Gear I Love: Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad

I've posted plenty of trip reports: from Canyoneering in Utah to Climbing Pacific Volcanoes, but  I wanted to start a few posts about gear that I love.

My first is my Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Sleeping Pad.  I can't put enough emphasis on the importance of a good nights sleep when enjoying outdoors trips: Being tired can make or break your experience!

After stealing Courtney's Big Agnes Pad for a backpacking adventure in Hawaii, I decided It was time to put one on my wish list.  It's one of those things that once you use one, you can't imagine how you lived without it for so long.  It's hands down the most comfortable camping pad I've ever slept on and the kicker is: it packs just as small as my super thin 3/4 length thermarest used to!  Oh, and it's made right here in CO!

If you're in the market for a new pad, check out a Big Agnes pad.