Onda over?

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extreme-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 1.4kg

Onda over?

Postby Lamont » Sun 05 May, 2019 3:21 pm

Anyone managed more than a couple of nights and still loving it?
Haven't had any grass under it, just hard earth, so this has me tossing and turning no doubt.
Managed a couple of goes at torso length and will pursue my masochistic tendencies probably once more.
Used it down to about 7 degrees so warmth was not an issue.
I reckon if I weighed 20 kilograms less it might do. Got a nice bruised left hip one night.
Anybody loving it's rubbery ripples?
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Re: Onda over?

Postby Zapruda » Sun 05 May, 2019 4:55 pm

I used mine on a 5 night trip when I first got it.

I was on soft alpine grass and felt every single stick, pebble, lump and bump under me... I went back to the zlite after that. The weight savings weren’t worth it.

I’ll keep it for a supplementary snow mat.

Thumbs down from me.
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Re: Onda over?

Postby crollsurf » Mon 06 May, 2019 8:45 am

Same same, lighter, wider and even less comfortable than a $10 Kmart EVA mat. It's a hip-killer for sure.
Holding onto mine to see if it works better than the 1mm Silver-lined mat I'm currently using as a snow mat on top of my Xlite
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Re: Onda over?

Postby Lamont » Mon 06 May, 2019 4:44 pm

Went to sleep,
lying in a bed of roses,
woke up,
lying on a .......
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