User Review: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
Price Paid: $45
I recently purchased this pad because it was the wider model and it had the Prima Loft inside for better insulation from ground temperatures. I should have double checked my sleeping bag size (BA Lost Ranger) because the pad I ordered was the "long" size and my bag was not, though, I could swear I ordered the long when I first purchased it. Hmmm... Wierd. Anyway, beside the pad being a few inches too long, it's worked great.
I tested it out at home the other night in just below 40 deg F and the pad worked much better than the original pad I had which had no insul. So far I am very please.
The only thing I do not like is the fact that BA tends to lean more toward air chambered pads rather than self inflating. They only offer one type of Self Inflating (foam filled) pad and those are not near thick enough to fill the pad pocket on the bottom side of the sleeping bag, leading to cold spots during the night.
Other than that small flaw, I foresee this pad lasting many adventure and hikes with me. Its not a UL, but definitely not a heavy (car camping) type pad. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone using a BA brand bag system. Hope this helps with your decision to purchase your bag. If so, please rate me a thumbs up below.