• Weight (regular) 471 grams
  • Size in use 183 cm x 58 cm x 6.4 cm
  • Size packed 20 cm x 8 cm
  • R-Value 1.3
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  • Cost $199.99

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad

Sleep systems

Rating

Rating: 8.4 / 10
Value for Money 1.7 / 2
Weight 1.6 / 2
Comfort 1.8 / 2
Durability 1.8 / 2
Warmth 1.5 / 2

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad Review

I’ve had the Klymit Sleeping Pad range on my ‘to test’ list for a number of years as they are certainly one of the mainstream brands on the market. Over the past month I had the opportunity to test out a number of the more commonly available models and in all honesty I wish I had tested them earlier because they have a number of feature that I really appreciate. First cab of the rank in the testing process was the Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad which is a newer updated version of the original pad.

Appearance wise this brand is very recognisable having a very unique air baffle system which is ‘V’ shaped down the middle with separate side rails. Sometime you can be forgiven for thinking that this appearance is more gimmicky just to differentiate it from its competitors but after testing I discovered this was not the case.  The design of the baffle system matches the contours your body and as someone who moves throughout the night sleeping on both sides and my back, I always felt very supported by this mat.

A criticism of a number of air filled pads on the market is that they have ‘soft edges’ and you can feel like you’re about to fall off the mat but not in this case. The separate side rail baffles prevent you from leaving the mat unless you are planning to. Something else I found with the Klymit pads was the way the ‘V’ shaped central baffle finished at the bottom of the pad – if I hooked the end of my feet in the gap between the baffle when I was sleeping on my side I felt ‘locked in place. This is now a habit I have developed with this brand of pad.

Size wise this sleeping pad is 183 cm x 58 cm x 6.4 cm (72 x 23 x 2.5 Inches). The pad is commonly sold in Australia in a light green colour but you may also find the grey version. Apart from the colour the fabric is very robust with the bottom of the pad is 75 Denier material and the top a lighter 30 Denier which is still pretty good so I can see this pad lasting well as an inflatable option.

As someone who ‘flips’ rather than turns over when sleeping, even with my 100+kg plus frame at no stage did I bottom out when turning. For a comfortable sleeping pad this packs down to a very small compact mat which means that it won’t take up much space in your pack or your car if space is at a premium. One drawback that larger bulkier air filled mats have is that sometimes you can almost pass out from the amount of breaths you need to inflate them but not in this case. Klymit quote around 10-15 breaths which was what it worked out for us. Speaking of inflation, the versions that I’ve tested have the newer two-part flat inflation valve which means you don’t lose air between breaths and that allows you to take breaks when inflating. Opening the second part dumps the air relatively quickly. This newer inflation valve system is very streamlined and doesn’t impact the user like some of the bulkier valve systems on the markets do.

This particular pad, which isn’t insulated is designed for warm weather having an R-Value of 1.3 which is really only going to be suitable in warmer parts of Australia or into warmer months. When testing the Kylmit range of pads I had would occasionally shift between the range during the night for few minutes and with a 6 degree night time temperature I found this pad really didn’t cut it whereas the other models we tested with higher R-Values were much more suited and kept us toasty warm. Another issue that some sleeping pads can have is that they can be noisy however this mat is reasonably quiet so no complaints on that front.

Price wise the Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad is one of the cheaper models in the range selling of AUD $199.99 RRP although it is not unusual to find this pad at a cheaper price. Given that its designed for those warmer outdoor adventures it is great value.

So what’s the verdict? In my case as someone who spends many days throughout the year in a tent, even in the middle of winter, this isn’t going to do me as a standalone sleeping pad as I prefer an R-Value of over 4.o to keep me warm on those really cold nights. Having said that and because of the comfort and packed down size, this one will definitely become part of my sleep system in the hotter months when staying warm isn’t a factor.

We Like

  • A good option for those warmer nights
  • Very, very comfortable even for side sleepers with a 6.4 cm thickness – you have to really try to bottom out
  • Relatively easy to inflate (10-15 breaths). You won’t feel like you’re about to pass out
  • Very compact when packed so it won’t take up much room in your car or pack
  • Good size. As a 185cm 100+ kg male I didn’t feel like this pad was too small
  • The V shaped baffle system and side rales keep you fully supported along the entire length of your body and you never feel like you are going to fall off the mat even when you are sleeping on the edge
  • Very durable pad bottom (75 D polyester fabric) to help minimise any chance of holes on rough ground

We Don't Like

  • NOT for cold weather hikes, this pad is aimed at the warmer climates and warmer months of the year

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad

Best Uses

  • For hikes in the warmer months of the year or in hotter climates

Buy One

You can purchase the Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad online from Amazon Australia, Wild Earth or from Wildfire Sports

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Investment

AUD $199.99 RRP (often on sale)

Other Versions

Klymit makes large range of sleeping pads to suit campers, hikers, or both including single and double pads and also one aimed at hammock campers

 

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad in storage sack

Image showing size comparisons of some Klymit Sleeping Pads. From the left of the image:

Image showing key features of the Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad showing V baffles and rail edge

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad showing inflation valve closed

Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad showing quick deflation part of valve

Disclaimer

This review was done with product provided by the Australian distributor of Klymit

Last updated

6 July 2024

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