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Old 11-06-2017   #1
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Aire sleeping pads

So I am finally admitting to myself that I need a thicker Paco Pad, to much back pain these days, and my old one is getting pretty wore out after 15 years.

Does anyone own an Aire sleeping pad, maybe put it through the ringer, and have an opinion on it?
The new ones are 4", and have a version of corner condoms. A little over $100 less than JPW.
I would really like to just get a new Paco, but am perpetually short on the $$, what do you guys think?

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Landing Pad

I ordered one last week and it should be showing up this week. I'll give you my initial impressions once I receive it. Like you, it seemed like a good value for the price compared to others on the market and the limited reviews I could find were all positive.
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I've had an AIRE "Landing Pad" for 3-4 years and put it through a fair amount of use. I've been very happy with it. I also have a JPW which has been great. I would purchase another AIRE based on the price; it's a good value.
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Landing pad is my fav over 100 nights going on 6 years still solid!
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I have one that is old enough that it doesn't have the reinforced corners. After 6 years (I think) of abuse it has developed a small leak in one corner. Repairing that is on my winter "to-do" list. In addition to that, it is the older 3" pad, and has denser foam than my 4" maravia silver-back pad, and isn't quite as comfortable as the maravia pad. Several of my friends have the newer landing pads and love them. Overall I would say they are great pads for the money
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I've got a couple of landing pads and they've held up well so far with being both butt pads and sleeping pads. They've even been slip and slides and floated a few rapids.

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I have three Aire landing pads. They all have leaks in the corners.

Two are old (before reinforced corners)and very used. The foam is pretty shot in them. No where near as comfortable as my newer one. I will continue to use them for a couple more years though. I am a cheap ass and milk my gear well past the obvious replacement point. I think I have been using the older ones for 10 years on the river and car camping

I have heard the foam in the Jack's holds up better. I have also heard you can send them your pad and they will replace your foam. I can't verify any of this first hand.
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Had my aire pad for 5ish years. Beat the heck out of it. It has holes in the corners, but I fixed them with rtv. Still a great pad. Best bang for your buck. I would buy one again. Stick with the lighter colors if you are going to be on hot desert rivers
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Thank you all very much for the feedback, greatly appreciated!

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I'd go with JPW. We got Maravia pads last year because they were cheaper, and they look very worn around the valves already. Our 5 year old JPW pads are just as comfortable and look as good as new. That's worth $100 to me, and I haven't even had to patch the other pads yet.
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