25" wide Neoair
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shane sibert
(grinder) - F

Locale: P.N.W
25" wide Neoair on 04/13/2011 11:41:02 MDT Print View

Has anyone cut down a 25" wide Neoair to around 50" in lenght yet? If so, how was the outcome and the weight?

Edited by grinder on 04/13/2011 11:41:32 MDT.

Cesar Garcia
(crgowo) - F

Locale: Desert SW
... on 04/13/2011 11:48:14 MDT Print View

Click on the link to view one of the members that has cut his neoair
http://www.suluk46.com/videos.html

shane sibert
(grinder) - F

Locale: P.N.W
25" neoair on 04/13/2011 13:47:54 MDT Print View

Thanks, I know they can be cut, just wondering if anyone has cut the 25" wide pad yet and at what length, weight.

Edited by grinder on 04/13/2011 13:48:41 MDT.

Brian Hall
(brian2o0o) - F
neoair on 04/13/2011 16:41:15 MDT Print View

The large neoair is listed at 77" long and weighing 19oz. If you divide that into 4, then you would lose 4.75oz off the total weight with every 19.25" that you take off. So if you cut it down to 57.75" it would weigh 14.25oz. Without making the math any harder, I would say if you cut those last 7.75" to get down to 50" it would be around 12.5oz I would think. Anyways, i'm sure you can probably do the math quicker than I can, but as far as cutting up a $170 piece of equipment, I wouldn't risk it.

Jim York
(jimbawb) - F

Locale: PNW
REI on 04/13/2011 22:32:14 MDT Print View

Just make sure you buy it at REI so you can take it back if you mess it up ;) *ducks*

pack nwcurt
(curtpeterson) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
25" wide Neoair on 04/14/2011 07:37:35 MDT Print View

Not sure why it's not more popular - folks have been asking for this size for years - but the NeoAir Trekker L/T is 25" wide and around 48" long. Cheaper, tougher, just as small packing. I picked one up a few weeks ago with my dividend and it weighs 14.6 ounces. I thought it would be a hot forum item on backpacking sites but there's almost nothing. I'd go that route before hacking a full size NeoAir any day. Not worth the potential 1-2 ounce savings IMO.

shane sibert
(grinder) - F

Locale: P.N.W
neoair on 04/14/2011 10:13:46 MDT Print View

Great input, give me some referance. Thanks

Michael Oppegaard
(mike_o) - F

Locale: Coastal NC
25" on 04/14/2011 10:34:08 MDT Print View

I have been thinking hard about the same thing. Let us know how it turns out.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: 25" wide Neoair on 04/14/2011 12:51:13 MDT Print View

Yup.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=23447&skip_to_post=189849#189849

59" & 14.25 oz.

If you took it down to 48" you could save ~2 oz IIRC. Honestly, probably best to just get the NeoAir Trekker LT. Mine still works fine, but not much point now that there's a factory-warrantied version available within 2 oz or so.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: 25" wide Neoair on 04/14/2011 13:37:51 MDT Print View

I'll stick with my large Neo at 17.4 oz. 78"x25" when I have to sleep on the ground.

Mark Hudson
(vesteroid) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Sierras
torso trekker on 04/14/2011 14:04:09 MDT Print View

I have one and love it, cost less than your idea, is warrantied and similar weight (and tougher fabric and doesnt krinkle)

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: torso trekker on 04/14/2011 16:02:00 MDT Print View

+1

I love the new trekker, not sure why there isn't more talk about it...

Plus I'm sure I can float on that bad boy!

David Hunter
(lime950) - F
NeoAir All-Season... on 06/04/2011 10:36:46 MDT Print View

Other than weight, another difference between the new Trekker and the NeoAir is "R" value, with the nod going to the Neo with a higher rating. I believe that Thermarest has an even newer pad out, the NeoAir All-Season, which has an"R" value of 4.9, but are heavier at about 5oz for the size Regular over the yellow NeoAir. Interestingly, this means that the Trekker remains the heaviest of them all, albeit at a lower price point. Lots of options, but still hoping for a NeoAir 25 x 47 pad!


http://cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/mattresses/trek-and-travel/neoair-all-season/product

Edited by lime950 on 06/04/2011 10:38:11 MDT.

David Hunter
(lime950) - F
Finally.... on 06/04/2011 10:41:35 MDT Print View

Oh... The NeoAir All-Season also includes a pump sack and repair kit. Looks like Exped has put the fear into Thermarest? Competition is always good for the consumer! :)

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Neoair Trekker on 06/05/2011 21:20:35 MDT Print View

I slept on the Neoair Trekker 25x48 last night for the first time.
It was perfect. All my sore joints felt good and it is wide enough that all my upper body fits on it.

I realize that I'm going to need to add a closed cell foam pad for cold weather, but for less than 1 lb., adding some additional insulation is still good and light.

Peter Griffith
(petergriffith) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Neo Air 25x48" on 06/05/2011 23:08:44 MDT Print View

John Abela cut down a 25" wide Neo Air to 48" long and got 10.85 oz. See here:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/44844/index.html?skip_to_post=411310#411310