Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad
Price Paid: $50
I bought this to take to Philmont scout reservation due to needing a small lightweight sleeping mattress. When it arrived in the mail I thought no way would this be comfortable or hold up. Well, I was wrong; it took everything the mountains of NM could dish out.
Bottom line, it's lightweight, packable, non-slip, and very comfortable. Just an FYI for comparison, I am 5-11, 180 lbs, and sleep great for 10 days on the trail. All 4 adults in the crew had Big Agnes’s (3 different models), and loved them, a GREAT product that will stay in my scout gear for years to come. Temps were never below 40.
Price Paid: $89 for 25 x 78 lg
Warm weather it's great. But I just spent one night in the upper 30's on this thing. It is NOT for the 35 degree weather that it is rated for. Even with a layer of Capilene 3, pants, tee, heavy fleece, and a BA Summit Park 15 degree bag I froze.
Would not use it again below 50 degrees or so at least with any Big Agnes bag without a closed cell pad. And then you might as well of had an insulated pad instead. Comfort, small roll up size, weight and durability get a 4.5 out of 5 though.
I purchased an Exped SynMat 9 Deluxe for the BA Summit Park and it rocks in colder weather. A little heavy, but a bigger comfy bag and pad are the two luxuries I refuse to compromise on.
I had been using one of the Term A Rest pads, for years. But, I was having trouble getting comfortable sleep. My hipbone would hit the hard ground, no matter what.
My new Big Agnes mattress is way better and more comfy. It's also very light and packs small. I plan to get one of the Big Agnes insulated mattresses for colder weather.
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Shave weight and save space in your backpack, but don't compromise on sleeping comfort--pack the Big Agnes Clearview Mummy Air Pad. This super lightweight air pad rolls down to a mere couple of inches for easy packing. Yet you get to rest your body on 2.5 inches of airy comfort. Big Agnes made the Clearview from polyurethane for durability--it won't pop just because it grazes a twig or rock while you inflate it. Slide the Clearview into your Big Agnes mummy sleeping bag's sleeve, and enjoy a solid night of sleep under summer stars.
The Clearview pads from Big Agnes are the right choice for hikers looking for a pad to take on their Spring/Summer trips. Lighter weight than the insulated version, but it still provides the same level of comfort. If you have trouble sleeping on roots, rocks and rubble then treat yourself to a Big Agnes sleeping pad.Features: Great value and 2.5" of comfort Compact alternative to self-inflating and air chamber pads Durable and lightweight polyurethane shell material with welded seams Durable plastic valve Add a closed cell foam pad in cold temperatures for extra insulation Store unrolled with valve open Mesh stuff sack included Specs: Size: Weight: 20" x 66" x 2.5" 14oz 20" x 72" x 2.5" 15oz 20" x 78" x 2.5" 17oz 25" x 78" x 2.5" 20oz
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Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad FEATURES of the Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad Superlight and Ultra-compact warm weather pads Welded construction Durable and lightweight polyurethane material Stuff sack included Each pad individually inflated and tested SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad Temperature Rating: 35deg F / 2deg C Thickness: 2.5in. / 6 cm R-Value: 1.5 Insulation: Air Polyurethane Valve: Durable inflation valve SPECIFICATIONS for Rectangular 20 x 66in. / 51 x 168 cm Weight: 14 oz / 397 g Rolled Size: 2 x 10in. / 5 x 25 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Rectangular 20 x 72in. / 51 x 183 cm Weight: 15 oz / 425 g Rolled Size: 2.5 x 10in. / 6 x 25 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Rectangular 20 x 78in. / 51 x 198 cm Weight: 17 oz / 482 g Rolled Size: 2.5 x 10in. / 6 x 25 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Rectangular 25 x 78in. / 64 x 198 cm Weight: 20 oz / 567 g Rolled Size: 3 x 10in. / 8 x 25 cm
Big Agnes Clearview pads are an exceptional value and also the lightest Air Core Pads available. If you combine the Clearview Petite Pad with the Big Agnes Cyclone Chair kit you would have a complete pad & chair kit for under 20 oz! Don't be turned off by their appearance, these pads are tough and durable.