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Static V Luxe > winter

Expert Recommendation Content I have had mixed success in the past with ground insulation which lead a friend to recommend the Insulated Static V. I purchased the standard Insulated Static V, but needed a bit more width to accommodate my shoulders. So, I ordered the luxe as well. I wanted to test the Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe the right way. So I set up a 10'x10' tarp shelter with a sheet of 15 mil poly (to mitigate punctures). Expected overnight temperatures were between 17 and 20 degrees. Used a cheap 30 degree sleeping bag and a wool blanket. Despite the cold, and being a sleeper who rolls often, the Insulated Static V Luxe performed like a champ! I was able to maintain an even and warm temperature inside my bag! I was surprised by it's durability on rough ground and comfort. As mentioned I roll quite a bit. Many insulated pads are great if you sleep on your back, but as soon as roll on your side your hip is on the ground. Not with the Static V. This will now be my go-to sleep pad for all of my backpacking trips. Until Klymit comes out with another.

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Great luxurious sleeping pad.

Expert Recommendation Content I love this sleeping pad, stays true to the claim of not feeling the ground when sleeping on your side. This is a bigger and heavier sleeping pad but a good night's rest is worth the extra weight and size in my opinion. It is well insulated and keeps me warm. Just be warned that this uses your body heat to warm up the air in the pad and if you are a side sleeper it won't be as effective. It does come with a patch kit. Only con is that it does take a good 20 to 30 breaths to fill this bad boy up. If you dont care about the size or weight and want a good night's rest then this is the pad for you.

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Expert Recommendation Content 11/20-Two Year Update: Klymit Insulated State V Luxe: I have slept comfortably on this pad no less than 200 camping nights over the last two years and cannot sing it’s praises enough. When bikepacking or paddlepacking the minimal extra weight is offset by the luxurious comfort the Staric V Luxe provides. It is the first sleeping pad I recommend to everyone who desires a restful and comfortable night’s sleep. Klymit are the only sleeping pads I have recommended and given to my kids and their spouses. 8/18 My all time favorite sleeping pad. The comfort, size and lightweight make this the perfect front country choice. I am able to sleep on my side and stomach with this pad...and with a destroyed back...that’s quite a testament! It’s not a lightweight (a relative term) so I’ve got to the Static V Lite for extended backcountry trips but still secretly long for this pad.

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I bought this pad in 2017 for a trip to the Boundary Waters. I am a big guy (5' 10" and 265 lbs) and I wanted something wide enough that I could be comfortable rolling from side to side and still hopefully small enough that I could pack in without adding too much weight. This pad is great. It is comfortable to sleep on and easy to inflate. I have used it on numerous camping/backpacking trips and have no complaints. it fits at the bottom of my pack with my sleeping bag and is worth every ounce over come of the smaller pads.

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Is this pad a little heavier than others in its class? Yes. Is it really damn comfortable, especially for side sleepers? Yes. Is a good nights sleep worth the minor weight penalty? Heck yes it is. I can’t be expected to be as jazzed about a summit push/alpine start wake up if I can’t fit my entire tall body on pad built for people under 6 feet tall. I have slept like the mayor of champion town since upgrading from the insulated static V...and at 6’3, 190 lbs I get the feeling that I’m sleeping at home on my own bed. Sleep systems are critical to enjoying time spent in the backcountry or at a basecamp, so if you’re counting every gram, cut those grams from somewhere else that doesn’t influence your rest and comfort. I guarantee you that a weight savings can be made elsewhere when gearing up for backcountry adventures.

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Practically palatial with how wide it is - nearly took up the entirety of our two person tent. Came in handy when my husband's thermarest delaminated and we ended up sharing mine! Only reason it's not 10/10 is for the side sleepers out there: I have more of an hourglass shape and usually need a foam to accommodate, and as cushy as this was, I still had some tossing and turning from the pressure points on my hip. Can't wait to see if it fares a little better in my hammock, but all in all, I'm really pleased with this purchase.

