Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) REI Lite-Core 1.5 Regular

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

Brand: Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

Model: REI Lite-Core 1.5 Regular


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’s self inflating pad for the minimalist backpacker, includes silicon gel print for anti-slip function, storage sack and repair kit included

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