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    I just received a Neoair Medium, and I think it should be good to go. I laid on it next to my BA Air Core and they have a similar feel, and similar sound. The Neoair seems much lighter.

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    Big NeoAir fan here.

    I have to chuckle about the 'noise' issue. I've yet to hunt all day and not totally collapse into my bag at night. Never once can I think of a time when I even thought about pad noise.

    My hunting buddy uses the BA insulated core. It seems more stout and inflates quicker, but the weight & bulk are also more substantial.

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    I use a Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6. Love it. Used to have a Zlite and well its just sucks. I sleep much more comfortable and warmer with the POE pad.
    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

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    I used to use the thermarest z-style roll ups (same as folding one basically),and they worked well. Then I upgraded to a Big agnes Ins. aircore and it was way more comfortable.....but it was slippery with my marmot helium sleeping bag on it. i would end up off it during the night, and it was narrow for my body style. Then it sprung a leak and I had no repair kit. I got a thermarest insulated air style just like it but wider, my marmot bag doesnt slip off of it (different coarser outside material). And I now always have the tiny repair kit for a leak.

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    Neo Air All Season

    Just picked up the new Neo Air All Season. R rated at 4.9. Will be spending 9 nights on it so I will let you know how it performs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodtick View Post
    Mtnhuntress I really think you should look into the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core. i understand your thoughts about the air cell pads, but this thing is amazing and I've beat the tar out of it and not mention it's light and extremely comfortable.
    Second that. It is a great pad, and very durable.

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    I bought the Big Agnes Air core and it is great. not much heavier than the Neoair and about 2/3 less in price. Most seem to want the insulated version, but the uninsulated version is going to insulate just as well. (the best insulation is trapped air). It compacts to a very small package. The only drawback I have found is that it takes alot of breathes to inflate. Big headrush at 11000 ft!! It comes with a patch kit that rides in the stuffsack, in its own compartment, so a pop is fairly easy to fix.

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    Z-Lite for backpacking when you need bulletproof performance. For warmth and comfort I really like the Eped Downmat 7.

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    For the 20x48 size,
    Thermarest NeoAir weight: 9oz, price:$130
    BA Insulated Air Core weight: 16 oz, price:$70
    BA Uninsulated Air Core weight 16oz, price: $45

    All three are excellent pads at 2.5" thick, very similar in rolled up size, but there is a difference in weight.
    Has anyone out there used both of these? I would love to hear your review.
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    I have both the uninsulated Air Core and the neoair. the neoair is noticeably lighter, more compact, and a lot warmer. I also prefer the horizontal baffles of the neoair to the vertical baffles of the Air Core.

    Be warned, the neoair does not come with a repair kit or stuff sack, though!

 

 

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