Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Pad
Too good of a deal to pass up. A while back I saw…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14.95
Too good of a deal to pass up.
- Brightly colored
- 3/4 length
- Decently comfy
- Why was it on such low clearance? Suspicious?
- Inflatable, it may one day leak
A while back I saw this pad on clearance for so low that I thought it was a joke; a lower price than a foam pad! cheaper than a pizza! It looks like the company is phasing these out, I don't know why. No matter why you better get one while they are on closeout sale!
My kids all need gear so I decided to pull the trigger on this deal. If they behave I might actually let them use it some day.
The idea of sleeping on a lighter, 3/4 length pad and using your pack under your legs appeals to me. The people at Brooks-Range evidently thought so too.
This pad gives a good night sleep and can assist in SAR if you get lost since it's really bright orange and comes printed with lots of cool SAR rescue info on it. Between that and the built-in checkerboard you should be able to last an additional day or two tent bound in bad weather before you go crazy from boredom or go nuts and kill your tent-mate who hasn't stopped doing that one annoying thing he does! But I digress.
I slept fine on this pad. Not the thickest, most plush ever but I paired it with my Ridgerest and felt pretty comfy, enough to get decent sleep. If it does pop, the internal foam should make the night bearable since it should still provide some support and insulation without the air.
I won't give it 5 whole stars till I use it four or five years without it deflating on me. So far, so good.