- Sep 10, 2019 at 1:56 pm #3609686James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Bradmacmt, I use a Xlite Wr at R3.9., 12oz. The overall height is fine for my 5’9″ body with a pillow over it. Works well for spring, summer and fall. Early spring/late fall trips are the only time I supplement with a GG torso pad at ~5.5oz. Good to about 20F or lower.Sep 10, 2019 at 10:11 pm #3609737bradmacmtBPL Member
Bradmacmt, I use a Xlite Wr at R3.9., 12oz. The overall height is fine for my 5’9″ body with a pillow over it. Works well for spring, summer and fall. Early spring/late fall trips are the only time I supplement with a GG torso pad at ~5.5oz. Good to about 20F or lower.
James, that seems like a solid choice. I prefer a bit more pad length for sprawling out, even though I’m only 5’10″… I’m not sure I could get used to the WR’s 66″ length. But who knows?
I’ve got an original size Large Neoair I’ve been using since they came out. IIRC, it only has an R value of 2.5, but it’s worked well enough down in the single digits when supplemented by a 1/4″ Evazote pad on top (got that here locally when Prolite was still in business).
For late season, the original is getting retired this year by a size Large Xtherm… I’ve been using the size Regular Xlite now for a couple of years, and that will continue to be my go-to pad for most trips.Sep 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm #3609738James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Yeah, I have two originals that are still OK, even though by morning they are soft. The other was simply worn out a couple years ago. They are not a pair, though, One is regular and the other is a medium. The wife and I use them for car camping, these days. Snuggled up together, we often take our 40F bags down to 25F, comfortably. She doesn’t care to use the CCF pads.Sep 11, 2019 at 2:21 am #3609754Tom OsborneBPL Member
Put 300 miles on my Uber with one patch and at the end could not hold air took it and a 2 year old XLite back to REI for full refund.Will be trying a SS Etherlyte woman’s Long next outing.Heavier but will see.Sep 12, 2019 at 5:12 am #3609910SIMULACRABPL Member
No issues with mine so far. I also keep mine 3/4 inflated maybe less. Never have liked a full hard inflated pad getting in and out and on and over with. So maybe I’m just not noticing the deflation? perhaps. Time will tell and REI will refund if un-satisfactory.Sep 16, 2019 at 11:16 pm #3610477ManfredBPL Member
We just returned from three weeks on the JMT and are amazingly happy with them. Even with temperatures in the high 20s we didn’t feel cold in our quilt. In total we now have around 40 nights on our two new Uberlights and will continue to use them.
I managed to pop internal baffles (s. photo) when ‘plopping’ my butt down on the pad to tie my shoes. Despite the first shock when I heard the loud ‘pop’, the pad was still inflated and functioned the remaining week with no further problems. Lesson learned.Sep 18, 2019 at 1:24 pm #3610666John SmithBPL Member
@jcar3305Locale: East of Cascades
+1 to Manfred’s experience. I bought one from REI in March and used it for 11 nights. The baffle blew out around the 8th night just like Manfred’s although I never sat on it.
I took it back and replaced it with the Women’s xlite regular. I have a couple of other xlites and they have about 60 nights each.
I will wait at least for v3 or v4 of the uberlight before trying it again.
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