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    Sleeping Pad

    What recommendations can you give me on a new sleeping pad? I hear Big Agnes is the way to go. Inflatable or foam? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    I just picked up the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core. I did quite a bit of research before hand as well. I got the long mummy style. So far its awesome. There are tons of options out there though. Good luck!

    http://www.rei.com/product/763914/bi...core-mummy-pad

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    My big agnes has had a slow leak ever since I got it and cant find it for the life of me. Any tips on finding it? I have to fill it up ever 3 hours or so during the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Boy View Post
    My big agnes has had a slow leak ever since I got it and cant find it for the life of me. Any tips on finding it? I have to fill it up ever 3 hours or so during the night.
    Have you tried putting it in a bathtub full of water and putting pressure on it to force the leak?

    If you cant find it, Id fill out this form( https://forms.netsuite.com/app/site/...ipt_redirect=T ) and get it fixed or replaced by them!

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    Jon - my cousin had the same issue. It ended up being a super slow leak at the valve.

    diy - I really love my neo air pad. If you don't mind the loud crunchy noise from the material, it is super nice!

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    I'm going to try the NeoAir XLite this year. Hopefully I'll be able to avoid the leak. I've kind of had bad experiences in the past on inflatables leaking over time but I'm going to give it another go. The ultra packable, lightweight and R-value enticed me to give it another try. Time will tell if I revert back to a foam pad.

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    Ahh crap, this is my first inflatable pad...now I am worried! I am sleeping on that sucker in my room tonight to check for leaks!

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    I have a thermarest inflatable. My son bought it for me for christmas a few years back. He bought himself one also. He has had a couple of leaks easily repaired with a patch kit. I have never had a problem. It is heavier than most but the horses are usually carrying it (they are also carrying my cot, I use to really rough it but not any more). When you put them in the panniers just make sure you dont put it where the horse is going to scrape it against trees

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    Anyone used the thermarest x-therm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Root View Post
    I'm going to try the NeoAir XLite this year. Hopefully I'll be able to avoid the leak. I've kind of had bad experiences in the past on inflatables leaking over time but I'm going to give it another go. The ultra packable, lightweight and R-value enticed me to give it another try. Time will tell if I revert back to a foam pad.
    Although not cheap, this looks like a promising pad, very light.....Have you or anybody else here have any experience with this pad yet?

 

 

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