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    I got one a month ago for my new BMBH. Works very well. Spent a night out in the back yard. Got down to the low 40's. No problems. Stayed nice and toasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quad&Boatcamper View Post
    I got one a month ago for my new BMBH. Works very well. Spent a night out in the back yard. Got down to the low 40's. No problems. Stayed nice and toasty.
    So do you use the pad rather than an UQ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    So do you use the pad rather than an UQ?


    Primarily I use the pad. About 90% of the time. I do have a set of 40* Underground Quilts. I use those only when I have to go lightweight.

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    Haven't seen that at wally world, but it appears to be a re-purposed yoga mat.

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    Another Wal Mart pad???

    Quote Originally Posted by Quad&Boatcamper View Post
    I got one a month ago for my new BMBH. Works very well. Spent a night out in the back yard. Got down to the low 40's. No problems. Stayed nice and toasty.
    How was your shoulder coverage?

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    Another Wal Mart pad???

    After initial inspection, it appears to be two layers of foam welded together. They appear to be the same foam as the blue ccf pad. Together they may be a little thicker. Both layers appear the same density.

    I'm going to trim this pad a little and hopefully should be able to test it soon. I love the blue ccf bud had to glue "wings" on it to cover my shoulders and butt. I'm thinking this could be my new 3 season pad with out the wings.

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    This is just a yoga mat people, not some profound and new innovative technology. Spend a few more chucks and get a ridgerest.
    Here... take this. It won't save your life, but it may help you save your own.

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    Another Wal Mart pad???

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfluous Grizzly View Post
    This is just a yoga mat people, not some profound and new innovative technology. Spend a few more chucks and get a ridgerest.
    What is the width on the ridge rest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfluous Grizzly View Post
    This is just a yoga mat people, not some profound and new innovative technology. Spend a few more chucks and get a ridgerest.
    Not sure why you would want to necessarily. The large RidgeRest is comparable in size at 25" x 77", but weighs in at 1 lb 3 oz... What is the advantage to spending more?

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by vampiresmiley View Post
    Not sure why you would want to necessarily. The large RidgeRest is comparable in size at 25" x 77", but weighs in at 1 lb 3 oz... What is the advantage to spending more?

    Michael
    True it does weigh more and also costs a bit more than I originally thought. It looks like about $40 for the 25"x77" ridgerest when I thought it was $20. I was looking at the small size. Anyhow, in that regard, the walmart pad is a much better value. However, in a side by side comparison, the ridgerest is the clear victor for warmth and comfort with minimal weight gain. The ridgerest is .625" thick and the WM pad is .5". Another contributor is R-Value. A typical "blue foam pad" has an estimated R-Value of 1.4 and I can't imagine that this pad is much higher (prove me wrong because I'm actually quite curious) but lets go ahead and estimate it at 2.0. The Ridgerest's R-Value is 2.8, which is twice as warm as a blue foam pad and, with my estimate, is nearly 1/3 warmer than this WM pad.

    Honestly though, I reject my statement about spending a few more chucks to get a ridgerest. I didn't realize it costs a whopping $40 for the 25x77! Regardless, I'd like to see one of these in person and do some tests.

    Cheers
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