Finding the right sleeping pad for any outdoor adventure can be hard and knowing how much to spend can be even harder. Klymit is a relative new comer to the outdoor industry, but don't make the mistake of not looking into this company. They have brought some great solutions for sleeping comfortably in the backcountry minus the weight.
The first pad that I reviewed from Klymit was their Inertia X, which what super lightweight. But for many that pad would be too extreme or minimalist. But now Klymit has introduced the Static V. Not the newest of their pads but factoring weight, price and comfort, this is a winner. Klymit uses body mapping technology in this pad to maximize comfort and performance. The one thing I noticed about this pad was how easy it was to blow up. Yes this is not a self-inflating sleeping pad; you will have to blow it up. But it only took me 21 breathes to fill it up to capacity. I am sure there are many people who can do it in less and it will take others more but 20 breathes is pretty sweet.
The Static V is 2.5 inches thick when inflated, but packs down to about the size of a water bottle. I never pulled out a scale but the specs says it weighs 18.1 ounces. The most impressive thing about his pad is the width. I have talked with many people that hate how narrow some sleeping pads are. The Static V is 23 inches wide, which is 3 inches wider than most regular size pads. This gives you a little more wiggle room and will help you stay on your pad all night long. Also this pad seemed and felt to be bomber, made to last. I felt that you could easily sleep on the ground and not worry about ripping the pad.
The air valve on the Static V is a different type of valve than a lot of other pads. Klymit calls it an easy-to-use push valve and for most it was. One of our testers wasn't a fan of it at first but eventually got use to it. Another down side for some people will be the length of the pad. It only comes in one length at 72". For me that is okay but for anyone over 6 feet, you might want to look into another sleeping pad.
But at $59.95 you cannot beat the price for this sleeping pad. It is almost half of the cost of other comparable sleeping pads. This is the perfect pad for someone who would like to get a lightweight sleeping pad that packs small at a great price. This is also perfect for those that love a wider pad. I highly recommend looking into this pad and others that Klymit makes. They probably have something to fit your needs.
- The Width of the pad
- Different air valve
- Not self-inflating
- Doesn't come in a long size.
I have included the features straight off of Klymit's website below.
• Weight: 18.1 oz,514 g
• Dimensions: 72" x 23" x 2.5",183 cm x 59 cm x 6.5 cm
• Type: inflatable Sleeping Pad
• R-Value: 1.3
• Packed Size: 5" x 9", 12.7 cm x 22.8 cm
• Includes: Stuff Sack, Patch Kit
• Warranty: Limited Lifetime
• MSRP: $59.95
Product provided for free by the manufacturer for review purposes.