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Klymit Insulated Static V Lite

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Klymit Insulated Static V Lite air-filled sleeping pad

Great quality, especially for the price. I find this pad to be very comfortable, quiet when rolling over, and it is lightweight and packs down small.


  • Comfortable
  • Good R-Value makes this a three-season pad.
  • I seem to slide less on this pad versus others.
  • It is a quiet pad when I roll over at night.


  • A little tough to inflate versus higher-end brands, and a little tricky to pack down small.

This is a great three-season sleeping pad. I feel as if my search is over for now. Unless I decide to make an impulse purchase next year.

While I find this easy to inflate, it takes a good 10 or 12 breaths, with a rest in between. Some of the higher-priced pads come with lightweight air pumps (the stuff sack doubles as the air pump). The Big Agnes comes to mind (from reading those reviews). This one is a little tricky to deflate and pack away, but not too bad.

It packs down to the size of a very large water bottle.

This inflatable pad is very quiet. I'm a restless sleeper and I don't like to bother my fellow campers. I very much appreciate how quiet this pad is.

Comfort is not an issue. If I am sitting up then my elbow might touch the ground. And when I shift, portions of my body briefly touch. In a resting position this pad is very comfortable.

With an R-Value of 4.4 this inflatable pad works for temperatures down to the upper 20 degree range, assuming you have a suitable sleeping bag, of course.

I've used this on three trips so far. No complaints at all yet. Also, it seems that I slide less on this pad versus others.

I purchased this for $65 back in August 2019, which apparently was a steal for me. It appears the price has increased a bit. Still. At less than $100, I don't believe you will find a better deal.


This is my third pad in the same year. I started with an Alps Mountaineering, which I had owned for four years. It was comfortable, but too large and heavy. I then purchased a new brand; Outdoorsman Lab. That is okay, but has a low R-Value. I've used my Klymit on three trips, all of which were multi-night stays. So far it's great.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65

Klymit uses their own rating system for this pad. As follows R-VALUE
4.4/ASTM 1.9.


  • Light
  • Easily packable
  • Sturdy
  • Comfortable


  • The ASTM R rating is 1.9 which IMHO is correct.

This is a great pad for cool nights. It is a poor pad for very cold nights.

Klymit claims that because of the way their pad is designed the ASTM rating is incorrect. I beg to differ. When it is really cold you will regret thinking this was a 4.4 and you might get angry. I did. 


Backpacking in winter with this pad and a closed foam pad under it in a tent I got really really cold despite what Klymit claims would be a 6.4 R rating (4.4 plus 2). The ASTM rating is actually on the Klymit website. Suggest you pay attention. In cool evenings (say down to 40°F.) this is a great pad. Been using it for years, no issues at all.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 90 dollars

Great budget, inflatable sleeping pad.


  • Packs small
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Warm


  • Noisy
  • A little bit narrow

Overall it is a decent sleeping pad and I would recommend it to anyone.

Very durable, I've been using this pad already more than two years and never had an issue with it. Also it comes with a patch kit, but I never used it.

Why I may change this pad

  • Noisy, uncomfortable at night unless you sleep alone. I'm searching for more quiet materials but didn't found any so far. Even more high priced like Therm-a-Rest or Sea to Summit pads have similar issues
  • It is a little bit narrow. I'm searching for a little bit wider pad with similar weight and R value. Several inches will be enough. Note that other high-priced brands are even more narrow.

You may also consider Klymit non-insulated series, which is lighter and smaller, For spring-autumn it may be totally sufficient.

In my opinion at this price range this is the best sleeping pad I found so far.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 79.99$

Fantastic pad for the money! Lightweight!


  • Lightweight


  • Not as thick as I need

This was my first backpacking trip, so I didn't want to break the bank until I knew I wanted to do this again.  That being said the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite sleeping pad was a great decision. It weighs less than a pound and was really easy to inflate. 

I think eventually I will upgrade to a thicker pad so I get a better night's sleep, but I cannot blame this pad for what I am used to sleeping on at home. This is a great pad for the money and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a great sleeping pad.

Source: bought it new

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Price MSRP: $99.99
Current Retail: $99.99-$109.99
Historic Range: $49.99-$119.99
Reviewers Paid: $65.00-$90.00
Weight 20 oz / 567 g
R-Value 4.4/ASTM 1.9
Dimensions 72 x 23 x 2.5 in / 183 x 58 x 6 cm
Packed Size 8 x 3 in / 20 x 8 cm
Fabric 30D Polyester
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