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Old 02-02-2017, 08:55 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tenderfoot View Post
Everything other guys mentioned plus...

I used a Klymit insulated air mattress plus a thermarest in the winter. Just an air mattress means your body has to heat up the air as the ground is cooling it.
The Thermarest ProLite Plus (formerly the ProLite 4) is advertised as a 4-season sleeping pad but it has a remarkably low R-Value for winter use (3.4). I've never had any issues using one by itself in the winter, although I know people who have (I'm admittedly a warm sleeper).

The Klymit Insulated Static-V is a bit heavier, but it does have a more decent R-Value (4.4). It's probably the best winter pad available for the price.

If you can afford it, the Thermarest NeoAir XTherm has an even higher R-Value (5.7) and is lighter than even the ProLite Plus. If cost isn't an issue, then this is probably one of the best winter pads on the market.

A relatively cheap but generally effective solution would be to combine a Thermarest ProLite with a closed-cell foam pad.
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