Klymit® Static V Luxe Pad Review
Just the Facts:
Here is a quick list of form and features for the Klymit Static V Luxe Pad review:
• V Chamber body map optimized for comfort
• Extra wide, long, & plush 75D Polyester
• Small pack size:
o Weight: 26.5 oz / 750 g
o Dimensions: 76″ x 30″ x 3″ (93 cm x 76.2 cm x 7.6 cm)
o Packed Size: 4.5″ x 8″ (11.4 cm x 20.3 cm)
• 1.3 R-Value with 20-30 breath inflation
• Includes: Stuff Sack, Patch Kit
• Price is about $100
• Limited lifetime warranty
My first experience on this pad was on an overnighter in a high mountain valley on the N. Side of the Uintas, just over the Utah border into Wyoming. I put the V Luxe in my tent and was honestly amazed that I was off the ground and could lay in any position without discomfort or fatigue.
So, the very first thing you are going to notice about the Klymit Static V Luxe is its size and comfort. This pad is 30-inches wide! Wait for it… Then, when you double check its specs and realize it weighs in at just barely over two pounds, you get something like goose pimples and the realization that perhaps you’ve finally found the perfect backpacking pad.
I also used this pad on a week-long trip that covered approximately 60 miles. It was under my Klymit KSB 20 Synthetic fill 10F bag, if you want to check out that link. Now, while we didn’t exactly kill ourselves hiking, we were active enough that we arrived back at camp tired each evening and hoping for a good night’s rest. This pad delivered! It was a luxury to have such a wide base under me. It didn’t weigh any more than the pads I’ve been packing in for years—pads that were less expertly designed, smaller, thinner, and some even more expensive than the Klymit Static V Luxe. Yessir, I like this pad a lot and these many reasons.
The Klymit Static V Luxe is the newest pad from Klymit’s innovative approach to outdoors gear. The V Luxe features the v-chamber design, which limits air movement and heat loss. You will be surprised at how quickly it inflates—20 to 30 breaths. After a couple of uses, I learned to under fill it just a titch so it yields even more to my hip and shoulder when lying on my side. Total comfort! My 55+ year-old body got up every morning with the sun and I felt refreshed. The “cold hard ground” was simply a non-factor with this sleeping pad.
In summary, I give the Klymit Static V Luxe the following marks (of a possible 5):
Durability – 5
Comfort – 5
Ease of Use – 5
Reliability – 5
Overall – 5
What They Could Do Better
These guys nailed it! Great work, Klymit.