Customer Reviews Of:
Big Agnes Dual Core Sleeping Pad - Wide, Long
Closeouts. Big Agnes' Dual Core sleeping pad not only cushions for a comfy outdoor sleeping experience, it insulates, too. PrimaLoft® insulation is layered with high-density foam to keep you nice and cozy as you recharge for your next day of adventure.
Reviewed by Wheeler Canyon Ted from Ventura CA on Sunday, July 28, 2013Great pad but heavier than advertised by STP. It is listed as 2 lbs 8 oz, and the tag actually notes it as 43 oz, 3 oz heavier than advertised. It is heavier than my old Thermarest but a lot more comfortable. I am a little disappointed that STP did not catch and change it because 3 oz is a lot of extra weight. Very comfortable but it takes a bit to blow it up. I would prefer a lighter pad but I have a bad back so I only sleep on my side and this pad really has a lot of cushion and is great for a side sleeper. I am not sure if I will keep it because of the weight.
Reviewed by Double Tap from Alaska on Sunday, July 14, 2013Several reviewers have given this pad poor reviews for not self-inflating. The problem with that is, as it clearly says in the specs, this is NOT a self-inflating pad. If you purchase this pad expecting it to do something it was not designed to do (self-inflate) you will be disappointed. However, the pad is very comfortable and good for cool-weather camping/backpacking. I will gladly add a couple of ounces to my pack if it means a comfortable nights sleep, and I prefer a wider pad, so this fits the bill perfectly. It does take some effort to inflate, but once its inflated it becomes warm, cushioning bliss under a sleeping bag! The material is not indestructible, obviously, but is relatively sturdy, so as long as you take appropriate precautions with the pad and keep it clean durability is quite good.
Reviewed by kenneth from Vancouver on Friday, June 21, 2013so bad --- need Pump to support
Reviewed by A Jo in Mt from Montana on Wednesday, May 22, 2013We laid the pad out to " self inflate " . Hours later NOTHING had happened. I spent time blowing it up but after several minutes there was almost no change. My husband did the same with equally poor results. We wanted the pad for packing into the backcountry so weight is an issue even with mules. A person would have to carry a pump to inflate this mattress. We returned it.
Reviewed by Mtn Adventurer from mtns of western pa on Wednesday, May 22, 2013I had the pleasure of spending a week with my son hiking and camping in the Moab area at the end of April. And at age 60, I kept up with him, too:-)
My sleeping pad failed, however, so when we returned to Albuquerque, where he resides, I had some down-time and used part of it to look for pads at local shops and was able to get a visual on the Agnes line.
I had a concern about the tube thickness at 2.5; the ones at the shops were 3.5, but upon arrival and set-up, 2.5 is more than adequate. I haven't used it in the wild yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
I have a mummy bag, but bought the big pad because my outings are typically a "base camp"; i.e. from my car or my motorcycle and the big size comes in handy. Even, so, it rolls much smaller than my old pad.
Lastly, it has a brass valve for less failure, but keep in mind that this is not a true self-inflating pad; you still have to blow it up. It's called semi-self-inflating or close thereto in terminology on the paperwork that comes with it.