You have endured all the technical jargon and have spent a few hours recording and analyzing data to measure R-value. Congratulations, you have reached the final blog in the sleeping pad series! Let’s pull together all that hard work and summarize what you should be looking for when purchasing your next sleeping pad.
So far, you have learned what the R-value means and theory behind how sleeping pads work. In this blog, I will go into a little more detail as to how each of the 3 types of sleeping pads work.
In part 1 of the sleeping pad series, I talked a lot about what the R-value means and how you can measure it for yourself. In this blog, I will explain how sleeping pads work to provide you with insulation from the cold ground.
One of the first things a backpacker looks at when buying a sleeping pad (before weight) is the R-value. This blog will help you understand what the R-value means and show you some data of pad’s performance over time.