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Kooka Bay Syn filled custom pad

in Sleeping Pads - Inflatable

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5.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Jeffs Eleven
( WoodenWizard )

Greater Mt Tabor
Kooka Bay Syn filled custom pad on 06/27/2011 20:14:08 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I got a 44" X 74" X 3.5" pad. R value ~6.

It meets requested specs when inflated.
As soon as I got it I went and snowshoed around Crater Lake. It was and excellent addition to our kit. It fits perfectly in our Hubba Hubba- fills it side-to-side, and there's about 10" - 12" inches at one end.

It kept us warm at 10 deg F.

Since then we have used it a few times and I have started to like it more and more, I found that "very firm" is most comfortable. The movement from my wife shifting isn't bad. Usually I prefer letting some air out, but for the double, fully inflated works best for us.

Yes, it takes a lot of air to blow it up.

A lot of air.

The weight is right around 3lbs.

For what its worth- earlier, after the first trip, I would have given this a 4. But since I got it figured out with the inflation, I love it. Very, very comfortable night's sleep for two- all seasons- 3lbs... NICE!!

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James DeMonaco
( jdemonaco )

San Francisco
Everything you could want in a sleeping pad on 10/15/2011 00:42:48 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I purchased a 60x20x2.5 mummy shaped R5 Synthetic filled pad from Kookabay back in January, received it early February, and have had the pleasure of spending around 30+ nights on it so far.

I can honestly say, this was one of the best pieces of kit I have ever had. This thing is ridiculously light, warmer than most of the pads I've ever used, and compacts down to fit pretty much wherever you need to fit it in your pack. When I first received the pad, I thought the valve was flimsy and would break in no-time, but it really has held up great. I have seen no evidence that it will break any time soon.

Storing it is easy (I still just use the rubber band that it was shipped with) and inflating it is a piece of cake, with a BA pumphouse stuff sack. I use the stuff sack anyways for clothes and stuff (not that I need to use it, but might as well since its going to be in the pack anyways), and within 5 bags of air, it is filled, then I top it off with my lungs (less than one breath) and seal it up.

Its seriously comfortable (much better than the REI pads I had before this) and stays inflated throughout the night.

Honestly I can't think of anything more I would want out of a sleeping pad, this just hit the nail on the head.

Thanks Bender!

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Rei Stuff Sack priced at: $5.23 - $11.50

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