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    Quote Originally Posted by MWScott72 View Post
    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.
    That is my fear with the BA Q-Core. But a few people that I have talked to swear by them and have been using them for a while. They seem pretty tough and feel really comfortable..

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    Would you guys watch a video comparison of some of these pads? We are working on some gear videos for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    Would you guys watch a video comparison of some of these pads? We are working on some gear videos for the summer.
    I would for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    Would you guys watch a video comparison of some of these pads? We are working on some gear videos for the summer.
    Oh yea video on!! I was going to do one on the Q-Core verses the old Thermarest!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWScott72 View Post
    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.
    That reminds me, when my wife was in the hospital last year, I got one of these from the nurse to patch my Thermarest, I put it on and put duct tape over top of it to protect it and it worked like a champ:

    http://www.amazon.com/3M-Tegaderm-Tr.../dp/B000MATIWY

    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.
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    I love my therma rest neoair xlite.

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    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.

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    Sale on cabelas now for the therm-a-rest neoairs.

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    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.

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    +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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