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The Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Sleeping Pad's lightweight, packable, and durable design makes it ideal for three-season use in just about any terrain imaginable.

  • Ripstop outer fabric resists damage for seasons of use
  • X-Static® synthetic insulation provides superior warmth and comfort, and has antimicrobial properties that help keep odors at bay and enhance thermal regulation
  • Seam-welded pad provides consistent airflow for stability, support and smooth feel
  • Airtight, nonbreakable brass valve with plastic coated mouthpiece offers durability
  • Comes with a stuff sack and a repair kit

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what is the pump house and does it come...

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what is the pump house and does it come with the pad?

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Hey Tilemann,

The Pumphouse is a drysack that can double as a pump for those who don't like to use their lips. We don't have it in stock but you can always get it from BA directly.

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Accessory/Pumphouse

5 5

Great night sleep

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I spent a lot of time researching and trying out different sleeping pads and eventually settled on this one as being the most comfortable, warmest and lightest for cold summer nights in the mountains to shoulder seasons and perfect for a comfy winter night when paired with a closed foam. It's also a nice pad for anyone who sleeps on their side because of the added height.

Q-core in a BA pump house

Q-core in a BA pump house

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Pad inside the Big Agnes pump house bag

5 5

Comfy pad

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a very comfortable pad. it is nice and thick to keep you off the ground. It also keeps you insulated from the ground which makes for a great nights sleep. It is on the heavier side of sleeping pads but well worth the weight for the comfort. I recently got a pump house for this pad and it makes a huge difference. after using the pump house you only need about 6 breaths to fill it up. Highly recommended

5 5

Good Mat - Almost kept it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a good mat. I compared this to the Downmat UL 7, setting both up in the living room and sleeping on each for a night, then letting them sit for a full week to test inflation. Both mats performed well and were comfortable, but the Downmat won for two reasons. First, weight and packed bulk were slightly lower for the Downmat, and I when backpacking I will appreciate the slight savings there. Second, the Q-Core and Downmat both have larger outer baffles, I'm guessing to keep the sleeper's arms in place. While I like this feature, I didn't like how pronounced it was on the Q-Core. If laying there with my arms slightly out to the sides, the Q-Core became uncomfortable. If you are a mummy style or straight armed sleeper, or if you prefer good guardrails to keep your arms tucked in, the Q-Core should be great for this. Personally I liked the Downmat's less pronounced outer edge.
Of course the other reason to go with the Q-Core over the Downmat is the cost difference. Over time I'm sure I would have been almost as happy with this mat, but for me the extra money was worth getting exactly what I wanted.

5 5

This thing is awesome

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used this camping and it is by far the most comfortable thing! I've thrown it in a hammock and slept like a baby. Getting ready to take out again in the Canyon lands of Utah! Super lightweight, fits great in my pack. Highly recommend.

5 5

Awesome !!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The best insulated pad for your buck. This thing is so comfy i sleep on it in my house to fix my back, it is more comfortable than my bed (i have a pretty nice bed) plus, in the Backcountry you also get the crickets to sing you to sleep. GREAT product!

5 5

Really comfy!

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

Best nights sleep I've have in a tent. Looking forward to using it again.
Folds up into a small bag. Easy to blow up.

5 5

Sleeping in the woods was never so cool.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am 6'0 200lbs+ and I ordered the long/wide version of this pad (good fit). It does take more than a few breaths to blow this baby up... but when it is finished, it is well worth it. This pad is very comfortable. Packs up very small and comes with a repair patch kit... in case you sleep with porcupine.

5 5

This pad rocks...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I dont want anything but this pad. I will bring it to my Aconcagua trip next December full of trust in its comfort and insulation power. I used the Q-core on my 6 day trip to Kilimanjaro last January,including a frozen night inside its crater, and slept very weel all the nights. Its a must have.

This pad rocks...
5 5

about 100% better than Therm-a-rest Neo

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

So I've had the REI pad first, thought it was nice but kinda heavy and very thin. And I spent the $$ for the T-A-R NeoAir xlite for its lightness, but it's very uncomfortable, I would roll all over the place on the pad and I cannot sleep. I then purchased the Q-Core Long version, and I fell asleep when trying it in the living room. When I woke up, I exchanged it for a long/wide version (I'm 6'1, broad shoulder) for maximum comfort when lying face up!!

