The Big Agnes Q Core SLX Sleeping Pad is a superlight sleeping pad for 3 season backpacking. Nice and light when you stuff it in your pack and incredibly cushy when it's time to lay down for sleep. Sleeping on the ground is a whole new ball game when it comes to the quilted top with offset I-Beams, providing support and cushion. When it comes to colder nights in camp, the insulation and heat reflective technology can't be seen, but they can certainly be felt and appreciated. You'll know because instead of shivering on the cold ground, you'll be snoozing like a baby.
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Q Core SLX Sleeping Pad
Superlight and compact three season pads
Built-in advanced heat reflective technology
Antimicrobial treatment inside the pad prevents microorganism growth
Minimalist I-Beam construction reduces weight and provides consistent stability and comfort
Quilted top provides a cushioned pillowy sleeping surface, as comfortable as your bed at home
Larger outer chambers keep you comfortably cradled in the middle of the pad
WRM HL™ - Ideal for sleeping pads, this durable, high-loft synthetic insulation provides exceptional warmth with minimal weight and bulk
Durable superlight nylon rip-stop fabric
New double rip-stop improves tear strength and durability by 25%
Aviation grade TPU lamination technology for ultimate durability
High volume valve allows for efficient and easy inflation and super-fast deflation
One way inflation valve with micro air pressure adjust button
Quick deflation valve
20 x 78 in.
Weight (Wide Long):
20 x 72 in.
Repair Kit Included
11 - 20 Degrees Fahrenheit
Exact Temperature Rating:
15 Degrees Fahrenheit
Sleeping Pad Shape:
Sleeping Pad Dimensions:
20 x 72 in.
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Rated 4 out of
ComfortableI received this mattress a few weeks ago and had a chance to use it on a four day camping trip. It is very comfortable even for side sleeping. It is about 3 inches thick so it has plenty of padding. It even stood up to my 80 pound weimaraner stepping and laying on it. It packs down to a little larger than a 20 ounce cup.
I gave it 4 stars because it's a little noisy when you move on it. Sometimes I flip around quite a bit.
Over all it is really a decent mattress and Moosejaw had the best price with good shipping and free shipping.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of
Ultralight and QuietWhen it comes to ultralight backpacking most of the time packers are only concerned about one thing weight. We make a lot of sacrifices in he name of getting down under a certain weight. For the last two years I have been using he NeoAir xLite from Thermarest. It doesn't get any lighter but still providing amble cushioning for sleep. But there was always two major issues for me with the pad. I would always find myself falling off the pad, and when sleeping it would make a considerable amount of noise as I shifted or moved.
The Q-Core SLX solved big of these issues and only added 3 more ounces to my sleep system. He guard rails work great at keeping me on the pad, and when I move around it doesn't make any noise. I thought this was a good comfort tradeoff for 3-4 more ounces.
The one drawback with this pad is of course blowing it up. Expect to exhaust about 2-3 minutes of blowing (50 breaths?) into this pad to fill it up. It routinely causes me to get lightheaded and I usually take a break. There is supposed to be a pump bag coming for this pad, but not until 2017, too far off in my mind. On he flipside, deflating this pad is fast and painless, one of the faster ones I've seen.
Despite the issue above, the pad provides more pros than cons and fits well into my ultralight system.
If I order big Agnes Q core SLX will the blower up bag come with it
Asked by: James
Hiya James, thanks for your question! A pump is not included with this sleeping pad.The manufacturer recommends manually inflating this sleeping pad, however, there is a pad pump bag available (sold separately). You can find it here: http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Big-Agnes-Pumphouse-Pad-Pump_10043754_10208_10000001_-1_
Hope this helps!