POLY SELF INFLATING SLEEPING PAD

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title POLY SELF INFLATING SLEEPING PAD
Manufacturer Pacific Outdoor Equipment
Page By pjc30943
Page Type Mar 10, 2004 / Mar 10, 2004
Object ID 1034
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Take the “ouch” out of tent camping by sliding one of these self-inflating Sleeping Pads under your sleeping bag. Durable outer shell resists punctures, abrasions and tears. Solid open-cell foam interior offers excellent cushioning and insulation. Easy to inflate-just open the plastic valve and the mat inflates. 25x72x1½” Polyester cover. 3 lb. 11 oz.

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pjc30943 - Mar 10, 2004 8:01 pm - Voted 3/5

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This pad is recommended for those who do not care about travelling light, and also for car-camping, etc. Otherwise, please keep in mind that the 1.5" pad weights almost four pounds! This is very heavy for a pad, even if it's full-sized.





So, first the positives:

Very duruble. No leaks so far. Also, it is really inexpensive at $25.





Now the negatives:

Very heavy. Does not inflate even at lower altitudes; blowing is necessary. The self-inflation is very weak and slow. The pad is also very slippery: I'd constantly slip off with my Kelty Polarguard bag while sleeping (other materials may vary this effect).



Also, to be fair, this is a full-length pad which is why it is heavy. Really only a 3/4 length pad is needed for almost anything, even though I'm 6'2". A 3/4 length pad would weight less, but still much more than other well-known 3/4 length pads.



Overall, I am happy to use this in the back of my truck, but I'd never take it on a climb or backpacking due to its weight. Although your priorities may vary, in hindsight I would not have spent $25 on this pad. An insanely expensive, ultralight Therm-a-rest 3/4 is my next pad:)




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