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El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad

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Outfitters choice! The El Grande Paco Pad is a self-inflating sleeping pad that is durable and compact when rolled. Soft urethane foam inside and a welded industrial-strength PVC pouch offers dry sleeping and sitting comfort. Perfect for life on the river or unexpected guests. Takes 1 min. to inflate and 4 min. to deflate. 3"x 27"W x 72"L

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Material: Soft - High-Density Urethane Foam in a Welded PVC Pouch
Dimensions:
  • 3" x 27"W x 72"L
  • Roll Diameter: 10.5"
Weight: 10.6 lbs
Features:
  • Self-inflates in 1 minute

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Jacks PlasticEl Grande Paco Sleeping Pad
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to inflate (29)
  • Comfortable (28)
  • Durable (27)
  • Non slip (13)
  • Packs easily (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (9)
  • Hard to pack (3)
  • Packs too large (3)

Best Uses

  • Car camping (19)
  • 4 season camping (14)
  • Winter (9)
  • 3 season use (8)
  • Cold conditions (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (3), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (23), Survivalist / minimalist (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Top Of The Line---Performance Unbeatable

I use the Paco Pad for rafting and raft fishing. The comfort cannot be found in any other product and the pad is easy to pack on a raft with a super tough skin,...Read complete review

I use the Paco Pad for rafting and raft fishing. The comfort cannot be found in any other product and the pad is easy to pack on a raft with a super tough skin, needing no extra cover. While it is premium priced, a good night's sleep comes near the top of my rafting. The self inflating feature certainly shortens camp set up time.

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PACO Pad

This pad wasn't as comfortable as I was expecting with 3 inches of foam, also if you try to over inflate there are no baffles to hold air spread throughout the pad so the...Read complete review

This pad wasn't as comfortable as I was expecting with 3 inches of foam, also if you try to over inflate there are no baffles to hold air spread throughout the pad so the air shifts away from your weight. My advise, buy this for its durability if you are looking for comfort look elsewhere.

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5.0

Great company to deal with.

By Sandi

from Glenville NC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy To Inflate
  • Lightweight
  • Non Slip

Cons

  • Difficult to deflate if you are a small person.
  • Hard to Pack
  • Packs Too Large

Best Uses

  • 4 Season Camping
  • Cold Conditions
  • Winter Camping

Comments about El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad:

Very sturdy and comfortable, inflates easily. But difficult to deflate if you're not a heavy person.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was prompt. Paid extra for 3 day delivery. Probably didn't need to. Got here in 2 days.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Can't go Wrong With This!

By WY Ultra Runner

from Alpine, WY

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy To Inflate

Cons

    Best Uses

    • River Trips
    • Truck Camping

    Comments about El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad:

    Paco pads are the best for any type of outdoor activity that doesn't involve you carrying them up a mountain. I'm normally a minimalist, but if I'm on the river with a raft, sleep in the bed of my truck at a put in/take out or at a trail head, or am spending the night on a dirt bag friend's floor, these are THE BEST. They last forever, are comfortable to sleep on and can take a beating.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Paco pad showed up incredibly quickly and was packaged nicely.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Paco pads

    By DES

    from Logan UT

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Inflate
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 4 Season Camping
      • Car Camping
      • Cold Conditions
      • Winter Camping

      Comments about El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad:

      I've owned all kinds of sleeping pads and this is the best. I slept on it for 18 days straight running the Grand Canyon. Best sleep I've ever had camping. We sat on it during the day, ran rapids on it at camp and slept on it at night. After the trip it showed little signs of wear. That was ten years ago and the pad still work beautifully.
      Ask any other sleeping product to perform like this.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Amazing product.

      By Levi

      from Yosemite National Park

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Inflate
      • Packs Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 3 Season Camping
        • Car Camping
        • Climbing
        • Cold Conditions
        • Winter Camping

        Comments about El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad:

        You can't say this product isn't anything short of amazing. You know its going to be bulky before you buy it... so thats not really a con. Inflates easy, easy to clean, storage is simple.... buy this if you don't have it.

        Service and delivery comments:

        NRS nailed it. fast and easy customer service!

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad

        By Blackdiamond

        from Utah

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • River Worthy- Rugged

        Cons

        • Heavy / Bulky

        Best Uses

        • On A Boat

        Comments about El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad:

        The Paco pad fits well on a board behind the seat that people sit on. It is real comfortable to lay or sit on while going down the river. Works well on multi-day trips, only have to deflate once. Best to have a boat that is wide enough it does not hang over edge. Using the pad as a seat by day and sleeping pad at night is a good thing. It is sturdy and river worthy. It does inflate well.

