Backpacker Magazine- Recluse 2.5i
December 15, 2011
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This synthetic-insulated, mummy-shaped pad packs down to football size, yet the 2.5-inch-thick mattress kept testers warm to 10-degrees F when they were camped on snow. "I never felt a cold or lumpy spot," says our Colorado tester, who used it during a snow-cave campout at 10,000 feet. Thick channels along the sides act like railings and keep sleepers from rolling off the pad (or onto their tentmates). An integrated hand pump makes it fast to inflate, and you won't suffer from dizziness that can result from blowing at high altitudes.