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arizonaheat
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Post by arizonaheat » Dec 14 2002 8:47 pm

I use the thermarest ultralight full length. Thermarest pads are well worth the money, if you are looking for comfort. REI carries the full lline

http://www.rei.com/online/store/Search? ... t&lnk=GoTo

http://www.thermarest.com/

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ck_1
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Post by ck_1 » Dec 14 2002 10:12 pm

I use a 3/4 length thermarest ridgerest coupled with amn unclipped crazy creek camp chair...I've use the inflatable sleeping pads as well, but always come back to the ridgerest....it's the best.
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Mike
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Post by Mike » Dec 14 2002 10:30 pm

arizonaheat wrote:I use the thermarest ultralight full length.
Me, too.

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joebartels
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Post by joebartels » Dec 14 2002 10:51 pm

Original series Therma-A-Rest for over ten years now
Simply love it!

It must be good! Says right on it...
"World's Finest Camping Mattress"
:)
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Post by joebartels » Dec 14 2002 11:03 pm

arizonaheat wrote:
http://www.thermarest.com/
hmm... they own Platypus®
That seems strange. The best owns the worst :o Ohh, I better keep my opinions to myself :lol:
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Post by Lizard » Dec 14 2002 11:10 pm

teva wrote:Original series Therma-A-Rest for over ten years now
Simply love it!

It must be good! Says right on it...
"World's Finest Camping Mattress"
:)
:?: I thought you didn't backpack?


I use a Ridgerest.
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Post by joebartels » Dec 14 2002 11:23 pm

Lizard wrote: :?: I thought you didn't backpack?
I don't, but I used to camp every opportunity :)
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Post by Nighthiker » Dec 15 2002 7:32 am

Thermarest full length for vehicle camping, 3/4 for backpacking and a thermarest seat cushion that attaches to the frame of my alice pack which serves as a pad between my pack and my back. Thermarest, best outdoor gear since the protractor baseplate compass.

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Post by tracker » Dec 15 2002 10:20 am

I bought the Ultralight Therm-a-rest from campmor this last summer. Awesome deal for $40.00. Normally their $70. I have the full length. My wife has the 3/4 length :lol:
"My pack weighs less than a hotel room, simple........."

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Post by kurthzone » Dec 15 2002 11:18 am

Walmart special (cheap) as seen in a blur in my profile photo. It's a bit cumbersome, but plenty light weight and keeps me snorin just fine. For years the ground was my pad.
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Abe
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Post by Abe » Dec 15 2002 5:08 pm

Mike wrote:
arizonaheat wrote:I use the thermarest ultralight full length.
Me, too.
Me three.

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Post by Sredfield » Dec 15 2002 5:16 pm

Register a vote for the Thermarest 3/4 lite. I have two, love 'em. Be sure to buy and carry the repair kit, saved me one time at Bright Angel CG, the in-field fix is permanent and has stood up for several years now.

I second the opinon diss'ing Playtypus. Now use a Dromedary Bag. I little heavier but much more durable.

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Post by Wiz » Dec 16 2002 6:27 am

Definitely thermarest.
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Post by youngboy » Dec 16 2002 7:01 am

Abe wrote:
Mike wrote:
arizonaheat wrote:I use the thermarest ultralight full length.
Me, too.
Me three.
Me four
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Post by ck_1 » Dec 16 2002 12:39 pm

Sredfield wrote:I second the opinon diss'ing Playtypus. Now use a Dromedary Bag. I little heavier but much more durable.
Playtypus's parent company used to sponsor our team, we were given their hydration packs, but didn't use them, just not very well designed.
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Post by Snick33 » Dec 16 2002 6:34 pm

Thermarest for sure. If your a widette like me, go for the 30" one, it's well worth the few extra ounces.
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Thremarest w/caveat

Post by montezumawell » Dec 18 2002 6:13 pm

Yep, Thermarest. Pretty hard to beat. Bought John's first in 1980. Neanderthal, eh?
But Thermarest can use some help. These days we use a $5 closed cell foam pad from
Popular to place between the T-Rest and the ground. Makes a world of difference. (And a sleep's, too!) Sharp edged rocks? No problem! Keeps the T-Rest intact longer. Wrap it round the T-Rest on top of your pack. Keeps mesquites, etc. from ripping your T-Rest. Staves off repairs all 'round. Doesn't add a lot of weight. Not enough for us to notice, anyway. Pretty plain common sense when you start thinking about it.

SAVE THE THERMAREST!

Something like that.

J&S

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Post by ellehcim » Dec 18 2002 10:12 pm

More information than you wanted eh?

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CGJeff
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Post by CGJeff » Mar 15 2003 3:55 pm

Therma-rest all the way. I use a full-size guidelite. I've found 3/4 lengths make me arch my back because my legs angle down off the pad, and I'm sore in the morning. But, I'm 5 foot 10 too. In my experience, 3/4 works as well as 1 inch foam width, but the one inch make a more comfortable chair. When weight's not a problem, a gidelite long pad is total camping luxury. :)
Don't worry, be happy!
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