In this blog post you can find a selection of new sleeping pads for 2018.
There are different sleeping pads for different seasons or climates available.
The R-value indicates how much insulation a sleeping pad provides. In the conclusion you can find the sleeping pad which I would recommend.
|Big Agnes Ultralight Awesome Mummy||TBA|
|Big Agnes Q-Core SLX||TBA|
|Big Agnes Air Core Ultra||566g|
|Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra||598g|
|Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV||650g|
|Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Pad||698g|
|Klymit Hammock V||743g|
|Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV||822g|
|Klymit Double V||1150g|
The Big Agnes Q-Core SLX is an ultralight 3-season sleeping pad with a weight of 466 grams (regular size) for temperatures down to -9C. The new double rip-stop improves durability and tear strength by 25%.
The Big Agnes Air Core Ultra is a warm weather sleeping pad for temperatures down to -2C. The regular size weights 566 grams. The Big Agnes Air Core Ultra also has an antimicrobial treatment.
The Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra is a superlight 3-season sleeping pad for temperatures down to -9C and weights 598 grams (regular size). It has a 25% increased durability and tear strength and an antimicrobial treatment.
The Big Agnes Q-Core Deluxe is a superlight 3-season sleeping pad for temperatures down to -9C.
The Klymit Double V is a two person sleeping pad which originates from the Klymit Static V. The Klymit Double V features body mapping technology and packs small with a weight of 1150 grams and an R value of 1.3. The price of the Klymit Double V will be around 130 EUR.
The Klumit Hammock V is an air pad designed for hammocks and includes body mapping technology and includes non-slip regions and provides warmth from below and the side. The R value of the Klymit Hammock V is 1.3 and weights 743 grams.
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV is a four season sleeping pad which includes Therm-a-Rest’s new SpeedValve to inflate the pad up to three times faster and deflates instantly. The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV is also one of the warmest sleeping pads as it incorporates Thermacapture Technology, reflecting heat back to the body. The weight of the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV is 650 grams for the regular size. The price of the the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV will be around USD 179.95.
The Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock Pad was designed to fit inside a Therm-a-Rest Slacker hammock which incorporates self-inflating foam with air channels to increase warmth and loft. The pad weights 435 g (15 oz) / 698 g (1 lb 9 oz) and costs around 80 EUR.
The Therm-a-Rest Synergy Sheets adds breathability, warmth, cleanliness and comfort to the sleeping systems. The Therm-a-Rest Synergy sheets fits around all Therm-a-Rest mattresses. The Therm-a-Rest Synergy Coupler Sheet provides next to skin comfort while joining two mattresses together to create a double bed. The price for the Therm-a-Rest Synergy Sheets & Synergy Coupler are about 50 EUR each.
The Therm-a-RestTrail King SV is a self-inflation sleeping pad. The Trail King SV includes AirFrame construction which alternates foam and air channels and SpeedValve technology for fast inflation and deflation. The Therm-a-RestTrail King SV weights 822 grams (regular) and will cost around 150 EUR.
Personally, I like the Therm-a-Rest XTherm the most and I use it during summer and winter time. Even so it is not the newest sleeping pad on the market, it provides high insulation and comes with low weight. I always carry it on our hiking and packrafting trips.
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