User Review: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80
This is a great, lightweight, comfy pad.
- Compacts small
- It takes a few minutes to inflate.
I bought the Big Agnes pad because of its light weight and 2.5" thickness. I hate not sleeping well while backpacking.
One does not have to sacrifice comfort with this pad. I sleep so much better with this pad than on my old 1.5" self-inflating pad. Sure, it takes a few minutes to blow up, but so what? It's totally worth it. It also compresses down smaller than a loaf of bread.
If you are over 6' tall, get the long version. I'm glad I did.
I was concerned about warmth. I've camped twice in 20 degree weather and have not felt cold from the ground yet. The construction seems solid.
I bought mine for $80. It includes a stuff sack and patch kit. You have to buy those separately with a lot of other brands. I consider this pad a deal.