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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 09:34:11 PM »
Bought the exped 9 tt lw.  2.5 lbs.

Can't wait for it to get here next week.  It comes with the schnozzle bag. 

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2017, 10:14:21 PM »
You won't be cold with that !  Should be great with a quilt.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2017, 10:48:10 PM »
I run a sea to summit comfort light insulated pad under my enlightened equipment Revelation quilt and I couldn't be happier.  I sleep hot anyhow, but in temps down to around 40 all I wear to sleep in are shorts, t shirt.  Any colder I usually wear light sweat pants and a long sleeve T.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2017, 03:37:45 PM »
Bought the exped 9 tt lw.  2.5 lbs.

Can't wait for it to get here next week.  It comes with the schnozzle bag.

Look forward to hearing what you think after you get it in the field. That particular mat just won the "gold" award at the Outdoor Tradeshow in Germany this June.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2017, 06:30:17 PM »
I've always used a therm-a-rest trail lite. Its a bit heavier then some but sleeping well is one of the most important things when working hard. The small amount of extra weight is worth it.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2017, 08:01:37 PM »
Have the Thermarest NeoAir XLite.

No problems. Love it.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2017, 05:27:32 AM »
I have the Q Core which is my second one. Its a great pad as long as you don't end up with small leaks like my first one. But that was more than likely my fault of not keep a clean surface for which it was laid upon. Just as an FYI you should always store your pad unrolled on something like a hanger with the valve opened.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 09:17:48 PM »
Bought the exped 9 tt lw.  2.5 lbs.

Can't wait for it to get here next week.  It comes with the schnozzle bag.

Look forward to hearing what you think after you get it in the field. That particular mat just won the "gold" award at the Outdoor Tradeshow in Germany this June.

Pad came in the mail three days ago.  Opened it up and was super impressed with the quality first off.  Blew it up and was even more impressed with the snozzle bag....that thing is amazing.  Using the octopus connection and the snozzle bag I had it blown up in about 60 seconds (4 snozzle bags full).  I really like that you can adjust each air cell individually.  I deflated the middle couple jsut a little and it worked great.  It held me in the middle of the pad as I layed on it.  I left it inflated for 3 days to make sure it held air (which it did).  It is very warm...you could feel the heat as you laid on it.   Me and the kids laid on it intermittenly and had no complaints.  It deflates quick and fits nicely  back in the stuff sack.  I can't wait to use this in the field.  I am 6 foot tall and 260 lbs.  the only way to go is the tall wide....the regular would be way to small. 

More updates to come as I use it in the field. 

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2017, 09:51:18 PM »
whats comfy for me, you might hate.
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Hard to overstress this blackpowder's point.  I use (and LOVE) my 3/4 length thermarest prolite.  But given the pads you're looking at, you might hate it.  Invest the time in laying on some before you invest the $$. 


Oh, and it seems like a good time to bring up the old adage that you spend your entire life in your shoes or on your bed.  There are plenty of areas in life where being cheap, frugal, spartan, etc. will serve you well.  But beds and boots are not among them :). So do you research but don't be shy about the investment.  It's a helluva lot better use of your money than eating out.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2017, 02:21:50 PM »
I use a exped winterlite and love it. Small lightweight and nice R value.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2017, 11:20:56 PM »
I have the Thermarest NeoAir Trekker. That chart posted above might explain why I spent so many nights freezing my ass off in Alaska when the temperature wasn't dropping below the rating of my sleeping bag.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2017, 05:26:58 AM »
You can't just sleep on the pad and expect to stay warm you need a sleeping bag also and good one at that.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2017, 06:57:21 PM »
If you get a lighter pad but feel it doesn't have enough padding for you I've cut fir boughs and put them down as a base before. Actually I've used fir boughs for a pad before and they're a lot more comfy than they sound if you get the ends. I don't destroy a tree but take them off of several trees.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2017, 10:23:55 PM »
If you get a lighter pad but feel it doesn't have enough padding for you I've cut fir boughs and put them down as a base before. Actually I've used fir boughs for a pad before and they're a lot more comfy than they sound if you get the ends. I don't destroy a tree but take them off of several trees.

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Re: Backpacking sleeping pad??
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 11:47:43 PM »
Theremarest regular mummy with the 5.7 R value and a nemo Sonic zero that is essentially both a 0° and a 20°.

15oz pad and 2lb 10oz bag

I ran a Cabela's xpg pad and getaway 15 degree bag before but I was never comfortable. I would be too warm, too constricted or too cold. Heck, I would be chilly outside my legs and sweating between them at the same time. Nemo bag is my favorite piece of gear now. Biggest surprise was how much more comfortable a nicer pad is. I do occasionally pamper myself with a sea to summit pillow too.
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