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Trail Tip: The Multi-purpose Backpacking Foam Pad

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Carrying the additional half-pound or so a three-quarter length closed cell foam pad, in addition to an inflatable pad, is antithetical to the general concept of lightweight backpacking. However, the versatility of this piece of gear and the added level of safety and comfort it provides make it something some backpackers never leave behind. The first and most obvious use of a closed-cell foam pad is to place under your...

In Issue 36 @Mark shares this great tip on a multi-use piece of gear:

Trail Trip 36: The Foam Pad

The Multi-Purpose  Backpacking Foam Sit Pad

Issue 36 Page 1

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