- Sep 10, 2018 at 12:08 am #3555248
Companion forum thread to: Nemo Equipment Astro Insulated Lite 25L Sleeping Pad Review
The Nemo Equipment Astro Insulated Lite 25L sleeping pad is a plush sleeping pad that adds a touch of luxury to backcountry sleeping. Although discontinued by Nemo, this unique pad may be worth scouring remnant inventory and used gear sales – as of the publication of this review, it may offer the best luxury-comfort-to-weight ratio of any sleeping pad ever manufactured.Sep 11, 2018 at 6:18 am #3555420
Please note that this pad is not discontinued. This error will be corrected soon. Our apologies for any confusion.
Doug JohnsonSep 13, 2018 at 4:41 am #3555667Rex SandersBPL Member
@rexLocale: Central California Coast
I’ve had the Nemo Astro Insulated Lite 20×72 for a while. It’s the most comfortable pad I’ve ever slept on, it’s warm enough, and it’s light enough.
But my arms hang off the sides too easily.
Now you’ve tempted me. Can I really afford another 4 ounces and $149?
Or should I go all the way with a Nemo Tensor insulated pad in long-wide?
Thanks for the review. I think :-)
— RexSep 16, 2018 at 1:03 am #3556029Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Seems like these insulated air mattresses are taking over for cooler weather and winter. My old go-to mattress for winter was a TR Trail Pro. heavy and only moderately warm at R 4.0.
My new “luxury” sleeping mattress is an REI Insulated mummy shape, size Regular.
Weight: 15 oz.
Warmth Rating: R 3.7
With the Sea to Summit 20L. inflation bag (doubles as clothes bag) I now have a mattress that is 1 oz. lighter than my TR Prolite Regular and a lot warmer – good for shoulder seasons down to the upper teens at least.
For winter I’ll add a 3/16 layer of closed cell floor underlayment foam. Amazing stuff and it works at 0 F. with the Trail Pro and an LL Bean -20 F. down bag.
BTW, just noticed the photo again that you are “hot tenting”. That’s brave with a nylon tent. I assume you have an excellent spark arrestor on your vent pipe.Sep 25, 2018 at 6:45 am #3557217
Yes- we love hot-tenting. This is a Seek Outside 6 person tipi and a Lite Outdoors stove. No spark arrestor yet, but no problems at all after many nights. Excellent camping this way!
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