High Peak Alpinismo Lite ‘n Fast Camping Pad Review

High Peak Alpinizmo Camping Pad

In order to shave some weight, ultra light hikers choose many options for camping pads, from the crazy bubble wrap idea to 3/4 length pads. I personally believe getting a good night's sleep is worth the few extra ounces of weight in your pack. High Peak's Alpinismo Lite n' Fast offers a nice middle ground that is high on comfort and low on weight.

Weighing 1 lb 5 oz, this lightweight camping pad rolls down into a compact package that is easy to throw in your pack. As a rough comparison, the High Peak Alpinismo Lite 'n Fast weighs about the same as the Pacific Outdoor Peak OYL Lite camping pad and just 4 oz. more than the Klymit Inertia XL or the new Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite.

The Lite 'n Fast version saves weight by shaping the pad into a mummy bag form rather than a full rectangle. I find the mummy shape makes the pad much more manageable to roll up and of course packs down into a smaller package.

High Peak Alpinismo Lite-n-fast-pad

My favorite feature of the Alpinismo has to be the diamond cut PU foam sandwiched in the middle, making this one of the most comfortable lightweight camping pads I have ever slept on. I was surprised when I spent an entire night without my hips aching, something that usually happens when sleeping on my side outdoors. 

The High Peak Alpinismo is a self-inflating camping pad, meaning you can open the valve and throw the pad in your tent while you do other things. With just one or two breaths, you can then fully inflate the pad, extremely helpful at altitude. 

Bottom Line: The High Peak Alpinismo Lite 'n Fast is hands down one of the most comfortable lightweight camping pad options. The pad packs down small, so is perfect for any light and fast outdoor adventures. 

The High Peak Alpinismo Lite 'n Fast retails for $62. 

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