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    Lightweight, rectangle inflatable pad?

    Hi there,

    I'm searching for the perfect inflatable pad for me since forever which sends to be non existent by now.
    Rectangle
    Lightweight
    Insulation for 3 seasons minimum
    Ideally wide, not extra long

    BA also managed to screw up their latest entry into pads by allowing a cold bridge due to two segments for isolation.
    TAR managed to screw up equally by building the faulty Svalve into the xlite.
    Exped has MW models, though I'm lost with their numerous models and hear mediocre warranty compared to TARs.

    Am I missing something else?

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    Check out 'Klymit' pads. I have a long and wide one but they may have a size you want.
    https://www.klymit.com/products-1/sleeping-pads.html/
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    Exped downmats .... they just work well

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    exped has the MW pads, which is likely what you're looking for

    Klymit makes some interesting pads, but their mw size aren't great insulators, they get all holey to save weight

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    You're in a bridge, right? What's the point of an inflatable pad? if you're more in need of insulation go with some closed-cell foam. If you're having condensation issues maybe make a sleeve of fleece to help.

    I picked up a Klymit (cheap basic uninsulated model) for use in my Warbonnet Ridgerunner. I was going on a trip where it was likely I'd have few trees and would likely end up crashing in the tent with my kids. As it turned out I was able to split the difference and got to hang some and ground sleep some as well.

    Good luck

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    No, 90.
    The point to have a pad is to have a ground option.
    My tarp works both ways, hammock is my bug inner on ground. Minimal weight punishment for ground and tree option.
    The point of inflatable is comfort on ground and packability.

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    I you're willing to forgo the warranty, it is possible to buy a long, wide (25") and cut it down to whatever length you prefer and reseal it with a hot iron. This only works with horizontally baffled air mats, and I've done this with 3 different TR mats with zero problems. But I've got to admit I was a bit queasy taking an x-acto knife to a brand new $230 X-therm!
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang-loose View Post
    No, 90.
    The point to have a pad is to have a ground option.
    dumb question for you then I guess, since weight difference is going to be minimal, why not just bite the bullet and use a full length pad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikker View Post
    dumb question for you then I guess, since weight difference is going to be minimal, why not just bite the bullet and use a full length pad?
    No idea what you're talking about - I'm looking for a full length pad as stated above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    I you're willing to forgo the warranty, it is possible to buy a long, wide (25") and cut it down to whatever length you prefer and reseal it with a hot iron. This only works with horizontally baffled air mats, and I've done this with 3 different TR mats with zero problems. But I've got to admit I was a bit queasy taking an x-acto knife to a brand new $230 X-therm!
    I don't know if I've got the guts for this, but I may need to seek your advice at some point...

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