Information about ALPS Mountaineering Summit Series Air Pads - Set of 2
Closeouts. Great for use with double-wide sleeping bags, ALPS Mountaineering's Summit Series double air pads are self-inflating and can be used separately or attached for a sleeping space large enough for two people.
Reviewed by fixit fox from Vermont on Sunday, July 17, 2011
I am very impressed with how comfortable these are to sleep on. They look so thin, it's hard to imagine they'd do much to cushion my tired bones from the ground- but they're great! Even on the hardwood floor of a lean-to, I slept practically as well as at home.
Reviewed by Nony from California on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I've been using one as a single pad, but haven't used these together as a double size yet. I've slept with it on the ground (tent), on a cot and on a piece of plywood in the cargo area of my Outback. It has always provided a comfortable night's sleep and good insulation from the cold ground. The only drawback is getting the air out to roll it up. It takes me 2 or 3 roll-ups to force enough air out to be able to get it back in the stuff sack. But it's a THICK cozy pad so I don't mind the extra effort.
Reviewed by P024008 from Berkshires, MA on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We bought these over a year ago, primarily for our 2 children for their camping tent. These are about twice as thick as a standard thermarest that you'd use for backpacking. Although I would not recommend these for backpacking trips as they are bulky, they work very well for what we use them for...which is car camping and sleep overs.
As a secondary benefit, my kids often "camp" downstairs on the weekends on the living room floor and these are even more comfortable than a standard air mattress and have been used probably 50 times for weekend sleeping on the floor and have held up very well. I also love that they velcro together. I use that feature a lot too.
Reviewed by sarah from Anchorage, AK on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I've only used these once, for one night. I am sick of deflating air mattresses, and wanted to try something new. They were pretty comfy, and they didn't deflate! I think we might add some extra padding somehow, but I also think that we will use these for many years to come. We are avid Alaskan car campers and I am looking forward to our next trip!
To inflate the mat you simply open the valves at the top of the air pad and the air begins to get sucked into the pad. When it is inflated you just close the valves. These are made from polyurethane open cell foam. Alps has a video explaining how the pads work that you can view here if you would like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t67Pprcp0Jg
Answered on 4/29/2014 6:08:17 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post