found I sleep better in my quilt when I wear a balaclava to keep my face from feeling so much colder than the rest of my cozy self. For those that like to trade a little weight for packing size and water proofing, I have a Sea to Summit 14L eVent compression dry sack that is ample for this quilt. Im very happy with my purchase and its easily my favorite piece of gear.