Editor’s Review: Q-Core SLX sleeping pad, by Big Agnes

Editor’s Review: Q-Core SLX sleeping pad, by Big Agnes

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Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Big Agnes’ Q-Core SLX sleeping pad, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.


Q-Core SLX sleeping pad, by Big Agnes

$139.95 to $249.95

The sleeping pad is a key ingredient to a successful camping trip. Most importantly, it provides a barrier between you and the ground, allowing you to retain your body heat and stay warm throughout the night. It also brings a bit of plush, homey comfort to the backcountry.

Fully packed, the Q-Core SLX is only slightly larger than a standard beer can.

The Q-Core SLX is the whole package. It’s rated down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning it’ll work in most any camping scenario, weighs a mere 635 grams (in 20″ x 72″ size) for outstanding packability and has a double ripstop construction that significantly ups its durability. Dual valves, a one-way inflation valve and one for quick deflation, make it incredibly easy to set up and stow away, too.

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