Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 72
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: unknown
This is a good heavy duty pad which provides good protection from the cold ground in cool weather. While on the heavy side for backpacking, it's good for car camping or other times when weight isn't a major concern. It also rolls up and fastens together with a convenient fastener, eliminating the need for extra straps.
I've used this pad mostly for car camping, though I did take it on a couple backpacking trips. When I'm car camping I combine it with a standard Thermarest closed cell pad. The combination makes for a reasonably comfortable arrangement.
Even alone, the Highmountain is not bad. It provides enough insulation that I've been able to use it several times in cold weather, including one trip where my tent was set up on hard packed snow/ice, and I didn't feel the cold through it.
My only reasons for giving it 4 stars rather than 5 are its weight (2.5 lbs) and it's fairly bulky.
Price Paid: $100
Excellent sleeping pad! Survived 28-day NOLS Alaska Mountaineering (2002) course. I slept like a baby. I currently have a Therm-a-rest which sucks to sleep on.
It's a bit bulky.. although I'm sure the newer models are better.
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Mountain Hardwears Highmountain 72 sleeping pad is designed specifically for cold conditions and alpine ascents.
- Backcountry Outlet
Designed with increased insulating capabilities for cold conditions, this sleeping pad uses both open- and closed-cell foam. Closed-cell polyethylene foam provides excellent insulation and durability; open-cell, convoluted foam for comfort, compression and rebound. Lightweight, minimalist design is perfect for alpine ascents. Mesh vent on lower end of pad allows easy and compact roll up. Tie-in loops can be used for coupling with second pad or securing to upgrade bivy. Zippered cover allows for easy pad access and all parts are completely washable. Nylon taslan top is waterproof, while nylon taffeta bottom is waterproof and abrasion-resistant. Mesh pillow sleeve allows you to stuff extra clothing inside to make a comfortable pillow. 6.75 R value. Closeout.