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BIG AGNES Unisex's Insulated Q-Core Deluxe Sleeping Pads, Turquoise, 20x72 (Regular)

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Made from a light yet robust material, the Copper Spur HV UL 3 Long Footprint is the correct size and with the correct fixings for easy convenient use. During the 4 night trip the temperature would drop into the thirties, and at one point I woke of with ice in my cooking pot. However I never felt cold from underneath the pad, while sleeping in a 20 degree down bag with a thin base layer. Made from a light yet robust material, the Gold Camp UL 5 Footprint is the correct size and with the correct fixings for easy convenient use.

Big Agnes Insulated Q Core SLX - Air Chamber Sleeping Pad Big Agnes Insulated Q Core SLX - Air Chamber Sleeping Pad

Head over to our full review at the link in our bio to see why we think this pad is such an awesome value. This year, the Arizona Trail had some unique perks and challenges for thru-hike hopefuls. An intense snow year in the Southwest meant we didn’t have to worry much about dried up water sources or long water carries, and we got to see a massive super bloom in the Sonoran Desert. My 70 lb dog has stomped on it quite a bit getting in and out of the tent and it holds up fine, pretty durable pad. After a 25+ mile day, this pad is much appreciated.

Which one is right for you?

So we have a Big Agnes King Solomon sleeping bag and were always FREEZING... Why, because the bag has no insulation on the bottom and on the cold ground, we often slid off our old pad. Looking for a solution, we bought into the "sleep system" philosophy where you could integrate a pad into the sleeping bag by sliding it into the designated space. A premium pillow from Big agnus, they have applied all their knowledge and know-how from their excellent Rapide SL range to the Rapide SL Pillow. The Q-Core Deluxe Sleeping Pad brings increased comfort without weighing us down or sacrificing durability for our missions into the wilderness. Primaloft Silver and heat-reflective technology combine to help you stay warm in temperatures right below freezing, and the quilted top aids in keeping you comfortable throughout the night. I-Beam construction reduces weight in places that dont disrupt the pads structural integrity, which means you get a stable platform during sleeping at a lower weight.

Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Insulated Ultralight Camping Pad

There are two standout notes on the Q-Core’s I-beams. First, the offset quilted pattern replaces standard parallel I-beam construction, preventing you from sliding on the pad. Second, the outermost I-beams on both sides are slightly larger, which creates a cradle that holds you near the center of the pad. ‘Ultimate Durability’ First thought was that I was buying an air mattress. Why would I want to do that? They pop! They are bulky. They smell like plastic!!! The Insulated Q-Core sports an impressive 5 R-Value. It is filled with X-Static synthetic insulation and silver filament that boost thermodynamic, anti-microbial and anti-odor properties. I have found that it regulates temperature very well. It kept me warm one night on top of snow at 15 degrees and I wasn’t too hot sleeping on it at 75 degrees.But it also left feet of snow and chest-high water crossings on the Mogollon Rim late into the hiking season - some hikers were snowshoeing that section! Its primary selling point is its high elasticity and abrasion resistance. This allows the Q-Core SLX to be inflated, stuffed, re-inflated, and re-stuffed ad nauseam without risk of fatiguing or ripping the surface. ‘Superlight,’ Micro Adjustment It makes very little noise when you move around on it at night (in comparison to the NeoAir which sounds like you are flopping around on a pile of plastic bags). It's a little heavier than ultralight options but the luxury is much appreciated it. It rolls up into its stuff size just a little bigger than a Nalgene and I think the regular size which I have weighs in at 25oz.

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