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Kelly G
(KellyDT) - F
More firm slpg pad on 12/07/2012 18:39:55 MST Print View

Hi hoping people might have an opinion about more-firm sleeping pads. I wanted to "do it right" and purchased a Neoair for my first lightweight pad, but I find it too, mushy I suppose. I've tried more firm, less firm, just can't get completely comfortable.

I briefly tried a z-rest but didn't find it thick enough. Is there an insulated air pad out there that is somewhere in-between? Maybe I want a very thick ccf. I think what I'm looking for is something more, firm, supportive.

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
RR on 12/07/2012 18:58:27 MST Print View

RidgeRest SOlar?

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: More firm slpg pad on 12/07/2012 19:00:41 MST Print View

Try the Thermarest ProLites, "self-inflating" foam-filled. Women's ProLite (66") is 16oz with R-value of 2.8. Women's ProLite Plus is 21oz with R-value of 4.6.

Or maybe try the vertically-baffled air mattresses like the Exped SynMat UL7. Some people prefer them over Neoair's horizontal baffles; you might be able to inflate them a little firmer without feeling like you're going to "fall off" like the Neoair.

Ross Bleakney
(rossbleakney) - MLife

Locale: Cascades
Re: More firm slpg pad on 12/07/2012 19:02:26 MST Print View

Have you tried Thermarest (or other) self inflatable pads? My wife didn't like the NeoAir, so she still uses her Thermarest ProLite.

Kelly G
(KellyDT) - F
Thermarests on 12/07/2012 20:12:03 MST Print View

I have not tried any Thermarests. Super -- I think those are the kind of suggestions I'm looking for. Now just to wait for a good sale!