I purchased the large Sea to Summit Etherlight XT Extreme sleeping pad this year and it is rated at R6.2 but during a recent shakedown hike at Doughton State Park in NC it did not seem warm at all and that was at 40 degrees. Anyone experience the same with this product? Thanks
I have the Regular (non-extreme) Etherlight XT insulated, size long & wide. I'm a side-sleeper, and I've been very happy with it! Kept me warm so far on my trips. If you're cold with the "extreme" version, you might want to re-examine what you have on top of you. Also, maybe additional sleep clothing might be in order. They're all supposed to work together for a warm night's sleep. Best of luck!
I have a Katabatic Sawatch that will take you down to around zero since I added two extra 🙂 at 38 i'm cooking on top and cold on the bottom. The Sawatch was purchased since I had planned retirement this month and begin the AT in February but our HR messed it up and now its a summer SOBO. I've picked up an Enlighted Equipment 40 degree quilt to address timeframe shift and yes the pad is comfortable, just not warm....
I would put it just above a closed cell foam pad....Not a R6.2 4 season product...Thanks for the input....i'll just keep it for 3 season and pick up a new Nemo Alpine for winter...That is WARM...:)