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    Light weight backpacking mattress

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    I currently sleep on a Thermarest Evolite. Wanting to hear what the crowd uses and how you like em. I most likley only need and R value of 2.1 to 3.0. Thanks.

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    I use the Thermarest x-therm. It's a higher "R" value but not really a weight penalty.
    For many hunters the stigma of being unsuccessful has become so unbearable that the satisfaction of the hunt itself has become lost...

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    I too use the X-Therm. It's about as compact and lightweight as you can find. I had a couple of the Big Agnes insulated air cores, and I loved them at the time, but both eventually leaked, were heavier, and the insulating material started to ball up. My X-There is on it's 4th season (with over 150 nights on it), and no issues so far. $200 is pricey, but in this case it is worth it.

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    http://gashaponwars.com/exquisite-ba...able-pictures/

    I use this. Apparently I roll around like a puppy at night...I wake up and the pad is on the other side of the tent....lol

    If its cold I put my thermarest pad on it.

    http://www.trailspace.com/gear/therm-a-rest/toughskin/
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    I can't sleep in a mummy bag. I've got a Spiral Hugger that lets me stretch out, which I love, but it means these tapered pads don't work for me. One I'm looking at but haven't tried is the NEMO Tensor Insulated Air Pad. NEMO's pads come 25" wide and rectangular and still are pretty light. The 77x25 size is 1 lb 4 oz.

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    Use Klymit Insulated Static V. Packs extremely small, weighs like 20oz and is like 60$. Great inflation off ground as well

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    I really like my Exped Synmat UL7. With pump it weighs 16 oz. and stuffs in a sack the size of a 1 liter Nalgene bottle. For really cold weather I have the Downmat UL9

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87TT View Post
    I really like my Exped Synmat UL7. With pump it weighs 16 oz. and stuffs in a sack the size of a 1 liter Nalgene bottle. For really cold weather I have the Downmat UL9
    This is the pad I use now. I have the long wide version 78x26x2.8 and it weighs 1 lb 4 oz. However, the UL is no longer available and the available Synmat 7, while reviewers like its comfort, now weighs 1 lb. 14 oz, which is a bit heavy for backpacking.

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    Thanks everyone. I'm gonna stick with my Evolite for now then most likley get an X Therm when I need to. Thanks again .

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    Not exactly the lightest but I absolutely enjoy my q core deluxe. It is a fantastic pad. Mine is 25 x 78. I don't slide off it and at 4.5" thick super comfortable. Only draw back is it takes a while to inflate it at altitude. HAAA
    DIY Public land Elk hunts are not for everyone but everyone should try it at least once in their lifetime. And for all those younger guys that say I don't have the time, I don't have the money, I'm out of shape or I don't have the experience to do a trip. I only have a few things to say. Take the time to make a experience, Save the money to make the trip, Get in shape so you will enjoy the hunt and the only way to get the experience is to go and make it happen. Hunt on Mark!!

 

 
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