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Great Pad….

This is my 3rd Klymit pad. I bought the insulated static V Luxe because my 2 regulars ones rock and I wanted something with more room. I’ve used these up to around 12,000 ft in all seasons in Colorado. In Winter I’ve used it in sub- zero temps and didn’t feel any cold spots. The only downside for me is the valve is a weakness. I’ve had my other pads for several years and have had to send them back for warranty due to the valve leaking. Just sent one back this week-11/21. Which leads to my next thing. They’ve always honored their warranty. If the valve wasn’t an issue I would have given a 10 & a 5! The material can be slippery with the nylon of a sleeping bag, so I’ve taken shoe goo and put drops of it along the top of the pad so I don’t slip off. Great pads at a reasonable price. I have a very expensive brand that I no longer use because the valve style makes it hard to inflate, especially compared to Klymit’s. Makes a huge difference after skiing or snowshoeing for miles up to altitude!

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Very Capable Pad

I used this pad for 2 weeks straight on a backpacking trip on New Mexico. It is on the heavy side for ultralighters, but I found the comfort to be worth the extra carry. It inflated fairly easily (I used a Klymit Rapid Air 18 Liter). It took about 4-5 rolls to get full inflation. Stayed fully inflated all night. Very quiet when moving around. Very warm and comfortable. It is great for those 6’ or taller. It did stain on areas where skin made contact with the pad. Also, it takes some experience and patience to deflate fully and roll. Overall, it is a great pad for those looking for some extra R-value and comfort who like a larger pad and are willing to carry a few extra ounces.

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Great Insulated Pad

These V Luxe Pads are great. The extra thickness over the regular pads is a game changer. I have a few regular klymit pads and they are ok, but the comfort of these pads is way beyond what the regular ones offer. The uninsulated version of this pad weighs the same as my extra long klymit lightweight pad, but way more comfort. I have used the insulated with just winter car camping inserted into my big Agnes 0 deg bag. It works great kept me warm in below freezing temps in the car since my BA bag has no insulation on the bottom. Very comfortable, the extra thickness is very noticeable. What I do love about the Klymit pads is the ease to blow up. By mouth it's way better than any other pad I've tried. I have a big Agnes pad that I practically pass out trying to blow up and takes forever. The Klymit pad is blown up in less than a minute. Highly recommend.

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Great mattress. Big.

Overall I am happy, it is large and in charge but it is comfortable. Side sleepers may not enjoy it as much. Took me a few nights to get a rhythm in rolling it up. Not a fan of the feeling against me so I switched back to bag from quilt, good to go. Haven't used in cold yet. I was also curious about its strength because it did not feel as tough as I had hoped. Though granted I have put quite a few nights on it on mixed terrain (tarp, forest, rock) and it's still good. It's heavier than alternatives but I willingly carry the extra weight.

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The Luxury I've needed!

Despite freezing my butt off with abnormal nighttime lows in the upper 30's/low 40's and not having a proper quilt/bag with me for those temps, I can proudly say that one thing that was NOT cold was whatever was touching my Static Luxe SL sleeping pad! Some of my friends made fun of me for carrying such a large pad while bike packing but over morning coffee they were thinking of upgrading to a higher r-value as well! Aside from its warmth I also love the v-chambers. It actually provides a space for my heels to perfectly rest into. It takes me 15 breaths to fill it to the level I like. I never feel the ground whether laying on my back or side. I've never managed to roll off and love the extra width at the top. If I could make one change to it, it would be to offer it in a shorter version. I'm only 5'3" and when bike packing with a small framed bike you really need all the space you can get!

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Pad Kra PAO!

Great pad! Slept well in 40 degree weather using it in a hammock and in a tent. Pros - its got great loft, I am 6'2 200 and sleeping on my side my shoulders and hips didn't touch the ground and weren't sore waking up. -Its the perfect size for me, the extra few inches in height and width are amazing -stuff sack fits it great and its not a war to get it packed in Cons -inflates in 15-20 breathes which feels like a lot, but then its totally worth it once you're sitting on it. -it says its a 6.6 R value, but I have slept warmer on a different brand with an R value of 4. I don't think that their R values are based on the standarized sysem that came out this year, its defintely warm enough to be a 3 season pad but I wouldn't take it for a winter campout. -folding it up is a little odd to figure out its not really intuitive, but they have a video on it which is great!

8 out of 10 likelihood to recommend

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Great Sleeping Pad in Any Climate

Expert Recommendation Content I've used this from Cold Sub-20 Nights, to Summers on the Lake & it definitely doesn't disappoint. If you're looking for a durable, quiet, well-cushioned pad at a Great price, then look no further. This pad has been my Go-to (even over my Big Agnes Q-loft), for MANY comfortable nights outdoors. Still no issues even after my kids have basically used is as a Trampoline on multiple occasions. Definitely worth every Penny!

