- Horizontal I-Beam Baffled air chambers create a consistently supportable structure whether you're a side sleeper or a back sleeper
- Convectex insulating foam is welded to the inside of the pad, creating a lightweight defense against the cold, hard ground
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Quiet for an air pad
I originally had my heart set on a self-inflating pad, but after seeing this in person, I was sold. The air valve is kinda funky at first, but once you "get it", you'll love it. There is no panicky closure of the valve once you get it inflated...which takes about 90 seconds manually. My favorite thing is how quiet it is compared to other air pads. Combined with the light weight and comfort, its a win-win-win.
Best Sleeping Pad EVER! - Insulated
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have used this pad on snow, rocks and just about anything in between. The insulated pad combined with the pillow top is the most comfortable sleep system short of a memory foam mattress in the woods.
The astro insulated is great for comfort, sound and insulation. It is solidly constructed. Yes - I know there are pads out there that are 4 oz less. 4 oz is worth a good night's sleep any day. Roll it up, stuff it on top of your pack, (or bottom) and roll out. This really is the only thing better than the old foamy. It feels like you are sleeping on a mattress and not a carnival balloon.
Good, but a lot of Air!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My mountaineering partner uses this pad and I have confiscated it a couple times because I love its comfort level! I love how tightly you can pack it versus pads that are self inflating but at the same time my negative to this is that after a long day of hiking/ climbing the last thing my lungs really want to do is use tons of air to blow this up, but it is well worth it after you suffer through it.
Best Sleeping Pad Ever?
Back story: I am 5'9" @ 155lb and a side sleeper. I enjoy my sleep on the trails and on every trip I go on, so my pad's get a lot of use. I used to have the Big Agnes aircone. I loved it to death up until it go stolen. It met most of my criteria, but one draw back was that it was really loud when I rolled in my sleep (which I do a lot). When it came time to buy a new pad, I was very picky in what I bought. I loved the size and weight of the Big Agnes, and the expanded dimensions of it too. I wanted all the same things only in a design that didn't make as much noise (enter Astro pad). I have spent a few nights on it inside and outside. It is one of my favorite things in my back pack. It blows up fast, its super comfy and its 4 season without the 4 season weight. I couldn't make a better pad myself. I have no issues with it, what so ever, its perfect. If you are broke and cant afford a 100$ sleeping pad, buy the Big Agnes, its awesome minus the awful amount of noise and its half the price. If you can afford a 100$ pad don't be silly, buy the Astro pad, its way better than any other pad I've tried. I've use the thermorest pad's and they are nice buy they aren't nearly as cozy as this pad and they are the same price. All in all, it's my vote for best sleeping pad.... ever.