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Sleeping Gear The Sleeping Gear forum is for the discussion of sleeping gear (bags, mats, quilts...).


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Old 02-28-2013, 03:50 PM
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EagleRiverDee EagleRiverDee is offline
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Most comfortable inflatable, under 3 pounds

I know discussion on pads has come up before many times but all the threads look to have been started a couple years ago and technology in the past couple years has made for some extremely good pads in very light weights.

My current pad is the Pacific Outdoors Equipment Peak Elite AC, in the standard length. It's not uncomfortable, per se, but it's kind of narrow, kind of cold (despite it's r rating) and could be more comfortable. It's done fine, but I want to sleep more soundly t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:55 PM
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There's an Exped DownMat that comes in a wide (26") version. However, if I recall correctly, it's a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:51 PM
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there's a mil-spec air mattress of recent manufacture that is pretty comfortable and tips in around NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:21 AM
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I have a Therm-a-Rest Neo X that has an R Value of 5.7, 72" x 20" X 2.5". Weighs 15 NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:28 PM
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Eagle,

BA IAC, had it for 5-6 years, holds air and keeps my old bones off the ground NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:38 AM
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Not to hijack a thread or start an entirely different discussion, but have you looked at hammocks? NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:01 PM
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Like Ben, I've settled on a Big Agnes insulated air core. I've used it two seasons now and haven't u NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:53 PM
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:01 PM
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I've been very impressed with the exped downmat and synmat lineup. The synmats are lighter by a hair NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:55 PM
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I have a new Big Agnes Insulated Air Core and a new Thermarest NeoAir XTherm. Both are warranty repl NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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