Review: Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad


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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. 

Cost$$$
Shell Material30D polyester
R-Value4.4
Weight19.6oz
Inflated Size72" x 23" x 2. 5"
Packed Size5" x 8"
WarrantyLifetime
Package includesSleeping Pad
Stuff Sack
Patch

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 manufacturer’s stated dimensions.

How much room will you have to sleep? That’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: there’s a repair kit included, so a puncture can be fixed without any trips to the store. The V-structured cells look as though they’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.

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