Years ago, as a backpacker switching to ultralight gear, Katabatic Gear's founder was dissatisfied with the lightweight gear that was available to him on the market. It seemed like most lightweight backpacking and hiking gear addressed weight reduction by stripping away features. This often resulted in gear that was light, but didn’t function well. He had ideas which he thought could solve many of the issues that seemed inherent in ultralight backpacking gear.
Through innovative, thoughtful design and the use of cutting edge materials, Katabatic has aimed to create backpacking and hiking gear that functions better than traditional gear, at significantly lighter weights.
So, why choose Katabatic Gear over all the other lightweight backpacking gear companies out there? Because they were founded on the premise that you should not have to sacrifice function, comfort or design to use ultralight backpacking gear. In fact, they believe your lightweight gear should function better than its traditional counterpart.