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William Cefalu
(wcefalu)

Locale: Louisiana
Lightweight sleeping pad...here we go again!! on 03/31/2012 19:02:37 MDT Print View

Planning to do the JMT again this summer. Looking for ( yet again) a lightweight pad... Two years ago, did High Sierra trail and used the NeoAir. Slept very well, but was very careful about placement to reduce chance of puncture. Last year had custom Kookabay mat..also slept very well, but noticed slow air drain by morning.

I want a balance of lightweight, but comfort....worried about the Ridgerest for comfort, although the short is in the weight category I want.

Can anyone suggest a lightweight pad that has it all.....Lightweight, comfortable, and dependable....what does anyone suggest?

Edited by wcefalu on 03/31/2012 19:10:44 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Lightweight sleeping pad...here we go again!! on 03/31/2012 19:11:15 MDT Print View

Simple. Blue foam pad or else egg-crate foam. Maybe 18" wide by 36" long, often in two pieces.

--B.G.--

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Lightweight sleeping pad...here we go again!! on 03/31/2012 19:14:06 MDT Print View

So what's wrong with the NeoAir and some care? The All Season is burly.

Edited by kthompson on 03/31/2012 19:15:08 MDT.

Susan Papuga
(veganaloha) - M

Locale: USA
Re: Lightweight sleeping pad...here we go again!! on 03/31/2012 19:22:03 MDT Print View

I like my z-life and just ordered Another one from REI since they are having their 20% off sale. If you're not wielded to air or very heavy, I think the egg-shell foam is fine.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Lightweight sleeping pad...here we go again!! on 03/31/2012 19:30:18 MDT Print View

"egg-shell foam"

Surely you mean egg-crate foam.

--B.G.--

Richard Fischel
(RICKO) - F
nunatak luna pad? on 03/31/2012 19:34:59 MDT Print View

i'd really like to try one of these, but i haven't heard too much about it and it seems a little pricy. would be great to hear from someone who has used the pad if it's worth it.

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: nunatak luna pad? on 03/31/2012 19:53:26 MDT Print View

These look like a longer version of the GG Nighlight pad. I've used the torso-length Nightlight as both a pad and a frame in my Conduit. Plenty of padding...