Friday, June 17, 2016

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad - Review

Today Luke is reviewing the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad.


Link Big Agnes :

Numerous Sizes / Prices / Weights
Petite : 20x66 / $89 / 20oz                          
Regular : 20x72 / $99 / 21oz                    
Long : 20X78 / $109 / 23oz
Wide Regular : 25x72 / $129 / 25oz                                                                                  

Temp Rating : 15F

Only available in this orange color  :   This is a 3 – 4 season backpacking sleeping pad which off

·        Light and compact three season pads
·        Built-in advanced heat reflective technology
·        Antimicrobial treatment inside the pad prevents microorganism growth
·        Minimalist I-Beam construction reduces weight and provides consistent stability and comfort
·        Larger outer chambers keep you comfortably cradled in the middle of the pad
·        WRM HL™ - Ideal for sleeping pads, this durable, high-loft synthetic insulation provides exceptional warmth with minimal weight and bulk
·        New double rip-stop improves tear strength and durability by 25%
·        Aviation grade TPU lamination technology for ultimate durability
·        High volume valve allows for efficient and easy inflation and super-fast deflation
·        One way inflation valve with micro air pressure adjust button
·        Quick deflation valve
·        Repair kit included

Like the Air Core Ultra, the Insulated Air Core Ultra has been redesigned to offer unparalleled comfort at an incredible price. A smooth sleeping surface, larger outside tubes, high volume valve for faster inflation and quick deflation, durable rip-stop nylon top and bottom, insulated top and bottom,

Synthetic insulation and reflectivity take this sleeping pad down to 15F

There is a non-insulated version of this pad as well that is good down to 35F and it will save you around 2oz of weight if you are interested in that.

Pros :

Light weight.
Reflects heat.
THICK! 3 ¼ inches

The outer baffles are thicker than the inner baffles and this helps to keep you centered in the middle.  I toss and turn and these outer baffles help me to stay on the pad.

One way valve is awesome.  You blow in and no air escapes.

Easy to adjust the amount of air that you want.

Deflation valve really works well.  Very quick to release air.


  1. Brother Luke looks like I'll be getting a new sleeping pad nice review stay well.

    1. Nothing like a good nights sleep right Joseph!
      Have a great weekend.
      - Luke

  2. Bought one and love it, but alabama outdoors has it for $69.95

  3. Bought one and love it, but alabama outdoors has it for $69.95

  4. I just got back from a three-day hiking expedition. I enjoyed my good night sleep after long trekking on the Big Agnes, and I have to admit that it was comfy and relaxing. It is your review that inspired me to buy the Big Agnes pad. I strongly recommend this review to anyone who is considering buying the Big Agnes pad. You can find more reviews here:

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