I bought the Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad on Amazon in preparation for my first bike tour. While trying to put together a low budget camping setup, I decided to buy this pad. It is the best inflatable pad for the money.
I’m 6’1” and 180 pounds and the pad fits fine. I’d say the max height for this pad would be about 6’3” unless you don’t mind your feet hanging off the edge. When rolled up the pad is about the size of a Nalgene bottle. It’s small and easily packable.
It is very comfortable for what it is. I sleep on my side and the pad was supportive enough. I never bottomed out. Don’t expect it to compare to your Tempur-Pedic mattress but I slept well on this pad.
Blowing it Up and Letting the Air Out
The best thing about this sleeping pad is how easy it is to inflate. Air enters and exits the big, high-flow valve easily. I can blow this thing up in about 10-12 big breaths. It takes about 30 seconds. Letting the air out is even easier. Just open the valve and the air quickly rushes out.
Unrolling and Rolling it Up
Unrolling the pad is easy. Just takes a couple of seconds. Packing the pad away is a bit of a hassle the first couple times. You have to fold it in half lengthwise, then in half again. The air leaves easily with the big valve but keeping the pad from bunching up as you roll is a bit tricky. You don’t have to roll it perfectly to fit it into the bag but it needs to be rolled fairly tight.
I have slept on the pad for about 30 nights so far and haven’t had any punctures. There are no signs of delamination either. The pad does include a patch kit with patches and glue that fits in a small pocket built into the carrying bag.
I haven’t slept on this pad in weather below freezing. The coldest weather I have experienced on this pad was the low 40s. I was completely comfortable. It’s fairly thick so I imagine it would be fine for camping below freezing as long as you have a decent sleeping bag. I’ll update this winter.
Final Thoughts on the Klymit Static V Sleep Pad
If you’re looking for an inflatable pad, I think this is the best for the price. It’s small and easily packable. It would be ideal for hiking or backpacking because of the size. I’m happy with my purchase.
You can buy the Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad on Amazon here:
Personally, I don’t like having to worry about a thorn puncturing the pad and having to patch it in the middle of the night or sleep on the ground. Because of this, my next pad will probably be a simple foam pad that can’t be punctured. Foam pads take up more space and are heavier but give more peace of mind. For more info, check out my inflatable vs foam sleeping pad analysis.
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