- Jan 23, 2018 at 3:07 am #3513812
I just noticed this new Klymit pad on ultralightoutdoorgear,com/uk . I’ve been using torso length pads for 3 season use, just to cut weight, but this full length pad is tempting, It’s about 40 grams lighter than the same size NeoAir X-lite. The Klymit V SL Slim weighs 11.14 oz without the bag. It’s made with 20d polyester. Dimensions are 72″ X 20″ X 2.5″. R value 1.3, so that’s not as good as the NeoAir X-lie, but for summer months the Neoair is almost too hot anyway.
Klymit also now has an insulated version that weighs about 15.5 oz with an R value of 4.4, so that’s no better than the NeoAir. By the way,I don’t count the Klymit X Frame with the holes it and only 1.5″ thick as a full length pad.Jan 23, 2018 at 3:53 am #3513825
So okay, someone just made me aware via PM that the Exped Hyperlite Medium is actually 10 grams lighter than the Klymit V SL, and at about the same dimensions. It’s also a 20d. I’d personally trust the Klymit over the Exped though.Jan 23, 2018 at 4:21 am #3513827
John HBPL Member
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
Currently only available for pre-order (so not technically “available”, I guess), but the listed weight of the Big Agnes AXL is still lighter than the KlymitJan 24, 2018 at 3:36 am #3514059
Dan DurstonBPL Member
I’m liking the BA AXL pads the most of the new pads. The insulated version is really light and thick.Jan 24, 2018 at 10:16 am #3514090
I should have kept up better with BPL posts. Maybe I’d have been aware of this new pad.
Yet I’m skeptical of something that virtually no one has gotten their hands on yet. The specs on the AXL sounds good, a little too good to be true actually. I do however like the fact that it’s made with nylon instead of poly.
I’ve just never been impressed with BA products. I hope I’m wrong. I’d love a full length pad under 10 oz, but I’ll wait until others do field testing before I pony up $140.
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