Body Mapping of Klymit Sleeping Pads
Body Mapping of Klymit Sleeping Pads Video
The reason why body mapping is so important is because your body doesn't have an even distribution of weight. You've got high pressure areas, low pressure areas and some parts of your body that barely touch the pad at all, which then in effect, changes how your body is going to benefit you.
Let me give you a little demonstration here. This is a more traditional camping pad that has the same effect whether it's foam-filled or just air-filled. But the idea is that when you put pressure on a certain part of a camping pad, that air is going to go to the path of least resistance. So if we say this is your hips right here and we push down on that, as you can see, that air is going to go to the other parts and inflate other parts of the pad where you do not need that insulation as much. Or if you do two knees, for example. Say you've got shoulders and hips. You can see here the pressure is going out to the ends of the pad where there is not needed as much comfort and support. So it really is counter productive to what you need.
You need more pressure, comfort and support and warmth in those strike areas in those weight-bearing parts of your body. So that's why the Inertia X Frame has been designed doing just that – giving you support where you need it and removing it where you don't. So when you put pressure here, it's only going to go to another part where you need support, where you've got your legs, your shoulders, your head. So you'll notice when I push down on pressure here, it does not inflate, it does not change the insulation in the other areas as much. The reason why is because of two things: one is because it's limited to where the air can go. Secondly is because it's under pressure. If you notice also here if I put pressure in two areas, if I put pressure in the hips and the shoulders region, it does not change the insulation of the other areas because the body mapping is limited where that air can go. That's why it's such a valuable asset to have that.
Also, because we use pressure, we only need a pad that's an inch and a half thick. Whereas other air-inflated pads typically need 2.5 to 3 inches to keep you off the ground, keep you comfortable and keep you warm. Because as you lay down and those pressure parts of your body, the weight-bearing, loading areas are going to compress, you're going to have less insulation, less comfort and less warmth. Whereas with our pad, because it's under pressure and you don't need as much thickness so it's lighter, more compact and even more comfortable as well where you can adjust the pressure.