This Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL (Superlight) sleeping pad blends supportive construction, synthetic insulation and lightweight fabrics for a comfortable sleeping surface on the cold, hard ground.
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Big Agnes Q-Core SL Sleeping Pad Specs
3.5 x 9.5 inches
6 x 10 inches
3.5 x 8.5 inches
3.5 x 9 inches
78 x 20 x 3.5 inches
78 x 25 x 3.5 inches
66 x 20 x 3.5 inches
72 x 20 x 3.5 inches
198 x 51 x 9 centimeters
198 x 64 x 9 centimeters
168 x 51 x 9 centimeters
183 x 51 x 9 centimeters
1 lb. 2 oz.
1 lb. 7 oz.
1 lb. 1 oz.
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Repair kit included
Stuff sack included
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Big Agnes Q-Core SL Sleeping Pad
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Big Agnes Q-Core SL Sleeping Padis rated4.2609out of5by69.
Rated5out of5bythirsty walkerfrompillow top matressThis is a matress of a hiking pad that weighs one pound, super cumfy and way warmer than my last pad
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated1out of5byPapaTfromUncomfortably smallI decided to upgrade my sleeping system, and after reading many reviews about the size after inflating, I still had this pad delivered next day air. Just in time for a three day trip in the Guadalupe Mountains. The pad seemed of good quality, and did not take long to inflate, even after a long day of climbing to over 8,000 ft. I'm 5'9"- 180lb. and this pad came NOWHERE close to being wide enough after inflation. You have to turn like a rotisserie chicken. If you pull your knees up, your butt slides off the back. If you pull your butt back onto the pad, your knees slide off the front. Unless you can sleep perfectly straight (not on your back) all night you're going to have problems. After a while of fighting this narrow pad, I went from a side sleeper, to a thrasher when the aggravation got the best of me. By this time the slick surface of this pad is sliding all over the floor of the tent. This is a quality product, but not for a grown adult. I did return this pad, and bought another brand. I like to save ounces as much as the next backcountry hiker, but suck it up and carry a few extra ounces, and get the wide long version of which ever pad you choose. You will more than appreciate it when you settle down for the nights much needed rest.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated5out of5bymonkeyladyfromcomfortable and warmI have only used this once so far, but have been thouroughly impressed. It is narrow, but we are both side sleepers, so it doesnt bother us. It was so much more comfortable(and lighter) than the 1.5' pad that I swithced from. I just wish it was self-inflating, but it only takes a few minutes to blow-up.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated1out of5byHikeFishSleepfromLeaks after only 5 nightsI bought this to replace an older mat and am quite disappointed. True, it is small, light, warm, and comfortable. But after just 5 nights of use it began to leak. It is not punctured - there's some sort of defect in a seam or the valve that causes the pad to deflate overnight. Multiple tests have not revealed a hole or obvious leak, so I can only assume it's a product defect. During my 8-day hike in Torres del Paine I was awoken at around 2 AM each night, lying on the hard cold ground. I just arrived in Tasmania and was forced to toss this pad and purchase a new one for the next round of hikes. Big fail by Big Agnes.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated5out of5byBob Burritofrombest sleep in tbe woods!This was the most comfortable pad I've ever slept on! Wasn't the width advertised and want to trade it in for the long/wide but sleeping on my back and on my side I slept great! Used it when it was 8°F outside and it paired witha 15° bag iI slept great!
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated5out of5bygreengstfromSmall, Warm, Light, Comfort - Full Pkg!This pad really packs up small and is very light, especially given the R4.5 rating. I used this pad for the first time last night and it took a solid 15-17 breaths to full inflate (seemed like a lot at the time but it does blow up pretty thick).
The temperature was approximately 30-32F and I felt very warm all night; I wouldn't hesitate to use it in colder temperatures. Upon first glance the pad seemed to be really narrow but during use I didn't have any real issues staying on it. I definitely did not feel like the pad was slippery. In short, I have never slept as well (while camping) as I did last night; the comfort of this pad is amazing.
All in all I still feel a little sick I spent what I did for a mere sleeping pad, but given all of the positives I would do it again. Only time will tell how it holds up to multiple uses. The only downside was it seemed to take quite a bit of effort to deflate. I haven't used but one other inflatable pad so I can't really say if this is normal or not.
I say buy it!
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated5out of5byOn IowafromVastly superior to 1.5" self-inflatingAs a bigger guy, being comfy on the ground is tough. I've used standard 1.5" self inflating pads, and they work ok on soft, level ground, but on concrete or rock, they'd kill me, especially when I sleep on my side. There's just not enough to keep me up off the ground.
Then I tried the Q Core SL. It cost a bit more, but I've never slept so well in the back. Used it the first time backpacking in the Bighorns, where finding a rock-free bed spot is nearly impossible. There was one morning when I packed up my tent and commented "wow, I slept great on that mess of rocks last night?" It's just so much more comfy than the thin pads, and it packs lighter and smaller. I easily fit this pad, along with my sleeping bag, in the lower compartment of my pack. The only downfall is the price, but you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated5out of5by308PrepperfromThe only one that has worked for meI'm a side sleeper and this is the only pad I've used that keeps my hip bone off the ground. Combined with a Big Agnes bag with the pad pocket, this makes great sleep system.
Date published: 2014-01-04
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