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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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5 5

Great pad. Warm, compact . No issues.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Check out my video review I posted here to get a better overview of the Insulated Air Core Sleeping pad. My YT channel also has reviews for other Big Agnes products and other outdoor gear.

Ive used the IAC for over a year and have zero problems. I like that is almost half the length of a thermarest when packed.

Im 6'4". If you over 6ft get the long. Reg is 72*20 Long is 78*20

The sides are 3.25 inches, the middle is 3 inches. Bc of this the pad helps keep you centered and cradles you and have less of a chance of falling off your pad.

15 degree rating (make sure you sleep on the blue side) It does really help keep you warm. And its nice to be 3 inches off the ground at night.

Comes with bag, no stuff sack (buy a Granite Gear stuff sack for it)

Packed weight is 26 oz ( for the long version). Heavier than other sleep pads, but I dont mind the added weight, bc after a long day outdoors, I want to be comfortable and get a good night of sleep.

I use it with my BA Lost Ranger 15 and BA Cross Mtn. 45 sleeping bags. The great part of the BA sleep system is the pad slides underneath the bag via a slit. This keeps you and your pad connected and you cant slide off you pad at night.

Bonus: It can be used as an inflatable raft to lay on in the summer to catch some rays on the water.

Great pad, buy it.

Caw!

pad in bottom of BA sleeping bag

pad in bottom of BA sleeping bag

this is why BA sleeping bags are great. The sleeping pad and bag stay connected and you dont slide off your pad at night.

My review...Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core 3 inch Sleeping Pad. Comfortable, warm and lightweight. Goes great the Lost Ranger 15 and Cross Mountain 45 sleeping bags.

2 5

comfortable for a couple hours..

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Unfortunately, my Insulated Air Core does not hold air very well. For the first several hours of sleep it is great, probably one of the most comfortable sleeping pads I've used and it's not nearly as loud as the NeoAir series, BUT none of that matters if it deflates half way through the night. It's already bad enough that you had to kill yourself blowing it up after a long day of hiking but then you have to blow it up again in the middle of the night, no good! I would not recommend this anyone who values their sleep, although it was quite a bit cheaper than the NeoAir's you get what you pay for unfortunately.

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I have used Insulated Air core for over a year and have never had this problem. It always stays fully inflated regardless of the temp outside. Maybe you have a tiny leak somewhere?

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yeah that's more than likely..i'm not saying that it is a bad product or that Big Agnes is no good, i just got unlucky..more power to you brother!

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I have owned this pad for 2 years and have used it 8 times or so averaging 5 day trips. Last 3 trips out, one being last weekend in 22 degree temps, this pad has deflated. I put it in water and found 2 very small holes on the seam. Super glued them, tested again with no visible leaks and holds air all night at the house. Take to Red River Gorge for the weekend and deflates within a hour. Must be unlucky, myself. I would not recommend this pad. Have had nothing but problems.

5 5

Beats Sleeping on a Rock

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core provides a wonderful night of sleep. The depth of this pad is precisely what I needed to get a good night of sleep. I bought a couple of Q-Core sleeping pads for ultra-lightweight backpacking, but wanted a rugged, lower-cost sleeping platform for car-camping. After throwing-out a couple of queen-sized air mattresses, I decided that the cost of a durable sleeping pad would be better than wasting money in the discount store camping aisle. Big Agnes built the sleeping pad that meets my needs, whether I am sleeping in my ultra-light Fly Creek or my spacious Ten Sleep tent.

massive failure

massive failure

Ive enjoyed this sleeping pad up until a trip into the backcountry. I discovered one of the side seams had come apart. No problem right, just use the included seam repair glue.....well the one time I need it, never opened, its DRIED OUT ! So I resorted to a temporary fix as I still had five nights way out in the backcountry. Dr. Scholl's moleskin. Worked pretty good, slight air leak as it is breathable, but made it thru the trip. Purchased more glue when home and fixed properly. So now Im out on a couple night kayak camp trip. First night not too bad, small depletion in air by morning. Go to blow it up for second night, I discover the individual tube seams are coming apart, now I have built in pillows in all the wrong places. And a bigger airleak that requires me to wake up about every hour to inflate more and upon each inflation another seam goes. So what the heck ?......I hear these things are lifetime warrantied....has this happened to anyone else ? What am I to do ?

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Send it back to BA - they do indeed have a great warranty. They replaced two pads of mine that had micro-leaks. Yours is definitely a warranty issue.

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you know it's great that BA have such great customer service, but you shouldn't have to replace a sleeping pad once, much less twice.. it is unfortunate because I do LOVE their customer service and their product designs, but if the quality is not there what can you do?

5 5

Couldn't ask for much more

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pad is pretty incredible, after going back and forth about this pad vs the non insulated Air Core I decided to go with this one for two reasons: 1) I have a 3/4 Nemo sleeping pad for warm weather backpacking. 2) For just a little more money this pad offers much more warmth than the Air Core and doesn't add much weight. Used this in the Uinta's recently with a low of about 20 F and I was toasty warm all night long. Very thick and comfortable. Inflates in about 20 or so big deep breaths. Vertical baffles help keep you on the pad while you sleep. Big Agnes makes a sleeping pad to fill just about every niche there is, I highly recommend any and all pads that they offer.

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

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I found the same thing happened to me. Bought 2 pads & one failed at the air inlet our first trip out. Got it replaced at the retail store w/ no problem. Then on the third trip another one failed at exactly the same place. Not sure if the second failure was the oldest pad from the original purchase or the replacement pad. I'm wondering if the had a batch that was not manufactured correctly. We'll see if they will replace this one.

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

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.