The Klymit Insulated Static V is a good all-purpose backpacking air mattress: a quality sleeping mat loved by many backpackers, though it is neither the lightest nor the best insulated model available on the market.
|Shell Material||30D polyester|
|Inflated Size||72" x 23" x 2. 5"|
|Packed Size||5" x 8"|
|Package includes||Sleeping Pad|
As explained in our previous post about air mattress specifications, there are four important specs to consider.
First, check the R factor. This is listed as 4.4; pretty well perfect for most moderate-climate backpacking, spring, summer, autumn, or winter. It might not be ideal for your Siberian backpacking trip, however.
Next, we look at the packed weight. 19.6 ounces, or 556 grams; no feather, but not bad either.
Then comes packed size. This is given 5 by 8 inches, and the product description notes that a stuff sack is included, which means you should have no trouble compacting the sleeping pad to the manufacturerâ€™s stated dimensions.
How much room will you have to sleep? Thatâ€™s fourth on our list, and here we see the Klymit is reasonably generous: 23 inches in width, 72 inches in length, and 2.5 inches tall when inflated. Not a twin sized bed by any means, but it does tack several inches onto the basic sleeping pad standards for a tiny bit of extra comfort and night-time maneuverability.
Other things an experienced backpacker will notice about this product: thereâ€™s a repair kit included, so a puncture can be fixed without any trips to the store. The V-structured cells look as though theyâ€™d be comfortable to sleep on, and inflation is supposed to be easy: 12 breaths will bring it from packed state to a ready-to-sleep-on bed. Deflating and folding it up is just as simple.