I'm hooked...they got me. They got me....hook line…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59 (promo price)
I'm hooked...they got me.
- Super comfortable
- Two valves allow for faster deflation
- and easier packing
- A little heavier
They got me....hook line and sinker!
So, many of you read and rated my review of the standard Static V. I saw this and couldn't resist the temptation. I bought into the Luxe version because it has all the same functional features of the standard—but with more size and loft.
Common points—The V baffled design really DOES help retain body heat. The fabric is durable and has never failed me. The twin valves on this pad are identical to the single, durable push-pull on my other Static V (standard) pad.
Distinguished differences—This pad is wider, longer, and thicker than any other pad I've tried. Compared to even the standard pad, this is more like sleeping on a cali-king in a luxury hotel suite. At 3" thick, there's just no bottoming out or discomfort. At 76" long and 30" wide, this is a perfect mat for side sleepers and night rollers. I've used it for 1.5 seasons and never slipped off. The twin valves make for a fast deflation and it's very simple to pack up.
I'll be the first to admit, it's a little heavier at 26.5oz, but it's worth every ounce after a long hike in Rocksylvania.
Edit—I've read the articles on how to safely void your warranty to save a few ounces with this pad. Altering something so close to "perfect" just doesn't appeal to me.