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Lightweight, quick, and easy.
The ALPS Mountaineering Foldable Foam Mat is great for impromptu camping trips when you don't want to bother with finding the pump for your inflatable pad, and it also makes a great spare mat for that one friend who always needs to borrow a pad. Closed cell foam is lightweight yet cushy and insulating, and the accordion folding design helps it pack up small.
- Closed cell foam
- Accordion-folding design
- Egg crate construction
- Item #ALM001U
- Q & A
Weight is 437gr
Similar to Therm A Rest Z-lite regular, but much cheaper.
Weighs 16 oz, not 6.
The packaging and Backcountry.com's description both said 6 oz for the pad, which is obviously impossible for a full length pad. I bought it with a good discount to see if there is any magic involved. Alas, it weighs 16 oz not 6. Still a solid CCF pad, just not magically lightweight. Compare to Thermorest Zlite Sol, this pad seems slightly thicker but perhaps not quite as warm without the reflective material.
for 23$ its ok
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Very uncomfortable alone, cannot lay down by itself. Fine with sleeping bag
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The cost/benefit analysis of this pad is great. It gets the job done. It may not be the best on the line, nor is it the most comfortable, but it works and keeps you somewhat comfortable and keeps you off of the ground/snow. I will eventually upgrade to a more comfortable one for longer trips, but for now and doing 2-3 nights, it works well. Definitely a worthy buy!