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Kelty Basecamp Pad

Item #: 43284

Our Price: $62.98

Regular Price: $85.95

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Enjoy more comfort while camping, the Kelty Basecamp Pad inflates quickly and provides the ultimate comfort in a self-inflating pad. Thick foam provides support, the sueded top fabric offers comfort, and attached lash-straps compress the pad during transport.
  • Die-cut foam for warmth and support
  • Self-inflating via dual valves
  • Sueded top for comfort
  • Repair kit included
  • Attached lash-straps for transport and storage
  • Easily stores in stuff sack
  • R-Value: 8.11
  • Size: 78 in. x 25 in.
  • Thickness: 2.5 in.
  • Pack Size: 27 in. x 8 in.
  • Weight: 4 lb. 8 oz.
  • Material: Open Cell Foam
  • Fabric: Polyester Microsuede

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Kelty Basecamp Pad
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to inflate (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Non slip (9)
  • Packs easily (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car camping (8)
    • 3 season use (7)
    • 4 season camping (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Kelty base camp Self inflating pad

    By Scott the camper

    from North wales Pa.

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Inflate
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 3 Season Camping
      • 4 Season Camping
      • Car Camping
      • Cold Conditions
      • Winter Camping

      Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

      I think this product is fantastic. The price was also fantastic. Thank you very much your pleasure to do business with.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Kelty Basecamp Pad

      By Luckman the Great

      from Lockport, NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Non Slip

      Cons

      • Difficult To Inflate
      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • 3 Season Camping
      • Car Camping

      Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

      This camping pad WAS the best pad I've ever owned. It wasn't until about a little over a year that I experienced a major problem with this pad. It doesn't want to inflate anymore. At first, it was inflating well, and the comfortability was exceptional. But now, no air will go into to the pad. Kelty is a well known brand for their tents and sleeping bags. Their pads, however, are great at first, but don't last in the long run. Therma-rest, however, does have better sleeping pads.
      Another thing about this sleeping pad, is that every bit of fabric sticks to it. For example: some of the feathers that came out of my down sleeping bag always got stuck to swede fabric on the pad, as well as bits of grass, dog hair from clothes, etc. With other pads, you can just swipe them off with your hand, but the swede makes it very difficult. Although, with the swede, you don't slide of the pad.
      All-in-all, the sleeping par at first was exceptional, but doesn't last in the long run. So, if you're looking for a sleeping pad that will last you a good amount of years, then you should get a different sleeping pad, like therma-rest, which is highly known for their sleeping pads.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Nice pad, however

      By Steve

      from Santa Barbara Ca.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Inflate
      • Non Slip

      Cons

      • Leaks

      Best Uses

      • 3 Season Camping

      Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

      Mostly do car camping. After the second time I slept on it the pad would almost be flat by the morning. Can not recomeend it.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Performs as advertised

      By Craig

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Inflate
      • Non Slip
      • Packs Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 4 Season Camping
        • Car Camping

        Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

        I would have given this 5 stars but haven't owned it long enough or put it through enough wear and tear yet. It is my first air mattress so difficult to compare to others on market. Appears well constructed. Handsome set up with built in straps that work great. Nice storage sack too. Hard to say it is comfortable. It's a 2 inch mattress for goodness sakes! BUT I slept through the night and didn't toss and turn and I was not the least bit cold. Seems like a great VALUE mattress. I am more than pleased with my purchase at this point.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        much better than sleeping on the ground

        By Akela camper

        from TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Inflate
        • Non Slip

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 3 Season Camping
          • Car Camping

          Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

          Definitely helped this middle aged Dad sleep better in a tent; something I had not done since I was a teenager. I'm also hopeful the pad will help to stretch the cold temperature range of my 40 degree sleeping bag.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Kelty Basecamp Pad

          By BMW Rider

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Inflate
          • Non Slip

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

              Choosing a product on-line has risks. One cannot feel or see the product in person. Often, I am not completely satisfied when an item arrives...not quite as good as I hoped. But, the Kelty Basecamp sleeping pad is probably even better than I expected. Having spent last week-end in relative discomfort in a tent, I decided it was time to get a new pad.

              Campmor had it to me in 2-3 days with free shipping. I am impressed with the product and Campmor.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Quality!

              By Candi

              from Atlanta, Ga

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Inflate
              • Lightweight
              • Non Slip
              • Packs Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Car Camping

                Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

                We bought two of these. First purchase was for my husband. We have a Labrador that took it over. She is 12 yrs old with aching bones. She snuck & inched her way on the pad and then flat out refused to get off. So, we bought her one too!!!

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Excellent quality

                By Petesa1

                from Edmonds, Washington

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cinch straps built in
                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Inflate
                • Non Slip
                • Packs Easily
                • Pocket for repair kit
                • Twin brass valves

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

                    Well made, and easy to inflate /deflate.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    where it is at!

                    By Jay142ny

                    from Springville, NY

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Inflate
                    • Non Slip
                    • Packs Easily
                    • Portable
                    • THICK

                    Cons

                    • Not for backpacking

                    Best Uses

                    • 3 Season Camping
                    • 4 Season Camping
                    • Car Camping

                    Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

                    Our gear needs to be very comfort driven. I got two of these for my daughter and a friend. My wife said these are so comfortable that we should have given the girls our double thick blow up matress and take these for ourselves. Make sure you really let them inflate all the way. I left the valve open for 10-15 min. then reopened the valves before bed to let in any extra air. These are the nicest camp rolls I've ever used. Well worth the money for car camping. They are a bit heavy and bulky for backpacking but you should be able to figure that out by the name. It rained hard the first night we used them and the tent leaked. These pads kept the girls out of the puddles and they still slept in because just the edges of their bags got wet. Would buy again for sure.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Comfort Driven
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent camping pad

                    By CA Car Camper

                    from Mar Vista, CA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Inflate

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • 3 Season Camping
                      • Car Camping

                      Comments about Kelty Basecamp Pad:

                      This is an excellent self-inflating pad. It has built in straps, and comes with a carry bag, things that the competitors do NOT have. Has just the right amount of loft so I don't feel the ground under me. Also its very easy to inflate/deflate.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        How do I deflate and roll the pad back-up? After self inflating, I tried to open (unscrew both valves) the valves, but they will not let the air out easily.
                        Asked on 6/1/2012 by John from Waverly, Iowa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          You may have a faulty valve. The air should be easy to compress out of the mattress if the valve is in the open position. Contact our customer service department at 800-525-4784 for warranty information.

                          Answered on 6/4/2012 by Betty
                      • Q:

                        Could you please tell me where this item is made? Thank you
                        Asked on 2/10/2012 by Rick H from Kenova, WV

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The Kelty Basecamp Pad is made in China.

                          Answered on 2/10/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                      • Q:

                        I have heard that some self-inflating matresses don't inflate at sub-zero temperatures. What's the lowest temperature at which this pad will self-inflate? (In Minnesota we camp at 25 below, so I need the high R-value!)
                        Asked on 6/11/2011 by Anonymous from Minnesota

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This pad will self inflate down to about 32 degrees. Not good for sub zero temps.

                          Answered on 6/14/2011 by Betty
                      • Q:

                        what does the R value mean? which is better higher or lower?
                        Asked on 5/4/2011 by me

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Kelty Basecamp Pad - R value is a measure of thermal resistance . The higher the R-value the better the insulation , and the warmer you'll be with the mattress .

                          Answered on 5/5/2011 by Chris from Campmor
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