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Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 60 Pad

rated 3.0 of 5 stars

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photo: Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 60 Pad closed-cell foam sleeping pad

The sleeping pad is comfy, but it comes at a price. It's heavy. REALLY HEAVY. Plus, when you roll it up, it's not very compact.

I was beguiled by the fact that it also turns into a chair, but don't let that persuade you to buy it. Instead, get an inflatable pad and a conversion chair--your back and your backpack will thank you.

It's OK for car camping. I would not take it on a backpacking trip.

P.S. If I had seen the item in a store, instead of the internet, I would NOT have bought it. Not even the low price can compensate for the item's heaviness.

Price Paid: $26


  • Comfortable
  • Won't pop or deflate.


  • It's considered heavy, and a little bulky.

While heavier than many other sleeping pads, it is easily packable (no struggling to deflate). The outercover is removable and washable. For those concerned with weight, they leave it off—thus shedding a few ounces.


I've used this pad for 20 years (over 500 of those days as a professional wilderness field guide). I love this pad, and would buy another in a heartbeat—I have comfortably bivouacked on granite slabs, and slept on concrete floors. Camping in the Southwest it never deflated in the middle of the night. The question is, if you really want to shed weight, do you want to do it at the expense of a good night's sleep? I don't know—Saw the end of your toothbrush off : )

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

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