Big Agnes Q-Core SLX
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $129.95 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, light, small packed sizeVery light, super compact, comfortable, versatile, warmer than normal XLiteComfortable, quiet, lightweightLightweight, small packed size, included pump sackComfortable, lightweight, small packed size
Cons Not very warm, can feel boaty, expensiveNoisy, expensive, delicate materialsExpensive, heavier than the NeoAir XLiteNot as comfortable as Ether Light and same weight, thinNot very warm, not very durable
Bottom Line Not the warmest of pads, but it inflates to be a huge, cushy mattressA 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 trips
Rating Categories Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Petite NeoAir XLite Ether Light XT Insulated Ultralight Insulated Exped SynMat UL
Warmth (25%)
6
9
7
7
5
Comfort (25%)
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9
Durability (10%)
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Weight (25%)
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Packed Size (15%)
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Specs Big Agnes Q-Core... NeoAir XLite Ether Light XT... Ultralight Insulated Exped SynMat UL
Measured Weight 16.6 oz 12oz 15 oz 14.6 14.6 oz
ASTM R Value 3.2 5.4 3.5 3.5 2.9
Thickness 4.5 in 2.5 in 4 in 2 in 2.8 in
Width 20 in 20 in 21.5 in 21.5 in 25.6 in
Packed Size 8.27 x 3.94 in 9 in x 4.1 in 11 x 4.5 in 4 x 9 in 10.4 x 4.3 in
Tested Length 66 in 66 in 66 in 72 in 77.6 in
Bottom Material Ripstop Nylon 30D rip HT Nylon 40D nylon 40D nylon 20 D Polyester
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