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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Regular Rectangle
on April 26, 2008
I like Big Agnes products, this air pad packs down extremely small and weighs very little. If you're a gram counter like me, get this pad and don't look back. The only thing I don't really like is the amount of time it takes to blow up and the air valve is somewhat awkward to use especially when you need to tighten it down when your done. I hold the valve in my mouth so that no air escapes and then turn it closed with my fingers. Yes kind of gross but I don't know of any other way to do it. Maybe someday they'll have a one way valve. If you plan on using this with your Big Agnes bag with sleeve make sure you go to REI and test it with your sleeping position. I sleep on my side and find that the bag gets a little tight around the hips, if you sleep on your back, no problems you'll love it. I no longer use my Thermarest because the air core pad has made it obsolete. I subtracted 1 star for the funky valve. Hope this review helps.