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NEMO Equipment Inc. Astro Insulated Lite Sleeping Pad

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    Lighter than ever, and warm too.

    Nemo Equipment Inc. added a layer of PrimaLoft insulation to its Astro Insulated Lite Sleeping Pad, and it's still lighter than the original Astro, so all you minimalist backpackers out there can still sleep warmly in colder temps. And the designers at Nemo were able to make it a half inch thicker than the standard Astro in order to ensure you don't feel the ground while you sleep ... and it still packs down smaller than the original Astro. This amazing design is due to the Airlock Elite fabric that holds strong welds without wasting an ounce. The lateral baffles prevent the sides from curving around your body uncomfortably. This pad comes with a stuff sack to keep this pad compact in your pack.  

    • Airlock Elite fabric
    • PrimaLoft insulation
    • Lateral baffles
    • Small pack size
    • Stuff sack included
    • Item #NEM000U

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 20D synthetic, [insulation] PrimaLoft
    Style
    air pad
    Shape
    rectangular
    Dimensions
    72 x 20 x 3 in
    Temperature Rating
    15 - 25 F
    Stuff Sack
    yes
    Packed Size
    8 x 4 in
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 3 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    To be fair, I didn't purchase this pad from BC, but received it as part of a Cairn package. I chose to review it here for anyone thinking of purchasing it. I used it outside in low temps (mid 20's) and it did a pretty good job for the first few hours, but right around 3 am the cold just kept creeping upwards. It is difficult to inflate, and similarly difficult to deflate and repack as well. I also experienced two large rips on the bottom after only using it twice on good terrain for packing up or in my tent, and the patch kit only had one back patch and a small vial of glue. I'm not as upset about it given how I got the pad in the first place (part of a $199 deal), but it is definitely not as sturdy or as warm as a thermarest pad.

    Beware Cold Sleepers!

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

    Got this for the holidays and took it for a test drive in my yard with a only a down bag and no tent. Temps were 35-40F. Stayed out for a few hours, felt some cold coming up from the bottom of my bag. The layer of insulation is just on the top of the pad, maybe if they extended it to the sides it would work better. Be advised, I am a really cold sleeper, so this might not be a big deal to you! Folds down into a package about the size of a Nalgene bottle and comes with a Velcro strap in case you wanna skip bringing the bag and repair kit. Took a fair bit of effort to inflate, the valve is large and kind of uncomfortable if you're not using the pump. The material seems pretty sturdy, and is nicely quiet compared to other inflatable pads/pillows I've tried. If you sleep on your stomach you might want to put the pillow down by your feet, I didn't find it comfortable. I wouldn't push this to the edges of 3 season camping, unless you're a hot sleeper. All in all, I would recommend it with very little reservation, it's very comfortable!

    Small, Light and Comfertable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Big fan of this sleeping pad. It is very light and packs down really small in a backpack/dry bag. It blows up easily and the structure has made for many great nights of sleep. It is also very easy to deflate and pack back down again, very little hassle.

    Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is more comfortable than my mattress at home. I LOVE sleeping on it! I've had it for almost 2 years and have slept on it hundreds of times (lived out of our camper for 5 months), and it has held up great, except for one blown baffle which NEMO fixed lightening fast. My husband just got one and he finds it exceptionally comfortable too. Nice and lightweight too. Packs down small.

    Great night sleep!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am a side sleeper and I finally decided that I had to upgrade from my Thermarest. I definitely made the right choice. This pad is thick enough that when I sleep on my side my shoulder doesn't dig into the ground. It is the best sleep I have ever had while backpacking. I am a tall guy (6'2") and went with the 25L and it's been a great fit. It also packs down incredibly small for how large it is when fully inflated. I am sleeping better AND saving space and weight in my pack.

    Best pad that I've ever owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I don't normally leave reviews, but I love this pad. I would recommend for anyone to use. It's super lightweight and relatively quiet. It's great for people who love to sleep on their side. I've taken this all over the country now, and I have never had a problem with it. It also packs incredibly small. This is a piece of gear that everyone should own.

    Terrible

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

    I should've stuck to what I knew: Thermarest. Instead I bought this thing that's made out of what feels like starched toilet paper and the first time I tried setting it up in a tent (ten miles in the back country, exhausted) it had two big holes in the bottom. It came with a patch kit in the stuff sack, which means I didn't have to sleep on the ground for three days, and that the manufacturer knows it will tear. It also does not provide enough support and is a total pain to set up. It's going back and I'm going back to Thermarest.

    MUST for real sleep

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

    I've a newbie car camper and I almost gave up after 4 years of back breaking nights of shivering "sleep." I told my husband, don't call it a camping , it's pulling all nighters but with back pain in the morning. Well after 4 years, I finally did my own research made the investment and spent some real money instead of using my husbands beat up old gear. This item was highly rated on an outdoorgear blog. I slept better camping than I do at home on this mattress! Paired with my Big Agnes Ethel sleeping bag, I slept like a baby out in a rainy cold campsite. My husband calls my gear the spaceship setup, it's so beyond his "classic" foam mats and cheap sleeping bag. Thanks to this setup, I'll be able to continue enjoying the outdoors like I've wanted to, without the back pain and all nighters.