Jan 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm #1268272
Ron BellBPL Member
We now have the Klymit Inertia X Sleep pad.
Intro price of $85- $20 off list for a very limited time.
Why I like it:
• Very light for length and width
• Comfy for back and side sleepers – on my side my hip bone does not bottom out. -I'm 6'1" 180m lbs.
• Packs very small
• Bottom is much tougher than the top and tougher than other pads in the UL weight range with that much coverage.
• Add a 2oz .125 " thick EVA pad under it and the temp rating get's it into the 20'.
• Can be user modified to become a great sub 7oz torso pad.
It's rare at MLD that we carry other brands. This is one I can recommend without hesitation.
It is a specialized pad and does not cover the complete all year round pad needs of a devoted UL'er, but it's exactly perfect for about 80% of the overnights I do during the year and with an extra EVA pad covers about 90%.Jan 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm #1688782
Travis LeannaBPL Member
Due to the design, I'm sure you're aware of the speculation surrounding these pads. Your endorsement will mean a lot. Now, if I can just find that extra $85……
BTW, beautiful picture of the frost covered Trailstar on your homepage.Jan 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm #1688804
Ron BellBPL Member
I think some folks who are shorter than about 5'8" and over 6'3 might not find it a good fit. SO- Looks like about 5'9- 6'2 – under 190lbs is closer to a sweet spot for fit- but that's a lot of backpacking people.
We had considered carrying the NeoAirs well over a year ago but we reluctant due to the high initial report of punctures. The Inertia X bottom feels more durable to me- it's lighter than the top fabric. After a year in the field I've not heard much about puncture problems compared to reg style and much heavier wt inflatable pads.
Even though it's on the narrower than some inflatables- the way the ridges are oriented and that it is thinner means I don't slip off
so easy while turning on my side.
Of course, a sleep pad is like a good pack fit- nothing one item works perfectly for everyone…
Also- I'm going to get a spare valve somewhere and when I cut it to a torso pad I can turn the cut off end into an awesome UL pillow!Jan 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm #1688902
Just ordered mine as well as some other bits and pieces, super excited.Jan 27, 2011 at 3:06 am #1688930
Richard DeLongBPL Member
@legkohodLocale: Eastern Europe / Caucasus
How does this go together with quilts?
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