Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated
Sleeping outside can offer incredible health benefits along with general stress reduction. That stress reduction can be inhibited by restless sleep though. The biggest disadvantage of camping or sleeping outside is that the sleeping conditions aren’t always the greatest. This is usually because sleep happens within a structure (oftentimes) that does very little to protect the camper from the elements outside of some minor rain coverage (and even sometimes that fails if the equipment isn’t quality). This is why it is important to purchase items that are quality, safe and appropriate for the environment.
Our website provides product reviews that help consumers find products that are reliable and safe to use. We want to provide an outlet for consumers to find honest reviews on products that are based on other actual experiences. This article focuses on one product in particular which is the Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated sleeping pad. We looked at what consumers who tried this product thought of it and whether they think it’s worth the investment. We hope this article serves you in your next sleeping pad purchase and makes your next outdoor adventure a comfortable and restful one. Enjoy!
- Extremely comfortable for all sleeping styles
- Lightweight in design for easier towing
- Attractive design
- Holds heat well
- Some valve issues
- Higher end in price
It comes with 6 self-adhesive patches if the worst happens and the device ends up with a hole. It also makes it easier to patch the device than glue and patches as they are self-adhesive. It also comes with a spare silicone one-way valve insert. This helps prevent leaks if the current one fails.
Overall, the Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated comes with several handy additional accessories to make your next outdoor adventure a successful and comfortable one.
The device also comes with aeronautical technology which is a liquid-extruded TPU that is bonded permanently to the shell of the fabric. This stops the fabric from essentially breaking into fragments, keeping it inflated and structurally sound even when laying on the fabric and moving around on it.
CAPACITY & LENGTH
One area that reviewers noted is that this product is a touch short. Though it is ideal for anyone under 5'5", the length of this product can be a little short for taller individuals. As far as capacity goes, this product is made for one person and is smaller than a single bed. This product is definitely meant for those who want a lightweight alternative to an air mattress and not for someone looking for a large luxury bed. Additionally, this may not be ideal for those who roll around a ton as it will be more likely than not followed by those individuals waking up on the ground and not the mat.
The primary issue with this bag is that some readers found that the bed doesn't stay inflated throughout the night. The odd thing is that those who had an issue with it were less than those without the issue which leads us to believe that either those who didn't find this issue potentially didn't stress test the bag (as in didn't use it frequently enough to encounter the issue) OR those who found the issue simply had faulty products and alternative stock selection would have helped the issue.
Regardless, an engineer mentioned that the bed had a fundamental design flaw at the inflation/deflation valve. It also sounds like the more and more one uses the valve, the harder and harder it is to get the cap back on. This could be the issue and potentially, again, just some of the stock. There were a lot of people that found it did stay inflated throughout their use which makes us lean towards potentially a single item issue and their warranty should help with this problem.
WATERPROOFING & WEATHER PROOFING
Though this product doesn't offer much for waterproofing features it does offer a non-wove layer which reflects back radiant heat and offers better heat retention to the camper. This helps keep the camper warm when the ground is cold. In addition to this, the product offers a Thermolite insulation layer which helps with air circulation as well as heat loss when sleeping.
So not only does it offer ventilation but it also offers some additional heat retention. Those who bought this product were really impressed with how warm they felt while they slept and didn't feel that any of the cold from the ground seeped through the product which is really positive.
Another benefit to the Exkin Platnium non-woven layer of this product is that it is virtually silent unlike most products on the market this one doesn't make that awful rubber grinding sound. It actually stays quite which is also beneficial to the sleepers around you.
It also offers an anti-microbial treatment in order to avoid any bacterial building up within the product. Obviously cleaning inside the product would be impossible and therefore this is a nice feature to protect the inner layers of the product and keep the product in good shape inside and out. Those who bought this product were happy with its reliability and durability.
There were very few comments about issues with holes and leaks (outside of the actual valve issues). It also comes with some self-adhesive stickers if one does appear. Overall, the product is quite durable which helps with its price point.
EASE OF USE
Those who bought this product were quite impressed with its ease of use. They liked that it inflates easily as well as folds up and stores easy. They also appreciated the simplicity of the product noting that they required no instructions in regards to how to use it. Overall, this product is quite functional and easy to use.
- Single-chamber design for lightweight towing
- Multi-function valve for fast inflation and deflation
- 40D rip-stop nylon for increased durability and longevity
- Exkin Platnium non-woven inner layer for better heat retention
- Thermolight insulation for better air circulation and protection
- Aeronautical technology for additional durability
- Lightweight, additional repair kit for easy fixes even in a pinch
The primary flaws in this product are that the price is on the higher end and there are some serious deflating issues which, of course, defeats its purpose. The positive here is that not everyone experienced this issue and the warranty of the product may solve this issue. Overall, it's a nice product made by a reliable company and offers a ton of really interesting and revolutionary features. It is definitely worth considering for your next sleeping pad purchase.