The max-tropic sleeping pad takes a new direction – it is designed to allow circulating air to reach your back when lying on a sleeping pad in hot, humid weather. Molded filament domes boost you and allow air to circulate beneath your body. A fabric bottom keeps sand and grit from clogging the domes. Another sleeping pad can be slipped into the fabric sleeve for more cushion if desired.
The max-tropic weighs 14 ounces for the 72-inch version. It may also become available in a 3/4 length version at a projected weight of 10 ounces. I’ve slept (or tried to) in 80+ degrees during a June Grand Canyon hike. I couldn’t fall asleep until late at night when the temperature dropped. A max-tropic sleeping pad may have given me a few more hours of cooler, less sweaty sleep by boosting me off the hot ground and keeping tiny segments of my back off from an artificial surface.
Features and Specifications
- Weight: 14 oz (397 g) regular, 10 oz (283 g) three-quarter length
- Dimensions: regular – 20x72x0.75″, three-quarter – 20x48x0.75
The top and bottom surfaces of the max-tropic sleeping pad.
Close-up of the molded mesh domes.