Gofastandlight S-W-Airmat Low Cost Inflatable Pad
10 x 4 in
As good or better than name brand pads.
Longer and wider than most without the weight, but INCLUDES THE BUILT-IN PUMP. Gofastandlight finds the best products.
- Lighter than other pads its size
- Built-in pump
- 1/3 the price of name brands
- Durable fabric
- ? not insulated ?
Are you kidding me?!? How is it that the big name brands can’t make a pad like this at a reasonable cost. It’s not like they’re having each one handmade in gold plated sterile rooms by master craftsmen.
This pad is GREAT! And at a third of the cost of the big boys' — Big Agnes, Thermarest, Sea to Summit, Exped, etc. — it’s a steal. OK, so it’s wider and longer than the pad sleeve on my BA bags, but that just means I don’t have to spend as much time inflating it as I can fill it about two-thirds full and fold the pillow under for a great fit and great feel (that's in the standard 20x72 sleeves on the regular bags).
It fits the sleeves on the wide, regular length BA bags if you fold the pillow under and fits the wide/long bags PERFECTLY...probably because it's not as thick as my old "designed for the bag" pads. Being a few ounces lighter while including a built-in pump ices the cake.
The fabric appears to be the same as on most other pads of its type — just as durable – and with the pump built in, there is no need to carry one SO I can stop freaking out about the mildew that forms inside a pad that's being blown up with lung power. By the way, it takes about a minute to pump up the pad with the built-in pump. The first time I did it I got to thinking, after about 45 seconds of stepping on the pump, that it seemed to be taking a long time...then realized that if I was blowing it up, I'd only be halfway done and lightheaded by that time.
Guess I forgot to mention that, due to its design — not just a bunch of vertically oriented tubes — it's more comfortable than the pads designed for my bags. I was concerned that there might be an issue with comfort due to the fact that it's not as thick as my old pads (with tubes running the length of the pad), but found that, even on my side, no part of my body seemed to be pushing through to the ground...not my hips, ribs or shoulders.
On my back it was INCREDIBLY comfortable. Yes, when turning over and around, I would occasionally feel the ground through the pad, but barely and not when I was done shuffling around and holding still. Just for the record, I'm 5'9" tall and weigh in at about 200lb...most of it that is a "he's gonna have a heart attach any time now" gut.
As for insulation, it has none, yet it's definitely warmer than the un-insulated pads with the tubes running the length of them I've used and I've pretty much tried them all.
Very impressed with the pad and, as always, exceptionally impressed with the speed of shipping and delivery from gofastandlight.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Under $40 DELIVERED