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Klymit Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad Review

manufactured by:
Philip Werner
Version:
1
Price:
89.95

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On July 28, 2014
Last modified:August 18, 2015

Summary:

The Klymit Static V Luxe inflatable sleeping pad is a bargain if you prefer an extra-wide inflatable sleeping pad and prefer a firm air mattress to sleep on for summertime car camping and base camping trips.

Klymit Static V Luxe Inflateable Sleeping Pad
Klymit Static V Luxe Inflatable Sleeping Pad

Klymit’s Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad is an interesting twist on a luxury inflatable sleeping pad, combining a decadent 30″ width, with a pad that is easy to inflate, and rolls up into a small bundle barely the size of many ultralight weight backpacking pads. It’s also incredibly inexpensive, only costing $89, which should terrify luxury sleeping pad manufacturers who charge customers several hundred dollars for a comparable product.

Weighing 26.5 ounces, the Static V Luxe is best considered a base camping or car camping sleeping pad for summer use because it has a R-value of 1.3, which is quite low and provides very little thermal insulation between you and the ground. While perfectly adequate for summertime use, you’ll want to upgrade to the insulated but narrower, Insulated Static V sleeping pad for shoulder season weather when the ground is colder.

Klymit’s sleeping pad products are distinguished by their use of body mapping technology, which mimics human anatomy to provide a sleeping surface that offers you more comfort and a better night’s sleep, whether you sleep on your back, your side, or your stomach. All of the sleeping pads in their Static V product line (the Static V2, the Insulated Static V, and the new Static V Luxe) mimic the muscular structure of your back, offering enhanced comfort by matching the contours of the human body.

Dual Valves Help Accelerate Deflation
Dual Valves Help Accelerate Deflation

While the Static V Luxe is similar in appearance to the Static V2 and the Insulated Static V, it is a full 30 inches wide, inflated, (30″ w x 76″ x 2″), which is just huge, especially when compared to other 25″ wide luxury sleeping pads. In comparison, the Static V2 and the Insulated Static V are just 23 inches wide, so significantly narrower. Those added 7 inches of width make all the difference though, ensuring that your arms remain on the sleeping pad at night and don’t fall to the ground on your sides because your pad is too narrow.

The pad depth is somewhat lacking however, measuring only 2 inches deep along the side rails, instead of the 3 inches claimed by the manufacturer. This becomes very noticeable if you kneel or try to read a book on the pad, and your knee and elbow bones slide between the pad’s chambers and come in contact with the ground.

Despite this, the Klymit Static V Luxe is a bargain if you prefer an extra-wide inflatable sleeping pad and prefer a firm air mattress to sleep on for summertime car camping and base camping trips.

Likes

  • Inexpensive
  • 30 inches wide
  • Firm to sleep on
  • Two valves provide help accelerate deflation time
  • Surface fabric is quiet and not slippery
  • Stores compactly when deflated (7″ x 5″ x 4.5″)

Dislikes

  • Takes 35 SectionHiker breaths to inflate, not 15-20 claimed by the manufacturer. This warrants the addition of an external pump sack or integrated pump chamber.
  • Knees and elbows slide between the chambers and come into direct contact with the ground
  • The 3o inch width is not sufficient for two people to share the pad, as claimed by the manufacturer. Twin beds are 39 inches wide. While they were barely wide enough for two when I was in college, they aren’t anymore. :-)

Manufacturer Specs

  • Weight/Mass: 26.35 oz / 747 g
  • Dimensions: 76″ x 30″ x 3″  (2″ on the SectionHiker ruler)/ 193 cm x 76.2 cm x 7.6 cm
  • Type: inflatable Sleeping Pad
  • R-Value: 1.3
  • Inflation: 15-20 Breaths (35 SectionHiker Breaths)
  • Packed Size: 4.5″ x 8″ / 11.4 cm x 20.3 cm
  • Includes: Stuff Sack, Patch Kit
  • Fabric: 75D Polyester

Disclosure: Klymit loaned Philip Werner (SectionHiker.com) a Static V Luxe sleeping pad for this review. 

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6 comments

  1. I wish more mfgs would offer sleeping pads in wider widths. Switching from a regular thermarest prolite (20″) to a Klymit inertia XL (25 or 26″?) made all the difference in my sleep quality.
    As you said -“ensuring that your arms remain on the sleeping pad at night and don’t fall to the ground on your sides because your pad is too narrow” is one of the biggest factors that contributed to a better more restful night’s sleep. 20″ is just too narrow and the few added inches on either side make a huge difference. Stinks tho that to get the wider width you need usually have to also accept added length of a size L bag.
    Nice review!

  2. I wish wide pads could be special ordered in a short. I’m only 5’5″ so I could cut 10″ off the length of this pad and cut my weight.

  3. @Dana Kelley, I saw a video on you tube where a guy from Klymit demonstrates how you can shorten a Inertia X. Maybe the same technique can be used on this wide pack.

  4. Do not take this pad out if the temperature drops. I tried it at about 25 degrees. Froze my tuccus off.

  5. I would offer caution on the Klymit quality control. I’ve had two Klymit pads – both were the Inertia X Wave and both were defective. The one you just reviewed appears to have only a blow-up valve. However, the Inertia (and other Kymit pads with low air volume) has both a blow-up value and another value where a bulb hand pump attaches to add additional pressure. While Klymit made good on the first pad by replacing it for free, when the second pad failed for the same reason I said enough. And while they did replace the pad, I was not happy with how the customer service was handled: they tried to blame the air leakage on a couple of velcro stickers I put on the pad (to hold my pillow in place); they suggested the adhesive might have degraded the material. Yet they never even acknowledge the leaky valve.

  6. I use a well known 20″ wide pad. It is a pain to not be able to read easily, and have your arms and body fall off during the night. I took some soft cushion foam, cut two pieces about 16″ long, 6″ wide, and 4″ high and used light webbing to hold them together. The webbing goes under the pad and holds the foam in place. It works great.

    Though light, the foam can take up some volume if it isn’t squished down.

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