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Old 10-31-2013, 06:13 PM
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How do you feel about the standard 20" sleep pad width?

I've looked at quite a few inflatable sleep pads and all of the wider ones seem to also be longer. I'm going to be using a quilt and I tend to move around when I sleep and sometimes I sleep on my side with my knees bent, so I think I'll end up with my knees or feet off of a standard 20" pad since it's barely wider than my shoulders.

Have some of you found that you could use more room or am I over-thinking the whole thing? Does anyone know of any decent inflatable pads that NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:24 PM
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I too am a side sleeper and actually think pad width is less important for us than for back sleepers NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:07 PM
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There is a 25" width NeoAir, which is also longer than most pads. You can do a search for video NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:01 AM
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I alternate between the back and side sleeping. (I think that's also called "restless sleeper. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:25 PM
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I'm about the size of a hobbit (5'3") and even I used to gravitate off a 20" pad. I ende NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:25 AM
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I was actually going to start a similar thread! I guess my question about whether 20" is wide NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for posting up a wider pad option. I'll have to look into that one. Let us know what you th NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 11-09-2013, 12:56 AM
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:27 AM
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i'm a broad-framed sort of fellow(my shoulders overhang 20" pads by an inch and a little more o NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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Dsuursoo, I think I might end up going with a long pad just for the width too. Maybe there will be NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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