The Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad is a light and compact Big Agnes pad that offers 2 1/2" of sleeping comfort during your summer trips into the backcountry. This Bag Agnes sleeping pad features durable nylon construction on the top and bottom, an internal polyurethane coating and I-beam construction that eliminates welded seams to reduce cold spots and provide quick inflation and deflation. A kick ass accessory for your favorite Big Agnes sleeping bag and Big Agnes tent, the Air Core sleeping pad isn't like sleeping on a cloud because you would freeze to death if you tried that, but it is crazy comfortable for a body exhausted after a day of fun adventuring.
Very comfortable. Easy to inflate. If you are going to be camping in the spring make sure that you get the insulated air core in comparison to this one. Great for summer, but if the ground is even a little cold, you will feel it.
I bought this pad to try to see if I liked it over the thinner, self-inflating pads. Turns out, this thing is awesome. It packs up much smaller than the self-inflating Thermarest pad that I had and is much more comfortable. Packs up nicely into its stuff sack, and the little repair kit that was included seems pretty handy (haven't needed it so far). Works well with my sleeping pad, and I didn't have any problems rolling off of it. It works really well with the Big Agnes bags that have the sleeping pad pocket (as you would expect). All in all it's a great sleeping pad, especially for the price of it.
I've only used it twice and both times I've had a comfortable nights sleep. I think the patch repair kit it comes with is great and it only takes about 2 minutes to inflate and deflate. No complaints from me so far!
Forget those pricey thin pads, i'm a convert to this awesome Big Agnes. Besides, every time i pull it out of my pack, i picture an opera singer named Big Agnes, and then i blow her up. Dirty enough for ya? Its an awesome pillow of air to sleep on.
"Very comfortable, Great Price, and packs really small!"
I bought this item last year having a lightweight, comfortable, and functional sleeping pad on the road - and it didn't disappoint me. I carried this for 3 weeks in Africa and I didn't lose much sleep on the road. It packs really small, lightweight, easy to inflate (yes, manual), and you don't feel the rough ground while sleeping. Lots of great qualities! An observation though that Big Agnes can still improve on, it takes sometime to deflate - wish it could do it on its own. And if there's a slope on the ground, you tend to slide off the pad. Otherwise, this is a great pad for the price paid.
"Big Agnes Air Core Pad - Best Sleeping Pad for the $"
As I get older (27), I feel as though I should pamper myself, but still be cheap so I can party like a rockstar. Some sleeping pads go for $200, lets be honest, all you do is sleep on the thing. I think I paid under $50 for this last year, and it has held up to (10) hikes into the high country. I figured that the material might start thinning out, but has yet to show any type of wear. Don't waste your hard earned party money on the expensive sleeping pads, save some money and get this one @ moosejaw!
I'd heard good things about Big Agnes and was in the market for a sleeping bag pad. I was looking for something that took up minimal space, fairly light but contributed to a good nights sleep. The first time I used the pad, it was over 100 degrees in the day and still in the 80s at night so I didn't actually get in my bag, but just slept on top with the Air Core underneath. It was a fairly rocky area, but the pad did a great job keeping me comfortable. It was easy to inflate and looks like it should last for awhile. Can't wait to get back out again (hopefully in cooler weather though...)
Yes, you have to manually blow it up, but it is well worth the potential light-headedness. The 2.5 inch thickness is luxurious, I have never slept better on the ground. Sometimes I sleep better on this than some beds. Big Agnes hit the mark with the air core line, for the price you cannot beat them period. Stuffs a little bigger than a nalgene.