"Great combo with the Big Agnes sleeping bag"
This pad is a must-have add-on to the Big Agnes sleeping bag. Makes for a wonderful, comfy bed. It's easy to set up and take down. It's hefty, so its not for the lightweight campers, but works great for family camping.
"One of the only options, but a good one"
Not many options for double pads out there, as you probably know since you are reading this. This one is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Its comfortable, easy to set up and then pack up. Contributed to keeping us warm and toasty in about 35 degree weather.
We've been camping with these pads four or five times now. They seem well made, (no probs so far) and make sleeping out in the woods on the ground far more comfy. I like the insulation it provides compared to some of the less expensive pads we've had. Easy to set up and pack up!
"It fit the bag and the kid stayed toasty"
This pad fits in the Big Agnes "Little Red" sleeping bag. With some research you quickly find that Big Agnes products require some brand loyalty, because you pretty much have to purchase their stuff to go with their other stuff you purchased. The pad itself is high quality, sturdy, easy to inflate/deflate and store. My kid seemed comfortable and stayed toasty warm while tent camping with overnight temps in the low 40's. I think it will serve us well for quite a few years.
The very first thing I noticed was sleeping a lot more comfortable and more importantly WARM with this pad. The main reason that I like the hinamn is because its a foam core, which means that when it gets below 30 degrees it doesn't deflate (the air gets denser as the temperature drops or something scientific like that). So if I am sleeping I don't wake up near the ground which = cold.Also I got the extra wide because I spend about half of 140 nights outdoors a year. The extra wide is worth the extra like pound or so if one plans on using it a lot.A key note when planning on buying a pad: Make sure that you look at the temperature rating otherwise you'll sleep a lot colder.
So I bought my anklebiter a Big Agnes Little Red as it is time we started doing a little coldish-weather camping. As Big Agnes bags require a pad, I looked at pads as well. The Little Red is rated for 15 degrees F, just like my Encampment. So, I figured I would get an insulated Air Core pad for the boy's bag, same as I have. However, Big Agnes doesn't make the insulated Air Core in 3/4 length, the only pad available with a temp rating even close to that of the bag is this pad. Bad foresight on Big Agnes' part. Or it would be, but for the fact the pad rocks. Everything worked out fine. Hooray!