Testing the Sleeping Pad

Nemo Astro Air 25L

Specifications

  • 23 oz
  • 76 in x 25 in x 3.5 in
  • 9.5 in x 4 in dia packed
  • PrimaLoft insulation
  • 20D PU Polyester Ripstop
  • MSRP $149.95
  • Cost $74.96

After reading all of the reviews about the different sleeping pads and considering the cost vs weight, I decided on the Nemo Astro Air 25L.  The reviews on this pad raved about how comfortable and light it is.  It is very light at only 23 oz, and packs down to only 9.5 x 4 in.  It comes with the stuff sack (shown), a velcro compression strap,  and a repair kit.

For the last three nights I have been testing to see how comfortable it really is.  The first night I aired it up all the way and it was too firm.  The second night I let out too much air and it was flemzie.  Unlike in a story book, the third night was not perfect.  This is exactly why I am testing it out.  I want to be accustomed to sleeping on it prior to riding.  I will say, I am glad that I chose the 25 over the 20.  This gave me plenty of room to try every sleeping position i know to get comfortable.  This pad does have one thing over the 6 inches of memory foam on top of the 6 inches of boat cushion that I normally call a bed.  It is 76 inches long, about 8 inches longer than my v-berth bed and 6 inches longer than me.  AND! It is not shaped like a triangle.  Time will tell…

 

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