Hey /out/, what are some good sleeping pads for a good price?
I am trying to start camping again after a long hiatus and I've always slept on the ground but if i can recall correctly if was fucking freezing and uncomfortable.
I also remember it being cold enough for frost in the mourning so decent insulation would be nice.
It would be preferable if they were somewhat long as i am on the tall side.
Sleeping pad ? That a new thing that hippies use on the PCT ? If a wool blanket or tarp wont work. Stay home or at the hotel. Leave the woods for hikers. In scandavia you would get your ass kicked for suggesting such shit,.
Pads are the way to go.
I have overcome my prejudice and switched to air.
I like Klymet pads. The Inertia XL is a nice one pound pad. The Recon Scout about half. It rolls to the size or a banana, really.
Pure unadulterated comfy: Big Agnes insulated Q-Core. None finer, about two pounds.
My next, Neoair Exo-therm. Light and hig r value, so $.
Klymets pic related.
Air-filled are inherently less reliable. And more work. And you have to be careful to not puncture them. Closed cell is what I usually use, but they take up a lot more space. I just switched to a cocoon system, so no more pads for me.