User Review: Klymit Static V
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59.99
My last pad was a Therm-a-rest Ultralite; the Static V was better because of the width, thickness, and ease of use when inflating and deflating. Also the V chambered air tubes functioned quite well in allowing support distribution of the major pressure points. When I first tried it out after dialing in the the right amount of air pressure I fell asleep for two hours instantly while watching TV, loved it.
- 23 inch width, 2.5 inch thickness
- ease of inflating and deflating
- compact size
- At the moment none to mention.
After 35 years of using Therm-A-Rest pads: the Original and the Ultralite, I found this pad a worthy replacement to my past sleeping gear. The Therm-A-Rest worked for what they were, but after a while they were not adequate in the width, or in comfort.
With the Therm-A- Rest I always wished that the width would be 2 inches wider; at 23 inches the Static V is perfect. The thickness of the Static V allow for better dispersion of body pressure points and better support to the overall comfort while displacing air volume to where it is needed; something the Therm-A-Rest never did and was always lacking.
It inflated easily and deflated just as well, and it folds up to a nice size at that. I haven't used it backpacking yet but while testing it while watching TV I fell asleep and did not wake up until two hours later; when I woke up I felt great, with no soreness or uncomfortable after affect what so ever. With the Therm-A-Rest I would feel soreness in the shoulder, and back; so I say to the Static V, love it all night long.