|Klymit Inertia X Frame|
|Klymit X Frame Sleeping Pad|
|Klymit X Frame bulb pump|
In the backcountry I opted to slide the X Frame inside my sleeping bag. The X Frame advertises the missing sections of pad as “loft pockets.” The loft pockets supposedly allow your bag’s insulation to retain its loft even under the weight of your body. This results in added warmth. Insulation is worthless when compressed. When I slid the X Frame into my bag I didn’t see much loft when compared to the picture on the pad’s box. But I stayed plenty warm throughout the night in my 20 degree down bag. The loft pockets seemed to be doing their job.
|Klymit X Frame in my sleeping bag|
I hardly ever sleep with a pillow in the backcountry. I don’t like to carry the extra weight. Once again, without a pillow, I found the X Frame only comfortable when on my back. The head support was uncomfortable against my head when on my side or chest. I ended up shoving a fleece jacket in the bag with me to use as a pillow. I have never felt the need to do this before.
For Ultralights, what the X Frame lacks in comfort it makes up in weight and size. The X frame is the smallest and lightest full length sleeping pad I have ever seen. Even with the bulb pump the rolled up X Frame is about as small as a coke can. It weighs just 10.6 ounces with the bulb and 9.1 without. At first I didn’t think it had much improvement over my Therm-a-rest NeoAir. But scale read outs showed the X Frame was a full 3 ounces lighter than the NeoAir Xlight (13.6 ounces), and smaller too. The X Frame’s material seems more robust and less prone to puncture over the NeoAir. If you are a ounce pincher the X Frame is the clear winner.
|Klymit X Frame side by side with Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLight|
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