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#198095 - 04/08/17 10:31 PM Nemo Tensor Insulated Pad
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Registered: 03/12/14
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So in all the excitement of my REI dividend check arriving, my first "bang for the buck" purchase was around my sleeping system. I've yet to decide on the bag vs quilt option, so I decided to concentrate on the sleeping pad. I currently have an EMS rectangular air pad that weighs in at just shy of 33 oz and has an unknown R rating, but I imagine it is in the 1.5 - 2.5 range.

I saw that REI has the NEMO Tensor pad in a variety of lengths/widths. Since I am a creature comfort sleeper, I didn't want to concentrate solely on cost and weight. This pad measures in at 78" x 25" x 3" - I am a stomach sleeper and will use every inch of that! The weight is 20 oz so I am saving nearly a full pound on just the pad. Excited for my new toy to arrive...

...so my question is, does anyone have any experience with these NEMO pads? The R rating is not provided (red flag?) but everything else seems to look like exactly what I need.
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#198103 - 04/10/17 08:45 PM Re: Nemo Tensor Insulated Pad [Re: dylansdad77]
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I have the regular size insulated Tensor pad. I find it very comfortable to lay on, but I don't think the temperature rating is close to accurate.

If 15 F is the minimum, it should be comfortable at freezing. I was cold on two different nights that had forecast lows in the upper 30s or low 40s and definitely did not get to freezing. This was with a 15 degree Western Mountaineering bag that I have used in much colder temperatures, wearing what would normally be more than warm enough.

The other negative is that it is harder to get the air out than other air pads I've had.

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