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T.C. Cromie
(yogru) - F

Locale: Land of too much rain!
Give me some ideas for a new pad? on 07/12/2011 17:29:39 MDT Print View

In the market for a new pad.

Don't want a large R value (this one will be mostly summer use).
Need a length of 72" min.
Would prefer a width of 24"+
Would prefer one I don't slide off of during the night
Oh and no POE after reading that horrid thread about their "lifetime warranties"

After those above, it comes down to weight and packability.
Anything come to mind?

Thanks for any ideas.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Re: Give me some ideas for a new pad? on 07/12/2011 18:01:44 MDT Print View

Kooka Bay. Call or email Bender about possibilities.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
airpad on 07/12/2011 18:26:05 MDT Print View

Well, since it's for summer use, a big agnes clearview is very affordable, has a respectable weight, and is readily available. At the same time, for the same 14oz you could get a neoair and use it for 2 1/2- 3 seasons. Cost is a lot more than the clearview.

Otherwise, like Mary mentioned, Bender's pads are very light, but there's a wait time and cost associated with it.

It's a shame that POE has such crappy customer service. Their Peak AC really fits the bill (mine weighs 10.8 oz)

If price isn't an issue, and you really just want something super light with no insulation, than Bender at kookabay is really the way to go

Edited by Konrad1013 on 07/12/2011 18:30:05 MDT.

T.C. Cromie
(yogru) - F

Locale: Land of too much rain!
thanks on 07/12/2011 18:59:38 MDT Print View

thanks much for the replies

Dan Fleischman
(Fleischd) - F
Klymit on 07/12/2011 19:29:16 MDT Print View

I would take a look at what Klymit has to offer. They have a very innovative full length inflatable pad that only weighs 9 oz. They have some other options as well.

Francis DeRoos
(fderoos@comcast.net) - M

Locale: Mid Atlantic
kookabay on 07/13/2011 23:18:44 MDT Print View

I have an insulated (R 5) kookabay pad 72 x 24 in mummy cut that is 19 oz. I love it and think the workmanship is outstanding. I suspect a similar pad w/o the insulation would perfectly fit your needs.

Francis