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Standard Blue Foam Pad

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Better than the ground. Competitive weight. Does add some insulation. Should go great combined with another pad for winter use. So, to start off with, I do have, and have used the basic Thermarest self inflating pad in 3/4 length. But not being particularly plump, I tend to bottom-out at the pressure points (hips, elbows, etc.) with any type of air mattress. I'm also constantly afraid of getting a hole in it, though it hasn't happened yet. So for my last backpacking trip I had ordered the Thermarest… Full review

Flash Insulated Air Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars After 18 months of use over four seasons, I've had NO problems and tons of great sleep. It is replacing my ExPed SynMat 7 (which I love). Packs much smaller and the same comfort (in three seasons). Spring through fall, this alone has been all I've needed. Night time comfort is wonderful, even for this old, 55-year-old body. In winter, the insulation isn't enough alone (isn't supposed to be) so I just put a closed foam pad under to keep me insulated from the frozen ground. Inflating and deflating… Full review

Crestrail 70

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice pack for the price, good adjustment on the internal frame. This a very nice pack. It has logged some miles. I like the adjustments the pack has and ability to enter the pack on either side without having to pull all top loaded items. Has a nice cool fit on the back. Full review

Flash 62 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I would recommend this pack for someone who casually or seriously hikes multiple day trips. It is extremely comfortable, has all the features I would want, and does so while being very lightweight. This pack has been a pleasure to use on all types of backpacking trips. There are different sizes and it would be best to get measured to be sure. This particular pack was designed for men. The pack is very comfortable. The back pad vents extremely well especially compared to other packs I've used. The… Full review

Trekker Wonderland

rated 5 of 5 stars I pack in bear country, so I really like the squeak. I pack in bear and lion country so the squeaking is a plus. It has all the room I need for a week out, and it is very comfortable. I have two other packs, top of the line, but I am liking this one the best. I bought it used, in like new condition for $18. SCORE!!!! Full review

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