User Review: Klymit Static V
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $48
Great pad, brilliant value!
I got my Klymit STATIC V Ultralight Camping Sleeping Pad (72" x 23") in October and immediately hit the trail. I have used a variety of pads over the years but always resisted spending money on a thermarest or other high priced pad. Then I came across this one after some uncomfortable nights in the Smokies. The specs are comparable to the popular inflatables on the market these days, but the price is way better!
It's by far the most comfortable pad I've used. I'm a side sleeper and have always gotten sore using other mats. My first two nights on this one were perfect. I'm a 5'9", 180lb woman and it supported me easily. It takes 15-20 breaths to blow up. (As others have said, your breath is hot so the pad will flatten a bit after the air cools, just add another breath before you hit the hay and it stays firm all night.)
The vent is really easy to use. It's very easy to blow in to, no resistance. And it releases air very quickly when you're breaking camp. Fold it length-wise into quarters, roll it and you're ready to go. It rolls to the size of a fat Nalgene bottle, comes with a stuff sack that's easy to get it in to and has a patch kit.