Posted by Lucas Winzenburg
For Collective Reward #067, we’re giving three randomly selected members of our Bikepacking Collective an Insulated V Ultralite SL from Klymit. Weighing in at right around a pound, these pads feature Klymalite Synthetic insulation that helps boost the R-value to 4.4, offering a relatively high warmth-to-weight ratio, especially at its reasonable price point of $119.95. The Insulated V Ultralite SL measures 72″ long by 20″ wide by 2.5″ thick when inflated, and packs down to just 7″ by 4.5″ when rolled up.
As for comfort, Klymit’s use of Body Mapping Technology means the Insulated V Ultralite SL works equally well for back, side, and stomach sleepers, and its side rails help keep you centered on the pad. Beyond its small pack size and comfort, bikepackers who are setting up camp after an exhausting day of riding will appreciate that it fully inflates in just 7-10 breaths, fewer than half of the breaths it takes to inflate other popular sleeping pads. It includes a patch kit for small trailside repairs, as well as a lifetime replacement/repair warranty against defects.
Klymit Insulated V Ultralite SL Specs
- Weight: 16oz
- Dimensions: 72 x 20 x 2.5 in (183 x 51 x 6cm)
- Packed Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 in (18 x 11cm)
- Shell Material: 20D polyester
- R-Value: 4.4
- Warranty: Lifetime
Find additional details about the Klymit Insulated V Ultralite SL and Klymit’s range of other products—including pads, pillows, sleeping bags, tents, and more—over at Klymit.com.
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