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Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
Short and wide inflatable pad? on 01/22/2009 09:49:10 MST Print View

I was wondering if there was an inflatable pad out there that is both wide and short. Being about 6'5", 230#s and a side sleeper I usually tend to roll off the 19-20" ones if I turn in my sleep and it seems the ones that are 25" in width only come in the 72" or longer category. I know Exped used to make some Downmats that were like this but it seems no longer. Thanks.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Short and wide inflatable pad? on 01/22/2009 18:34:12 MST Print View

I gave up looking. I contacted exped and thermarest, no plans for producing any either. Sucks for us.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Hrm on 01/22/2009 18:38:32 MST Print View

If you do find one, I bet Chad Miller, a member here, would probably like to know about it.

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
tallness on 01/23/2009 13:44:22 MST Print View

Why is most of this stuff made for midgets?

Edited by brettpeugh on 01/23/2009 14:37:30 MST.

JT Croteau
(Tobit) - F

Locale: Shadows of the White Mountains
Re: tallness on 01/23/2009 14:27:41 MST Print View

"Why is mos of this stuff made for midgets?"

Because, although there may appear to be a lot of us big folks, the market for big folks is actually quite small. :(

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
XS on 01/23/2009 14:38:09 MST Print View

Yet the market for really small people, XS, seems to be pretty big or they can slip into kids items. Dang.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Being tall on 01/23/2009 15:47:02 MST Print View

Less than 3% of the worldwide population is over 6' tall. Something like 2% wear a size 12 shoe or larger. We are freaks, just remember we are big freaks. So be nice.

William Puckett
(Beep) - F

Locale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
Re: Being tall on 01/23/2009 20:21:46 MST Print View

Darn! I thought it was just that the world was short!!!

(walks away humming "Short People"...)

Tim F
(kneebyter) - MLife

Locale: the depths of Hiking Hell (Iowa)
re: wide and short on 01/23/2009 23:39:58 MST Print View

Sorry Brett, don't think it exists. I've been looking for over a year. Looks like a niche market opportunity for someone! ;-)

Brett Peugh
(brettpeugh) - F

Locale: Midwest
too tall on 01/24/2009 09:00:38 MST Print View

The thread wasn't meant to be rude against short people but it would be nice if some of the outdoor companies would acknowledge that people about 6' do exist, especially in this country.

Oh well, back to the GG 3/4 Nightlight and some extra pads for the hip and shoulder.


Locale: South West US
Re: too tall on 01/24/2009 14:16:34 MST Print View

Don't know if this make a difference for you or not but Exped Downmats are actually 22 inches wide.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Re: too tall on 01/24/2009 14:28:18 MST Print View

Maybe this will help from a 6'6" guy.

Rumor has it Gossamer Gear is switching the foam they use for their pads which will allow them to cut it in nearly any size. They are also going to offer tall packs. Having used their foam in winter, it is "good enough" for even fairly cold temperatures and you can double-up on it for more warmth. The down mats, inflatables, etc., are all heavier, more expensive, and are not the right size. Consider GG's closed foam as an option.

Talk with Grant to get the specifics. I'm not saying it's gospel and I don't have an exact date, but these things were mentioned to me personally by GG.

L J Moloney
(LJMoloney) - F
RE to tall on 01/26/2009 21:02:45 MST Print View

Oware ( has a Foam Sleeping pad 40x60x3/16" its not inflatable and its thin at 3/16 but it is 40 wide and an r value of .689 and its only 6oz.

(sandykayak) - F

Locale: South Florida
short and wide inflatable pad on 01/27/2009 13:35:21 MST Print View

Large Therm-A-Rest is 25" wide

Not inflatable, but perhaps you could add a similar mod to an inflatable: Speer Hammocks 2 x 2 Segmented Pad Extender with Four Wings $35

sandy in miami

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: too tall on 01/28/2009 18:16:23 MST Print View

Yeah, on the inflatable pads I just usually roll off when I switch from one hip to the other. I will try to give GG a call tomorrow.

Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
GG on 01/30/2009 07:53:47 MST Print View

I did talk to Gossamer Gear and they said they are just making the Nightlight longer to a full size, not wider So closed cell pads that are 3/4" thick stop at 25" wide.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
nightlite pad width on 01/30/2009 08:24:36 MST Print View

the nightlite is
listed as 19.5"

Edited by mikeinfhaz on 01/30/2009 08:51:13 MST.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Short and wide inflatable pad? on 01/30/2009 08:35:48 MST Print View

Have you contacted Stephenson/Warmlite?

They customize their pads, and perhaps would do the extra width for you.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: short and wide inflatable pad on 01/30/2009 08:42:22 MST Print View

Less than 3% of the worldwide population is over 6' tall
Is that true? wow, we are freaks.

I bought one of these for winter camping. Nice and big, no need for ground sheet.
CC Foam
1/8" X 36" X 80"
8 oz.

Warmlite D.A.M.
They will make it any length you want for a few extra bucks. Ask for the large (@ 28" wide) and specify length you want...36"..48"..they do it. I had a small @ 22" wide x 48" long DAM made for me a while back.


Nick K
(nkline) - MLife

Locale: Northeast U.S.
Re: MYOG Sleeping Pad? on 01/30/2009 09:44:21 MST Print View

I, too, am a side sleeper and, unless I twist inside of my sleeping bag (which wakes me up), I would roll off my sleeping pad when turning over.

I have been considering making my own sleeping pad, hence this thread:

Please list your MYOG sleeping pad project in the thread. Eventually, we could compile the information into the BPL Wiki.