New TEHCC Rental Equipment: Therm-a-rest® Z-Lite™ Pad (HP-2)

Submitted by Vic Hasler, Rental Equipment Coordinator

In continuing to replace older equipment, the well-worn Ridgerest pad which did not roll up tightly is now a folding Z-Lite pad.  It is like HP-3 and HP-6 pads – although yet another color scheme of “coyote/grey.”  The same old storage bag continues to be used, but skip taking it on the trip to save a few ounces.  (Just return the pad to Bldg 310 in the bag.)   It can be purchased for $40 from Mahoney’s using the 10% discount for club members (show your Recreation card).

And to be consistent, the rental rate for HP-3 was cut to $2/weekend.  As these pads are used 3-6 times per year, the cost of replacement will be covered after five years.