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    Just pulled the trigger on some new gear…

    Marmot Astral 2P with footprint (tent - 5 lb 8 oz, footprint – 10 oz)

    Snow Peak Hybrid Trail Cookset (8 oz)

    ThermaRest Ridge Rest (14 oz…I know it is bulky but fail-proof)

    Katydyn Base Camp water purification (13 oz)

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    Get the scissors out, take 3 feet and the corners off that pad and then we're talking!

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    SO...cut it in half and I have two pads. And use it for upper torso? Fill bottom half of sleeping bag with next days clothes?

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    I went with a 3/4 length pad for years in the interest of saving some weight, but as of last year I'm back to a full-length pad. Some ounces are worth it, and a comfortable pad qualifies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    I went with a 3/4 length pad for years in the interest of saving some weight, but as of last year I'm back to a full-length pad. Some ounces are worth it, and a comfortable pad qualifies.
    Im with Brian some things are just better left alone when it comes to comfort.. I will say I do like those pads better especially in sheep country, I carry mine everywhere and in the jagged rocks glassing all day they sure feel like a lazyboy

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    Weight or bulk? For me it is almost more about the size of the item strapped to/stuffed in my pack (withing reason obviously) I really like having a more manageable sized pad for strapping to the pack, and I made a glassing pad out of the extra that fits perfectly in the top of my pack.

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    +1 on the Ridgerest. From padding on the rocks to a dry seat on the tundra, it's nice to have handy. I don't consider it bulk... I consider it not having to dig anything out of my pack when I stop to glass/rest/eat.

    I've gone with the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core on some hunts in the interest of less bulk & better padding at night over more weight, but have gone back to the ridgerest. Way more useful and can't spring a leak.
    For me, an extra 5oz for the full size (6') over the 3/4 (4') is worth it- I can find somewhere else to lose 5oz.

    Cheers,
    Rich
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    Received the tent and cook set today and both were impressive. Tent is 4.5 pounds with fly, pole and drop cloth and a luxurious 34.5 sq ft. Set up was a breeze with color coded poles and tabs. Happy I spent the extra bucks for titanium cookset too.

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