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Contributors to this thread:
Fatbass 20-Dec-19
Nick Muche 20-Dec-19
Scoot 20-Dec-19
Brotsky 20-Dec-19
KSflatlander 20-Dec-19
Nick Muche 20-Dec-19
JTreeman 20-Dec-19
SBH 20-Dec-19
smarba 20-Dec-19
fatbass 20-Dec-19
Trophyhill 20-Dec-19
Scoot 20-Dec-19
SBH 20-Dec-19
Fields 21-Dec-19
Bowboy 22-Dec-19
From: Fatbass
20-Dec-19

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Ladies & gentlemen give me your best shot on this one. I'm looking for the best bed pad for backcountry backpack hunting for elk in September. Needs to be lightweight, durable and comfortable. Thanks all and merry Christmas to you and your families.

From: Nick Muche
20-Dec-19
Thermarest X Lite or X Therm.

From: Scoot
20-Dec-19
X Therm

From: Brotsky
20-Dec-19
+3 for the x-therm

From: KSflatlander
20-Dec-19
klymit insulated static v. You can get them for $50 on Ebay. I've never tried the x-therm.

From: Nick Muche
20-Dec-19
The R value on the Kylmit is lower than the X Therm, and it's heavier, but also much cheaper.

From: JTreeman
20-Dec-19
Has anyone said X-therm yet?

Very pleased with mine.

—Jim

From: SBH
20-Dec-19
I've had big agnes I've been happy with for at least 5 years. Lots of use. I'm expecting a failure soon.....its just gone too well and I don't think it can last forever type of deal. Was going to get ahead of it with a new one. Can you X therm guys tell me how it compares to the BA I currently have?

From: smarba
20-Dec-19
Klymit Inertia X - the fluorescent green one with holes in it. It may not be for everyone but I sleep on it pretty comfortably on my back and sides and it's SUPER light and packs small. It's touted as allowing your bag to loft down in the holes for insulation and I've slept fine to below freezing temps with a good bag.

From: fatbass
20-Dec-19
Great answers guys thank you.

From: Trophyhill
20-Dec-19
I upgraded to the Sea to Summit Ether Light this past season. Love it!

From: Scoot
20-Dec-19
SBH I froze my assoff with my BAIAC and now sleep much warmer with the xtherm.

From: SBH
20-Dec-19
Thanks Scott. I can second that, I’ve had some cold nights with it too so was hoping for an upgrade on that part of it. I’ll have to get a new bag too. I was using that old system they had where the pad fits in the bag.

From: Fields
21-Dec-19
xtherm on Moosejaw.com for $142.00

From: Bowboy
22-Dec-19
I read the reviews and just ordered a Sea to Summit Ether light pad. They were on sale on the website. My Neoair has been slightly leaking. Also they must be a hot item, because all the stores like REI etc where out of stock.

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