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Great value. Comfortable

Expert Recommendation Content I have been using this pad for a few years now. And even now I haven’t had to use the included patch kit. It has kept me warm and comfortable as well it has preformed exactly as advertised. Not warm enough for winter, but that’s to be expected. It packs very small, and I find it quite light. Though I’m not an ultralight backpacker. So 514g is great for me. I find it slides around on the tent floor a little bit, but I solved that by placing my camp towel underneath while I’m sleeping. Definitely satisfied and will definitely purchase another when the time eventually comes.

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Best Mat at Best Price for Most Comfort

Expert Recommendation Content I have used this mat on numerous outing. I have used it in a hammock, on a bunk rach, cot and in the bare ground. the mat is durable stands up to heavy use, is comfortable. I like to side sleep once in a while and this mat has been the best ever to help contour the pressure points while camping. I really like that it doesn't take long to inflate, fits in a stuff sack about the size of a Nalgene Bottle and is relatively lightweight. I am a tall person and as I mentioned like to sometime sleep on my side, If I were to get another Klymit mat, I may try the Static V Luxe for the extra roll room. I'd also say that packing it away is no different or difficult than any other air mattress I have used.

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Best sleeping pad for backcountry travel

I have used this pad for 4 years without even a single leak or scratch in ALL ground cover styles. Rocks, dirt, sticks, and even wet ground without a problem. It comes with a repair kit too so if something ever happens i'm covered. It also packs down really small and is lightweight enough to take on backpacking trips yet still feels like you are sleeping like a princess. The design allows for stomach, side, or back sleepers to lay comfortably. It contours your body perfectly. I also got mine in khaki (when they were just starting out) so it blends in nicely with the natural world if you aren't looking to be a highlighter in the wild.

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Excellent quality for the price

I have been using my Static V pad for about 4 years now and I live it. I have used it tent camping, on bare ground, wood cabin floors, and in a hammock. It performs well in each of these situations, although it does slide around in the hammock. The pad is easy to inflate without the aid of a pump, and deflates and packs down very compact. I am not too hard on my gear, but the Static V pad has put up with all the rough surfaces I’ve slept on. I have never had reason to use the patch kit, and 4 years after purchase it is still in great shape.

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Made all the difference

The V sleeping pad made all the difference from my wife and me while camping in the Kolob Canyon. The ground was still hard from coming out of springtime, and we made our base as soft as we could. However, it's frowned upon whenever you rearrange the landscape in any degree. So we brought our Klymit sleeping pads and had a much better sleep because of it. The pads stayed in place and didn't move around during the night. They are easy to inflate and deflate and pack well. They don't take up much space in our bags. Overall I highly recommend getting one especially if you're like me and you sleep on your side; it saved my shoulder so much pain.

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Great Summer Sleeping Pad

This is a very durable and comfortable sleeping pad. It packs small and is light weight. I was surprised how easily it is to inflate. The only I issue I have with the sleeping pad is deflation. It can be cumbersome to get all the air out of the pad. I found that by turning the gate valve sideways the air escapes more easily than locking it into the deflation stage. I think for the money the Insulated Static V Light is a better overall buy and at just over an ounce in extra weight you get more seasonal versatility out of it.

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Desert Sand, Alpine Rocks, Salt flats.

Wonderful sleeping pad, no complaints other than sleeping better outdoors than I do indoors. Used this pad for a 2 week overland road trip. I was always so biased toward inflatable sleeping pads, but now I'm all about good rest and comfort! Appreciate the quick and speedy delivery. And the new valve is a wonderful addition! My buddy had the same one but a couple models older, he was constantly complaining about the valve. Mine however was flawless other than sounding like a goose everytime you inflate it waking everyone up if your getting to bed late...

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Side Sleeping Comfort!

Took this on a 4 day trip into the Wind River Range in Wyoming. I’m predominantly a side sleeper, and with many pads my hip ends up resting on the ground. Not this one! I didn’t sleep well, but it wasn’t because of a sore hip! The flat inflate/deflate valve was a little different, I’m used to one that projects from the pad itself, but no biggie. Deflating took a couple rolling trials to get most of the air out which took a little extra time. The Big Agnes Air Core deflate time is much quicker, but it doesn’t have the deep weld design the Static V has, so trade offs I guess! Overall, I’m happy with the function and comfort of the pad!

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Great sleeping pad

I've used this sleeping pad now for 2 actual trips and an initial backyard weekend test. I've traditionally used self inflating Thermarest type sleeping pads but am tired of hauling such a large package when backpacking. The Thermarest is better when sleeping in a hammock because of it's increased rigidity, but the Klymit is MUCH more comfortable sleeping on the ground. I would also say that the Klymit is more insulating as well. During our last trip, my wife stole my Klymit pad because she liked it so much during tent camping. We'll be getting one for her before our next trip for sure. My only complaint is that while the lateral walls help keep you on the pad when sleeping on the floor, they flex in a hammock and reduce the way I perceive space. But this is not a hammock pad so it may not be a fair complaint

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90% of my camping trips take place in the desert, which is not too comfortable if you sleep on your side like me. I'm a very minimalist camper so I was reluctant to get a sleeping pad, but oh my goodness this was a game changer. I can sleep on my side comfortably. It has so far stayed inflated for the duration of my trips, but I usually am only camping for a maximum of 4 days at a time, so I can't speak for longer trips. It's so easy to inflate...but the downside is that it takes me a lot longer to deflate it than inflate. Has increased my time for packing up my camp, but worth it.

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Side Sleeping Comfort!