        The biggest disappointment for the price it was not as comfortable to sleep on as stated by others, not much better than a thermal rest on the ground. Not overly friendly to deflate and is bulky. Would not want to be rolling it up every day.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        • El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad

          Q:

          What is it like to sleep on this pad on a warm night? Does it get sweaty?

          thanks,
          Asked on 2/24/2015 by Steve from Park City, Utah

          10 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Not at all its a bit firm and heavy not for backpacking. But I highly recommend it for sleeping in a car, a friends house, and car camping. You'll be in a bag most likely so the sweat would be caused by your bag if anything

            Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The pad is very comfortable to sleep on, but we did make covers for them as
            your skin will stick to them if sweaty!

            Answered on 2/24/2015 by Willi from Seattle, WA
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            No, it actually keeps you cool. The most comfortable sleeping pad I've used.

            Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            if you have clothing on it should not be sweaty. I’ve only used mine with a sleeping bag on top of it
            and it was very comfortable, Sweet dreams.

            Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I slept on this pad for 2 weeks straight in the grand canyon in August. I laid the pad on a cot and then a sleeping bag on the pad. I did not not notice it getting sweaty, perhaps because of the sleeping bag. I also sat on this pad while I rowed my raft during the day in the sun and it did not stand out to me as being too sweaty, but I was getting splashed a lot from rapids and dumping water on my head to cool down. It did amaze me how durable it is and it was quite comfortable to sleep on with a sleeping bag on top.

            Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Howdy!
            This Paco is the jam! Won't make you any more
            Sweaty than the smaller ones covered in
            The same Material!:) If you're really worried about being that hot bring one of those cool sheets to throw on there anyways. Might as well be sleeping on a sweet grande while you're all sweating it out in the ditch together! Had mine for Years...love it!
            Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 2/25/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            No problem sleeping. Not too hot, I think it would depend on covers over
            the top.

            Answered on 2/25/2015 by Captain Pat from Telluride, CO
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Our last GC trip in May of '09 was a very hot trip. My wife and I put a fitted cotton sheet on our Paco pads and usually slept without any cover till early in the morning when we'd pull our light weight fleece blanket over us. We have the 3'' thick Paco pads and they are the hit.

            Answered on 2/25/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I have never slept on it in sweaty conditions or above 70 degrees. I live in Utah and desert nights are cool. You could put a big towel on it as a sheet to make it soft ? These pads make for a great camp sleeping experience. My whole family loves them. Highly recommended.
            Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4

            Answered on 2/25/2015 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Steve, the outer surface is PVC (vinyl) coated. Sleeping with bare skin against it wouldn't give any place for the sweat to go. You'll be more comfortable with some absorbent material between you and the pad. I slept on my El Grande during a 23 day July Grand Canyon trip that was hot as Hades. Wasn't wearing much clothing, so always had a sheet or open sleeping bag underneath. Only thing I regret is waiting so long to get my Paco! Huge fan.

            Answered on 2/25/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad

          Q:

          I know I can get these from Jack's Plastic in any color. Can I order white from NRS or do I need to order direct from manufacturer?
          Asked on 1/20/2015 by J3 from SLC UT

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            We can order one for you. Give us a call to order, 800.635.5202.

            Answered on 1/20/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad

          Q:

          what is the warranty on these Paco Pads? Are the valves replaceable?
          Asked on 7/15/2014 by Rick from Portland, Oregon

          3 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I do not know if the valves are replaceable. I have not had any problem
            with mine in 6 yrs. I would think to go straight to the manufacturer.
            Brian

            Answered on 7/16/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Jack is pretty proud of his product and stands by it. I have never had
            a warranty issue with his stuff though. I over see a rental fleet with
            several of his dry bags and paco pads I did have the corners wear out on
            my personal pad and he sent me free patches for the corners. He has
            updated the design and now has corner reinforcement. All things PVC are
            "replaceable" however these valves are pretty durable and easy to clean.
            It's hard to go wrong withe the Paco pad.
            Brian

            Answered on 7/16/2014 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Rick, Jack's Plastic Welding doesn't list a specific warranty for their pads but they do stand behind the product and will take care of any manufacturing or material issues. The valves aren't easily replaceable but can be repaired. They are a tough, quality product.

            Answered on 7/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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