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

Is it just me or does turning over on this pad sound like you are sleeping on a bed of rice krispies ??? I bought this Thermarest NeoAir XL pad and the Big Agnes Q-Core SL to do a side by side comparison before a trip to Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico this summer and it wasn't even close. The Big Agnes pad is thicker, softer and QUIETER (and a few oz heavier). I was afraid of waking my neighbors and the local fauna with this one.

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I agree, it is noisy, however, it doesn't really keep me from sleeping. It is nice and comfortable which allows me to drift off to sleep soon, and then I never hear it. My bigger issue with it is that I hate the tapered corners...