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Super pad. At 2lbs it’s a little heavy but it more than makes up for it in comfort and warmth. Used on a 10 mile overnight hike this past weekend and as I laid there drifting off all I could think about was writing a raving review for this pad. I usually end up waking up with a sore back or tossing and turning all night. Not with this pad. I love that it’s wide and long. No more rolling off the pad in the middle of the night and I don’t have my feet hanging off the end anymore. I love this pad and won’t be going anywhere without it. Highly recommended.

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Back country luxury

I typically use this with my hammock and recently did an overnight where the temperature stayed right at 20⁰ F from dusk till dawn. I never even thought about my backside that night it worked so well thermally. I've also used it on the ground and even indoors. I'm a little over 200 lbs. and mostly a side sleeper and have never been uncomfortable with this pad. I don't know too many people that wouldn't sacrifice a few extra ounces for a good night's sleep on the trail. I couldn't be happier with the quality. The only con would be how many breaths it takes to inflate. That, however, is forgotten as soon as you lie down.

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Sometimes luxury is worth a little extra weight

Ive used pretty much every sleeping pad in the Klymit lineup for backpacking. I typically buy lighter weight versions to save space and weight. Recently I did a short car camping trip with my wife and bought this for her. Man... was I jealous!!!! This pad is big.. not too big... but big enough to sleep on VERY comfortably. Its also very warm and does not make those crinkely sounds when you move around like other pads do. I took the pad on a motorcycle camping trip last weekend and have never gotten a better night sleep on the ground. Im going to ditch my ultralight pad and carry this one during colder seasons when backpacking now... it IS worth the extra weight!!

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So far I have only slept on this pad 2 nights. I am a side sleeper and I often get cold. This pad is everything I wanted/needed and more. It kept me toasty warm the whole night. I didn't have a problem with hitting the ground when I was sitting or rolling over. Inflation was a breeze and pretty standard for blow up pads. Easy to roll up and only slightly larger than a traditional mummy pad. I am 5'5" and I like having the extra space to roll around. Perfect for car camping. So far I highly recommend this pad.

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Best Sleeping Pad Ever

My wife has back problems, so camping can be a challenge. I bought this pad to replace her Thermarest Venture. She has said it allowed her to sleep better and was well worth the money. The “V” pattern in the pad molds to your body and provides extra cushion. The insulation kept her warm as well. She used to come home from a trip doubting if she would camp again. On our last trip, after sleeping on this pad, she was ready to plan our next camping trip. This sleeping pad allowed her to sleep without pain and has made our entire camping experience more pleasant. Thank you Klymit!

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Seems like a good product

Just received this pad. Haven't tested in the field yet. But I've had it blown up for three days in-house and it hasn't lost any air as far as I can tell. It took about 20 breaths to fill as advertised. I'm a bigger guy (6'6" 235lbs) and a side sleeper. I purchased because it was a thicker pad. Advertised at 3". I measure 2 3/4. But having said that, I cannot feel the floor when I lay on it. I've slept on it for about 3hrs total and no sore shoulder or hip either. Now, will this change when outdoors on uneven ground? I'll let yo know when I find out! If not, I'd up the stars and recommendation.

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Lightweight Luxury Pad

Expert Recommendation Content I love Klymit products! The Insulated Static V Luxe is a dream. I’m willing to trade off on weight to carry this incredibly comfortable inflatable mattress. My back is destroyed and this mattress not only lets me sleep in comfort on my back or side...I can sleep pain free on my stomach. Three of these entirely cover the floor space of my Marmot Limelight 4. It takes me 20 breaths to attain my desired inflation, and it deflated quickly with dual air valves. I’ve only had them for a little over three years, but I’ve used them backcountry, bikepacking, kayak packing and car camping in 14 States, four seasons, over 200 camping days...and they look brand new. I do own a couple lighter SL models for the backcountry now...along with Klymit’s XL pillow and their seat.

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Expert Recommendation Content I’m a bigger guy so I decided the size trade off between the Luxe vs the base model was worth the extra 4-5 breaths to inflate it. I’ve used this sleep pad many times in the field during all of Alaska’s seasons and it has never failed to keep me comfortable and warm. I feel the great insulating properties, packability, and comfort provided by this sleep pad are unbeatable anywhere near this price point. Definitely a fantastic product.

