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Big Agnes Q-Core SLX
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $97.93 at Backcountry
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Pros Lightweight, small packed size, included pump sackVery light, super compact, comfortable, versatile, warmer than normal XLiteComfortable, quiet, lightweightComfortable, lightweight, small packed sizeComfortable, light, small packed size
Cons Not as comfortable as Ether Light and same weight, thinNoisy, expensive, delicate materialsExpensive, heavier than the NeoAir XLiteNot very warm, not very durableNot very warm, can feel boaty, expensive
Bottom Line Scored decently well in all our metrics, and has an excellent packed sizeA 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 trailVery 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 Ultralight Insulated NeoAir XLite Ether Light XT Insulated Exped SynMat UL Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Petite
Warmth (25%)
7
9
7
5
6
Comfort (25%)
7
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7
Durability (10%)
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Weight (25%)
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Packed Size (15%)
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Specs Ultralight Insulated NeoAir XLite Ether Light XT... Exped SynMat UL Big Agnes Q-Core...
Measured Weight 14.6 12oz 15 oz 14.6 oz 16.6 oz
ASTM R Value 3.5 5.4 3.5 2.9 3.2
Thickness 2 in 2.5 in 4 in 2.8 in 4.5 in
Width 21.5 in 20 in 21.5 in 25.6 in 20 in
Packed Size 4 x 9 in 9 in x 4.1 in 11 x 4.5 in 10.4 x 4.3 in 8.27 x 3.94 in
Tested Length 72 in 66 in 66 in 77.6 in 66 in
Bottom Material 40D nylon 30D rip HT Nylon 40D nylon 20 D Polyester Ripstop Nylon
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