User Review: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
As comfortable as air pads get, but small air leak during a week-long camp trip.
- Packs small
- Fairly lightweight
- Thick, comfortable
- Leaking first week, possible user error
I used this pad for a one week camping trip and it was very comfortable throughout — very thick and cushiony. I have the mummy-cut which felt narrow but caused no problems (my sleeping bag has straps that tie around the sleeping pads so you can't fall off, very useful).
I did lose about a third of the air each morning, but this pad seems pretty bomb-proof and I’m guessing that is not a normal occurrence with these pads. Not a big deal to top-off the air daily- I might just hang on to this one. I would probably get the regular width over mummy-shaped if I got another. I’d also like to see a pad with a built in inflatable pillow area (why not?).
I have to say, this was an expensive pad and although it is very comfortable, I’ll probably try different brands at lower prices in the future. I'll update this post if I get more excited about the BA insulated air-core sleeping pad with future use.