User Review: ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
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.