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Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad

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The Big Agnes Air Core pad is so light you'll never tire of carrying it, and so comfortable you may need an alarm clock!

  • Made from durable nylon fabric with I-beam construction to provide longitudinal rigidity and maintain shape
  • I-beam construction allows air to flow freely; can be inflated in two minutes
  • Pad is waterproof and has a Durable Water Repellent coating that shed moisture and stains
  • Brass valve seals tight due to its fine threading, making it completely air tight and impossible to break
  • Very lightweight and compact--stuffs into the size of a Nalgene bottle
  • Provides a super-comfortable, whopping 2.5 in. thick backcountry bed for warm-weather trips
  • When used with any Big Agnes sleeping bag, Air Core can be left in the pad sleeve, deflated and packed with the bag into the bag's stuff sack
  • Comfort rating to 35°
  • Come with a stuff sack and a repair kit


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Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad Specs
Best use
Air pad
4 x 8 / 4.5 x 8 / 4 x 8 inches
72 / 78 / 72 inches
20 inches
2.5 inches
72 x 20 x 2.5 / 78 x 20 x 2.5 / 72 x 20 x 2.5 inches
183 x 51 x 6 / 198 x 51 x 6 / 183 x 51 x 6 centimeters
22 / 25 / 22 ounces
0.62 / 0.71 / 0.62 kilograms
Sleeping pad type
Sleeping pad shape
Repair kit included
Stuff sack included
Packed size
Pad length (in.)
Pad width (in.)
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Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad

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Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Padis rated4.5out of5by4.
Rated4out of5byfromDeflates nicely and is easy to repackI bought this on sale and used it on a backpacking trip. It deflates easily and can be repacked compactly. I used this pad when the temperature was in the low 20s. I put a mylar sheet under it, and had no problems.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated5out of5byfromMore than I had hoped to imagine.I purchased this as an inflatable alternative to the unruly blue foam sleeping pads, for the purpose of using during months of trail work. My purchase experience consisted of looking at the REI sleeping pad section, picking my favorite, looking at the price, lowering standard, and repeating. Eventually I found this little red thing, neatly rolled up, smaller than a yoga mat, and at an affordable price. I figured that I could take the sacrifice, and be uncomfortable until I had some money in the bank. While doing equipment checks before heading out, my curiosity demanded that I try out this pad. I rolled it out, and blew it up. I was shocked. I'm tall(6'1"), and very few sleeping pads fit my length, leading to very uneven sleeping surfaces, and restless legs. Slightly impressed, I gave it the practical field test of a summer on the job. While it's a little laborious to inflate, as I haven't found any pumps to inflate it, the Darth Vador comments are a treat. The 2+ inches of air insulate well, and provide a nice sleeping space that's very comfortable. No roots, rocks or twigs in this guys back! The packing size is hardly bigger than a soda can if you use a rubber band to keep it tight, so minimalists should definitely take a look at this. My first assumption would be that it would pop, and be rendered useless within a week. However after weeks of use, the only thing that I found was that it lost a little air over the course of the day, about a single lungful per night. No huge deal. After a while, my crew decided to sleep on this pile of gravel left behind by some road workers in years past. Every single therma-rest in my crew popped, and yet my pad survived with pride. While I wouldn't go out and sleep on a bed of needles with it every night, I'm confident that with some TLC, you'll find yourself with no holes or leaks, and if you do, the pad even comes with a patch repair kit for on the field repairs. I couldn't have asked for a better sleeping bad within this price range. Oh, something to note: If you're a drooler, and it's raining, try not to get it wet. Water soaks through the fabric of it, and is difficult to get out if you don't have any direct sunlight.
Date published: 2012-10-20
Rated4out of5byfromGOOD Lightweight air padGood pad, small and easy to inflate if you read up on how to inflate air pads correctly. is slippery when in your sleeping bag but not as bad as others have made out to be.
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated5out of5byfromAir BedThis pad was just what I needed for backpacking and light weight camping. It packs small, is durable, and gives the best comfort of any pad I've used so far. For those who complain about it not giving you insulation, buy the pad with the "insulated" in it's title. For thos who complain about having to blow it up, again read the product description. The added comfort is well worth the 60 seconds or so to blow up the pad!
Date published: 2012-09-27

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