I’m looking to get new sleeping pads and would like some feedback or suggestions. We have a pair of Therm-A-Rest BaseCamps (good design) and a pair of Kelty Basecamps (great design) all of which leak. I will try to patch the Therms, but the Keltys have multiple leaks which I find excessive. Finding and fixing leaks frustrates me greatly, and I’d like to get pads which aren’t prone to this.
One model that’s tempting is the Exped Downmat 7. It gets great reviews and appears to last (i.e., not leak) for a good while (several years), but costs twice as much as other comparable size pads.
Another is the Klymit Insulated Static V. It also gets good reviews, though there may be some question of durability. The price is very attractive.
Anyone have experience with either of these? Is the Exped worth the price? Will the Klymit hold up for a decent time? Any other models you’d recommend?