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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad

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    40 Reviews


    A backpacker's best friend.

    You can have the most comfortable pack in the world, but your back's still going to be a bit knackered after trekking fifteen miles with a forty-pound bag strapped to your posterior. However, thanks to the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad, you're able to comfortably simmer down and snooze peacefully when you finally crawl into your tent after a full day on the trail.

    Designed to offer personalized cushioning, this insulated pad features a high-volume valve and micro-adjust air pressure button that, when combined, assure quick inflation. A generous dose of synthetic insulation makes this pad capable of dealing with temperatures down to fifteen degrees, so you won't have to spend your night hugging a warm bottle of water during those late fall and early spring trips.Additionally, the minimalist-yet-rugged I-beam construction keeps this sleeping pad's weight to a minimum, but without sacrificing durability in the process.

    • Ripstop nylon with TPU laminate
    • WRM HL synthetic insulation
    • Heat reflective technology
    • I-beam construction
    • High-volume valve with air pressure adjustment
    • Repair kit included
    • Item #BAG009W

    Tech Specs

    ripstop nylon, TPU laminate
    insulated air pad
    [petite] 20 x 66 in, [regular] 20 x 72 in, [wide regular] 25 x 72 in, [long] 20 x 78 in
    Temperature Rating
    15 F
    Stuff Sack
    Claimed Weight
    [petite] 1 lb 4 oz, [regular] 1 lb 5 oz, [wide regular] 1 lb 7 oz, [long] 1 lb 9 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    sleep like royalty

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After lugging around a huge sleeping pad, I finally broke down and bought a pad better for backpacking. I bought the petite version (I needed it for a trip ASAP and that was available), I am 5' 6", my feet hang off the end a little bit, but not too noticable. I was more concerned with falling off the side of the pad since it is only 20" wide, but I have not had any issues. When this is packed down, it is about the size of a 32 oz. nalgene bottle. the ONLY thing I do not like about this pad, and this may just be because of the sleeping bag that I use, when I roll around at night, it is very loud.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've used BA sleeping pads for years and the Air Core is yet another impressive offering from the mother of all comfort. Filling without a pump was not a chore, though I wish I had one to try! Perfectly comfortable down to about 40 degrees, the Insulated Air Core will fit most folks 3-season needs. If you're looking to fully upgrade your sleep system, pair this pad with any of Big Anges' new sleeping bags for complete integration of pad+bag. Packing and rolling is a breeze, but it isn't the smallest 3-season pad out there. If you're counting grams and every bit of space counts, then I'd consider the Q-Core SLX.

    Get the air pump!

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

    Loved this pad, but now I'm sad because it means I have to upgrade from my last one. The dump value is so effective and makes rolling it up a breeze.

    But the pump sack it freaking awesome! I filled the pad up with like, 3 or 4 bag fulls. It was really easy and the bag rolls down and snaps shuts, so you can use the bag for a million other things too.

    Get the air pump!

    Fit for a King

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I had an earlier model of this pad, and took care of it for 4 years. However, one fateful day in Havasupai it was washed away in a flash flood. I knew that I'd buy another, and in a couple weeks I was blowing up my new Big Agnes with the new quick inflate/deflate valve. There is a one way air intake with a mico adjust valve for finding that perfect pressure, and a seperate dump valve to quickly deflate and stash your pad when you need to bail off the mountain. I've used it down to the mid-20's (fahrenheit) and the insulation kept me perfectly cozy. I'm 6'2

    Perfect pad

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This sleeping pad keeps me warm on the coldest of nights. I'm sure the sleeping bag helps ;) but truly I have never had a complaint about it. It holds it's air through the night with ease. Packs down to a great size and hasn't had a hole in it for a year of heavy use. Love it.

    Great while it lasted

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

    I slept on this cozy little thing all of one night before I lost it to the winds of Bishop, CA last March. It was probably the best night of sleep I've had camping in my life! I left my campsite for a day at the buttermilks and when I returned my hammock was blowing in the wind, sleeping bag on the ground, and camp chairs across the road. Love how lightweight this thing is but be warned, keep it in your car/tent or deflate it when you're not laying on it! (Or at least in the vicinity). I sure felt like a dumb little kid who let go of their balloon. Would definitely reccomend it - kept me warm and comfy - though it is a little firm so may not be for everyone depending on your preference.

