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Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby maverick » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:50 pm

Does anyone still use them here as their primary sleeping pad? If yes which one? Has anyone use closed cell pads and then went over to an air matress only to go back to closed cell pads?
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Re: Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby rayfound » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:57 pm

I used one for my first trip, then got air pad. When my wife came one time, she used the air pad, and I used the foam... as a side/stomach sleeper, it was agony. Never again... I am shocked by how many I see on trail though.
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Re: Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby rlown » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:13 pm

The one point is if you're with a dog. Air mattresses are not very compatible with doggy nails. And they should have their own small bag (seen the demo bags in the stores and was thinking what a great marketing idea).
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Re: Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby Jimr » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:38 pm

Not me. I started with blue foam, then to thin term-a-rest, then thicker therm-a-rest, then to the Neo Air X-Lite. I've never slept so well and will not return to either of the others.
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Re: Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby davepctjmt » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:07 pm

I have a gossamer gear nightlight (discontinued, but basically a long version of their concertina egg crate pad) and an Exped syn mat ul7. I still use both. The nightlight is indestructible, very light (200g) and forms a good internal frame for my go lite gust. The synmat is more comfortable but heavier and could fail at any point.

If they still sold the nightlight as a full length pad, I wouldn't have bought the synmat- there's a lot to be said for gear that has no point of failure in my experience.
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Re: Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:41 pm

have a gossamer gear nightlight (discontinued, but basically a long version of their concertina egg crate pad)


Sounds similar to my old Mt.Washington Pad
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Re: Closed Cell Sleeping Pads

Postby davepctjmt » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:49 am

Yup, that's the one. Mt Washington pads sadly even longer discontinued!
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