Nice Pad: Sleep Warm, Sleep Comfy

October 17, 2011

The ground is your cold, hard nemesis. You need a good sleeping pad to protect against it. With the right one beneath you, you’ll keep heat loss at bay and sleep in dreamy comfort ’til the sun rises again. The trick is to figure out how much padding and warmth you really need…

This column originally appeared in the September/October edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

(photograph courtesy Nemo Equipment, Inc.)

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.