/ High Altitude Sleeping Mat
I bought one of these on a trip to the States this September: https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Pad/InsulatedAirCore It was very comfortable, certainly miles better than my old Thermarest, and was warm too. The highest I slept was about 10,000 ft but it felt like it would have been fine at higher altitudes. I think it's much the same as other thick mats - Exped etc. Important to get the insulated version though, obviously. They recommend storing it unrolled with the valve open, presumably to dry it after blowing it up by mouth, which is what I did. You can get a very light pump for them if you don't want to blow into them.
I haven't had a problem (apart from the crampon incident) with my thermarest prolite. Wished I had something warmer above 5000m at times though.
I've seen these around so its great to hear such a positive review of one. Greenland is another use which I didn't think of. I guess my bad record with inflatables is probably a reflection of my lack of care for it
+1 for exped downmat
You just got me thinking. I might use a ridge rest + balloon bed for my next trip. The main downer with them is they are 3/4 length and fragile, but as you say... I still have the ridge rest.
That crossed my mind with Big Agnes, but I needn't have worried - she was big and comfy and showed me a great time!
Spot the Ridgerest.
EXPED all the way.
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