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Description

Lightweight, compact, and ideal for warm-weather camping.

Charge into the wild with the Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad, save ounces in your backpack, and sleep like a baby. I-Beam baffles make this air-insulated pad easy to inflate and capable of providing the utmost support, even at rocky campsites. After a restful night of sleep, just open the air valve on this three-inch-thick pad and you'll be able to pack the Air Core down to the size of a large water bottle—more room for snacks in your bag never hurts, right?

  • Nylon material makes this pad highly resistant to punctures and abrasion
  • Rectagular shape gives you the most sleeping space available and makes it hard to roll off your pad
  • I-Beam design reduces cold spots and ensures that this pad will inflate and deflate quickly
  • Self-inflating construction uses a durable inflation valve and an internal polyurethane coating that helps air move quickly and efficiently inside
  • Pad easily slips into the pad-sleeve of compatible Big Agnes sleeping pads
  • Includes a stuff sack and a repair kit

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4 5

Comfy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great sleeping pad at a great price. Its plenty thick to provide great comfort all night. A couple small drawbacks are that its kind of noisy, it never bothered me personally but it will be your personal preference in the end. Its also not self inflating but is pretty easy to blow up quickly and deflates quickly and packs small as well.

4 5

Great sleeping pad!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This sleeping pad is great... super thick and easy to pack in. I use it for backpacking as well as car camping. Most of the sleeping pads I have used in the past have been the self inflating kind. This pad has to be inflated and at times when I'm at high altitudes it's not the most fun to use what little oxygen I do have to blow up the pad, but it's totally worth it. It is super comfy and is pretty well insulated. Keeps away the rocks, bumps, uneven and cold ground from my sleeping. I would recommend this pad to others and would buy it again if I'm in the market! A definite must for a comfy nights sleep in the backcountry or the back of your car :)

4 5

It's pretty good.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

While there are certainly better quality pads and more comfortable, this pad will get the job done. It's comfy enough to get me through a few nights and the material is great. Though if you're going to be using this pad often, I would suggest moving up in the spectrum of pads and going with something a little better. Regardless, it's a great sleeping pad

5 5

perfect substitute for a bed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am 5-8 and 140lbs and I sleep on this every night. It is a little too short to lay flat and a little too narrow to curl up, but other than that it is lovely. Super comfortable, holds air very well. Every 2 weeks or so I put another breath of air into it. Folds up very very small. Durable material and comes with a small patch kit. Would buy again in a heartbeat, maybe just one size longer!

4 5

4 years and still going

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought mine about 4 years ago and it's still trucking. It does lose a bit of air throughout the night these days, but I've never had to patch a hole, and I've used it in the desert, mountains, woods, and music festivals sleeping on everything from rocks and gravel to sticks and dirt without any problems.

2 5

Failure x 2

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've put my trust in the AirCore Insulated twice. Yes, it's a comfortable mattress & packs small - as long as it stays inflated! With both AirCores, dozens of pin-holes appeared at the one end of the mattress. Certainly too many to patch ! Both times, the matress' were approx 18 mos old & used about 12 times. Certainly NOT worth the investment!

1 5

No good, didn't even last a week.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First week out in the Kings Canyon Wilderness and this mat goes flat during the night. New out of the box only worked for 3 nights.

2 5

Didn't Hold Up

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this item for a cross-country-and-back motorcycle trip on which I did a lot of camping. For the purpose of traveling light, the great thing about the Big Agnes is how small it folds up; it really can fit inside a water bottle. I am a side sleeper and this pad also did a reasonable job of keeping me comfortable and keeping my hips intact on both hot, cold, rocky and sandy nights. I am 6'0", 210lbs and, while it is fairly narrow, the regular size was fine for me. As I said, I'm a side sleeper, so the narrowness wasn't a huge issue,

The downside was that, after only 7 or 8 nights, two of the baffles within the pad gave way. This caused the I-Beams to merge and create a few spots of giant air pockets, instead of a uniform surface, unbalancing the pad and rendering it more or less useless. While it stole holds air, it can't be slept on. Bottom line: this is a great pad IF it doesn't break. I would give it another shot if I am able to exchange it, but the long-term durability is questionable.

4 5

keeps your hip bones off the ground

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've slept on this several times on the bare desert floor, setting up in the dark, so who knows what was underneath me. No leaks yet, and it pack up nice and small.

1 5

Air Core Pad will make your butt sad

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After about 50 uses the material simply will not hold air. It is seemingly an amazing pad but is a bad choice for a long term investment.

