Would you guys watch a video comparison of some of these pads? We are working on some gear videos for the summer.
They use them to hold IV needles in place, they're very flexible and designed to stay on even sweaty skin, so they work well for this type of application, they just aren't designed to withstand punctures or abrasion, which is why I put the duct tape over it.
It's still on the pad, I'm going to check it this weekend and see how it's holding up.
Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
From the Zen Backpacking Site
I love my therma rest neoair xlite.
BA Q-Core SL. Mine weighs 19 oz. R-Value 4.5. 3.5" inch pad. Had a Therm-a-rest Neoair Xtherm but too noisy for me and the pad was only 2.5". Plus I prefer the rectangular shape of the BA vs. the semi-mummy shape of the Neoair Xtherm. 3-4 more ounces with less noise and more padding. I'll take it.
Sale on cabelas now for the therm-a-rest neoairs.
This thread is helping me decide what pad I'm getting, have always used a therma rest but found it has a leak and left me laying on hard ground last night. Getting older and more interested in comfort than weight. Looking into the BA.
+1 for the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core, I've had mine for about 4 years now and it's still going strong. I've probably got close to 100 nights on it now.
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