ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
Source: bought it new
I love this pad except there is a small tear in the cover from something. I have no idea what I did to tear it. It is small and it doesn't affect the ability to sleep awesome.
- Fabric tore
It's very comfortable and great in warm or cold weather. I camped this spring in below 30 degree weather and was snug as a bug in the rug.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: MYOB i got a good deal
- It does everything you need it to.
- It's tough to really find something this does not do. Perhaps a little more friction so it doesnt squirm out from under you, but you're sleeping outside, it's pretty efficient.
As long as you don't sleepwalk too much this will take care of you.
Price Paid: $29.99
WOW! What a great self inflater, and the price was unbelievable.
I got the "regular" size, 20"x 80" I think. Very comfortable with not even having to blow in anymore air. Just open valve and let it inflate for a half hour or so.
Hints: 1. Leave it inflated with the mat open when storing it, I leave mine behind the couch with the valve open.
2. When you need to deflate it, lay on it till you loose most of the air. Then close valve and start rolling from bottom. Roll as tight as you can and keep releasing air as it builds up. When I get to the top I roll it back out and start rolling again even tighter.
As I'm rolling this time I gently press the roll with my knees to press out more air again releasing air as it builds up untill I get to top. This takes about 5 minutes to do the entire process and it is smaller than when it came shipped.
Price Paid: $30
The ALPS Mountaineering lightweight pad is great. Really, really comfy. When you lay it out and open the valve... FWOOSH! Here comes a good night's sleep after a long day's trek.
The only con I have with it is that even packed it's still pretty big. And lightweight it isn't (2-3lbs). Well, it's not heavy, but it sure isn't in the lightweight category. Of course I did opt for the Large, and being 2" thick adds to the pack size. I got the large cause I like comfort, and heck if pack size and weight were really the most important things than we wouldn't have sleeping pads in our packs.
My gear style is 'simplistic and off clearance' if there is such a category. I have seen people drop big money on sleep pads and with options like these, I can't see why.
Price Paid: $25
Got this off steepandcheap.com for a great price. It works great, just a basic sleeping pad. Self-inflating and pretty warm. The weight is nothing to brag about (about 2 lbs), but it is better than sleeping on the ground.
Price Paid: ?? It was a gift.
It's not that light, but it's super comfortable. I used to have a Z-lite, and there was not much cushion between the ground and me. This is so much better.