Rating: 5 / 5
THis bright yellow pad is amazing.
It is VERY thin, and I cannot recommend it as your only pad, but it is excellent and very durable. A good option for using under and inflatable 3/4 pad in the shoulder seasons. I have had one for over 7 years, and it has held up amazingly well after tons of use on expeditions.
I work at an outdoor school, and I order a handful every season, and when co-workers see this thing, they buy it on the spot.
It's recommended if you plan to camp on snow in a "summer" environment. I teach on the glaciers of alaska in the summer, and I use a Pro-Lite 3 on top of a MEC evazote 5-mm "bivy" pad is an excellent system.
Here's a link to the MEC web site:
Gear Notes: Zotefoams Evazote Bivy Sleeping Pad
Weight: 175 grams
6.1 ounces ￼
$13 canadian doahlors (shipping down the US is expensive, buy a bunch and sell 'em to yer pals)
This 5-millimetre thick foam pad has good resiliency thanks to its high 18 percent EVA content. Its smaller size makes it a good choice for surprise bivies. Evazote pads are physically blown with pure nitrogen gas for durability. Flexible to –70 degrees Celsius, it’s also abrasion and UV resistant.
• Dimensions are 150 x 50, with a 5-mm thickness.
• R-value is 0.66.
ALSO - - - THere is another pad that's similar, The Gossamer Gear ThinLight Insulation Pad, it's lighter and less expensive, but it's not as durrable.