Kelty Alpine Pad
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
It's just okay.
- Very warm
- Dual pad
- Difficult to fit back into stuff sack
- Durability issues with stuff sack
If used for a basecamp pad or for car campers, this would be a great pad. It is comfortable, warm, and is a closed-cell pad with an additional self inflating pad on top. However, if, like me, you want a pad for backpacking you would be better off getting the Therm-a-Rest as this pack is large, bulky and heavy (at over 2 lbs!)
I also had problems fitting back into the stuff sack every time I used it and had an even harder time getting into a rainproof stuff sack. I actually had a harder time getting it out of the two stuff sacks and had some durability issue with said Kelty stuff sack. However I will concede that this might have been related to how rough I was being attempting to get the pad into and back out of the sack.
As I said, warm and very comfortable. The self inflating device works well. This is the only non 4-5 star review I have ever given to a Kelty product and will continue to buy Kelty.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Alpine Inflatable Camping Sleeping Pad by Kelty - The Alpine Inflatable Camping Sleeping Pad by Kelty offers the best qualities of a self-inflating pad and the durability and extra warmth of a closed cell foam pad. The open-cell foam top layer creates extra comfort and versatility. The removable closed cell foam on the bottom makes this pad extra durable and keeps you insulated from ground temperatures. The Alpine Inflatable Camping Sleeping Pad by Kelty offers a unique blend of open and closed cell foams which creates a comfortable, warm and versatile sleeping pad.
This unique combination offers the best qualities of a self-inflating pad and the durability and extra warmth of a closed cell foam pad. Extra comfort from the open-cell foam top layer and versatility from the removable closed cell foam on the bottom.
CLOSEOUTS . Kelty's Alpine sleeping pad combines self-inflating open-cell foam with a thin layer of closed-cell foam that's removable. The result is a great balance of cold-weather comfort and warm-weather versatility. Available Colors: RED.
- Sierra Trading Post
The Kelty Alpine sleeping pad offers a sophisticated hybrid of closed- and open-cell foam tecnhology to offer insulation and comfort without adding too much weight to your backpacking load. Combination of closed- and open-cell foam layers provides insulation for year-round camping and backpacking. Integrated valve allows the upper, open-cell portion of the pad to easily self-inflate and offers easy fine-tuning. Bottom closed-cell foam layer is completely removable for traveling light and for warm-weather trips when insulation isn't as necessary. Kelty Alpine sleeping pad includes stuff sack and repair kit. Closeout.