Category Archive: Sleeping Pads

Sea to Summit UltraLight Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Sleeping Mat Review

Sleeping pads have always been one of those things I’m constantly rotating through my pack – never satisfied… Until now! Sea to Summit recently released two new sleeping mat product lines, insulated and uninsulated, that include three versions each – UltraLight, Comfort Light, and Comfort Plus.  I picked up the non-insulated Sea to Summit UltraLight […]

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Therm-a-Rest Neo Air Mini Pump

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump is one of those ridiculous little items that no self respecting ultralight backpacker would ever carry. But, for minimalist car camping or a canoe/kayak trip its pretty brilliant. I recently went on a cross country road trip and packed this sucker so I didn’t need to get dizzy after blowing […]

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Klymit Inertia O Zone sleeping pad

Klymit Inertia O Zone Sleeping Pad Review

The Klymit Inertia O Zone Sleeping Pad has a lofty goal – reduce a sleeping pad to the minimum weight possible by reducing material in areas that you don’t need it through a process they call “body mapping”.  In principle this sounds great. On paper the Klymit Inertia O Zone Sleeping Pad weighs a measly 12.2 […]

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Big Agnes Double Z Sleeping Pad

Big Agnes Double Z Sleeping Pad Review

Anytime a manufacturer describes a sleeping pad as providing “ultimate comfort” yet still classifying it as superlight the red flags go up.  This time though the Big Agnes Double Z sleeping pad actually comes pretty close to living up to the hype.  It is classified as a warm weather sleeping pad that provides its comfort though a 4 […]

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Big Agnes Q-Core SL Sleeping Pad Review

I’ve been using the Big Agnes Q-Core SL sleeping pad for several months now and I’m very happy with it.  While not the lightest sleeping pad on the market I really value a couple different features that are specific to this pad.  The first is the “quilted” baffles used in this sleeping pad.  I don’t […]

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Exped SynMat UL 7 Air Pad Review

The Exped SynMat UL 7 sleeping pad is a great, lightweight air mattress that can easily increase the comfort of your next backpacking adventure.  If you don’t sleep well in the woods you won’t be able to enjoy yourself.  A quality air mattress goes a long way to making sleep come sooner and be more […]

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