Gear Review: Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

Save money and reduce bulk with this summer sleeping pad from Klymit.

[summer bargain]

Don’t camp in cold weather? Try the uninsulated Static V, which works in temps down to about 45°F and delivers ample cushioning and generous dimensions for less money than warmer pads. At an inch wider than standard mats, it earned props from our broad-shouldered testers.

Angled, 2.5-inch-thick baffles cradle the body and gave one AT hiker his “best-ever night’s sleep.” Inflation is faster than most, since deep grooves separate the baffles and reduce the overall air volume. And without insulation to add bulk, the Static V packs down to water-bottle size. $60; 1 lb. 2 oz.; 72” x 23” x 2.5”;