Big agnes insulated Q-core

pyroducksx3

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I was at REI looking at sleeping pads and tried a bunch I really liked the Big Agnes Insulated Q-core it was a little heavier at 27 oz but so comfortable, I figured a good nights sleep would be worth the 6oz over the thermarests I tried. I liked it as much as the exped but can get a killer deal on the BA. Are there any opinions on this sleeping pad?
 
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Is there nobody with any expierence with these? Are they just too heavy that people aren't using these or is it something else?
 
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I tried one out at REI and also thought it was comfortable. However, I also thought my REI lite is comfortable and it is lighter so I haven't switched.
 

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Looks like a good pad(I know lots of guys that use BA pads and love them).....If you can get a good deal and dont mind the extra weigh.
The BA is 7oz heavier than a Exped Downmat UL7 and has a lower R-value. I'm not really an ounce counter but I'd rather pay a bit more and get a warmer pad that weighs less.
 
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yeah I can get it for half of what the exped UL7 synmat cost but looking at the UL7 specs the BA Q-core is almost 10 oz heavier, oh decisions
 
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Yeah thats the direction Im headed I think, it is very very comfortable. I actually liked it better than the exped because it doesnt have the "ribs" or bars on the mat but both are pretty close in comfort, weight not a factor the BA Q-core was the most comfortable to me.
 

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I picked one up this winter but have yet to use it. After last year with just the little closed cell blue pad I'll carry the wt. for a good nites sleep!
 
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