Klymit Sleeping Pad Review

By on May 28, 2014
Klymit Sleeping Pad

Klymit sleeping, looks like something from outer space.

Recently we needed to get a new sleeping pad, and with the hiking that we’ve been doing I wanted to get one that gets pretty compact.  All the others we have are self-inflating, but they don’t get very small when rolled up.   I decided to try out the Klymit Insulated Static V Camping Pad, Orange.  It weights in under 2 points and rolls up into a compact stuff sack the is just a little larger than a Nalgene water bottle.

Since the sleeping pad is primarily for my wife the insulated one seemed like a good choice since she tends to get cold easily.  The insulation does make it a little larger and heavier, but it was worth the trade off.

Rolled sleeping pad in front of self inflating sleeping pad.

The Klymit sleeping pad still in the stuff sack on a reflective foil tarp.

I recently had the chance to use the sleeping pad as well.  I rolled the sleeping pad up inside my sleeping bag and it was barely noticeable.  I didn’t get to select the best sleeping spot, it was on a slight hill, but not too bad.  During the night I had a tendency to slide down the pad or off the side.  The width of the sleeping pad, in my opinion, is my least favorite aspect of it.  But for it’s intended use the reduced weight is a good trade off for the size.  Since my use of this pad I actually came across the idea of actually putting the sleeping pad inside my sleeping bag, not under it.

The Klymit sleeping pad inflates easily, it really is only about 15 to 20 breathes.  When it is inflated it has a very distinct look.  I’m sure there’s some sort of logic to the design, but your first thought might be that it’s not going to be comfortable.  But it really is comfortable, the rolls aren’t really that noticeable through a sleeping bag.
The insulated aspect of this sleeping pad also greatly added to the comfort of my sleep out.  The insulation very clearly kept me warmer, when I slid off the pad the ground was much colder, to say nothing of harder.  The pad does deflate quickly, and when it is deflated it lays very flat.  The air nozzle was a little tricky to figure out, but I got it figured out.

If you’re in the market for a new sleeping pad, or an upgrade to your existing sleeping pad, I’d highly recommend the Klymit Insulated Static V Camping Pad.  From the quality of this sleeping pad I’d feel comfortable recommending any of the Klymit line of sleeping pads.

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