Ok there is a lot of good feedback about sleeping pads. I am happy to know that JPW Paco Pads are still considered to have the most comfort.
So they are a bit more expensive, and they have different valves.
They are made in the USA, and we can put a C7 valve on if you like.
We have had issues with our foam before, but because the foam is made in the USA, our suppliers listen and respond to us.
Our corner condoms have been tested by commercial outfitters for well over 10 years.
If you have an old pad without them, we will send you some corners for free, and you can use up some of your old glue before the season starts. Be sure to work on those river sandles at the same time. Aire Sotar, Maravia, JPW. Star inflatable glue all works well for this prupose.
Here is the web site that describes the fix.
paco pad corner condoms
If you want a paco pad with a C7 valve on it, give us a call We will be happy to oblige you.
The trade of seems to be a valve in the face of your pad VS a smaller valve that is on the side that does not let the air out as fast.
JPW has been doing this for 30 years now, and It does not look like we are going away. 30 years ago, rafters thought out full size pad was way too much to take.
But I think a jpw silverback 4 inch pad is a bit much. I like the 3 imch pad best because it is just a little easier to roll up. However most of the time when I am on a multi day with my big cat, I do not roll it.
Keep talking We are all listening to what you say!