Klymit Insulated Static V

Reviews

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Sleeping pads are the art of compromise. I want a…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70

Summary

Sleeping pads are the art of compromise.

Pros

  • Price
  • Weight
  • Comfort

Cons

  • Width
  • Slippery

I want a sleeping pad that is light, inexpensive, wide, comfortable, packs down small, insulated for winter and is durable. You know a twin size memory foam mattress that packs down to the size of a pomegranate and and weighs 15 grams. Until they make that we will have to make compromises when we camp and backpack.

The Static V packs down to about the size of a cabbage (5x8 cylinder) and doesn't seem too heavy (25 oz.) Once you figure out how much to inflate it to suit your personal comfort level — too little air and you bottom out, too much and it can be hard.

While I really like this pad and I did knowingly buy a smaller pad to reduce weight and pack size at 23 inches wide, I sometimes feel like I'm sleeping on a balance beam. The brushed fabric coating mixed with slippery sleeping bag shell only emphasizes this feeling as you feel like you are about to slide off. I wonder if a few traction nubs would make this more comfortable by eliminating the feeling of slipping.

Overall a good pad at a good price, but like all pads a compromise.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Tÿcho. I wonder if you could show a picture of someone on the pad to see how narrow it is.


14 days ago
G00SE MODERATOR

Thanks for the review, Tycho!


13 days ago
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Very light and packable full length pad, comfortable.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69

Summary

Very light and packable full length pad, comfortable.

Pros

  • Packs small
  • Light
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

  • Difficult to deflate

For the size and weight of this pad, it's hard to beat. Packs compact and light. Not self-inflating, takes about 10-12 breaths of air but inflates surprisingly quickly.

Very comfortable and warm; I've used this down to -15° Celsius.  I'm 6'1" 195 lbs, no issues bottoming out, and the v-shaped air cells keep me from sliding around.

As others have said, it is difficult to get all the air out when rolling it up to put back in the stuff sack. I often suck air out to fully deflate it, but in the end I haven't found this to be a major problem and am very happy with the pad.

G00SE MODERATOR

Thanks for the review, Dean. How much does it weigh?


3 months ago
Daniel Oates

I own the regular, non-insulated pad and was wondering if you are a side sleeper or back/stomach sleeper. It the Static V doesn't have too much loft, so I was curious, especially as you feel pretty comfortable on it. Thanks, Dean!


3 months ago
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Overall, not bad. It packs up small and is very light.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $52

Summary

Overall, not bad.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Small pack size
  • Inflates quickly
  • Price

Cons

  • Takes numerous attempts to deflate and pack up.
  • Air valve is tricky to learn and perfect.

It packs up small and is very light. I weigh 210 and did not bottom out the pad in any position. It is very comfortable.

The only issue I ran into was deflating the pad when it was time to pack up. Numerous attempts to get all the air out even with the valve completely open and unblocked.

The temperatures I used this pad in were ranging between 5 and 15 degrees F over one week. Honestly, I could not tell a difference between this pad and my summer pad. I was using a very warm sleeping bag with no foam pad underneath the Static V.   

Other than that, love it.

G00SE MODERATOR

Welcome to Trailspace, Rob. I know this pad is insulated. Can you tell us abit about warmth & conditions you used it in?


8 months ago
Rob Keith

Thanks Goose! I added that info in. Great site you guys have.


8 months ago
G00SE MODERATOR

Thank you. Sounds like a good pad.


8 months ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks, Rob!


8 months ago
Dean Myers

Good review, thanks. I use this pad also. I know what you mean about deflating it, I have to suck the last bits of air out to get it into the bag. Not a luxury pad but a little better than the Them a Rest lite I used to use, and warmer. For the weight and small pack size I think it's a great pad.


7 months ago