Big Agnes Insulated AXL Air Sleeping Pad

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Big Agnes Insulated AXL Air Sleeping Pad and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 65 (out of 100)
User Rating: 3 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.9 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 237

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Very comfortable and lightweight – when it works.
  • Easily packable for long trips.
  • Comfortable in temperatures down to the low/mid 50s.
  • Ample thickness for side-sleepers to lay comfortably.

Expert Reviews

  • Lightweight, but still provides ample comfort and a thick mattress.
  • Functional and sturdy valve for easy convenience.
  • Very small pack size for ease of transportation.
  • Appears narrow, but gives ample room for back and side-sleepers.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Some reports of the pad delaminating at the creases.
  • Some reports of the pad developing leaks after minimal use.

Expert Reviews

  • Fairly expensive when compared to other options.
  • The inflation takes a little longer than other options, and the deflation is slow.
  • Not the warmest option on the market, and is only suitable for warm-weather camping.
  • Some reports of not providing warmth down to the claimed 15 degrees Fahrenheit.


The Big Agnex Insulated AXL Air Sleeping Pad is a lightweight, comfortable, and easily-transportable option that might be best suited for those who prefer warm-weather camping over all-season use. Despite being expensive, not the most durable, and not very warm, this is a decent option for those who camp or hike in warm weather, want a thick and comfortable mattress, and want to pack lightly for their trip.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.