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    I got an Exped Synmat 9, I love it. Much thicker than my Thermarest, better support, warmer and quieter. Another plus for me is the built-in hand pump.

    It's bulkier and heavier than the Thermarest, but that is easily outweighed by the huge increase in comfort.
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    Of course. Love to read and watch reviews of gear, especially new gear! I base all my buying from reviews of some sort.

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    If I get drawn, I'm thinking of packing this one into the back country. Anyone ever used it?

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Colem...h-All+Products

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.kerri View Post
    If I get drawn, I'm thinking of packing this one into the back country. Anyone ever used it?
    Hahah I've always joked about hauling my cabelas outfitter XL cot when I'm in the backcountry but that is deluxe! Bring a pack mule just for your bed!

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    Did a quick comparison of my Thermarest and the BA Q core Insulated pad.I weighed them on my scale. The Thermarest took 12 breaths to fully inflate and the Q-Core took 30 to inflate. the q-Core is insulated and has baffling that forms a quilted pattern. The problem I had with the Thermarest was sliding off it at night and it being a little on the thin side.. The Q-Core has bigger air chambers on the left and right sides which should eliminate the sliding off the sides of the pad. Being 4 inches thick and 5" wider when inflated it seems to be much more comfortable than the Thermarest. On my next backpacking trip I will report back with real world use. Mark

    ............................ pack weight w/sack .......Pack dimensions.......Inflated dimensions
    Thermarest.....................1.48lbs............ ..............21"x 6"....................72"x20"x 1.5"
    BA Q-Core Insulated.....2.10lbs..........................11" x 6"....................78"x25"x4"

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    Yep love my neo air!

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    Neo Air Xlite for me

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    I use a 2 pad system. cheap close cell foam that is very light and you can sit on it where ever you want. and add a thermarest short prolite 3 to it. super light but adds some insulation and some cush.

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    Big Agnes Air Core SL Sleeping Pad is the one I use after seeing it in Eastman's. I have only spent half a dozen nights on it but it was better than a different one that I tried from a friend. I don't know if they were designed this way, but I actually put mine inside my mummy sleeping bag so I never fall off the pad at night. I found to sleep better this way from never rolling off of it.

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    I have a Big Agnes pad, but for the life of me, can't remember the model. It's 2.5-3" thick when inflated and beats my old .75" thick Thermarest. Never slept better in the backcountry (sleeping "well" being relative, of course). I do fear the day it develops a leak though as there will be no padding whatsoever at that point. The thermarest has it beat in that regard.

 

 

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