Want to see something really gross? Blow into a a Big Agnes Clearview mattress a few times to inflate it. The mattress is see through and you can see your spit running around inside it. You can imagine how that would degrade an insulated pad.
A notorious complaint with Big Agnes mattresses is that they are overrated for warmth. There are no similar complaints with the Expeds. This might be of interest to folks who kayak camp in the spring and fall. Also, the Exped is considered more durable. The Exped has a built‑in pump. It's not the greatest design, but I find it easier to inflate than the Big Agnes.
For a cool and comfy night on the trail, the Big Agnes® Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad is a smooth, stable sleeping surface that's fast and easy to inflate and deflate. This Big Agnes air mattress is a compact, warm weather inflatable bed with built-in heat reflective technology. Minimalist I-Beam construction reduces weight and provides consistent stability, while larger outer chambers keep you comfortably cradled in the middle of the pad all night long. The high-volume air valve allows for efficient inflation and super-fast deflation, and the one-way inflation valve has micro air pressure adjust button. The Big Agnes Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad is lightweight and compact for hiking, and has an antimicrobial treatment to fight bacteria growth. Repair kit included.
Big Agnes makes some of the most comfy and trusted inflatable sleeping pads on the planet earth. The secret is in their I-beam construction, which eliminates welded seams to reduce cold spots, ensures quick inflation and deflation, and provides consistent air flow and stability. Ok, so it's not really a secret, but you know what I mean. Big Agnes air mattresses also have the EZ Flate Valve that makes inflation quick and simple. Some sleeping pads feature die-cut, diamond shape foam, which is supportive and lightweight.