Took this on a 4 day trip into the Wind River Range in Wyoming. I’m predominantly a side sleeper, and with many pads my hip ends up resting on the ground. Not this one! I didn’t sleep well, but it wasn’t because of a sore hip! The flat inflate/deflate valve was a little different, I’m used to one that projects from the pad itself, but no biggie. Deflating took a couple rolling trials to get most of the air out which took a little extra time. The Big Agnes Air Core deflate time is much quicker, but it doesn’t have the deep weld design the Static V has, so trade offs I guess! Overall, I’m happy with the function and comfort of the pad!

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Well done

Expert Recommendation Content Recently returned from a two week XCTC rotation with the military in Texas. I used this pad to sleep in the back of a truck, on the ground, in a tent and on a cot. It is hands-down the most comfortable pad I have ever used and the durability was really impressive. I honestly didn’t know if it would survive the exercise. The thing still looks brand new.

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This is a very well made product, lightweight, compact, and comfortable. It inflates very fast. I don’t really have any complaints but if I’m being picky it takes a little more effort to deflate and pack up than I was expecting. I suppose that could be considered a plus as well in that if it’s challenging to deflate with the valve open it implies that they have done a brilliant job designing it to stay inflated and to compartmentalize the air better for warmth and comfort. My only other issue is that I just have a tough time getting comfortable when camping, and I’m 6’3”, 200lbs, and would probably be more comfortable on the larger model. That said, I’m willing to sacrifice a little comfort for the packing size and weight.

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Have already recommended to others after 1st use.

I used this mat this past weekend for the first time and I have to say it was the best I've slept backpacking so far. The mat is wide enough that I didn't slip off in the middle of the night and its nice and long as well so my feet didn't hang over the edge as well as not too firm but has a good structure so you don't feel anything underneath you. It kept nice and inflated through the whole night and easy to inflate/deflate. Normally i toss and turn and wake up several times when backpacking but i didn't wake up once the whole night! Would definitely recommend or get the insulated version for cold weather camping. Also its so small that it fits nice in a pack without taking up much space at all. Thanks Klymit!

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I liked it so much I bought it again!

I've used two of these sleeping mats over the past 2 years for several military field exercises and a 7-month deployment. Whether in the hot, dry desert; bitter cold; or dense humidity of the Southeastern United States, this sleeping mat has been a lifesaver. The fact that it breaks down to the size of a burrito makes it extremely easy to just toss in your pack and get underway and makes it a fraction of the size of military-issued gear. The improved inflation valve design increases the longevity of the valve and allows for faster inflation; however, the open design can make topping off a bit tricky. This product is a must for those who wish to sleep comfortably in the field!

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Sleep well without buyers remorse.

Very comfortable light weight pad! I'm a side sleeper and I always have a hard time finding a pad that takes pressure away from my hips; this one does it! It packs back into its bag very easily and quickly. I only have two complaints, 1: It is VERY slick, and not slick in a good way. If you're sleeping on any sort of incline, you will probably wake up multiple times at night sliding off the pad. #2: moisture builds up inside the pad from inflating it. I'm still trying to figure out how to stop this to prevent bacteria and mold growth inside my pad. Overall, a great pad at a great price.

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Awesome pad. It is lightweight and rolls up small, but is very comfortable, even on rocky, rough ground. I am a side sleeper and was very comfortable, plus it's a great product for the price. I bought it a few years ago and have had no issues since, I use it multiple times per year. It inflates very fast and holds air well throughout the night.

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Solid sleeping pad

I have now put over 200 nights on this pad and have had no issues. The valve still holds just as well as it did when it was new and it has never had any holes that need patched. Just as an fyi it is not insulated so in cold weather ie. on snow and when it's 35F and lower you will feel the cold from the ground especially if you have a down sleeping bag because they compress more. And after years of watching the market I know that this is the best afordable pad for backpackers available.

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Expert Recommendation Content This was amazing less so while camping because I had a fairly smooth area to camo. But using this in my outback with the ruggedize mats it was a lifesaver, I can barely sleep back there with a 7mm foam mat, this pad was amazing. Looking forward to using it on rough ground

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This is my regular go to pad for camping now. If you are a side sleeper like me, I would suggest getting this pad. My hip and shoulder don't dig into the ground when I'm on my side. It packs down pretty small if you use it for back packing. It definitely isn't ultra light but if ounces don't matter to you, it would be great.

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I’ve been using this pad for 3 years now, including 3 summer field seasons. I won’t be changing any time soon. I’m a side sleeper and this pad is great for it. Still super lightweight and durable and it easily packs up to shove in the compartment on my backpack with my sleeping bag. A lot less expensive than some of the other pads but this has just as a good quality

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Great for side sleepers

I am a toss-and-turning sleeper and most of the time I run into hip pain when sleeping outdoors due to sleeping on my side. This pad takes the sting out of side sleeping and is super supportive. My only issue is that it is difficult to really dial-in the inflation so I'm comfortable on my side and my back.

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I’ve been using this pad for 4 years and I’m amazed at how well it has held up. After 12 or more trips and nearly 100 nights of use, this is still in great shape! I never need to add air in the middle of the night, as I’ve done with other pads. It is so light weight, packs down very small and is ideal for my side sleeping needs. Only wish it was a little quieter when moving around.

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Great value. Holds shape well.

My spouse(250pds) and I (140pds) use this and both find comfort. The v shape chambers do a good job in keeping the shape of the pad, preventing contact with the ground. A rather low R value, but the price and weight make up for that. Width for both users is sufficient. (Both fairly broad shouldered humans) Used for backpacking, car camping, on a cot,

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Compact. Easy to inflate. Comfy.

This is a great pad. I’m a side sleeper and it still keeps me off the ground which is huge. If I get another, I’d likely go for the longer one because at 6’ my feet and the bottom of my sleeping bag hang off the end, but it doesn’t make it any less comfortable. It’s made the last month of camping very comfortable. Definitely more comfortable on the ground than a platform.

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