5 5

Incredible

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

For how much this inflates and comfortable it is I can't believe how tight it rolls and packs up for storage or hike ins! I have a Big Agnes sleeping bag this pairs with this incredibly, sliding right into the sleeping bags sleeve on the bottom of the bag. Air valve even feels well built and is a breeze to inflate/deflate.

Purchased one LONG for myself and a PETITE for my 4 year old son. Both of us were happy campers!

5 5

Awesome Comfort

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

I got the Lost Ranger Sleeping bag and this sleeping pad (long). I used it in the back yard (trial run) and then a 3 night backpacking trip. I'm almost 6'3" and thin, but I could sleep on my back or sides with this pad. It is a bit noisy as others have said. I would buy again if anything happened to this one!

5 5

Good, Small, Light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like this pad a lot. I've bought 3. This was my first pad, and I really loved it. It was stolen along with the rest of my pack. Then broke, I bought it again, and then I gave one as a gift. This pad has treated me well and is very nice to have in the backcountry. My one complaint is that it is terribly noisy. I roll a lot and one of my friends actually refused to share a tent with me and that pad. The long baffles tend to rub on the ground and make a bad farting noise..... all night long. I have upgraded my pad to the Nemo Astro isolated pad (which is really a great pad if you're willing to spend the cash). If you're on a budget, this pad is great and very comfortable, just not for light sleeper.

5 5

Packs Up Small!

This is great how small it packs down! Its about the size of a Nalgene when packed up, which is great for saving room when every inch counts! Its very comfortable and easy to inflate. after about 2 minutes of inflating its ready to go. Great product for a great price!

5 5

Big Agnes Air Core Pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the first sleeping pad I have owned so far and I love it! I used it for a 3 night camping trip and I was surprised at how comfortable it is, another awesome thing about it is the fact that you can easily roll it back into the size it was when it first arrived, and it doesn't take long to air it up either. It doesn't weigh much at all and I will definitely be using it for backpacking trips this summer.

5 5

Tough light and comfy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love how compact this pad gets. For its trail weight it is amazing how much comfort you get. I have purchased several of these pads for my friends and family and not heard of one having an issue.

5 5

Packs small and comfy for side sleepers

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Rolls up small. Not the lightest but I am more a comfort over speed kind of guy these days. Inflates easily and stays that way. The only complaint would be it's kind of squeaky with my bag. I toss and turn a lot and it's loud. But I doubt many would even notice that. For the size, performance and weight, this is a top pick.

5 5

Air Core

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Very comfortable, and packs down well. I was initially afraid of puncturing this pad because I thought that would render it useless, however it has held up very nicely.

Is this pad/mat good for 0 degree Celcius...

Is this pad/mat good for 0 degree Celcius backpacking, bearing in mind that I live in Australia and yes the desert does go below 0 often but generally I would use it from 0 plus, we have desert, bush forests and jungles etc...so just asking thanks

Best Answer Responded on

I would steer you towards an insulated pad with a higher R-value (Warmth rating for pads). I have used similar inflatables during cold weather, and when you're on cold ground, you will feel it, especially with just nylon and air between you and the ground. An insulated pad is worth the weight (in my opinion) when the mercury dips, especially that far. I suggest looking at the B.A. Q-core or Neo-Air X-Therm.

However, if you want to save money, and already have a warmer pad, one option is to take this pad for comfort, and another pad (like a thin closed-cell foam pad) with a higher r-value for the warmth. Put the closed cell on the ground, and put this one between you and the other pad. Heavier, but warmer. Hope that helps!

Responded on

Hey Chris,

Unfortunately, whether or not this would be appropriate for those temperatures tends to be a relative question depending on a number of factors including how your body temp tends to run. I own this pad and I've used it in temps below 0 degrees C and I've been fine. However, I also had a 15 degree bag with a fleece liner. So it can depend on a number of other factors as well. As David mentioned, looking for a pad with a higher R-value or some included insulation (this one has no insulation, just air) would certainly keep you more warm, but it doesn't necessarily mean this one won't work.

5 5

Good pad ... maybe not in winter ...

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

I used this pad last night for the first time -- on the snow, 0 degrees, and I was in a 20-degree bag. I was cold, but ... this thing was super comfortable! I have an insulated Agnes pad ... this thing will not replace that when I'm sleeping on the snow.

It a tad heavy (but for $50, that's obvious), but packs down super small. I;m looking forward to using this next summer!

Really happy with this pad for $50!