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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Uber Mtn Sleeping Pad REVIEW
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Benjamin Smith
(bugbomb) - F - M

Locale: South Texas
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Uber Mtn Sleeping Pad REVIEW on 05/15/2007 20:49:36 MDT Print View

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Uber Mtn Sleeping Pad REVIEW

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
Uber Mtn Sleeping Pad on 05/20/2007 09:04:11 MDT Print View

Okay, please bear in mind that I have NOT used the version above (10.5 oz and 1.5 inches thick)

But - I have used the very similar Über Lite Sleeping Pad (9 oz and 1 inch thick)

From my experience, I found the contoured shape a little bit weird. It didn't fit my torso very well. I am tall, and other tall folks had the same feedback. Shorter folks did fine. Also, the hard plastic valve is positioned in the center, right under your head, and this proved to be an uncomfortable place for my sensitive noggin at night.

Plus, I am a squirmy sleeper. This pad SHAPE seems to do best when I'm lying flat on my back.

The pad I find superior to the Über Lite is the Bozeman Mountain Works TorsoLite Inflatable Sleeping Pad (approx. 10 oz, 1 inch thick and 32 inches long). My squirmy sleep habits make this a MUCH better pad for me.

Carol Crooker
(cmcrooker) - MLife

Locale: Desert Southwest, USA
Uber Lite Sleeping Pad on 05/20/2007 10:17:54 MDT Print View

I agree with you completely Mike.
Take a look at my SpotLite on the Uber Lite: here
I gave the Uber Lite a Below Average rating because of the shape. The Uber Mtn gets an Above Average rating because it's 1.5 inches thick - now that is nice!! Although, as I outline in the review, the shape is a detractor and I think the shape could be vastly improved without adding weight.

Edited by cmcrooker on 05/20/2007 10:21:40 MDT.


Locale: South West US
Re: Uber Lite Sleeping Pad on 05/20/2007 20:20:41 MDT Print View

I had the uber-lite as well.

The best way I found to use it was to slide up on it until the valve was behind my neck. It felt unnatural at first, although after a while I got used to it. While laying on my back this creates a trough for my butt and shoulder blades that was fairly comfortable, while still keeping me fully insulated from the ground. When sleeping on my side the skinny part just below the valve kept my shoulder insulated and the hour glass again made a trough for my hips. This way also supported and insulated more of my legs too.

In the end I decided to sell it. I toss and turn quite a bit now and was constantly rolling off of it.

(ofelas) - F

Locale: On the Edge
Uber-Mtn. on 09/21/2007 20:01:57 MDT Print View

Interesting...I am 5'9, and foumd the Uber-Mtn (until my buddy grabbed it & took it overseas with him!) super comfortable to sleep on...but I'm one of those sleepers who sleep on my back with my arms at my sides like a wooden corpse.