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ALPS Mountaineering Nimble Insulated Air Mat
Compact insulated air mat with pump sack
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The ALPS Mountaineering Nimble Insulated air pad features a 3D body-mapped design to help keep you from sliding or rolling off no matter what sleeping position you prefer. The TechLoft silver insulation provides an R value of 3.9 and is treated with antimicrobials to prevent the growth of bacteria. The included stuff sack features a one-way valve that securely attaches to the Nimble's flat valve, for quick inflation. As with all ALPS air pads, the Nimble series comes with a stuff sack and repair kit.
Features
  • Contoured surface helps keep you on the mat
  • Included stuff sack doubles as a pump sack
  • R-Value: 3.9
  • Lightweight, packs small
  • Flat valve allows easy inflation and deflation
  • 40D nylon ripstop fabric
  • Repair kit included
Specs
  • Dimensions: 80" x 24" x 3.5"–4.5"
  • Packed size: 15" x 6"
  • Weight: 2 lb. 9 oz.
  • General use: Backpacking
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Nimble Insulated Air Mat7150218
Customer Reviews
The Nimble Insulated Air Mat has been rated 1 time.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good but long

I have used this pad 8 times now felt it was now appropriate to review it. The thickness is great, the durability has been great (I generally cowboy camp so, in general, my pads get abused), it’s relatively light weight for its size an R-value, and I can pack it down to half the length of the stuff sack without worrying about the diameter fitting in the stuff sack (this is nice for two reasons (1) it gives extra room in the stuff sack to store items or (2) it means it will take less room in your pack).

The idea of using the storage bag to blow it up is a novel idea and I may not be giving it a fair shake but, it just seems more cumbersome than blowing it up by mouth but, in the case of below freezing I may use the bag to minimize frozen moisture inside the pad. The only other possible negative, and that’s for side sleepers only, is that the two outer walls are slightly raised. I assume this is by design to keep you centered but, it tends to raise your knees thereby causing low back discomfort over an extended period of time.

This is not necessarily a negative but something to be aware of because I didn’t pay attention to the length of the pad prior to buying it (I assumed it was 70-72”) but, at 80” I feel it is a bit too long for certain applications. For example, I also own the Alps Mountaineering Tipi (for the kids) and there would be no way two people would fit in the tipi using two of these pads.

At the end of the day I wouldn’t hesitate buying it again.