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Old 03-29-2014, 10:33 AM
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Are air mats / pads actually reliable?

I believe I am in the market for a new pad. (See my other post regarding tents and my five kids for full reference).

I honestly have not been gear shopping in a long time 10+ years, and have been happy with what I had, between the amount of time I was out in the field what I was using it for. I had been using for 10 years or so one of the original thermorest self-inflator's the blue thin "back-packing mode" of 3/4 size. A few years ago it gave up the ghost and wold not NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:34 AM
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:46 AM
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I used to use cheapo air mattresses on scout campouts and was lucky to get a few campouts before a l NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:03 AM
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Thank you. I think that is what I will likely be doing (different pads for parents and kids). Some NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:30 PM
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I use a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core. (20x60x2.5 mummy, 15-degree, 18oz) It's been great, but I do c NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:30 PM
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