Reviewed by ems from California on Monday, July 07, 2014
I waited to write this review until I field-tested the product for several weeks. This is only for car camping-- too big, bulky and heavy otherwise. But it worked great for a 200 lb. person on all surfaces- gravel, etc. It's big enough and I never felt the ground. Yet it is also hard to roll up and so I simply folded it over during the trip and rolled it up for storage afterwards. But it definitely works and felt much better than my old thin backpack pad.
Reviewed by JMN from Minnesota on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Very nice product - comfortable, good size (covers regular cot), good material, opens/closes easily. It took about a dozen deep breaths out of the box/bag to get it inflated. Some of that was probably due to getting the new materials to separate out, but I expect some blowing-up involved. That said, it shouldn't be much and is very comfortable by itself on a hard floor.
Reviewed by Ji Kim from California, Torrance on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I purchased Two of these "SELF-INFLATING" pads. Both of them are not inflating at all. I opened a valve and waited for 5 min. the thickness of this mat was less than half inch. I'm very disappointed about the quality of this pad. Will be returned Tomorrow!!
Reviewed by Mike Bud from Western MA on Monday, April 01, 2013
This is my first ground pad and it did a fantastic job keeping me comfortable and warm my first time out with it. After a week in the Mojave, I only had to inflate it the first night, with no noticeable drop in pressure for 6 consecutive nights. Very comfortable! I'm a side-sleeper and was worried I wouldn't sleep well on a ground pad, but this thing kept me super comfy and insulated even as the temps dropped into the 30's. I was car-camping, so the bulk wasn't a big deal, but this is by no means a back-packing pad. It's bulky and huge! Great investment!
It has two valves that makes it inflate in seconds. You just have to unscrew the caps, it takes some effort to deflate so night time deflation is rare. Though it is very comfortable and great for car camping. It also has a pebbled bottom to reduce slipping,
Answered on 3/9/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
That how it works-you open the valve,it inflate itself by foam cells expanding,you close the valve.Not so firm and thick as air mattress but less work and feels differently.If you like comfort-air mattress is probably better,but I like more how easy to turn around on self inflating.
Answered on 10/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by Find the Deal from Brooklyn,NY
Open the valve and air flows in. You may want to blow it up to be firmer. Then just close the valve and sleep tight!
Answered on 9/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Julie from Long Island, NY