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This Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core sleeping pad blends supportive construction and synthetic insulation for an incredibly comfortable sleeping surface on the cold, hard ground.

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Pad

This Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core sleeping pad blends supportive construction and synthetic insulation for an incredibly comfortable sleeping surface on the cold, hard ground.
  • $119.95 $199.95

Item # 828412

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  • Made from a rugged ripstop nylon, this 4 in. thick deluxe inflatable pad packs down small, and is light and durable enough for backpacking
  • X-Static® synthetic insulation provides superior warmth and comfort; X-Static has antimicrobial properties that help keep odors at bay and enhance thermal regulation
  • Integrating vertical and horizontal tubes in the construction, this seam-welded pad provides consistent airflow for stability, support and smooth feel
  • For quick inflation/deflation, Big Anges Insulated Q-Core features an airtight, nonbreakable brass valve with plastic coated mouthpiece
  • Comes with a stuff sack and a repair kit


Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Pad

Specification Long Long Wide Petite REGULAR WIDE
Best use Backpacking Backpacking Backpacking Backpacking
Sleeping pad type Air pad Air pad Air pad Air pad
Sleeping pad shape Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular
Insulation type Synthetic Synthetic Synthetic Synthetic
R-Value 5 5 5 5
Repair kit included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stuff sack included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Packed size 5.5 x 9 inches 6 x 10 inches 5 x 9 inches NA, NA
Dimensions 78 x 20 x 4 inches 78 x 25 x 4 inches 66 x 20 x 4 inches NA, NA
Dimensions - metric 198 x 51 x 10 centimeters 198 x 64 x 10 centimeters 168 x 51 x 10 centimeters NA, NA
Weight 1 lb. 13 oz. 2 lbs. 4 oz. 1 lb. 9 oz. NA, NA
Weight - metric 0.82 kilogram 1.02 kilogram 0.7 kilogram NA, NA
Gender Unisex Unisex Unisex Unisex

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Pad

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Rated 2out of5
by fromCompact but Uncomfortable This is a very small and compact sleeping pad but very uncomfortable to sleep in. I bought this pad based on the stellar reviews that it had but it has proven to be a huge dissapointment. I have now slept on it for a total of 14 nights and I have tried it fully inflated to partially inflated and I just cannot get a good nights sleep on this pad. I purchased the regular width and I find it uncomfortable sleeping with your arms dangling off the sides of the pad since it is very narrow compared to my REI 3.5 camp bed. I also don't like the horizontal and vertical tubes that provide the support since it seems to be very uncomfortable if you spend more than 30 minutes lying down on it. The pad is very warm and easy to inflate too. I don't think it is difficult to inflate at all simply open the valve and blow to your desired firmness since it is a non self inflating pad. It will take a good 30 breaths maybe to fully inflate it but not hard at all. I think for a 3.5 inch bed it is very compact but not comfortable at all whereas my REI 3.5 camp bed is very comfortable but not compact.
Date published: 2012-08-04
Rated 3out of5
by fromComfortable but noisy Light pad and compact for the size. Has held up well, but if you aren't knocked out with drugs you will wake up every time you move. In addition, you will wake up anyone camping nearby. This is a VERY noisy pad so beware if you move at all in your sleep.
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromWell-insulated and comfortable Good product, does what it says it does. Just a bit too narrow to turn easily.
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromBest sleeping pad ever! I traveled for a month this summer in the Maritime Alps and used the Big Agnes Q-Core most nights. Fanatastic night's sleep! I have always had trouble with finding a comfortable sleeping pad that would enable me to sleep on my side. This pad is it! You do need to take your time inflating it, as it does require some effort but I didn't find it difficult to inflate.
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 4out of5
by fromComfortable, Big Agnes Rocks! I sold several of my self-inflating pads of various brands and thicknesses, so I could obtain the Q-Core. I got the long-wide one and have no regrets. It's comfortable and takes up much less space than my old pads. Unfortunately I had a problem with my Q-Core and contacted Big Agnes. As a result, I can share that their Customer Service is awesome (good match for REI!). If it had a built in pump like the new REI Incamp I would have given it 5 stars! That said, the Incamp is thinner and has a lower R-Value.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 4out of5
by fromBest Sleep so Far I LOVE this sleeping pad! Yes it is a bit bigger than some of the other minmial pads but it is wide enough that my arms don't dangle off and great if you sleep on your side!!! I am a total side sleeper and would wake up with my hips hurtting and my back angry. So I bought this pad based on other reviews and they were all RIGHT, this is a side sleepers dream!
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromSleeping like a baby I just got this pad and I am already sold on how great it is. I inflated it the night I bought it to check for defects. It does take time to inflate by mouth. I see how people would find this difficult, but the physics nerd in me understands lung capacity to pad capacity ratio. It will take a few minutes. After inflating, I laid down for a few minutes to listen for air escaping... and woke up 45 minutes later refreshed, warm and cozy. I'm 6'2", 170lbs, and I went with the Long-Wide. I don't mind the extra weight and space, without sleeping well, I am useless for the day. The compromise is tilted more to the benefits column then the cons. Incredibly comfortable, I can't wait to use it on expedition.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 4out of5
by fromi could live at REI if this were my bed When I go to REI I try to try everything and that includes but is not limited to laying on/in each. and. every. pad/bag/tent/stuff-sack/yoga-ball/you-get-the-picture. So in testing the pads they have currently I really liked the Big Agnes ones. It's a brand I'm not too familiar with but am surely coming to like if not love. They have a solid company structure and products that I would be willing to stack my reputation as an outdoor adventurer on. The down side about this pad is that it does not include a built-in hand pump to inflate it. But on the flip side, it is able to cut down on bulk by foregoing this feature. I'd like to keep one in my pack and one in my car... just in case ;)
Date published: 2012-03-20

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