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ALPS Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad

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    Get some zzz's.

    Ounce-counting backpackers know what they're getting from a sleeping pad like the ALPS Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad. The name says it all. Well, it says the ultra-light part.
    • Lightweight ripstop fabrics cut weight without sacrificing integrity
    • Tapered shape for easier packing and more weight shaving
    • Open-cell foam provides support and cushioning in a durable and packable form
    • Item #ALM3075

    Tech Specs

    Material
    ultralight ripstop, open-cell foam
    Dimensions
    [regular ] 20 x 72 x 1.5 in, [long ] 25 x 77 x 1.5 in
    Rolled Size
    [regular] 5 x 20 in, [long] 5.5 x 25 in
    Shape
    tapered
    Pump
    no
    Self-Inflating
    yes
    Stuff Sack
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    [regular] 1 lb 8 oz, [long] 2 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    fast backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Don't buy this

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave this to my husband as a gift. He has used it 2 or 3 times and initially loved it. However, in the middle of his antelope hunt this year, the pad gets a huge bubble under his knees and deflates in other areas. He takes great care of his gear so this is obviously a manufacturing defect. However, Backcountry won't allow returns after 30 days. Not a happy camper.

    Great Pad

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    It's not ultralight, but it's light enough. I use it when I'm camping on really rugged ground with lots of sharp rocks (places I feel uncomfortable bringing my UL Air Mattress) or when I'm using my hammock. A 3 inch air pad just doesn't work well with a hammock. Overall, it's warm, light, and not too badly priced.

    There's nothing "Ultra-light" about it

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I should have done more research, spent more money, but the sale price got me hooked and I've never owned an air-mattress, preferring the durability of my closed-cell Ridgerest mattress, all these years, so this was kind of my cynics test---fourteen days on the Sierra HIgh Route.



    I followed the instructions as soon as I pulled it out of the box--let it sit around the house for a few weeks, inflated, valve open, and s on, closed . . . it was fine a comfy in the house, but the first thing I noticed was the noise----it sounded like a light sprinkle and this might have been the first note that the de-lamination was starting.



    Soon as I got it out on the trail, the top sheet de-laminated, giving me a large bubble at the foot of the pad, which grew by the day until I was enjoying having my knees elevated, much like I do with my pillow at home, but . . .

    . . . Sadly, in order to prevent it from further bubbling, I had to keep it basically un-inflated, or pretty much at the level that it attained on it's own, self-inflation.



    Again, there's nothing light or small about it. I'd consider it a car camping mattress---I was only happy that the bubbling did not encourage a leak. I am thinking of tearing it apart now and using the durable underside as part of my groundcloth system for my next air mattress. Your results may vary.







    There's nothing "Ultra-light" about it

    Great Pad

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Bought this recently to upgrade from current 3/4 REI pad. This thing is extremely comfy and not too heavy. I'm taking off a star just because of how big this thing it is. It doesn't pack down small at all. But make no mistake, it is indeed the most comfortable pad I've ever used. And holds air like a champ. No leakage whatsoever.

    Extremely comfortable!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I used this sleeping pad for the first time on a backpacking trip last weekend and it was wonderfully comfortable, I slept like a baby every night! I followed the directions and after taking it out for the first time I opened the valve and let it fill up completely without touching it. I was surprised to see that when I used it this weekend it was actually self-inflating!! I unrolled the pad, left it in the tent with the valve open and after making dinner, it was almost completely full! I just had to top it off a little bit by blowing in to it. The pad stayed inflated through the night and was just as comfortable and firm when I woke up, I was really impressed!

    The only downside is that the pad doesn't role up very small. It is extremely light weight, but somewhat awkward to fit into a backpack. I ended up using some climbing draws to attach the pad to the outside of my backpack, not a huge deal at all, it ended up working great!

    Extremely comfortable!

    Great pad

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I've used this twice while backpacking.
    I love the pad. Keeps me warm & comfortable, inflates relatively quickly (and you can always blow into it to fill it faster).
    I'm giving it 4 stars because it is slightly on the heavier side and is a bit large when rolled up. But I strap it to the outside of my pack so I don't really mind.

    Bubbled after first use

      first night of 10 on the AT and within 15 minutes of laying on it, it bubbled on the left side. It was like sleeping on a lopsided balloon. Next 9 days spent sleepin' on the ground with the bears n the wolves! Suppose I shoulda tried it out before hauling it out into the wild.



      In the process of exchanging it, and hope this was just a one time manufacturers defect. Will update review when new one arrives

      Not too hard or soft, just right

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      This pad is just the right size, thickness, and weight for the backpacker or hiker. If you make sure to fill it all the way up like ALPS Mountaineering suggest the first time to pull it out, you'll have a great pad for a very long time.

      Great pad!

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      Pad is durable, lightweight, and comfortable. I've used it pretty extensively over last summer hiking in the Alps, and have zero complaints. For max comfort, add some air manually in addition to letting it self-inflate. It is a little more bulky than my friends folding pad, but mine is much more comfortable. I'm 6' tall, and just fit on the regular length pad.

      Lightweight and effective!

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      I have used this pad on the ground and in my hammock and it holds up. It is a lightweight easy to use pad that I love. I have loaned it out to friends going on backpacking trips and they loved it as well. It comes with a nifty little case that makes attaching it to your pack easy. It fills up faster than any pad I've had before.



      It fits perfectly in my hammock and I found that it stays in place rather well. It provides an extra layer of warmth without slipping away from me in the middle of the night.

      Great pad!

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I am new to hiking, and this is my first pad. Over the summer, I borrowed my boyfriends pad and froze in the middle of spring. Went trekking in Dolly Sods the first week of November, slept like a log and even was able to sleep with just a base layer (which I did not even need) in the snow and wind. I have a 20 degree bag. This pad did not deflate and it was very light.

      Very happy as well.

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      Used like 15 different hikes and climbs and was great winter, summer, falls and spring. Got a little hole in it very small was easy to find and patch with the kit they provide while 20 miles in the deep. Patch has held the past year to. I dug a snow cave in the winter on the climb out when we ran out of sun light do to weather. This pad kept me warm even in the snow.

      Very happy as well.

      Comfy and Convenient

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This pad is very comfortable and easy to pack in a backpack. Doesn't take up a lot of space and doesn't sacrifice any of that convenience with comfort.

      Super Comfy and durable!

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      This pad features a foam interior that is highly compressible and can be inflated quickly with your mouth. Its super comfy and will provide the much needed padding for a good nights rest in the backcountry.



      It does come with a large stuff sack, but this pad can fit into much smaller compressible sack - but you'll have to get that on your own.

      all you need, nothing you don't

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      For a really light, self inflating pad (you'll have to top it off manually for the first use) this thing is surprisingly comfortable. If you're looking for a reasonably priced backpacking pad, with more than enough comfort, this is an awesome option - definitely prefer this over a foam roll up and there is not much difference in weight.

      What is this pads r-value?

      What is this pads r-value?