I had seen pictures of the Klymit sleeping pads online and had thought to myself "They can't really be comfortable!" So when the OR Show rolled into town, I made sure Klymit was one on my list of companies to check out. I laid down on one and quite honestly, after walking around all day, I didn't want to get up!
Klymit utilizes a unique body mapping technology to provide cushion in all the right places. Here is what their website says:
And they are not exaggerating. I've used it multiple times and had many a skeptical friend lie down on it and got the same response every time. Wow, it's really comfortable! I also need to note that I am a front sleeper, side sleeper and back sleeper. I basically toss and turn all night. And it is just as comfortable in every position. I sleep with it inside my sleeping bag (fits inside most mummy bags perfectly!) and it stays put and never moves out from underneath me, which was a common problem I've had with other sleeping pads.
Showing it off at the Idaho Mtn Festival
Not only is it super comfortable, but the main reason I wanted one was how small it was. Most sleeping pads roll up bigger than your sleeping bag (with some even bigger than my tent!)! I was looking to cut down on size and weight in any way I could for the Grand. This one rolled up and literally fit in the palm of my hand. Total weight you ask? 9.1 oz. Yup... For real. During my trudge up to the Grand I really appreciated not having the extra bulk or weight of a conventional sleeping pad.
Another thing I really loved is that Klymit is a local company. I absolutely love supporting local Utah businesses when I can and this awesome one is literally 20 minutes from my house. How could I not?
Klymit offers a wide variety of sleeping pad styles, all of them light weight and pack down super small, as well as a variety of other outdoor products. You can check them out online or at your local REI if you want to see it in person.
Huge thank you to Klymit and Outside Media for providing me this awesome pad to test out!
All opinions are 100% my own :)