User Review: Kelty Recluse 2.5i
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
Nothing more important than how you sleep at night on the trail. The Recluse 2.5i has been perfect, even at 6'2"and 210lbs it has been extremely comfortable. Rolls up tight, a little bigger than soda can. The integrated pump works flawlessly and the raised sides keep you from rolling off it. Excellent product, very durable.
- Packs small
Kelty did a great job with this product. The Recluse 2.5i is one of, if not the best, sleeping pads I've ever used and the insulation definitely helps here in Northern New England. I pair this with my Kelty Cosmic Down 20 and it's great.
The integrated hand pump works effortlessly and as advertised, it only takes about 1-2 minutes to inflate. It also doesn't lose any air during the night which other brands have been known to do. I also like the raised sides as it keeps me on the pad.
I'm extremely impressed at how durable this pad is. Its been on about two dozen outings and never fails. It does include a repair kit, but I don't see myself ever needing it because of how well made the pad is. But of course I'll keep it in the bag because you never know.