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Klymit Static V Recon Sleeping Pad

Klymit Static V Recon Sleeping Pad

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Great pads. Worth 40 dollars easily. HOWEVER, unless you're really picky about color. You can find these cheaper at Amazon or Costco relatively frequent, for $30.
I have the non-insulated version, and its definitely the most comfortable backpacking pad I've slept on in 30+ years. I'm a side-sleeper that thrashes around a lot at night and I tend to stay put and sleep much better on this pad. One note regarding insulation - the deep channels in these bags tend to allow bags to "loft down" below you and therefore provide a slight advantage. However, this works against you if you're using a quilt or ultralight "bottomless" sleeping bag - the deep channels create air gaps that allow cold air to circulate. Therefore I don't recommend it for a quilt or bottomless sleeping bag user. One last thing I'll add - I recently slept in 30º - 45º weather in the back of my F-150 (aluminum bed) on my uninsulated Static V and a 20º bag and felt the cold being sucked out from below me while trying to sleep. The aluminum bed acts as a heat sink and without any insulation, the Static V just wasn't warm enough. I threw a big piece of thick cardboard under me in the middle of the night and was fine after that. I'm now buying the insulated version. The prices fluctuate wildly on Amazon (the insulated Static V in RealTree camo goes from $52 to $90 day-to-day sometimes.
Got 2 (not insulated) 35.00 Canadian in duties.
A great pad for the money/weight. Very durable and comfortable at 23" wide. Leave the stuff sack at home and use a rubber band, 18oz.
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Good to know. I definitely can't go any narrower than 23".
It seems like the Static V (in 72" x 23" x 2.5) line has quite a few similarly spec'd mats that I have not really looked at until now. I am leaning towards the V2, but the Recon here seems like a great deal. Is the only difference between the Recon and V2 polyester durability (and the resulting 2 oz)?
16.6 oz - V2 w/30d top/75d bottom & R=1.3 18.6 oz - Recon w/75d polyester & R=1.3 19.9 oz - Insulated Lite w/30d polyester & R=4.4 25.0 oz - Insulated Recon w/75d polyester & R=4.4
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I read that the recon was made to go directly on the ground. The material is heavier. My son has the V2, the material is lighter but really tough. He's a teenager and it's survived many trips including the AT section hike.
These are great pads. Super compact and light while still being durable. I have the insulated version and would buy again.