Reviewed by MtnHound from Idaho on Tuesday, July 05, 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 Nikki the Hippy from Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I used my camping pad for the first time over the weekend. I found it to be very comfortable and it easily self inflates. Much better than the bulky self inflating pads that I've bought in the past, this one has a quality nozzle. They roll down tight and come with their own bag with elastic straps and a patch kit. Good quality, light weight. Takes longer to inflate the first time but get quicker with subsequent use. I highly recommend!
Reviewed by Middle Aged Dirt Biker from Denver, CO on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I've only been able to compare this product to my Thermarest basecamp, but over all my impressions of it are that it's the same. Some things I actually like better about it are that it's faster to inflate (though it does require you to blow it up), and it's easier to deflate and fit into the bag. One may think that because of this, it perhaps doesn't have the same firmness as the basecamp, but I really can't tell a difference (i'm 6'4" 205 lbs). All said, i bought this for my kids and for them i think it's a definite buy. I would probably have to sleep on both more, or over consecutive nights to really tell the difference. Size deflated it moderate, but we're dirt biking and car camping, so for those purposes it's plenty small. I've never been a real hiking camper, so you'll need to figure out on your own (or through other reviews) if it's light enough or small enough for those purposes.
I gave it 4 stars simply because i really need to be blown away by something to give it the full 5. It's perhaps unfair to the product as well since i'm not able to really compare it to many others, but i would say that I would definitely buy another one for my daughter or wife when the time comes.
Reviewed by Crunchy crazy Nae from Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 03, 2014
Just tested out my sleeping pad for the first time. I set up my tent in the backyard and prepared myself for a fitful sleep full of tossing and turning and sore hips by morning. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! The sleeping pad elevates you about 1-1.5" off the ground and has enough padding that you really don't feel any protrusions from the ground. I have a good quality blow up queen size mattress that I have taken for other ''car camping" trips and found this sleeping pad to be FAR more comfortable.
My husband slept next to me on his "egg shell" type sleeping pad and was so uncomfortable and barely slept.
I am purchasing him one of these babies today!
The pad rolls up to be very small...much smaller even than the bag it comes in...it's lightweight, and I feel it will be great to take with us on our 3 day backpacking trip in the Adirondacks this summer.
Great for a beginner backpacker and short trips!
Just a tip....I had to blow about 12 breaths of air to get the pad fully inflated....I didn't think that was too bad! It was still very firm in the morning when I woke up!
Reviewed by Mr. Frisbie from New York on Sunday, June 29, 2014
I mean it. This think makes sleeping in a tent on the ground pretty nice. It deflates and rolls up into a very small, lightweight package. Two things - it's narrow and when they say 'Self-inflating', they mean you blow it up. It does not 'self' inflate. You, yourself, inflate it.
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