It does take more time to inflate than both the REI and the therma-a-rest pad. But it is 100% more comfortable and it is the only piece of gear in my overnight pack that is not super light. Actually if you have a highend Marmot down bag about 15-30F, this pad is bigger than the sleeping bag+compression sack! (I had superlight 1person tent, carbon poles, Arc'Teryx jackets, minimalist cooking stuff, etc) But it's worth it, because you can actually sleep.

3 5

I want to give more stars..

This pad is so comfortable, if there is a rock under this pad you wouldn't feel it at all. The pad is a thick material, seems extremely durable. Unfortunately we noticed a small hole in the seam near the valve on . The hole is crazy tiny but leaks air enough to notice. This hole was found on our 3rd trip out with the pad. Bummer! Sending it in to Big Agnes now, hopefully they will repair or replace with no hassle. I will report back when the process is complete. And hopefully add some stars, the pad was a dream on the few backpacking trips we took!

5 5

Best camping pad ever

This is by far the best camping pad I've ever slept on! The ground under our tent was rocky and uneven but I didn't feel that at all this last camping trip. It's light, compact, and easy to repack too. (my 8 year old repacked one) I slept just as well on our 3 night backpacking trip as I would in my bed at home. Backcountry has the best prices on these. Get one. You won't regret it.

5 5

You'll never look back...

This pad is without question the best backpacking pad I've ever used, and I've used a lot! I've used this pad several times and I'm certainly a believer. My philosophy is that I'll throw a little extra size and weight on my back for a good night sleep in the back country, with this pad that's not necessary. I got the wide- long mostly for extra width and it's neither bulky or overly weighty. I have mine rolled down to about half the size of the stuff sack that comes with it. The sides of this pad are slightly raised to help kind of cup you in which I love, cause I regularly rolled off my old pads at night. Bottom line, I believe this pad is second to none for backpacking comfort. I plan to buy a second one for my wife to use, probably in the SL version to shed a few ounces.

You'll never look back...
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Greg, you are 100% right, wide and long is the version to buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 5

Luxury hiking pad!

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

I have always had trouble sleeping on the trail, and have been plagued with many restless nights. I have tried countless Therm-a-Rest mattresses, and the results have always been the same; I never get a full nights rest. So last year, I decided to look into another sleep system. The Q-Core caught my eye and I decided to give it a try. This was the best decision I have ever made. The first time I hiked with this mattress I slept like a baby. This pad is 3.5 in. of comfort, bomb proof, and packs down nicely. Yet, with most pads that are this thick there is a weight penalty. If you are an ultra-light backpacker, then you might want to look at a different pad. Lastly, this pad is difficult to inflate. If you have been hiking at high elevation all day, then the last thing you want to do is pass out while trying to inflate your pad. Regardless, I would still recommend this pad to anyone that has trouble sleeping in the backcountry.

Luxury hiking pad!

I've been told that the Big Agnes Pump...

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I've been told that the Big Agnes Pump House is a necessary piece of equipment for inflating this pad. I'm wondering if anyone here has this pad but not the Pump House? Or just general comments on inflation time/difficulties, etc. Thanks.

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No pump house needed. You can just blow it up using your own breath. It does take a few minutes. I would say a pump or the pumphouse would speed this up dramatically. Blowing up two of these for me and my girlfriend definitely leaves me a bit winded :-) but its not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, considering you get th best night of sleep ever on this thing. Super warm and no bottoming out even on your side.

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Thanks! Any idea how it would compare to blowing up a standard full-length Therm-a-Rest? From the specs it looks about twice as tall as my Therm-a-Rest, but I think part of that's due to the insulated aspect of it.

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Laura,

It is considerably more difficult to inflate than the standard Therm-a-Rest. I personally do not own the pump that comes with this pad, but I could see how it would be helpful. If you are trying to inflate this at high elevation it is a chore, and honestly it is a chore even at low elevation. All that to say, it is well worth it. I purchased this pad after using Therm-a-Rest for years, and I will never look back again. Good luck!

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Man, I love my inflatable Big Agnes pad and inflation is no big deal. Never go back.

Man, I love my inflatable Big Agnes pad and inflation is no big deal. Never go back.
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For a regular pad I have counted how many breaths it takes to blow it up. It usually takes between 25 and 30 so it is a bit of a chore, but you have to weigh the options do you want to blow it up the harder way and save weight or do you want to blow it up the easy way and carry a little more weight.

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GET a pump house! i use this thing almost every weekend, and after a long day hiking/climbing ect. who wants to blow up an air mattress that has a 3" loft. takes 10-15 minutes and mild light headedness! pick one up and save your lungs for singing! :)

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