EDIT: OWNER REVIEW: Thermarest NeoAir Sleeping Pad-Cheryl McMurray
- Hello Cheryl, your edits are as follows;
EDIT: Change Me
Edit: Think about changing me
Comment: Everything else
This is a very detailed report with good information. A lot of this
information is something I've questioned myself when looking into possibly
purchasing this pad. One thing to note though is the flow; related
information is spread throughout the report making it a difficult read. I'd
like to suggest a different setup.
Your Product Description section is good, and just needs a bit of gussying
up. I think it might be easier for the reader though if you move your Field
Conditions section up above your Impressions section. This way, you can
discuss your trip information (location, temp, altitude, weather, etc) only
in the Field Conditions section and put all the pad related information in
the Impressions section instead of spreading it out over trip reports. Take
a look at Pam and Ray's report here http://tinyurl.com/ngor6r
Please resubmit the report for additional edits. If you have any questions
or need additional help, please feel free to contact me direct. I'd be happy
to help however I can.
> THERMAREST NEOAIR SLEEPING PADEDIT: ALL references to "Therm-a-rest" need to be spelled as such. It's a
registered name. Please check over the entire document.
> OWNER REVIEW BY CHERYL MCMURRAYEDIT: You have an extra space between Review & By
> Email Address: cherylswan@...Comment: Something to think about. We allow a naming convention that such
as cherylswan(at)earthlink(dot)net if you choose. This helps a lot with
the spam. Especially when you have a lot of reports submitted to BGT with
your email address.
> I've been backpacking and hiking for four years, mostly on weekendsEdit: Reads a bit weird... You might consider changing "Backpacks are" to
> year around. Backpacks are usually 3 day, 2 night trips in the
"Overnight trips", or "Multi-night excursions usually consist of". Just a
EDIT: Nice background, but you need to talk about your overnight
Are you a tent, tarp, or Hammock style camper? Shorten it just a bit and
add the required information.
> PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONEdit: A bit more information would be helpful. Remember, the Product
> The NeoAir is a bright yellow (silver underneath) inflatable mattress
> pad from Thermarest's "Fast & Light Series". The material is very
> thin and light with a crinkly sound and air chambers that run
> horizontal across the pad. It comes with a generic set of
> instructions that is for all Thermarests but also includes a "NeoAir
> Mattress Pro Tips" sheet. There is no insulation inside to dampen
> when inflated rather it claims to keep one warm with the silver
> reflective barrier that returns warmth to the body, reducing heat loss
> to the ground. The valve is made of plastic that opens and closes by
> turning it.
Description is where you talk about what you see. Tell me about the packing
size, the difference between the top and the bottom material, The shape of
the air chambers, etc. Basically, what sets this pad apart from other
inflatable air mattresses.
>Edit: A bit more information here would be good too. The Impressions section
> INITIAL IMPRESSIONS
> I immediately noticed how light and delicate the material feels making
> me wonder about its durability. The color is quite bright but in the
> dark with a sleeping bag on top of it, it is obviously not
> noticeable. I like how the surface feel has a grip and hope that it
> will cure one of my problems with other pads which is to start out
> sleeping in one spot in the tent and waking up in another after
> sliding off the pad or having the pad slide around. I have owned a
> few sleeping pads and all have come with stuff sacks and repair kit
> but this pad did not. They are sold separately, increasing the price
is where you talk about how you feel about the product. Your statement about
durability and the delicate material is GREAT. Talk more about your use of
the product. Were you able to get it as small as the wide mouthed bottle in
the picture after using it? Talk about the packability of the pad, was there
any Velcro strap or is the rubber band the only thing provided to keep the
pad rolled, talk about the grip of the fabric, and tell whether you noticed
any damage so far, etc.
> We set up camp and got the NeoAirComment: This is GREAT information! Very useful to the reader.
> inflated all the way. After a 2 1/2 hr day hike we returned and I
> remembered that Thermarest recommended not inflating the pad all the
> way if the temperatures were warm. I headed to the tent and promptly
> let some air out and although it sat there for a while fully inflated,
> the pad was fine.
> 50s F to 70s F (10 D to 21 C) with a camping elevation of 9000 ftEDIT: Change 10 D to 10 C
> After unrolling and unfolding the pad, it quicklyEdit: Your statement makes it sound like the pad is self inflating like a
> inflates in under a minute.
standard therm-a-rest. Is this the case?
> the morning temperatures were in the low 50s F I had no problemsEDIT: Missing conversion for 50s F
> was ready to pack up, I rolled it up unfolded, pushing most of theEDIT: You have an extra space after "unfolded,"
> air out of the valve and then fold it in half, rerolling it again.EDIT: Change fold to folded.
> I am careful to be sure that the pad is packed in such a wayComment: Does the valve feel flimsy enough to warrant this? If so, document
> that the valve is protected from possible damage in the pack.
> to 70s (21 C) F during the day. We had afternoon rain andEDIT: The rest of your report lists # F. Please change "70s (21 C) F" to
"70s F (21 C)" to keep with this convention.
> asleep due to it's surface grip. It has not developed any leaks yetEDIT: Please change it's to its.
Edit: You have a lot of white space after your last line. You might want to
remove some of this in your final report.
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