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Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
short thick pads on 07/19/2008 07:02:25 MDT Print View

I've always thought that short thick pads would be uncomfortable with my legs hanging over a multi inch ledge near the knees. But have never tried one.

But the Thermarest NeoAir has really piqued my interest.

Any 6 foot or taller side sleeper out there use 48" BA AirCore pad? How's it working out?

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
My knees want to be on the pad on 07/19/2008 09:31:20 MDT Print View

Especially after a long day of hiking or cycling I really want a pad that is continuous from hips to knees. I sleep on my sides a lot- for back sleeping it probably doesn't matter.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Short Pads on 07/19/2008 10:37:57 MDT Print View


Edited by skopeo on 04/27/2015 12:40:33 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Short Pads on 07/19/2008 14:23:38 MDT Print View

1) Do you put your pillow on top of your mat or off the end? If on top you lose length and your knees might drop off the end.
2) Do you plan on putting anything down on the ground under your feet?

My "pillow" (fanny pack with a small 1" thick open cell pad on top) is normally off the pad with the sleeping pad reaching to the crest of my shoulder. That puts the other end of the pad 7-8 inches below the fold in my knee.

But I'll need to make the pillow 1.5 inches thicker if I leave it on the ground. The current setup is barely thick enough when on a 48" prolite 3

I put a folded double 1/8 GG Nightlight pad under lower legs mid-Mar thru mid-May and Mid Sep thru Oct (MN) otherwise nothing. Full length pads during winter.