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Gear Details: Sleeping Pads

Astro™ Insulated

Manufacturer: NEMO Equipment, Inc.

SKU: 814041011211

Product Details:
Product Year2011
Length: 72
Thickness: Yes
Closed Cell:
Inflatable: 1
Recycled Content:
Weight: 1 8
Price: 99.95
Forget your typical inch thick backcountry pad, Astro™ Insulated is a 2.5" thick inflatable pad with proprietary synthetic insulation for those chilly nights. Engineered I-beam baffles create a flat sleeping surface. The 75D polyester fabric resists puncture while keeping weight down. Add a lightweight washable slipcover or Pillowtop with 1" of foam to increase comfort and insulation. Packs to 8.5" X 4.5".

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I bought this pad based on the Backpacker 'special gear' issue. I was looking fome something compact and somewhat lightweight with good insulation.
This pad performs really, really well. It's very warm - tested it during high 40s nights, and I could not believe how much warmer the pad was than the tent floor.

It's quite comfortable but I haven't tested that many other pads before so I can't really comment further. I believe you can a layer a comfort if you go for the pillowtop.

Very easy to inflate; if you're in decent shape, it'll take you ~3' to inflate it. Deflation is much of a problem, as long as you fold it neatly. The pad comes with a pouch, in which it's pretty easy to pack if you did a good job deflating it. After few times, you can deflate/fold/pack in about 5'.
The pad also comes with some extra fabric to patch and repair if needed.
It's not the lightest pad out there, but that's also what you get for the insulation...

overall, a very, very good buy. Looking around, you can score this one below $70...
Posted by Seb, Jul 22, 2011 Star Star Star Star Star

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