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Old 11-27-15, 01:11 PM
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If you're really going lightweight, you may want to try out a down quilt in which case you'll need a full mattress.
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Old 11-27-15, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
Maybe, but I wonder if the inertia might be warmer that it would seem. Reason? I think the sleeping bag may loft into the big holes. Just speculating.
That's the idea anyway.
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Old 12-04-15, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Ekdog View Post
Have any of you tried the Klymit Inertia X Frame sleeping pad. At 9.1 ounces, it's supposed to be the world's lightest sleeping pad and, according to this review, it's very comfortable.

https://youtu.be/-Lf2cJ6zWT4

How young and light are you? What climate will you experience? With cut-outs you will almost certainly need a full bag.

You can save more weight with the Klymite Static V pad (about a pound) combined with a quilt that attaches to the pad with straps, probably even with a winter-weight down quilt such as my Enlightened Revelation (almost 2 pounds). The Static V packs down to the size of a nalgene bottle, and I find it pretty comfortable. OTOH, I use a Exped 9 down pad for winter camping. In fact, I look more and more longingly at it for year round use the older I get. ;-)
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Old 12-04-15, 02:57 PM
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My NeoAir X-therm is as light as I could expect a quality sleeping pad to ever be. Keeps me warm, and packs incredibly small (about the size of a tall-boy beer can). Only issue is that it's kind of noisy. Otherwise, incredibly light and comfortable pad.
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Old 12-04-15, 03:08 PM
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I have a Klymit static v which is 18 oz. so about twice the weight and is comfortable enough for me. I considered the X frame but it looked a little too weird.
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