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At home comfort.
When you're 40 miles from the trailhead and who knows how many miles away from home, trust the ALPS Mountaineering Elevation 4s Sleeping Pad to provide at-home comfort while you snooze. This featherlight sleeping pad is fashioned with a durable, nylon ripstop exterior and packs down into a small, trek-friendly size while the built-in pump makes for easy inflation. The PrimaLoft Silver insulation provides extra warmth on those cold weather treks and ensures that you remain warm in damp conditions. A stuff sack and repair kit is included.
- Nylon exterior
- PrimaLoft Silver insulation
- Built-in pump
- Horizontal tubes
- Stuff sack and repair kit included
- Q & A
I have used this pad many times and i like the packable size and the convenience of the built in pump is great. Its a little on the heavy side compared with some high end and high r-value pads, but between the pump, the price and the higher r value i think it's a solid choice. It has held up very well over 20+ uses.
I use a Big Agnes integrated bag/ pad system, which i think is brilliant and by far the most comfortable way to camp. For those not familiar, the bag has no insulation on the bottom, and relies on the pad which is held in place by a sleeve. With thise pad, at about 35 degrees and below I have to use bag liners and find ways to boost the insulation on the pad or i get cold from the ground. This pad might be good at lower temps with a different sleeping bag.
My husband and I got two of these for camping. The first time we used them, one of them was already leaking air back through the one way air valve from the sleeping pad back into the pump. Then the air seemed to leak out the cap of the intake valve on the outside of the air pump system. Then we tried them out a second time to make sure it wasn't just that we forgot to tighten the cap enough on the end that lets out all the air. When we woke in the morning both his and mine were deflated this time. It seems however the pump thing works, doesn't seem to hold up very well. It's an awesome concept, webwere just pretty bummed they didn't work.
Great sleeping pad
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The pad is sturdy and the self inflating feature can be really useful if you have a bit of time to let it inflate. Otherwise, if you're in a hurry you can always inflate it yourself. It is really comfortable to sleep in 0 to 20 degrees C temperature. Very compact when packed.
What are the packed dimensions?
Great except for the weight
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bought this for the wife for car camping, since I already own a Neo Air. She doesn't backpack, so the weight isn't an issue for her. She found it comfortable, and I like the built-in pump.