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OUR TAKE “Win­ter camp­ing makes for some long nights, but they’re a lot eas­ier when I can snug­gle up to my sig­nif­i­cant other,” says one Colorado tester, which is why he chose the Duo for frigid, cud­dle-wor­thy evenings. The Duo is slightly wider than a pair of stan­dard 20-inch sleep­ing pads, and al­though it ta­pers down to 32 inches at the foot, our testers had no is­sues with roomi­ness. The Duo boasts a 5.0 R-value (suit­able for snow­camp­ing), thanks to syn­thetic in­su­la­tion, and packs down to the size of a loaf of bread.

THE DE­TAILS Sep­a­rate air cham­bers on each side let both sleep­ers tai­lor the firm­ness to their tastes. As with other Exped double wides, full de­fla­tion is a lit­tle la­bo­ri­ous. Note: The Duo is also avail­able in a 77.6 x 51.2 x 2.8-inch ver­sion if you want even more el­bow­room. The only trade­off? It’s pricey.

TRAIL CRED “We used the Duo on sub­freez­ing nights in Nor­way while do­ing some spring tour­ing, and I couldn’t feel any cold spots while sleep­ing on snow,” one tester says. $319; 72 x 41.3 x 2.8 inches; 2 lbs. 5 oz.; exped.com

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