Extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by Constant Hiker from Texas on Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I tested this pad out as soon as I received it. It was slow to inflate and required a few extra puffs to get to the firmness I wanted. Having read the reviews on several pads, I knew this would initially be the case with any self-inflating pad. Once inflated, it was firm, but not so much that I didn't feel the extra cushioning of the foam inside. I am 5'6" and weigh 120 pounds, so I find that 1.5 inches is the perfect thickness for me. I could have gone with a shorter length to save on weight, but chose the regular length because I decided saving 2-3 oz wasn't really worth it. I am impressed that it came with a repair kit and stuff sack for such a great price.

The only reason I gave this four stars instead of five is its inability to pack up smaller than 20". It would be great if it folded down the middle and then rolled to make it compact enough to place inside my pack. Instead, I have it strapped to the outside. Not a big deal, but it would make a welcome improvement.

I am extremely happy with my purchase and would happily recommend this item to a friend. As a matter of fact, I have!
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