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#1 Lynette

 
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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

When my boys did the JMT, they used a thermarest ... if the link works, it was this pad.  It has some foam and partially inflates itself, then you add the last few puffs.

 

They got a few holes in them, repaired them, and continued to use them, although both have slow leaks. 

 

I have looked at Klymit, Big Agnes, and other Therm-a-rests.  Some are just foam pads, some only air, many a combination of both. So many to choose from.  What do you find works?

 

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:06 PM

Hi Lynnette,

 

At ProTrails, we use the ExPed here: http://www.exped.com.../synmat-ul-9-lw

 

It is amazing. You can easily sleep on your side, wide enough for your elbows and is very lightweight and packable.

 

It's pricey - but a good night sleep in the field is priceless!

 

Best,

 

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 07:43 AM

I use the InsulMat Max Thermo. Love it! It packs down to about the size of a small loaf of bread...
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

Just for good measure, I've now had the Exped for 2 years. I've had 1 pop on me while in the backcountry. That sucked. Otherwise, it's like having a bed on your tent! 

 

Any other sleeping pad recommendations? I'm not married per se to the exped.


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:11 PM

We ended up getting this Klymit. My sons loved it for their backpacking trip. I used mine at the campground. It doesn't give much warmth. The boys didn't mind, but I got chilly...and that was in July. http://www.amazon.co...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:20 PM

Thanks Lynette!


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:23 AM

Old thread, though I must say that SynMat is very comfortable and light in weight.


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