Big Agnes Q-Core SLX
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Price $174.95 at REI
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Pros Very light, super compact, comfortable, versatile, warmer than normal XLiteComfortable, quiet, lightweightLightweight, small packed size, included pump sackComfortable, lightweight, small packed sizeComfortable, light, small packed size
Cons Noisy, expensive, delicate materialsExpensive, heavier than the NeoAir XLiteNot as comfortable as Ether Light and same weight, thinNot very warm, not very durableNot very warm, can feel boaty, expensive
Bottom Line A great choice for your long backpacking trips, this pad is light, compact and warmComfortable and warm, this model will have you sleeping like a baby out on the trailScored decently well in all our metrics, and has an excellent packed sizeVery comfortable but not very warm, we'd recommend it for summer backpacking tripsNot the warmest of pads, but it inflates to be a huge, cushy mattress
Rating Categories NeoAir XLite Ether Light XT Insul... Ultralight Insulated Exped SynMat UL Q-Core SLX Petite
Warmth (25%)
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Comfort (25%)
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Durability (10%)
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Weight (25%)
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Packed Size (15%)
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Specs NeoAir XLite Ether Light XT... Ultralight Insulated Exped SynMat UL Q-Core SLX Petite
Measured Weight 12oz 15 oz 14.6 14.6 oz 16.6 oz
ASTM R Value 5.4 3.5 3.5 2.9 3.2
Thickness 2.5 in 4 in 2 in 2.8 in 4.5 in
Width 20 in 21.5 in 21.5 in 25.6 in 20 in
Packed Size 9 in x 4.1 in 11 x 4.5 in 4 x 9 in 10.4 x 4.3 in 8.27 x 3.94 in
Tested Length 66 in 66 in 72 in 77.6 in 66 in
Bottom Material 30D rip HT Nylon 40D nylon 40D nylon 20 D Polyester Ripstop Nylon
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