Flux wrote:Campsaver has a 20% sale on the thermarest stuff right now. Just ordered a the new Neoair Xlite.
16oz, mummy shape, 25 x 77, 3.2 Rvalue. I lose 8 oz of weight and gain .4 R and length and width vs my old prolite plus, but folks say these are comfy. And I definitely agree that comfortable sleeping in the backcountry is very important. Also an effort to lighten my pack (and my wallet!). I will just hope this is a good choice.
EDIT: Came in the mail last night and this is quite the piece. Translucent and you can see the aluminized baffles inside. Definitely took some breaths to get it inflated but it was comfy. I have heard a lot of complaints about the crinkly noise that it makes but its not that bad at all really. I packed it back up and it's tiny and very light. Seems you should be careful with it concerning punctures, but with a tent or good groundcloth I see little issue. Guess we will see next trip.
Flux wrote:The sad state of affairs is that I haven't slept in the backcountry yet this year. Just found out the wife is pregnant with twins and life is gonna be..................................interesting for a while.
Got a 10 day planned for late august though, so I will know then. Best read up on the online reviews at all the big gear retailers. Those can be pretty telling.
87TT wrote:I just got an Exped synmat 7 UL and the external pump. The pump works great and only weighs an ounce. The downmat 7 ul is only slightly heavier. The synmat 7 is way comfy but I haven't tested it in extreme cold. I do sleep hot though.
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