    The Best Pad!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

     WOW, these sleeping pads are amazing! They pack down small enough to take backing and are great if you want to car camp too! Also the material is impressively tough, so it will last through many adventures without a doubt. Inflating the sleeping pad is super easy. Big Agnes makes an awesome pump that also packs down that speeds up the set up process.

    Lightweight and Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pad is incredible! The pad rolls down to about the size of an 8oz can and stores quickly. It does take a few minutes to blow up the pad but sleeps like a dream!

    Warm and Comfy!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is quickly becoming my favorite sleeping pad. While it does take a couple minutes to inflate, that doesn't bother me. It's super comfy and insulates really well from the ground. This thing is thick as well! At 3.5" off the ground, you are getting plenty of cushioning. It also has a pressure adjustment (super easy to use) if you want a bit less firmness. So far I've got at least 20 nights on it and have not once noticed a smidge of deflation overnight. At this point I'm volunteering to sleep on the floor when we have company. Once my dog inevitable steps on it and pops, I'll probably be back for another.

    Oh, at 6ft, 185, I went regular to save on overall weight/space./$$. Yeah, a larger pad might be nice, but it works and I've never had any regrets.

    Big Agnes Sleep System!

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

    This is my first real backpacking pad and sleeping bag combo and I'm very excited about it. Picked up the Pumphouse to go along with this and it's really easy to inflate. Didn't bottom out on the pad at all which is great for a side sleeper. Could have maybe gone up to the Wide Regular but the Regular is a good size for me.


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

    It took me a few minutes to figure out the best way to blow this up, but once I did it was one of the easiest sleeping pads i've ever used. The one way valve for filling it with air is incredibly helpful. It is also super comfortable, I like to sleep on my side and this is a great pad for it! It isn't noisy either, and it packs down pretty small. It's a great pad for the price!

    Very Comfy

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

    This thing is unbelievably comfy, and easy to fill! So much better than the cheap-o one I used to use that would lose air and led to several cold, sleepless nights. This thing rivals the comfort of the free mattress that my land lord was throwing out that I use at home, and packs down to the size of 1 Cafe Rio burrito. The stuff sack is one of the few I’ve ever used that actually fits the product and doesn’t require you to be an origami pro.

    Seriously love this thing and can’t wait to spend many more nights sleeping on it, if you are at all hesitant I say go for it!

    Very Comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You wouldn't think that a pad this light would produce such comfort, but it does. I sleep as good on this pad as I do in my own bed. Plus, pair it with one of big agnes' system bags and stay on your pad all night long.

    Sleep well all night!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pad really hits all the bases, its lightweight for its thickness, its actually comfortable and compact. I have also found it to be quite durable and easy to inflate with BA new system. I've used it to low 30's with my 15 degree bag and I slept fine all night till the morn. Another BA product from BA!

    Comfortable, warm, quiet, and compact!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased the Big Agnes bag that holds this great mat in place all night long. I was able to adjust the comfort easily in the middle of the night when needed. It is very easy to roll up and it fits easily into is stuff sack. Only 40 degree nights so far - I was warm and comfortable.

    Pretty good but could be better

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Pads are generally pretty good. Inflate with limited work and deflate like a dream. Much nicer then our old pads. Thickness is very nice. The downfall of these pads is they are made of slippery material. We have use these a bunch and slid off every night. How about some R-n-D Big Agnes. Maybe even some grip tape or less slippery fabric on them. We tried 4 different sleeping bags along with 3 different sleepers over several days and all slid off. Honestly, the price is very good but I would look to something else unless you want to end up on the floor every night.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Got this to replace my bulky thermarest. It is so tiny and light. I even had to let some air out because it was too was the best night of sleep in the woods I have ever had. I can see it popping if you let your pups sleep with you in the tent and that would be sad.

    What is the R value?

    Hey Kenyon, Big Agnes does not rate their pads based on an R value. This pad is rated to be comfortably slept on with the appropriate sleeping bag up to 15 degrees. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to me directly via the information listed above.