Gear Review by Ambassador: Jason Stierman
Where to start? This this is small. It’s lite. It’s very easy/quick to inflate. And it’s comfortable. What else could you want in a sleeping pad!? When I bought this I took a risk per a recommendation from Dominic on a relatively unknown brand to me. I own a Thermarest Base Camp but that was WAY too much for backcountry use. I wanted something that packed small and provided some insulation. I was not disappointed.
One of the first things that impressed me was the size and weight compared to my base camp. The Klymit packed down to around the circumference of 6” and a height slightly longer which barely took up much space in my pack. The second thing that really impressed me was Klymit’s claim that this will inflate in “10-15” breaths. I’ve filled now on multiple occasions and average around 12. In my past experience with the Base Camp, I’d let the foam expand for a while before even considering coming back to top off with air. Not an issue with this piece of equipment.
After spending a few nights on this guy it will definitely be my go-to sleeping pad!
-Doesn’t really provide padding unless you lay on it (sitting just pushes the air around you and you bottom out)