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True Level XL Insulated PadUpdated 2 months ago

If you're wondering what the heck a True Level pad is, it's just like it sounds. A pad that is completely level. Now, don't mistake us, our original XL Insulated pad will still allow you to lay completely flat like your bed at home, but if you want the best experience possible with the Haven XL, the True Level XL Insulated Pad is the way to go.

What makes the True Level XL Insulated Pad different from the XL Insulated Pad?

We think the image above does a great job of showing the difference at a glance. But lets drill down a bit more into the nitty-gritty. Here's what makes the True Level XL Insulated Pad stand out against its predecessor:

More insulation, no added weight:

The original XL Insulated Pad has an approximate R3 insulation rating. In contrast, the True Level XL Insulated Pad boasts an impressive R4.7. What the heck is R-value, you may ask? Put simply, it's basically just a way to measure how well air flows through insulation. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation performs. 

Typically when you add more insulation, your weight increases, but we specifically designed the True Level pad to be made with lighter-weight, softer materials which means even though you are getting more insulation, you're not adding any mass. If you want to get real specific, the True Level pad is technically lighter weight than the XL Insulated pad. You can see the exact weights below in the specs section.

Quieter and softer:

The XL Insulated pad is made out of a thick 40d Ripstop Nylon to ensure the pad's horizontal baffles stay rigid and keep the sleeping platform open and away from your body. Because we manufacture the True Level pad differently from the XL Insulated Pad, it allows us to utilize 30d Brushed Nylon which keeps the weight low, and the sleeping area softer and quieter. 

Solves the "Slump":

Don't get us wrong, the original XL Insulated Pad will still allow you to lay completely flat like your bed at home, but it does have a higher tendency to "slump" or fold in the middle, especially when air temperatures drop inside the pad and you lose some loft. The True Level XL Insulated Pad solves this.

The image above shows a comparison of the cross-section of the XL Insulated pad and the True Level XL Insulated Pad. As you can see, the original XL Insulated Pad was designed to be uniform across the entire length of the tent to ensure a flat lay. In contrast, the True Level XL Insulated Pad is thicker in the middle and has tapered edges. If your body frame doesn't fill the entire sleeping area of the Haven XL, the XL Insulated Pad has a higher tendency to fold in the middle, whereas, with the True Level pad, you don't fold at all. 


Specs


XL Insulated PadTrue Level XL Insulated Pad
Width30 in | 76 cm30 in | 76 cm
Length80 in | 203 cm80 in | 203 cm
Weight2 lb 11.9 oz | 1245 g2 lb 7 oz | 1105 g
Material40d Ripstop Nylon30d Brushed Polyester
InsulationApproximately R3R4.7
Valve Simple rubber stopper valveFlip-over multi-function valve


Wanna know more?

Check out this video of the inventor, Derek, explaining the process of the True Level pad and how it works:





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