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Great pad, ensure a good seal.

I used this on a men's retreat out on some private land. No snow on the ground or anything, but still cold enough outside to make damp grass freeze. With the footprint of my tent and this thing between me and the ground, it felt like I was sleeping on an inflatable mattress. Other Klymit pads can't hold a candle to this thing. with a 20-degree bag and this, you could sleep mostly anywhere.

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Comfortable Insulated Pad

Just got back from a week in Baxter State Park in Maine, including a few nights spend out at -10F. Pad insulated well and was minimally noisy, even at very cold temps. Not the lightest or smallest, but to be expected for the insulation it offered. Only concern is breathing in moist warm air to inflate at cold temps - causes frost to form inside. Hopefully not a long term issue. Recommended for cold nights out.

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Best ground pad I'ver ever used!

In thirty years of backpacking I can say without question the Static V Luxe is the best grounded ever. I've been through several pads over the years and lately had began to feel the ground when sleeping on my side, not with the Static V. It has returned comfort to backpacking. Might be a bit heavy for many ultralight guys, but sleep is priceless in my opinion.

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Great Quilt Companion!

Bought this as a companion to a Sierra Designs quilt for the R factor, size, and comfort. Has worked well, paired with a sleeping bag liner to cover the pad helps with skin feel and noise. Not the smallest packed down for backpacking, but with the size of the quilt packed down and comfort it is worth it.

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The best Matt I’ve ever had

This inflates really easy and has a rubber stopper in the inflate valve with a dedicated deflate valve. 10-15 breaths and you’re good to go. This kept me well off the ground and warm. It was also incredibly comfortable. Deflate it just a slight bit to get the most cushion. I’m 6,2 and was happy with the length and width. It backs up very well also.

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More comfortable than an air mattress 5x its weight

I've never slept so comfortably while camping as I did when I was on this pad, including on air mattresses that are 3x thicker. Chock it up to the ribbed design but I slept well on both my back and sides. Only reason I can't (yet) give it a 10 recommendation is because I haven't used it below 60 deg F and want to know that the insulated variant performs as advertised.

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Very comfortable and warm.

This is a very warm and comfortable sleeping pad. a good option for comfort and warmth especially if you are a side sleeper. A little bulky and heavy for backpack camping if you are trying to go fast and light. Very easy to inflate and deflate. Definitely recommend to anybody who is okay with these somewhat larger pack weight and size compared to an ultralight pad.

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Great nights sleep

This is an excellent camping mat. Incredibly comfortable and warm. I’ve only had the chance to use it one night but it got below zero and there were zero issues with feeling cold. Wish it was slightly lighter but for the price the warmth to weight to comfort ratio is excellent.

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Very comfortable

I haven't used it in cold weather yet, but I did have to use it to sleep on a cot for 2 nights at my sister's house. I'm a side sleeper, and it had NO pressure points!!! Very comfortable and it does inflate with only a few breaths. It kept full with no problems.

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Very roomy large sleeping pad, felt more like being on an air mattress than a sleeping pad, not insanely heavy, haven’t tried in winter yet but looking forward to it. Overall very pleased.

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Winter camping

This sleeping pad was at least twice as warm as my other pad that i used before. I normally do only winter camping below 0° F and this is going to be a game changer when it come to retaining body heat.

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Very Comfortable and Light Weight

Easy to inflate/deflate, very comfortable, and fairly light weight for its size. I used this on an 8 day Colorado elk hunt it it worked as I expected with no issues. Great buy for the price.

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Worth the weight

This sleeping pad is awesome! The minimal extra weight is worth it for the comfort and warmth the insulated Static V Luxe SL provides....very satisfied with my choice!!!

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Buy it

Perfect pack down size for backpacking. Keeps you comfortable and off the ground. Paired with the Luxe pillow and pad cover makes a perfect backpacking combo

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Sleeping pad is very comfortable. Not the lightest pad, but you have to sacrifice some weight for the high R value and extra insulation which this pad has. Definitely would recommend, especially if you don't have a super warm bag.

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Louder than I anticipated

This pad did a great job of keeping this site sleeper off the ground. However the material made a lot of noise as I shifted in the night. I was afraid I kept waking up my tent mate.

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no complaints

low 20's and used a 25 degree bag with this pad and slept very warm. Ive heard plenty of complaints about this pad but haven't shared the experience.

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The pad is comfortable to sleep on and lightweight. The only reason I am giving a 4 instead of 5 is it’s a little noisy and I wished it was just a tad thicker.

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Good for what it is. Super warm pad, holding up well so far. It’s giant, and is a good pad for trips where weight isn’t a problem

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I'm a big fella, 6'4 and 310, and this sleeping pad was great. Well worth a little extra weight in the pack to get a better night sleep. Well worth it.

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