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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Sleep pad - air or foam

Camping out for 2 weeks and need to pick up a couple things. Looking for recommendations for a sleeping pad. Looking for a budget type pad unless convinced otherwise.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:39 AM
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Re: Sleep pad - air or foam

Here is what I have. Learned about it from hardcore big mountain hunters. Put me to sleep pretty quick. They are very light.


https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Pad/AirCore

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Here is what I have. Learned about it from hardcore big mountain hunters. Put me to sleep pretty quick. They are very light.


https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Pad/AirCore
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Re: Sleep pad - air or foam

I'm looking at purchasing one of the Therm-A-Rest pads. Weight of about 1.2 lb to 2.2 lb. Sleeping is a must so a little extra weight may be worth it.

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Re: Sleep pad - air or foam

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I'm looking at purchasing one of the Therm-A-Rest pads. Weight of about 1.2 lb to 2.2 lb. Sleeping is a must so a little extra weight may be worth it.
MH, you need to read the book The Soldiers Load and the Mobility of a Nation. Basically goes through how every added pound (however small it may seem in the big picture) wears on you over a long course of miles/time. Makes you think twice about saying "a little extra weight may be worth it". No, a little extra weight is never worth it over the long haul. You pack smart, and light. Just a suggestion. But hey, I was only in the Marines for 4 years and only did a "couple humps"... Oorah

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Re: Sleep pad - air or foam

You be a smart guy. lol Have read some books. Time to hit the trails (again).

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You be a smart guy. lol Have read some books. Time to hit the trails (again).
Have fun...

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Re: Sleep pad - air or foam

I mostly use a 3/4 length therm-a-rest z-lite pad. I have an air pad but it's big and bulky and I don't think it is very comfortable.

Mine is the yellow one.


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Re: Sleep pad - air or foam

I just bought a Therm-A-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition Sleeping Pad. Hope it's good. I looked at a lot of different ones. It is expensive.

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Can I borrow it!

I'll test it out for 2 weeks in the Rockies, lol
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