Klymit Inertia O Zone Inflatable Sleeping Pad

Klymit Inertia O Zone Inflatable Sleeping Pad

This is the Klymit Inertia O Zone inflatable
sleeping pad. And while it may not look like any other sleeping pad you have ever seen,
it actually is an innovative combination of ultra lightweight design, packability and
surprising comfort. With three hikers and weight conscious backpackers
in might, Klymit has really stripped away anything unnecessary in this pad. You can
see the minimalist design, the cutaways, what Klymit refers to as its loft pockets. There
is body mapping that is gone into creating this pad ensuring that you have got cushioning,
you have got padding where you need it and taking away the weight, taking away the material
where you don’t need it. The end result is a pad that is 12.5 ounces, so incredibly light
weight, packs down really small as well. It is an inflatable pad. You have got to blow
it up, but because of these cutaways it also blows up incredibly fast comparative to most.
It may have taken me five or six breaths to blow up this bad, so very, very quick as far
as inflation is concerned. Another interesting payoff in these loft pockets.
When you roll out your sleeping bag on top of the sleeping pad and you lay down on it,
your weight is on that bag. It actually flattens it out and can cut into the thermal efficiency
of that sleeping back. With these loft pockets the bag and, more importantly, the insulation
inside the back can actually settle into those pockets. So, oddly enough, and counter intuitively
it actually can make this pad a little warmer than it would be without those cutaways. Still
not an extremely warm pad comparative to one that would have insulation, but warmer than
you might expect from such a minimalist design. In keeping with that weight saving, space
saving design, the Inertia O Zone is a 21 and three quarter inch wide, 72 inch long
pad, but you have got cutaways and tapering where you can get away with it. What it integrates
here, that I have not seen on another sleeping pad is its own pillow. You have got two inflation
valves as you can see here at the head of the pad. This one really exists or lives at
the shoulder and then your head extends out here. It is a full 72 inches in length to
this sensoring pillow. So what I mean when I say that, the cutaways that you see here
actually kind of help to put your head in the optimal position to take advantage of
the comfort that this pillow gives you. It has got its own inflation valve here. You
can make it very firm or you can let some air out and sink into it a little bit. The pad down in the body is only a little
more than an inch thick, so not a very deep base there. You are getting more thickness
there where it matters most, beneath your head. Klymit includes a stuff sack and a field repair
kit with every Inertia O Zone pack. Tuck this inside, pull the draw string and you have
got a six inch by three inch package. Between that light weight design, that packability,
this is really perfect for ounce counting backpackers.

20 thoughts on “Klymit Inertia O Zone Inflatable Sleeping Pad

  1. @ 00:57 It would be great to see what that small packed size is. Almost every sleeping pad review always leaves out how the pad looks packed up or rolled up. Which is a "Huge" difference in the decision process. Why doesnt anyone with the insane detailed reviews always leave out such crucial info to the viewer? I like to not see just a photo of the product by itself when packed up either make sure someone is holding it or setting it next to a water bottle etc so we can SEE the size it is when rolled up. 

  2. I like this concept and will consider for the hubby for Father's Day. My only concern would be that he likes to sleep on his back, but snores and I'm always jabbing him to roll onto his side…doesn't look like it would be comfy for hips or shoulders when side sleeping. Wish I was a back sleeper, as I'd get this for myself. Thanks for the review.

  3. Not going to purchase this product. But this mat is so unique, I just had to hear what you were gonna say about it.

  4. I love it for sleeping on every night. I put it over my regular mattress. It helps with problem back and joint injuries. The holes mean I don’t sweat. It’s stronger than the medical air pad I used to use that blew a leak.

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