Re: [BackpackGearTest] Re: Mt Washington Pad Report #3
- Brad, I didn't make this clear in my previous post, but I wasn't implying
that you weren't giving a fair review. To the contrary, I think you did. I
just wanted to emphasize to the testers these points, because the fact that
you did indeed address them was worth noting to everyone.
Again, good review.
> > I have a general concern that a closed cell foam pad will not get a
> > fair review if you attempt to assess its comfort on hard ground. If
> > you are going to include this in your reviews, compare the comfort
> > of the Mt Washington to a competing foam pad like a ridge rest, but
> > not an inflatable like a thermarest.
> I did.
> "The pad actually felt less comfortable than my thermarests, my
> ridgerest, and my z-rest. "
> > It must be recognized that a
> > closed cell foam pad requires some degree of knowledge by the user
> > in selection of a comfortable campsite that a user of an inflatable
> > does not need in order to achieve comfort.
> Given that I've used both the Ridgerest and Z-rest in the past, I
> have a decent idea of how to choose a campsite for and what to expect
> out of a closed cell pad. Sometimes, there just isn't any good
> choice and an inflatable pad or a thicker closed-cell foam pad can
> make the difference between a night of sleep or a night of tossing
> and turning.
> > I enjoyed your report.
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