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Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL Inflatable Sleeping Pad


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Item # BGAA3203M
Utilizing a unique "quilted" design, the ultra-lightweight Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL inflatable sleeping pad employs an internal layer of synthetic insulation to achieve an R-value (4.5) suitable for year-round use.
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Utilizing a unique "quilted" design, the compact and ultra-lightweight Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL inflatable sleeping pad combines warmth (R-value of 4.5) and comfort for year-round backpacking. An internal layer of synthetic insulation bolsters the Insulated Q-Core SL's thermal efficiency.

The Insulated Q-Core SL's super-lightweight nylon rip-stop top and bottom have internal polyurethane coatings for waterproof protection. The alternating I-beam construction provides a smooth, comfortable feel and a full 3.5" of thickness. The construction and plastic valve allow the Insulated Q-Core SL pad to reach full inflation more quickly and easily than standard inflatable pads.

Available in rectangular or mummy shapes and a variety of sizes, each Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL inflatable sleeping pad includes a stuff sack and a repair kit. NOTE: Always store the pad unrolled with the valve open.

  • Inflatable design
  • Super-lightweight nylon rip-stop top and bottom
  • Internal heat-reflective PU coating
  • X-Static synthetic insulation
  • Durable inflation valve
  • Alternating I-beam construction
  • Each pad individually inflated and tested
  • Stuff sack and repair kit included
  • Always store pad unrolled with the valve open



Best Use Backpacking, Camping
Warranty Lifetime
Type Inflatable Sleeping Pad
R-Value 4.5
Packed Size Petite: 3.5" x 8.5"
Regular: 3.5" x 9"
Long: 3.5" x 9.5"
Wide Long: 4.5" x 10"
Regular Mummy: 3" x 9"
Long Mummy: 3.5" x 10"
Other Stuff Sack and Repair Kit Included
Item Weight Petite: 16 oz
Regular: 17 oz
Long: 19 oz
Wide Long: 23 oz
Regular Mummy: 16 oz
Long Mummy: 17 oz
Dimensions Petite: 20" x 66" x 3.5"
Regular and Regular Mummy: 20" x 72" x 3.5"
Long and Long Mummy: 20" x 78" x 3.5"
Wide Long: 25" x 78" x 3.5"


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 18 real customer reviews)

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Big Agnes Q Core SL Wide/Long
Reviewed by JP - June 15, 2016

Likes: Super comfortable. Ordered the Wide/Long version because I like room when I sleep.

Dislikes: Wish it came in a size wide for the regular and petite options.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - April 20, 2015

Likes: Most comfortable pad at the time of purchase, packs very small.

Dislikes: , texture of the material (slippery)

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - March 18, 2015

Likes: bought it together with the sleeping bag as a "recommended" pad. It is not heavy, but ...

Dislikes: it does not provide necessary support even for my modest (but bony) 185 lb frame. And the combination of sleeping bag + pad does NOT stand to the zero F degree rating.

Reviewed by John B. - September 2, 2014

Likes: It kept me warm while camped on a glacier even though it's not listed as four-season. It's really lightweight and compresses down to a small size. It inflated and deflated easily without needing a pump.

Dislikes: N/A

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - September 1, 2014

Likes: Was very comfortable on it's maiden voyage out motorcycle camping. I also noticed how well it did it's job of insulating me from the cold ground. When I packed up camp, I noticed after removing the pad how warm the tent floor was underneath the pad.

Dislikes: I wish it came in a wider version for the petite and regular sized.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - August 26, 2014

Likes: This product is amazingly light and compact. The sleeping pad is very comfortable and warm. Only takes a couple minutes to inflate and deflate. Great purchase if you are into more serious hiking.

Dislikes: The material is a little slippery making staying on the pad tough when on an incline or decline if you aren't using a Big Agnes system sleeping bag.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - August 22, 2014

Likes: Easy to blow up. Very light, fits inside of my backpack. VERY comfortable!

Dislikes: Not good on slopes, my sleeping bag continued to slip off of it.

Reviewed by Eric I. - August 19, 2014

Likes: The pad was extremely lightweight considering it's thickness and the packing size was amazingly small. The qcore sl was very comfortable and appears to be made of quite durable material despite being lightweight. The pad was very simple to blow up but did take quite a bit of work compared to a self inflating pad. The quilted design was extremely comfortable and supported my back better than any other pads that I have tried out this far. I thought the pad was very quiet when I moved around which was an annoyance for me with the Thermarest neoair line.

Dislikes: The pad took quite awhile to blow up and I am a non-smoker and work out quite regularly. I was very surprised by the difference in width between the regular qcore and the sl pads. I was expecting the sl to be a lightweight version of the qcore with the same dimensions but was unpleasantly surprised by the difference. The qcore has a concave shape that hugs you when you lay in it which I personally find very comfortable and the qcore sl lays more flat. I can sleep quite comfortably in the long q core pad but would require the long wide in the sl pads and I am not an overly large guy at 6 ft and 190 lbs. I will go with the long size q core instead of the SL due to comfort and cost.

Reviewed by Mike B. - May 14, 2014

Likes: Super comfortable and very compact. I use this with my Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag for cold (15 degree) sleeping and Big Agnes Fish Hawk (30 degree) for warmer nights. At 17oz, it's reasonably light weight considering the comfort it provides.

Dislikes: Nothing.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - April 17, 2014

Likes: Just the right size and very comfortible

Dislikes: No Dislikes

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