User Review: Klymit Static V
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59 plus tax
A great, lightweight, compact backpacking pad with all the comfort and none of the hassles.
- Klymit doesn't list an R value
A few months back, I purchased Klymit's Static V air only sleeping pad to bolster my sleeping pad line. My older Therm-a-Rest Prolite 3 and all one inch of thickness wasn't cutting it for me anymore. I wanted a thicker "air only" style pad for better packability and lighter weight design.
I purchased the Static V for its great pricepoint. I've slept on it nearly a dozen times and it sure is nice. I wasn't sure how it was going to be considering similar designs from Therm-a-Rest and Exped sell between $120 and $200. For the price ($59 msrp) and my intended use, it was perfect. 72" long x 23" wide x 2.5" thick @ 18.1 ounces.
The material seems pretty damn durable but also supple enough in case you end up face down on it without your bag. A pretty quiet pad for someone who rolls around all night. Klymit says 10-15 breaths to fill it up; with my lungs, 15-20. Comes with its own patch kit in case you get a puncture.
My biggest complaint about this pad is that Klymit doesn't list an R value or give a temperature range like Big Agnes does. Being an air only pad, I'll probably only use it by itself down to 25° or so. You could always bolster the warmth by adding a Z Lite or RidgeRest (or other closed cell foam pad) underneath.