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    Michelle the Camper's Avatar
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    Are these pads still for sale?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/galler..._002_thumb.jpg

    I have one of these pads, cut down to a smaller size, for backpacking and I love it. I never see these for sale anymore. Any info on where to buy a pad like this?

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    Funny you should ask. I found a pad in my storage which is that one and just cut it down to 50 inches to use in my hammock. I love my UQ but am experimenting with pads because I hate being so paranoid that I won't find a good hang spot and want to be able to go to ground if necessary. This one's width is perfect for me in the hammock. I looked at the closest Walmart to me last week and it doesn't have this pad. I'll be watching this thread!

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    Hmmm, what do you consider perfect width? I've been trying to find a reasonably priced pad that's approx 30" wide.

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    MTC (Michele the Camper)

    MTC, I can't tell from the pic you posted but is it close to the THERM-A-REST Z Lite Sleeping Pad ?
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    I have a couple of those, they roll up nice and easy. Have had them for a long long time, like decades. Did a quick gander through Campmor as that is where I got them originally. They don't carry them. Wish I could be more helpful.
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    I got one last year in a Walmart that carries a big hunting and fishing selection. The ones near my house don't really have a big sporting section so I have never seen one locally. I think they are 25 inches wide, as opposed to the standard 20, so they are better around the shoulders. They work well in the double layer of my wbbb.

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    The ubiquitous Walmart blue pad -manufactured under the Ozark trail brand name. I haven't seen one this year, it looks like they have switched to a new model in stores and online - egg crate instead of the waffle pattern. And a dollar or two more than they used to be.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trai...p-Pad/19890889
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    Mine, that looks like the same one as Michelle's, is just a hair under 26 inches wide. That is a good width for me at shoulders and hips. But I haven't tested it in cold weather to see if its really wide enough by itself as it hasn't been cold here yet. I think it will be though. Yeah I like how it rolls up easier than other foam pads I've had. It doesn't try to spring as hard as most other foam pads.

    I ordered an Alps Mountaineering 30 inch wide foam pad off Amazon a while back and it was cheap. I haven't messed with it too much as I think it will just be too unwieldy for taking backpacking. It is .625 inches thick. And it really seems to lack durability. I can just with my finger scrape part of it off not using fingernail, just rubbing it hard.

    I have had one of the Egg Crate pads from Walmart as well. It is narrower than this one and also doesn't roll up as neatly.

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    you know, I used that Z lite last year on my hike after GA.
    I LOVED IT!!

    But...the further north I got, like in VT and NH where it is more like mountaineering than actual hiking, I ditched the Z lite for a Neo Air because either way I packed it, either on the top of my pack , or hanging from the bottom, everytime I passed a tree or a rock, I got a slap back from the Z lite that eventually really started to piss me off.

    So I switched to the Neo Air.

    But if I were not going through such a rugged region, I absolutely
    my (ex)Z lite.

    Will be watching this thread as well.
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    That pad is perfect! I love the way it rolls (and unrolls) so easy. Mine is cut down to a width that doesn't catch on bushes while I hike, since I strap it to the bottom outside my pack. I overdid it trimming the length, which is why I would like another. It's ok, but would be better about 6 inches longer.

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