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Gear Review

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$160 for a fancy balloon?

Easy to inflate, surprisingly warm, very comfortable and everything works the way it ought to.

However, by design, it is fragile and does puncture relatively easily. It's easy to repair, but the maintenance is a hassle.

Also, takes considerable time to pack and unpack, which could be a negative if you like to wake up and get on the trail quickly.

For now, I will live with what I have, but would go with a closed cell pad for reliability and simplicity in the future.

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Someone spending that much for comfort really needs to renegotiate the brains operating the equipment. If you cant look around your sleep area and detect any potential hazards, you don't have the know how to operate an expensive pad and should definitely sleep on your closed cells from now on.