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Big Agnes Q-Core SLX
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $189.95 at REI$174.95 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, quiet, lightweightVery light, super compact, comfortable, versatile, warmer than normal XLiteLightweight, small packed size, included pump sackComfortable, lightweight, small packed sizeComfortable, light, small packed size
Cons Expensive, heavier than the NeoAir XLiteNoisy, expensive, delicate materialsNot as comfortable as Ether Light and same weight, thinNot very warm, not very durableNot very warm, can feel boaty, expensive
Bottom Line Comfortable and warm, this model will have you sleeping like a baby out on the trailA great choice for your long backpacking trips, this pad is light, compact and warmScored 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 Ether Light XT Insulated NeoAir XLite Ultralight Insulated Exped SynMat UL Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Petite
Warmth (25%)
7
9
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5
6
Comfort (25%)
9
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 Ether Light XT... NeoAir XLite Ultralight Insulated Exped SynMat UL Big Agnes Q-Core...
Measured Weight 15 oz 12oz 14.6 14.6 oz 16.6 oz
ASTM R Value 3.5 5.4 3.5 2.9 3.2
Thickness 4 in 2.5 in 2 in 2.8 in 4.5 in
Width 21.5 in 20 in 21.5 in 25.6 in 20 in
Packed Size 11 x 4.5 in 9 in x 4.1 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 40D nylon 30D rip HT Nylon 40D nylon 20 D Polyester Ripstop Nylon
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