Model: Insulated Static V Luxe SL
This is one of the biggest pads we’ve ever slept on. Compared to a standard pad, it’s 7 inches wider and 6 inches longer. We especially love the width, which let us sleep with our arms by our sides without them falling off the pad (the raised, 4.5-inch-wide side rails help). Tradeoff: weight, and taking up extra space (the Static V Luxe might be a tight squeeze in a regular tent).
This pad’s synthetic fill gives it an R-value of 6.5. Our tester slept warmly on wet pine needles—which steal even more heat than snow—on a 40°F night in a 32°F quilt and didn’t get chilled.
There’s a packing penalty for such a big pad, of course. The Static V Luxe compresses to the size of a large watermelon, bulkiest in the test.
With manual inflation, we had to stop and rest during the 10-minute effort to blow it up. Klymit offers a pump for an additional $25.