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Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

15 October 2012 1,400 views One Comment

The Klymit Static V packs down really small!

After much debating I recently purchased the Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad. The innovative v-chamber design I find way more comfortable than the parallel chamber design of most air mattresses. The v-chambers limit air movement and heat loss for better support and comfort at an entry level price of around $60. This sleeping pad is designed for above freezing temperatures. If you need a colder weather pad check out the Exped Downmat. I love that it packs down to a little larger than a soda can. Awesome design!

Features:

  •  Inflates in around 20 breaths
  • Ultralight Weight: 18.1 oz / 514 g
  • Dimensions: 72″ x 23″ x 2.5″ / 183 cm x 59 cm x 6.5 cm
  • Tiny Packed Size: 5″ x 9″, 12.7 cm x 22.8 cm
  • Includes: Stuff Sack, Patch Kit
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Review on Backcountrypost.com:
I have a couple of Exped pads and a couple of Big Agnes pads and this pad is in the same class of workmanship as they are. Definitely top notch. The pad comes with a stuff sack and a repair kit. The stuff sack is big enough that the pad easily fits into it when rolled up which is nice because I have a Big Agnes pad that is a pain in the butt to get back into the stuff sack. Klymit’s site lists the weight of the pad as 20oz which must be a conservative weight because my pad weighs 16oz alone and 18oz with the stuff sack and repair kit. In other words this is a one pound sleeping pad! The night I used the pad I used it outside my sleeping bag. The temperature dropped to 32 degrees that night. I stayed surprisingly warm considering the pad does not have any insulation in it. I was using a 20 degree down bag. I tend to flip flop quite a bit from one side to the other when I sleep and this pad was very comfortable all night long. The one thing that I did notice is when I would flip over to a new side I would get a little bit of a cold spot for a few minutes in the hip area. After a few minutes though the cold spot would go away. The V slots in this pad seem to allow the down in my bag to fill them in and provide some insulation even though the pad has no internal insulation. This pad is very comfortable to sleep on. More comfortable than my Exped Synmat Basic 7.5, Big Agnes Sand Mountain Insulated and Big Agnes Insulated AirCore pad and just as comfortable as my Exped DownMat. I attribute this to the V design of the pad. Very well thought out. The other aspect that I love about this pad is the nozzle and how easy it is to inflate/deflate this pad. To open the nozzle you pull on it and to close the nozzle you simply push on it. After you close the nozzle you can turn it about a quarter of a turn to lock the nozzle. The holes in the nozzle seem much bigger than the holes in the nozzles of my Big Agnes pads and allow you to inflate the pad with ease. Whenever I inflate my Big Agnes pads it feels like I’m trying to blow air into one of those tiny coffee straws. The pad is much easier to inflate. Overall I think this pad is going to be my go-to pad in all but sub-freezing weather when I will use my Exped DownMat. One could use another foam pad or some type of insulation under this pad in cold weather and it would work very well I imagine. I think Klymit has done an excellent job with this pad. Here are some pics of the pad. I forgot to take some of it on the campout so I will have to get better ones next outing.

The Klymit Static V packs down really small!

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  • Tyler Tebbs said:

    Thanks for the Review! I actually looked at this review and decided to get one myself. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail soon and I thought that the Klymit Static V was a good compromise between weight and comfort. I was initially thinking about getting the Klymit Inertia X Frame because it is so lightweight but decided that it probably wasn’t nearly as comfortable as the Static V and the Static V is like $40 cheaper. I have been pretty happy about my purchase so far. I like that it is a little bit wider and the V shape design seems to support the shape of my body so that I’m not tossing and turning throughout the night. Initially I was concerned that the Klymit Static V might pop since it is an air mattress but the Polyester material seems very durable and that isn’t a concern anymore. I was happy to find that it does come with a repair kit if I ever do get a hole.

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