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I'm a bit curious to as what everyone is using these days.
I'm currently still using my Big Agnes Insulated Q-core SL.
It's a bit narrow (about 18 inches in reality), so I'm hoping for something wider, and maybe even lighter.
What's everyone working with?
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I've been using an Insulated Air Core and have been very happy with it, wish it was a tad bit smaller packed but for the price I'm happy.

I'm mostly a hammock guy so it usually only get used in the winter.
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I have a Neo Air (original one, still good, no leaks) and a BA Q Core (original one) and no need to change.

Except I only use them when I can't use the hammock - which is still 1 - 6 nights each month.


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Another mostly hammock guy, but I still use my 2 pads occasionally.  I have a NeoAir and an older Prolite series thermarest.  

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For backpacking, a POE uninsulated air pad, with a blue foam when it's colder, and an REI heavy, thick, luxury pad for car camping.

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really old (now) insulmat max thermo  one of the early generation of inflated insulated air pads.

Got it for like $20 off steep and cheap years ago and its still going strong.  I would like to do a neo air x therm, but havent gotten around to it yet
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i carried a Thermorest Traillite for years... upgraded to a long/wide Synmat UL7 last year... really dig sleeping on a wide pad.

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These days I use a NeoAir, regular.  In shoulder seasons I'll pair that with a cheap closed-cell foam, and in winter on snow I use an Exped Downmat 7.

In deepest winter (Greenland), I use the Downmat plus the closed cell foam.

For context, I'm one of those camping Neanderthals that still sleeps on the ground.


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3 season - ProLite + short and a blue CC pad under.

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For context, I'm one of those camping Neanderthals that still sleeps on the ground.

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Same here.  I have a Neoair Trekker, which I like a lot.  In colder temps I use a BA Dualcore.
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REI Flash long

Before that, had two BA develop leaks in the seam very quickly. Have had no trouble with the REI.


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Neo X-lite. Paired with a ridge rest in the winter.
Ground sleeper so far...
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Prolite Plus 3/4 is my primary pad. I combine with a full length Z-Rest in winter.

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Neoair XLite.  I also sometimes still use a BA IAC.
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NeoAir Allseason and NeoAir Trekker.  Recently got a RidgeRest SOLite, but at my age and being a side sleeper that's not working as well.  I'm hoping to get used to it.

I meant to get the RidgeRest Solar (blue), but goofed and got the SOlite (green), which has a lower R value.
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Another NeoAir Xlite here. Mine is wide/long, I'm not a big guy but I toss and turn. Thinking of trimming the length but quite happy with it.

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NeoAir X-lite. It was painful shelling out the $$ for it, but it's been great for 2 years.
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Exped syn mat 7 pump most of the time and a LW synmat in the summer or saving weight.

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Exped Synmat7 for most seasons. A NeoAir Trekker when I want to go light during the summer.

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My wife and I both use the BA IAC pads.
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I'm another guy with an old Insulmat.  Its a shame what happened to that company, because they had a great product.  I don't know what I'll get when I have to replace it.

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Anyone ever tried the Insulated Astro Lite 20R from Nemo?



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^^^My Wife and I looked at those at REI.  I'm not sure if they would make crinkling sounds when you lay on them, but they sure did hanging up.

Edit:  it may have been the Neoair.


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Anyone ever tried the Insulated Astro Lite 20R from Nemo?



Astro Lite Insulated 20R

I have been thinking this will be my next pad when I need one.  

I have tried the NeoAir Xlite and wasn't overly impressed with it.  These days depending on my mood I either use a BA Q-Core (original one) or a Z-lite SOL.


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I've been liking the Exped Synmat UL-7, which I inflate using the Schnozzle pumpbag. Fairly light and compact. I also used it this winter in combination with a Thermarest Z-Lite CCF pad, down to 10 Degrees.
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I think I've finally accepted that I don't particularly like the air mattresses (and, yes, I've tried both NeoAirs and Expeds, and I've also tried them at all levels of inflation.)  I have NeoAir's, both the original and the XLite.  I take one when I really need my gear to be at its lightest.  When  I can afford to take a few extra ounces, I take a women's ProLite Plus.

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Backpacking and kayak camping: Expend Synmat 7 wide. To justify the weight I took 1 lb off my sleeping bag.

Car camping: REI Campbed 3.5 or Exped Megamat.
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I've been using an Insulated Air Core and have been very happy with it, wish it was a tad bit smaller packed but for the price I'm happy.

I'm mostly a hammock guy so it usually only get used in the winter.

I have this same one in the mummy version. I love how thick it is but I wish it was a bit wider, primarily because I use it occasionally in my hammock as an insulator pad.
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Exped UL7 is my flavor.  I add a nibbled on foam pad in transition season.

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Exped downmat 7 year round because I'm always freezing.

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