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Heavy but worth it

Sleep seems to be something I struggle to do while camping. Yes I carry this pad when backpacking. But I think it's worth it for the good quality sleep. It's super warm which is important cause I get cold easily. I probably wouldn't recommend this for most backpackers. But since I got it on a deal at Costco I don't have the money for feel it's worth spending more for just a light weight pad. This is about as heavy as my old thermorest and way more comfortable.

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I bought this pad for backpack archery hunting. It turned out to be the best thing I had in my pack. I dislocated my shoulder a month before archery opened and this pad was so comfortable I was able to sleep on my bad shoulder without issue. I couldn’t even do that on my 2k dollar bed at home. I’m not a small guy (6’ 220lbs) and never touched the ground once. The insulation made a huge difference sleeping at 12k feet. To me the added weight of the luxe version is worth every ounce!

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It's better than the ground

So I've been using this for a few years now during hunting. It packs down very small and is easy to take in a hunting pack. The problem is that I have the same problem with it as any other air mattress. It throws my back out of whack and is uncomfortable after a few hours. It's better than the hard ground usually, but it takes me a while to loosen up after sleeping on it.

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Insulated Static V Luxe XL

Love it. The extra width and thickness add extra weight, but the additional comfort is well worth it. Works great for sleeping on the ground and also great for an insulated barrier when hammock camping. For long, multi day back packing trips, you may want something lighter, but for car camping or for shorter back packing trips, this is a great option.

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Slept Through Everything!

As a person who side sleeps and carries a lot of weight in the hip area I was so incredibly rested after a nights sleep on this pad. I never contacted the ground with my hip. I tend to sleep on my side with one leg raised which means I usually hang off of the side of any other sleeping pad but with this one I was on the pad and never hung over. It was also the most compact pad out of the ones that my fellow campers took even though it was the thickest and most comfortable. Can't wait to use it again!!!!

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Comfy and Warm

I am a 210lbs side sleeper and this pad is awesome. I can sleep on my side without my hips or shoulders grinding into the ground. There is plenty of room to roll around at night (I turn a lot in my sleep). Took it out in temps ranging from 25-35 degrees F with a quilt system. Slept right on top of the pad and didn't feel any cold from the ground.

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King of Comfort

Expert Recommendation Content Game changer! The most comfortable sleeping pad in every season. The deep V welds permit air to travel during the summer months to keep me cooler...I was able to sleep in Moab, UT in mid-August. The size is wonderful, allowing back, side and stomach sleeping in total comfort. The weight is very doable for shorter backcountry excursions.

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I love it!

Expert Recommendation Content This pad is perfect for hammock users who have cool weather in the mornings. The pad fills up a hammock just right and especially keeps you in the horizontal plane. With a 5.0 R-value and the V-chambers for down to fluff out you stay comfortably warm. I have also used the sleeping pad on hard ground and it is very comfortable. It does weigh a bit more at 35 ounces but if you want that extra comfort and warmth it is well worth it!

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Sleeping on a cloud.

I love how this packs down so small. I was skeptical at first but I've slept on pavement and in the woods with absolutely no issues at all. It holds it's air and is large enough for the biggest of people. I really like how quick and easy it is to pack up. In my line of work it gets used and abused and I haven't had any issues. I've recommended this to everyone I know.

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Comfortable design that Can help keep u warmer on cooler nights.

I’ve used mine for camping in three of the fours seasons and find that I like it almost all year....it’s supportive and can help keep u warm if u let the mummy bag top hang loose even in cooler nights. It’s also not terrible even on sultry summer nights especially if u care more about the body support than heat return.

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Exceeded my expectations. Bought it for a 5 night fishing trip on the Smith River, Montana. Blowing it up and packing it were a breeze every day. Lightweight and packable when size and weight matter when loading down a raft or backpacking. I would definitely recommend this sleep pad.

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