- May 2, 2007
Amen to this. The only big bulky thing I still pack is my mig old honkin therma rest pad.A good pad is key. Get the highest R value pad you can get your hands on.
I just upgraded to the rectangle neo air x therm. I had the one that tapered down and was always rolling off it if I didn’t sleep perfectly still.
Just got sick of thin, poorly designed, or small pads. My foray into a taper pad lasted one trip. Works for some... not for me.
Try and get to a store that has lots of ones to try, folks opinion pads vary. Some of the air chamber designs are loved by some and hated by others, it's worth trying them out.