The Big Agnes AXL Air Mats are the lightest full length sleeping mats that we sell beating a lot of mats for weight that simply don't offer the same amount of coverage. Comes in a tiny pack size too!
Big Agnes says:
Simply put, this is the most comfortable and lightest ultralight warm weather pad you can put in your pack. Designed with gram counters, thru hikers, and technical gear junkies in mind, the AXL Air combines a high tenacity, patent-pending nylon rip-stop shell with internal minimalist construction that maximizes every ounce's stability and comfort. With larger outer tubes this pad keeps you cradled on top, while the built-in advanced heat reflective technology helps to maintain an optimal temperature while you sleep. Save room and weight in your pack for other backcountry essentials, since you won't even know the AXL Air is in there.
Big Agnes have been regularly tweaking its line of sleeping pads for the last few years, and we think that with the AXL Air mats, they have really created something special.
I'm not going to repeat all the tech specs as you can read it in the description but the main thing you need to know is that they are super light for a tough full length warm weather pad. As quoted from Big Agnes, they're constructed from a “proprietary patterned rip-stop nylon made with a high tenacity yarn and high filament count… increasing fabric tear strength by 25% while decreasing weight."
When you compare the weight to our other mats the only ones in it's weight category are short length or holed area mats, which don't provide as much protection from the ground. Where as these mats are full length and also feature larger outer tubes to keep you comfortably cradled in the middle of the pad. These mats are also super compact, packing down to around the size of a drinks can so you'll hardly notice it in your pack.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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