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george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 13:43:57 MST Print View

I've been looking for the lightest inflatable pad on the market and not counting the Uberlite (doesn't look comfortable at all)it seems the Torsolite is the winner. Any other options that I might have missed?

Steve McQueen
(cpholley) - F

Locale: Minnesota Transplant
UL 90 on 03/03/2007 15:04:35 MST Print View

Check out the Montbell UL 90

https://www2.montbell.com/america/asp/products/Spg_shosai.asp?cat=1106&hinban=1124275

10.2 oz, but 20 inches wide instead of the Torsolite 17" wide. Just a thought.

Steve .
(pappekak) - F

Locale: Tralfamadore
Re: UL 90 on 03/03/2007 15:49:37 MST Print View

The MontBell ULs have some problems.

Alec Muthig
(Alekat) - F

Locale: Wyoming, USA
Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 17:47:30 MST Print View

This inflatable is only 4.3 oz!

http://www.shopinprivate.com/insheepdol.html

Steve .
(pappekak) - F

Locale: Tralfamadore
Re: Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 17:52:29 MST Print View

At least it isn't an Inflate-A-Date.

Mike Barney
(eaglemb) - F

Locale: AZ, the Great Southwest!
Re: Re: Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 18:26:00 MST Print View

Sheeeessh! It must be a really slow web surfing day.

David Neumann
(idahomtman) - M

Locale: Northern Idaho
BMW Torsolite for me on 03/03/2007 18:34:37 MST Print View

I stick with the torsolite for a quality, comfortable inflatable pad. Just don't roll off!

Edited by idahomtman on 03/03/2007 18:36:01 MST.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 18:56:50 MST Print View

I seem to remember an article out there somewhere concerning doing surgery on a thermarest pad. But I don't remember how much of a savings it accomplished. Anyone else remember that one?

Sigh......I seem to be coming to the cold (no pun intended) reality that I'll be using a foam pad on my XUL attempts this spring. Not that that is a big deal, I started out in 1988 w/ a ridgerest. I'll just have to get back in the groove of picking "softer" spots to crash in.

Steve .
(pappekak) - F

Locale: Tralfamadore
Re: Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 18:58:59 MST Print View

George, this might be a good foam pad.
http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/nightlight_3_quarter.html?id=PTEEvaf3:71.208.215.94

Edited by pappekak on 03/03/2007 18:59:31 MST.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re: Re: Re: What's the lightest inflatable out there? on 03/03/2007 19:19:31 MST Print View

Steve, thanks I actually have one of these pads. I guess I was hoping to not have to give up my inflatable to get to where I want to be. It's funny how in our quest to get as light as possible we give up some things so easily, and other we hold onto as tightly as we can. I'm actually giving consideration to a trimmed down 1/8" thinlight pad. Until I get around to that I will probably use the nitelight.

John Hopkins
(DrGonzo) - F

Locale: Southeast
Blow-ups on 03/03/2007 19:33:49 MST Print View

"At least it isn't an Inflate-A-Date."

Its a pad and a snuggle buddy in one!