That’s the most excitement a lot of folks get out of this sleeping pad. As the lightest and most compact pad that meets the (lengthy) checklist requirements for the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, the Light Mat from CAMP certainly suffices. As a bonus, if you happen to remove it from the bottom of your pack and sleep on it, winter or summer, it’s actually fairly comfortable. But mostly, it’s fast and light.
100% polyamide exterior is reasonably strong and puncture proof.
One plastic and one brass valve allow for quick inflation/deflation.
Weighs just 315g (11.1oz) and packs down to 2% of its inflated size.
Comes with a carrying case to help hold its compact fold.
This little mat is great! I bought it not realising how thin and gossamer it was but have been thoroughly stoked by how well it performs. I am 6'3" and 200lbs, a rather large human. I took this mat on a overnight hike on the north side of Mt. Hood(the greatest one) last fall and found that it offered ample protection from gravel rocks and insulation from the cold. I used a tyvek mat under it but in a pinch I think the material is strong enough to resist most dirt and rocks but obviously not sticks or thorns. The low volume air rails offered comfort without the tipsy feeling you get from high volume klymit or therma rest pads. It is so small and light, combine this with a ENO hammock(emergency rain tarp) and you can be resting light and easy just about anywhere.