Is any body using one of the Klymit mats...I am very seriously considering an X-frame or X-lite?
I have never owned a Neo Air so am not spoilt in that regard...I will be upgrading from a Vango Ultralite which is pretty uncomfy and heavy.
Basically, I now have a 6 year old accompying me into the hills for multi days...hes a cracking little hiker but is not fit to be carrying stuff just yet so I am lugging all our gear...we hit the mournes recently for a few days hiking and my back was broke carrying a massive rucksack with all our stuff.
So bit the bullet and bought myself a lovely PHD minimus off the forum here MX outer and inner with 900 down so should be mega light...I'm pretty sure I can stretch early spring to autumn with it using some clothing...so just need a really light yet reasonably comfy mat for myself...Im def thinking one of these Klymit mats...yes they arent reputed to be anywhere near as comfy as a Neo Air...but they are also reputed to be excellent regards lack of rolling off them even when not used inside a bag...and they are supposedly tough as nails.
So any experiences shared would be much appreciated.
Quite a detailed review from BPL here, sort of mirrored in their user reviews here especially the second one noting that there's quite a tight height range in which it might work.
If you're trying to stretch a light sleeping bag warmth wise then an Xtherm/Down mat UL should help quite a bit. Both very warm and pretty managable weight wise.
(if obviously > than the klymit's for use in warmer weather.).
Cheers for your response. Yeah read that review...actually rather than putting me off it steered me more towards it.
The mats you mention are out of question for me Im afraid...I am really looking to shave weight drastically whilst remaining reasonably comfortable.
To boost any sleeping bag...Ive always found a pair of heat holders, my berghaus primaloft and a silver emergency blanket spread beneath to work quite well for me...and I am always carrying the berghaus and the blanket anyway so the only extra weight is technically the heat holder socks.
Seems the Klymits get mixed reviews but they do seem to be what I am looking for and will certainly be more comfy than my 2.5 cm mat...but just want to hear some user experiences before going for it.
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