I recently purchased the Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad because I wanted to try out a pad that didn’t rely on a foam core as cushion. The MSRP cost for this pad is $159.99, however I purchased it at an awesome discount from CampSaver.com for $115.16! It was a deal I couldn’t pass up.
In this video review, I compared it to my current sleeping pad, the Therm-a-Rest ProLite:
Big Agnes Q-Core SLX, Regular Length Specifications
Size: 20″ x 72″
Weight: 16 Oz.
MSRP Price: $159.99
Material: Durable superlight nylon rip-stop fabric
One-way inflation valve with micro air pressure adjust button
High side rails to prevent rolling off of it
The Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad is a great pad that gives excellent lift off of the ground. One of my main complaints with my Therm-a-Rest pad is that it’s bulky and leaves my body too close to the ground. If you’re a side-sleeper, you should definitely consider the Q-Core SLX pad as there is more cushion for your hips. While I am concerned that a hole in the pad could render it useless, I’d recommend it over the foam pads. It’s lighter in weight, more compact and gives you maximum comfort.