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 Don from Washington on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This pad seems heavy duty,. It has a nice finish on the outer material with no slip texture on one side. The built in pillow is a nice touch. The pad self inflated better than any of my other "self inflating" pads. Only draw back is it is heavy, so don't get any ideas you could pack it very far from the car.
Reviewed by River runner from No. Cal. on Sunday, September 14, 2014
The length, width, depth provides great mattress like comfort for the whole body. I never felt my hips or shoulders "ground out". I'm 6'-4", 192 lb. it self inflates perfectly. Seems rugged. The only problem is, if you are on even the slightest slope, your sleeping bag and you will both slowly slide off during the night, and you will wake up as you start to slide all the way off. My wife and I are thinking of sewing a cover bag of some sort.
Reviewed by Dirt lover from NJ on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
This mat is the best! First, I bought 2 XL for me and my hubby. My hubby who hates camping, stop complaining. He had restful sleep! Thank goodness!!! I ditched all my air mattresses. I bought regular size for my 2 boys,Big differences in size. I returned them and exchange to XL. So easy to blow more to make it harder. Con: very bulky. 4 mats will fill up your car quickly.
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.
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 Hiker/Photographer 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 Outdoorsy 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