Reviewed by fishinaz from Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, May 08, 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 Hike n bike from CA on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Great sleeping pad for car camping. I haven't tested out the durability yet but the pads seem to be well made and as long as you are mindful of where and how you use the pads they should last. The two air values appear to be brass threads which should hold up well. The pad is extremely wide and comfortable, however, comfort comes at a cost at being very heavy and bulky but perfectly acceptable for a car camping pad.
Reviewed by California Walker from California on Thursday, April 24, 2014
I got this for car camping and it will be perfect. It's extra long (77 inches ) and 3 inches thick but what I really like is that it's 30 inches wide! My elbows/arms will be supported and not hanging in the air - unsupported. The PVC dots will also help to minimize the pad's movement. Two valves help with the inflation/dellation of this monster pad. It's over 6 lbs so I wouldn't be packing this in anywhere but it will be very cush when I'm camping. The two elastic strips help it rolled up and manageable.
Reviewed by Johnsott57 from New York on Sunday, February 23, 2014
This is the best sleeping pad I've ever owned, all of the three dimensions make for a restful and comfortable sleep. The width and depth is more core comfortable than the LL Bean brand I trialed and the length the added bonus.
Reviewed by Jen from Texas on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We took our new pads on a recent cub scout campout and were very comfortable. I prepped the pads when I received them by opening the valves and letting them inflate for an hour, and then I blew about 10 puffs of air into each one and stored them inflated. I compressed them for the trip to the campsite and then unrolled them and opened the valves. They immediately inflated and within 15 minutes I blew a few puffs into each one and we were ready! We've only used them once but all of the pads held air extremely well, and completely allowed you to forget about the bumpy hard ground. It wasn't cool when we camped, but I think these will do a much better job than regular air mattresses at keeping us warm.
These pads won't work for a backpacking camping trip--they are a little too heavy. If you aren't planning on backpacking you might as well be comfortable on these wonderful sleeping pads. They come with two compression straps, a carrying case and a patch kit.
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 Walker 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 thewildsideofcatalina 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 Inua 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 Walker from SF Bay Area