NEMO Longbow Alpine Sleeping Pad
Spaceframe™ 20D Baffles
NEMO Longbow Alpine Sleeping Pad Details
3 inches of stable, supportive loft. Undulating lateral baffles are the most comfortable and unobtrusive topography for sleeping pads. Spaceframe™ baffles provide more stability and a quieter sleep than competitors. Premium 20D fabric shaves grams for a minimal pack size and weight.
- Dimensions (in, cm):
- Regular: 72 x 20 x 3 in/ 183 x 51 x 8 cm
- Wide: 76 x 25 x 3 in/ 193 x 64 x 8 cm
- Minimum Weight (lb, oz-kg):
- Regular: 1 lb, 2 oz / 515 g
- Wide: 1 lb, 10 oz / 750 g
- Packed Weight (lb, oz-kg):
- Regular: 1 lb, 5 oz / 595 g
- Wide: 1 lb, 13 oz / 830g
- Packed Size (in-cm):
- Regular: 8.0 x 3.0 in diameter / 20 x 8 cm diameter
- Wide: 9.5 x 3.5 in diameter / 24 x 9.25 cm
- -20 to -10F / -29 to -23C
- R-Value: 4.8
- Includes repair kit, vortex pump sack, and drawstring stuff sack
How It's Built
- Material: Other
- Weight: 17oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
- Below 0F
Took this on a 300 mile backpacking trip along Lake Superior. Did a load of research on sleeping pads and this one won out in the end. I decided on the NEMO Longbow Alpine over the standard NEMO Insulated Tensor as even though this was a couple ounces heavier, this one has a great R Value as well as a more robust material along the bottom of the pad to protect against ground puncture. Let me tell y'all, this thing rocks. Back sleeper, side sleeper, 60 degree nights down to a 34 degree night. I never had an issue with cold creeping up beneath me, and I never woke up sore. Never lost an ounce of air. This thing is one of the most quiet insulated sleeping pads on the market, another reason for going with the NEMO. My friends and other backpackers were jealous of my sleep system (paired this with an REI 30 degree Magma bag). As soon as you lay on this thing, you can start feeling the warmth radiating into your back. Packs small. I am only 5'5", so I didn't have much issue fitting on this mummy pad. Valve performed flawlessly. I did not use the provided pump sack on the trip, but tested it in my living room and it is adequate. Highly recommend this sleeping pad. You get what you pay for with this one.
I bought this sleep pad specifically for elk hunting camp. I've been a hammock guy for the past few years and have been spoiled with the comfort of being off the ground. I wanted to switch things up a bit this year and be more mobile, so I decided to try a sleep pad/bivy situation. This thing packs tiny, is lightweight (compared to my previous sleep system), and is the most comfortable pad I've ever tried. As others have mentioned, the pad is really fast and easy to inflate with about 3 full breaths of air into the inflate bag that comes with it. There's a tiny amount of crunch to the bag if you're tossing and turning at night, which I do, because sleeping on the ground just sucks anymore. However, this makes sleeping on the ground as comfortable as possible. So, you get the point, it's a great sleeping pad. It isn't cheep though, and on my first time using this thing, in the morning, I went to deflate the pad by pulling the release tab. Well, the release tab sure sits in there tightly. To make a long description short, I pulled the tab pretty hard and this thing tore open like a bag of potato chips. The entire bag was torn into and no chance of repairing it. Man was I disappointed! Fast forward to now, a week later, and NEMO has responded to my warranty claim and will be sending me a replacement pad at no charge. Now that's great customer service! I know FL has great service as well, but their return policy states that you should contact NEMO directly for the FirstLite x NEMO product line. I can tell you that NEMO also provides outstanding customer care and you can buy this gear with confidence. I hope this helps someone out there... The air-release tab sits in place very tightly, do yourself a favor and be extra gentle every time you use it.
I purchased this sleeping pad on a whim for an upcoming overnight shed hunting trip I had planned. Trusting that First Lite wouldn't sell an inferior product, I didn't do much research and pulled the trigger as I was in a time crunch. This was the first inflatable sleeping pad I had ever used and I am glad I chose this one! The first night the temps dipped down into the 20's and this sleeping pad, combined with 30 degree Nemo Bag, keep me toasty warm all night! The pump sack makes it easy to use and the material appears to be very durable. I have used it a few times since and am glad I made this purchase. I think I sleep better on this than I do my bed at home!
This is my first ultralight air pad (always used the foam/eggshell ones before), and I'm never going back! Packs super light and small, inflates super easy, and is legitimately the warmest thing I've ever slept on in the backcountry. First ran it on a cold, wet night in the AZ high desert (dipped into low 30s), and I could actually feel the heat of my legs reflecting back to me through my bag! I'm also primarily a side-sleeper, and foam pads would always have me tossing and turning all night while my shoulders and hips were getting pummeled. I'm a bigger guy, and could still lay on my side and not feel the ground in those high-pressure areas.
I would say it's just a tad on the small side for me (6'1" @ 210), but it's probably just an issue for us bigger folks. If I lie on my back, my torso stays on the pad, but my arms hang just over the sides (resulting, of course, in cold arms). Nothing I can't work around, and I'm typically on my side anyway, so it's pretty much a non-issue. Time will tell on durability, but so far it's holding up great!
awesome pad, easy to set up and the fill bag is great. Repels the cold ground from getting to you. rolls up into a very small roll so it is easy to carry and keep with you. makes all the difference from sleeping on the hard ground.
First off the air bag in with this thing is awesome. My old inflatable pad used to make me get close to passing out by the time I blew it up. This thing takes no effort and it inflates quick. For comfort it was perfect and on a tent floor in 20degree weather it kept me warm. It is my new go to.
I've got to use this pad a few times this season and loved it. Easy to air up and the quick release makes taking it down a breeze. Packs into a nice size for the backpack too. If there is one thing I would change, it would be to make it a little wider at the shoulders. I'm only 5'08" and 170lbs and my arms had to be right at my sides in order for them not to be laying on the ground. I'll be using it again this November for a tent deer camp, so I'll be excited to see how it holds up in the cooler temps.
This pad delivered on a backcountry elk hunt in Colorado. I used it for camping as well as resting in the field mid day waiting to move on elk in the evening. It kept me insulated from the ground, and was super easy to rig up and put away. I used in combination with the Nemo 30 degree bag. Zero complaints.