User Review: Klymit Inertia X Frame
Price Paid: $99.50
Purchased the X-frame in March of this year and received it at work. The pad weighed in on the postal scale at just over 9 ozs.
I had to work really late one night and slept on the concrete floor with just a sheet comfortably. It came with a pump to firm the mattress, but I did not need it. Four breaths and it was fully inflated.
I just returned from a 9-day pack trip to the Bristol Head area of southern Colorado. The X-frame preformed well on the rocky ground. I tend to be rough on equipment, but the pad showed no visible signs of wear, so I did not try the patch kit that came with the pad. It cleaned up easily with soap and water when our trip was over.
I have minimalist tendencies, so I was quite pleased when the pop can sized pad disappeared into the sleeping bag compartment with my 2.2 lb sleeping bag. I am 6'3" and weigh about 200 lbs. I sleep mainly on my side, and found the x-frame to be quite comfortable. Even when the ground was inclined, I did not slide off the pad like my 3/4 Therm-a-Rest. I had my doubts about the comfort of the cutouts in the pad, but after the 1st night, I didn't think about it anymore.
Several in our group will probably purchase one before our next outing, they were impressed with the speed to inflate or deflate the pad, the lite weight, and the little space the pad consumed. I have been a hiker for a little over 40 years now and really appreciate a little more comfort between me and the ground.
The temps only got down to 30 one night, so I could not make a judgement about the cutouts adding to any extra thermo abilities. The price was more than I wanted to pay for a sleeping pad, but the benefits of space and weight eased the pain considerably.
I really like this pad.