Reviewed by fishinaz from Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This thing is big and comfy. Went fishing at the lake for 3 days. I used this pad to sleep comfortably in the bed of my truck. I kept a thin sheet of pegboard in the back of the truck to make a flat surface on the metal bed rails and throw this big boy on top of that. Very comfortable.
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Reviewed by Shelby from Maine on Sunday, August 9, 2015
First, I have a severe back injury and because of that almost wrapped up my camping days. No air mattress on the market would handle my back issues especially after a day of camping type work. This thing, well, it has saved my camping days! It is so comfortable, wide enough to sleep on my side, long enough to have my feet on with the rest of me, and thick enough to sleep on top of tree roots, rocks, or holes in the ground under the tent. I loved it so much that I thought I would love another product even better so I bought a fancier more expensive competetors pad - supposed self-inflating with the same dimensions. Not only is the more expensive one slow to inflate but you also have to bring a stupid pump to make the [...] thing fill up with air. And, I like this one much more. Having the small slope of the pillow adds just enough to take the pressure off my spine. Basically, this Summit pad is a dream.
The only thing I don't like about it is that the material doesn't grip a sleeping bag well and therefore it is slippery. My solution to this works perfectly: I have a very thin fleece sleeping bag which I unzip and put over my Summit pad, as if the fleece bag were a fitted sheet. I then open my bag but keep just the bottom of it zipped and lay directly on the fleece with my feet in my bag but the rest of my bag is open like a comforter. It's THE BEST camping sleep situation I have ever experienced. I spend about 4 weeks in total each summer camping remote sights in Northern Maine with this sleeping arrangement. I even take all of this with me to water access only sites. Some say they would never take this hiking - I would. I would rather not bring any clothes than sleep on a mat that hurt my back! Anyway, I cannot say enough good about this thing. I love it!
Reviewed by Julie, Camper/Cyclist from South Dakota on Saturday, May 16, 2015
This pad inflates easily and is very comfortable. I love the extra room! The nonslip surface is especially appreciated as I was constantly slipping off my old Thermarest pad. This is not a backpacking pad, but it is perfect for my long bike tours. It makes sleeping on the ground after a long day of pedaling a piece of cake.
Reviewed by Justin from Minnesota on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
This pad seems pretty decent for an occasional user. The valves seem very durable, but the material feels a little this. But, we paid almost $200 for my wifes thermorest, so the price is right for this one.
Reviewed by Zapato Brie from Vegas on Saturday, December 13, 2014
With the size and weight of this thing, it's highly doubtful you'll ever take this on the trail. But, for car camping, this thing is a dream. Extra long and extra wide. No more elbows hanging over the sleeping pad and touching the ground. Fills up pretty good on self-inflation, but you do still need to add some extra air to it to make it firm enough to sleep on and not bottom out. But that's necessary with any pad. Deflation and rollup are relatively easy too, with no problem getting it down to size to fit back into the stuf sack.
Reviewed by Geo from las Vegas on Saturday, November 29, 2014
I bought this pad because it's big and for car camping, and it's perfect! It is a big comfortable pad so be aware it takes a little effort to fill and a little more effort to pack away. If your looking for something small and compact this is not it. After sleeping on it is worth all the effort!!!
Yes, it is filled with some type of foam that provides insulation. It's over 2 inches thick and almost 3 in the head section. Based on my past experience with Thermarest pads of lesser thickness ...... you could use this on snow and be comfortable. It was in the high 30's in Yosemite a few weeks ago and it was quite comfortable with no cold sensation. I don't know the exact make up of the foam or how to calculate the R Value of a particular insulated pad.
Answered on 5/31/2014 6:44:48 PM by California Hiker from California
The pad measures 3" alll around. By far the best, although heaviest pad I have ever owned; not for backpacking!
Answered on 5/2/2014 8:09:22 AM by Wild Catalina from Catalina Island, CA
I took out my sleeping pad and allowed it fully inflate on its own- then added air by blowing into it. That made the pad a close 3" all around and 3 1/2" on the pillow. It is really hard to accurately measure the pad- however I can attest to the fact that is is a thick and comfortable pad. A great deal for the price.
Answered on 5/2/2014 8:47:09 AM by Active from Massachusetts
The pillow portion of the pad is 12 inches long - and is a solid 3 inches thick. The rest of the pad is slightly less ...... just unrolled it and let it self inflate for a few minutes. I didn't try and blow much air into it ...... comes up pretty quickly. There are two oversized valves.
Answered on 5/2/2014 9:39:53 AM by California Hiker from SF Bay Area