A good night's sleep starts here.
When mountain lakes are calling your name, start out with a good night's sleep on the Rectangular Green Ridge Air Pad from Big Agnes. The durable polyurethane material is lightweight, making this pad great for lightweight backpacking. I-beam construction helps to eliminate cold spots throughout the night. An included stuff sack makes transport and storage quite simple.
- Polyurethane material
- Inflation valve
- I-Beam construction
- Estimated R-value of 1.5
- Stuff sack included
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
My husband picked this one out for himself. I tried to steer him toward something else because I wasn't comfortable with the material, didn't trust it. When it worked, he loved it. He said it was very comfortable, though it made more noise than my NeoAir XLite when he moved. He used it probably about half dozen times before complete failure. First night of a multi-day backpacking trip the pad wouldn't stay inflated, he thought he found a hole in the seam so he put moleskin over it and tried to inflate it again, wouldn't work. The next day, he went through the process of finding the hole and patched at least 7 tiny holes with duct tape. That seemed to be okay. We put it in the tent, went back a few hours later and it was deflated. There are countless tiny pinholes in the pad even though he stored it in the stuff sack, then put it inside his pillow (camp pillow with a pillow case that has space in the case to put clothing or something else to make it thicker). He was always incredibly careful with it, also rolling it up in the tent, as he does with mine. Needless to say... it was a few nights with this issue, with little sleep and grouchy mornings. Neither of us would recommend this pad.
How thick is this pad?
This pad is 3.75" thick.
how much does the regular weigh and what are the dimensions? would this be appropriate for light hiking backpacking for a 9 yearold overnight? thanks
The regular is 20 x 72 in, weighs in at 17 oz. It rolls down to 5"x9", so would easily fit in his pack. This would be a great option for your son. If he shorter than 66" you could even go with the petite version to save a little more on cost, weight, and packability, but I'd go with the regular so he has room to grow.