Klymit V Sheet review

The goal of every camping gear company is to make your sleeping experience outside as comfortable as going to bed at home. That is especially true with Klymit. Along with sleeping pads, inflatable pillows and innovate sleeping bags, they also have camping sheets. The V Sheet and Quilted V Sheet fits all of Klymit’s regular-sized Static V sleeping pads and supposedly takes camping to another level.

We review the Klymit V Sheet and Quilted V Sheet while camping in Utah. (Photo: Jared Hargrave – UtahOutside.com)

The Klymit V Sheet and Quilted V Sheet features:

  • Soft 30D Stretch Polyester
  • Pillow Pocket
  • Machine Washable
  • Increases sleeping pad’s R-value rating by one R (2 R for Quilted version)
  • Packs Down to 7” x 3.5.” (10.5″ x 5″ for Quilted)
  • Weighs 5.6 Ounces (8.6 oz for Quilted)

You might think putting a sheet over your sleeping pad is overkill, and frankly, so did I. But after camping with one on a backpacking trip through Buckskin Gulch, I honestly never want to be without it again. Here’s the thing. Sleeping pads are rubbery, plasticy, and slick. Bare skin does not feel good against it. Sleeping bags and pillows tend to slide off during the night. But with the V Sheet, all of those uncomfortable issues go away.

The Pillow Pocket on the Klymit V Sheet is essential to keeping your pillow from sliding off your sleeping pad. (Photo: Jared Hargrave – UtahOutside.com)

Camping in the summer, this is especially true. I often don’t zip up my sleeping bag during warm nights, opting instead to use it like a blanket. So having the V Sheet wrapped around my sleeping pad is awesome as the stretch polyester feels soft, just like my bed sheets at home. In addition, having a sheet protects your sleeping pad against dirt, sand and grime, which increases its life expectancy. And when you get home, the sheet is machine washable so there’s no carrying that dirt with you on the next trip.

But the best part about the V Sheet is the built in pillow pocket. I slide my Klymit Luxe Pillow into the pocket and it stays in place all night long. Waking up with my head on the hard ground because my pillow slid off the sleeping pad is now a thing of the past.

With the V Sheet on your sleeping pad, you can still access the valve in case you need to give it more air during your trip. (Photo: Jared Hargrave – UtahOutside.com)

For camping in cold weather, Klymit offers the Quilted V Sheet. It’s packed with synthetic fill that keeps you warmer by increasing your sleeping pad’s R-value rating by 2. Pair this with Klymit’s Insulated Static V, and KSB 20-degree or 0-degree down sleeping bag, and you’ve got serious protection against the elements.

The Good: Protects your sleeping pad from dirt and grime. Keeps you and your pillow on your pad. Makes your rubbery pad feel like your bed at home.

The Bad: There is nothing negative to say about the Klymit V Sheet.

Final Word: You don’t think you need a sheet for your sleeping pad until you try one. The Klymit V Sheet and Quilted V Sheet adds a whole ‘nother  level of comfort while camping.

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