Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" Insulation Pad
My husband and I both carry the Gossamer Gear ThinLight…
Price Paid: $20
My husband and I both carry the Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" sleep pads and love them. Last year we hiked the Pacific Crest Trail for over five months. We used our sleep pads from the desert through the Sierras and on into Oregon and Washington. They worked great in all temperatures and during the spring, summer and fall. We were comfortable and warm every night.
We love the fact that they are so light and keep us insulated at the same time from the ground temperatures. The pads fit inside our packs and are small enough not to take up too much extra volume. We also enjoyed using them when we took breaks along the trail, as a comfortable place to sit or lay while resting or eating lunch.
They are also very durable and we will continue to use them again this year for where ever we decide to hike.
The ThinLight pad is not designed for padding, but for insulation. It provides much better insulation for the bottom of your body than the equivalent weight of down when you are lying on it.
Made of Evazote foam, these pads are made with a unique high pressure nitrogen gas solution process. What this means to you is the foam is amazingly light and strong for its density. The pads are tough, flexible and resilient, and exhibit good UV stability. As a closed-cell foam, they will not absorb water.
Use for hammock sleeping - great insulation, and it's stiff enough to stay put. For extreme ultralight or camping on soft ground, can be trimmed for a super minimal pad.