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    I use one, the Klymit Static V(the green one) and they are very comfortable and light under certain conditions. When the ground is frozen or snow covered they become somewhat uncomfortable. You have to remember unlike Thermorest these little guys have only air between you and whatever you are sleeping on. On a six nighter ,early in October,this past hunting season I camped in 25cm of snow with temperatures down to -10 or -12C at night, since we were staying in the one camp so long we placed spruce boughs under the tents to get them up off the cold ground and I was very comfortable. On an weekender later in October under similar conditions I didn't bother and the cold from under me became a problem plus on top of the sleeping pad I had a lot of water droplets due to condensation. They are great in the warmer months but once temperatures start to drop a little extra padding is in order. Where I hunt and backpack a few spruce boughs are usually readily available but above treeline or in a more sensitive area I would want something with a little padding in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I use one, the Klymit Static V(the green one) and they are very comfortable and light under certain conditions. When the ground is frozen or snow covered they become somewhat uncomfortable. You have to remember unlike Thermorest these little guys have only air between you and whatever you are sleeping on. On a six nighter ,early in October,this past hunting season I camped in 25cm of snow with temperatures down to -10 or -12C at night, since we were staying in the one camp so long we placed spruce boughs under the tents to get them up off the cold ground and I was very comfortable. On an weekender later in October under similar conditions I didn't bother and the cold from under me became a problem plus on top of the sleeping pad I had a lot of water droplets due to condensation. They are great in the warmer months but once temperatures start to drop a little extra padding is in order. Where I hunt and backpack a few spruce boughs are usually readily available but above treeline or in a more sensitive area I would want something with a little padding in it.
    Good reply on the pros and cons. I am still looking for a replacement for my Thermorest and cant really make up my mind. Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25contender View Post
    Good reply on the pros and cons. I am still looking for a replacement for my Thermorest and cant really make up my mind. Mark
    I should also have mentioned also that the size of the Klymit V really impressed me and for warmer weather camping/backpacking it is great it's only real downside is when the temperatures start to get significantly below 0 celsius.

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    I was looking at the Klymit pads, particularly some of the x-light models, but I did not realize that they were simply air pads and not open cell foam, like a thermorest. That causes me to rethinking things. I have been using the wonderful blue pads because of their durability and weight after my thermorest gave up the ghost and wold deflate during the night on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoSkies View Post
    I was looking at the Klymit pads, particularly some of the x-light models, but I did not realize that they were simply air pads and not open cell foam, like a thermorest. That causes me to rethinking things. I have been using the wonderful blue pads because of their durability and weight after my thermorest gave up the ghost and wold deflate during the night on me.
    If your camping is done primarily in warmer weather the Klymit V will do the job nicely, it really only begins to be a problem in colder temperatures. I will be purchasing a new Thermarest Hiker prolite, 20" wide 72" long and rolls up into a 7"x11" package. I'll still use the Klymit V for summer/early fall backpack trips, while later season hunts will see the Thermarest put to use. Another worry with the Klymit would be a failure in the valve, you would be left with a very uncomfortable sleeping pad.

 

 

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