With sprawling dimensions (50” x 78”) that are ideal for couples, the self-inflating Big Agnes Hinman Double Wide sleeping pad is designed to provide optimal comfort for family and car camping.
I am relaxing here on the Big Agnes Hinman Double Wide Sleeping Pad. This is a sprawling, plush, comfortable base for car camping or family camping. It is extremely comfortable and you have, when it is fully inflated, you have about two and a half inches of thickness. The base here is an open cell foam core so it packs down to be relatively small for its size. And that foam really expands when you open up the valve. So this is considered a semi self inflating sleeping pad. As you roll this pad down and get all the air out of it, once you are ready to inflate it, all you have to do is set it out, open that valve and the foam on the inside expands on its own. So if you set it out for maybe a half an hour, around that time, it will inflate most of the way, but you do need to inflate it a little bit more at the end so that you do get the most thickness here. And the valve is really easy to use.
Since this is a really big, sprawling pad, you do have a bigger valve here than on some other sleeping mats. And all of the seams here on the edges, the valve, everything is vey durable. It is air tight, obviously, so you do need those extra durable seams and extra durable valve. But here you have got a really great valve and it is really simple to use. If... once you have it inflated if you do want to just let some of the air out, it is really easy to just give it a turn and you can hear that air escaping. So easy to use there.
And the rest of the pad here, the dimensions are sprawling for two people, definitely sprawling for one person if you need to sprawl out. It would be a great spare bed to keep at home for guests as well. But it is 50 inches wide, 78 inches long and, again, that two and a half inch thickness is going to give you a very high R value of about 7.2. So this is definitely an all season pad. You can take this camping in the winter and really be protected from that cold ground.
Since it is a rectangular shape if you have got a big sprawling tent you could get a couple of these and just have a very comfortable base for the whole family.
The fabric here on top is a nice brushed fabric, so it is relatively silent. ANd with that open cell foam core you have got a really silent pad here. So that is really nice. And then you do get some things with it. You get two compression straps. ANd these are just webbing straps you can compress that down. So what I would normally do here is once you have everything deflated, fold it in half and then really push all of the air out of it and roll it down and then use these straps to compress it even more.
You do get an included stuff sack. So, as you can see, definitely not a backpackable option. This is a very big pad, car camping, family camping that type of thing. So this is the stuff sack that it comes in. And unlike some sleeping pads that come with a very small stuff sack, it is hard to get it in there, they do give you an oversized stuff sack here. It even has a carry handle, you know, because of the weight here for this pad is definitely warrants that carry handle. That is adjustable as well. So really nice, really nice stuff sack here for this pad.
Overall you have got a very comfortable, warm sleeping pad for car camping, family camping when you want to go out and know that you are going to have a great night’s sleep. And you have got that durability and that quality that you can expect from Big Agnes. It is the Big Agnes Hinman Double Wide Sleeping Pad.