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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009

Gear Guide 2009: REI Lite Core 1.5 Sleeping Pad Review

You won't roll off of this foam, self-inflating pad.

by: Steve Howe

REI Lite Core 1.5 (www.sethhughes.com)
REI Lite Core 1.5 (www.sethhughes.com)

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A sleeping pad is a wonderful thing unless you can't stay on it. This 1.5-inch-thick open-cell foam self-inflater is as comfortable as similar mats, but it has a low-slip surface that kept testers from sliding off in the night. We also like the locking inflation valve, which clicks securely closed to prevent slow leaks.

The tapered mummy shape saves weight and bulk, and it comes in women's and short versions for further weight savings. $85; 1 lb. 11 oz.; 20"x72"x1.5"; rei.com

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Gazz
Aug 06, 2014

Great pad except the valve is made of hard plastic and shatters. I replaced my broken valve with a Therm-A-Rest replacement valve. I had to bore out the old valve stem so that I could glue in the Therm-A-Rest valve. Use a tap-and-die set to do it. It'll leave a ridge for the glue and you don't have a sharp point that can puncture the mattress. Progressively increase the tap size.

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