Reviewed by MtnHound from Idaho on Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I got tired of not sleeping well because of light weight poor performing pads. I'm willing to put up with a little bulk for good sleep. Make sure to add a few good breaths after its done self inflating.
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Reviewed by ipartner48 from Alberta on Friday, October 17, 2014
I've done alot of backpacking over the years - tried many sleeping pads and have found this one to be one of the better ones. It may not be as light as the Thermarest Prolite but here is what I love about it:
- quick self-inflating. You can hear the hear rushing in. And please note that you always, always have to add a few breaths to top up a self-inflating pad. Their is no such thing as a self-inflating pad that'll inflate all the way.
- sticky bottom so that it stays under your sleeping bag
- high quality brass valve - not plastic
- as comfortable as any 1 1/2" Thermarest pad
- and most important - excellent, excellent price for what you get!!
Yes, it's heavier and bulkier then the Prolite but it's 60% cheaper - I can live with that!
Reviewed by mtbcyclist from Atlanta on Friday, October 17, 2014
This gets high stars for the deal I got. However, I would invest in something else if I were an avid camper. It doesn't really inflate which I would not mind self-inflating. However, it is just pretty thin. I am 5'5" 116lbs. I can't see a wider person staying on this. It doesn't pack down super small. I should have just purchased a hefty thermarest but did not want to spend the $, so this is good for occasional camping.
Reviewed by bookishmom from Georgia on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The description is accurate. But I think I assumed it was going to be larger based on the camping pads I'd bought at Costco. These are much thinner in width and depth. This makes them lightweight and compact, but not what I was looking for. Sadly, I had to return them.
Reviewed by midwest in the mountains from Idaho on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is the second one of these pads that I have purchased. I bought the first one for my teenage son to use on a backpacking trip. I wasn't sure when I bought the first one how it would be since it was significantly cheaper than others like Thermarest. I was pleased however, so I bought another one. My son said it was comfortable to sleep on, and he is about 5'9 and 110 lbs. My daughter also used it on a family camping trip and slept fine on it. It's nice to have something that packs down smaller so it can be used for backpacking and takes up minimal space for car camping. It takes about 2-3 minutes to inflate and then I always give it a few breaths to fill it out completely before closing the valve. I also store these pads unrolled, as suggested -- we keep them under a bed so they are out of the way. I don't know how it performs as an insulator against the cold, and I don't know how durable it is since we've only owned them for a few months, so I'm giving it four stars. Otherwise, we are happy with this sleeping pad and hope that they will hold up well!
Reviewed by T from Upstate NY on Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nice and comfy pad, and excellent value here on STP. Took off a star because the two we received aren't really self-inflating as advertised and need to be blown up. The non-slip bottom is a nice feature. Would definitely purchase again.