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Light, compact three-season pads

To ensure ultimate comfort while you car camp or backpack in chilly temperatures, use the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Sleeping Bag. Designed with PrimaLoft Synergy synthetic insulation, the Insulated Air Core keeps you toasty on chilly nights and easily rolls down to fit compactly in your pack or car when not in use.

  • Durable, lightweight cover fabric stands up to your rough car camping or backpacking ways
  • PrimaLoft Synergy synthetic insulation form tiny air pockets that trap body heat and keep the cold out
  • PrimaLoft Synergy fibers are engineered for permanent water resistance and create tight surface tension the resists moisture penetration
  • I-beam construction eliminates welded seams to reduce cold spots and ensures quick inflation/deflation, consistent air flow, and stability
  • Durable inflation valve supplies years of use
  • Includes stuff sack and repair kit (repair kit housed in small pocket in stuff sack)
  • Pad complements any of Big Agnes' cold-weather bags

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4 5

Just what I need for Southern Weather

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I live in South Carolina and this past spring our weather has fluctuated dramatically. One day it's 80 and sunny, the next its 40 and hailing. This pad has done me good in both types of conditions. Side sleeping isn't an issue because it's 3.5" thick rather than 1.5, yet it still stores compact. The PrimaLoft insulated side keeps me insulated on the 40 degree days, and during the summer all I have to do is flip it over to the less-insulated side and I'm set. I'm 5'9" and the Regular (6'0") works for me. Sometimes it feels a little short, but I like to elevate my legs up on my pack at the bottom of the pad anyways (helps me recover). All in all great pad for the money.

1 5

4 pads and 4 failures

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After talking to BA several times I have learned that the only air seal on these pads is the adhesive that bonds the insulation to the shell... in my experience with 4 of these pads, they will eventually fail.
If you rarely use your pad, maybe a good cheap option. Some have failed straight out of the wrap and others have taken several trips to fail.
Shipping for all my warranties has cost me enough to buy a nice pad at this point!
-AK guide

4 5

Love Big Agnes Sleeping Pads

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

Big Agnes sleeping pads are amazing. We've used the non insulated Core Sleeping Pads for years and loved them. When one of them developed a leak, we replaced them with the insulated pads.
We've only gotten to use these once so far, but it was as comfy as the Air Core Sleeping Pad, only warmer.

Great pads from BA

Great pads from BA

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The blue pad is the item listing here. This is a short pad the rest are reg mummy and , q core reg length. I hope this helps in your decision. The short pads are really best for kids or anyone under 5'5.

5 5

zzzzzzzzzzzz's for dayzzzzzzzzz.......

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this pad! For a couple years, I thought I could be tough and get by using a RidgeRest as my primary sleeping pad, what a dummy I was. I love this pad, it's super comfortable, warm, and not too heavy or bulky in my pack. A good crossover between backpacking and car camping. It takes me about 32 breaths to blow up, so not too bad, and totally worth it for the wonderful slumber. Also, the shade of blue is my favorite!

4 5

Comfortable and Light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've only used this pad a few times, but I have been completely pleased so far. First off, I was worried about how long it would take to inflate, but it really wasnt a problem for a small guy. Next, I've never used it in rain, but when I woke up in the morning and everything was covered in dew, this pad wasn't holding any moisture. Finally, each time I used it I was sleeping on the dirt, and I have had no issues with punctures, tears, or rips.

So basically, so far so good!

3 5

New vs Old

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

Originally purchased the previous version, and while I loved it, it developed way too many holes with minimal use. I returned it for this version, and have been pleased thus far. Its nice and thick while inflated, providing a pretty good nights sleep; then it packs down pretty small in the morning. No problems after 2 trips; here's to hoping this (blue) version holds up better than the last(brown). Will revise review after my next 2 trips.

5 5

Great Sleeping Pad

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

This is my first sleeping pad I've ever bought and used it for the first time on an 8 day canoeing/camping trip in Maine. It was very comfortable and kept me dry even when it poured rain and we got puddles in our tent :) I was surprised how easily it blew up (I'm a 5'4, 125lb 17 year old, I was able to blow it up in about 3-5 minutes each night). It was also very compact once rolled up which was nice. Overall, great purchase!

4 5

Great night sleep, if it stays inflated

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really wanted to love this sleeping pad. It's unbelievably comfortable, warm, and lightweight. And it seemed pretty durable too, but despite being very careful near sharp rocks and vegetation, I've had 2 of these pads develop leaks in the past 3 years. The first one went while camping in Acadia Nat'l Park in Maine, the second in the middle of 2 months in Alaska! Luckily I usually bring a foam pad along too (to help prevent sharp rocks from digging into the pad, ironically). I was unable to locate/patch the leaks so I've just sent them back to BC. I switched to a ThermaRest pad that is a bit lighter but thinner and not quite as comfortable. We'll see how well that holds up in comparison.

5 5

Great pad for the price

I've been using the an old backpacking sleeping pad since I was a boy scout. I finally decided to upgrade this year and it's been one of the best decisions I've made. I first used this pad up in Idaho with a 30 degree down bag. My brother and his wife were sleeping in 0 degree bags and thin pads and they were freezing throughout the night. I slept pretty warm and it was because this pad kept me up off the cold ground.

5 5

The best

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My daughter and I took Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Sleeping Pads on a 9-day traverse of Isle Royale in early June. The pads were warm and comfy. You get value for the money spent and very much value for the weight you carry. Scrimp somewhere else, buy these pads. We paired them with Kelty down bags. The outer "tubes" are larger, so you don't roll off.

4 5

Sleep comfortably

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this pad, great for backpacking and car camping. Not the lightest backpacking pad, but the comfort you get out of it definitely makes up for another couple ounces. I used to use a twin or queen Walmart air mattress for car camping, but they always get a tiny hole or the valve goes out within a summer. I have since replaced these crap mattresses with this pad, as it never fails me. Sleep well under the stars, go for the Insulated Air Core!

1 5

Pure, unfiltered hatred.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I hate this sleeping pad. I've had 2 of them (I thought my first one might have been a dud). My fiance had one a little while ago also.
Every one failed and failed quickly from a valve issue.
???
Now, granted, ever air pad is a ticking time bomb, but this one especially. Unless there has been a massive valve redesign project, I'd be wary.
I've had a much better experience with the Thermarest NeoAir trekker. It failed too, but after a couple of years of frequent use instead of a couple weeks/months.

5 5

A+

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

Having started camping in the 70's in floorless button together Army surplus tents, cotton thin sleeping bags and wool blankets underneath for padding. I have tried a variety of pads and finally gave up tent camping as that pebble always became a boulder at 2 am. This is awesome. Can't roll off of it, cause it is part of the bag. Awesome. Not noisy to sleep on, comfortable, great nights sleep. Can't even feel the pebble. I bought it with the Encampment BA bag. Great combination.