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what sleeping pad will work best with this...

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what sleeping pad will work best with this bag?

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Chris, even though this is a 45 degree bag I would go with the insulated BA pad and you could use it for colder conditions or with a different bag if needed. The insulation won't matter much in warm conditions but really helps if the temps get cold. If you want to get by with a less expensive pad Chris linked one that would work well.

http://www.backcountry.com/big-agnes-insulated-air-core-sleeping-pad-rectangular

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Chris,
If you are looking for a good sleeping pad, I really feel like a thermarest made of foam is a great option. I have tried a lot of the pads that inflate, but I find the air makes me cold if the termperature really drops, and I wake up a lot of nights with my knees or shoulders on the ground and hurting (I am a side sleeper). The foam keeps it's consistency, and I don't have to wait for it to setup or worry about puncturing it. I love it! Have had great luck using it for the last 5 years.

here are two options:

http://www.backcountry.com/therm-a-rest-ridgerest-solar-sleep-pad


http://www.backcountry.com/therm-a-rest-z-lite-sleeping-pad