As an old mountaineer, explorer and gear head, I do extensive research and purchase the best product for the $$$. I expect the best out of my toys and this pad has performed superbly. Last fall 04, Scott and I embarked on the greatest "Motorcycle Mountaineering" exploration ever done to date (that we know of anyway). We call it the "7 Days & 7 Nights Super Loop". Over 1,000 dirt miles of single/double track mixed with some gnarly jeep trails. This secret rough is part of an on site dirt-bike adventure we have been exploring for 10 years from Mexico thur the Rockies to Canada. Now keep in mind, that being compact and light is paramount when riding this kind of sick endurance adventure. Anyway, while riding at 9,000-11,550 feet for 12+ hours, we would find ourselves exhausted, and ready for bivi. We encountered freezing night time temperatures in nothing more than Black Diamond's Lightsabre bivi, Thermarest's Prolite 3 pad and an awesome ultra compact and light Phantom 3 sleeping bag. This pad compacts down to slightly larger than a Nalgene Water bottle, is light, comfortable, warm and holds air all night. What more can I say. Try it you'll like it!!! J Hof.