Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

Brands

Naturehike
other
Therm-a-Rest
REI
ProLite Gear
Ozark Trail
Wenzel
Coleman
ALPS Mountaineering
Mountain Hardwear

Genders

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad Reviews

Naturehike Egg Crate Style Anti-Moisture Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the NatureHike brand CCF sleeping pad that is comparable to the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol, complete with the aluminum coating on one side. At only $16.83, including shipping, it's a great deal. I held the NatureHike side-by-side with the Therm-a-Rest, and it's the same in all the dimensions, except mine is blue instead of the yellow Therm-a-Rest. I needed a CCF pad, and didn't want to pay $40 for the Therm-a-Rest. I found this one online, and took a chance. It was $16.83 including the shipping. Full review

Ensolite Sleeping Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars Never fails, always works. My trusted blue pad has served me well for decades. It has handled Arizona rocks, thorns, and pokey plants. It worked on a coral rubble campsite in the Florida Keys. Wisconsin winter camping is no problem. This is a well used and essential item for all my camping. I now add a Therm-a-Rest pad on top for extra cushioning, something not needed when I was in my 20s but greatly appreciated now. The dual pad combo provides for a wonderful night's sleep, I even bring a tiny… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield is a dense, accordion style, closed cell foam mat. I’d recommend not relying on this as your primary sleeping pad, but it is good for beginners or younger campers. The Z-Shield also could be used as a back support in a frameless pack and comes in handy when a dry or clean place to sit is lacking around the campsite. Testing Conditions I’ve tested it primarily in Florida, but also in North Carolina between mid-October through January. I used the Z-Shield as my sole… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

rated 4 of 5 stars Super light. Perfect for thru-hiking. I love this sleeping pad. I used to use an inflatable pad, but opted for this one because it is so much lighter. It's easy to use, won't get any holes, and it is pretty comfortable if you sleep on your back. It has an R-value of 2.6. So it's pretty good and it's cheap. It's durable. It's held up over time and I've even cut a couple corners off of it to use as padding when my shoulder got a nasty blister. I've had it for 8 months and it's in great shape. If… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Packs small for transport, but it's maybe a little too small to comfortably use. For the price, it's an OK deal. This sitting pad is based on Therm-a-Rest's popular Z-Lite sleeping pad. I bought mine primarily so that I wouldn't have to sit in the dirt or on bumpy logs and to kneel on to get into my tent. I think it accomplishes these goals fairly well but I have two complaints.  1) It is truly just a sitting pad and as such, you're only ever going to get your butt to fit on it. I would prefer… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little seat for when out hiking. Works perfectly. I purchased the Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat in Limon/Silver after seeing my friend had one on a winter hike. When everyone stopped to have lunch and we were all looking for a dry place to sit down he just took this out and sat on the nearest rock.   The material is designed to insulate you from the cold wet ground and it does that well. The silver side radiates your body heat back up which helps keep you warmer and the material keeps the snow and… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

rated 4 of 5 stars The Z-Rest is a Therm-a-Rest product, but it's not an air-filled type — rather it's closed cell foam. It's light, durable, and versatile. I've had this one for at least 20 years, maybe 25 and I'd buy another tomorrow (but I don't need to!). The model Z-rest I have is 520mm (2.5") wide and 1.8m (6') long. There are other sizes. It folds in a concertina-style and its egg-carton pattern (do you have egg cartons in the US?) enables each segment to nest. That same pattern means its effective thickness… Full review

REI Standard Blue Foam Pad

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Better than the ground. Competitive weight. Does add some insulation. Should go great combined with another pad for winter use. So, to start off with, I do have, and have used the basic Thermarest self inflating pad in 3/4 length. But not being particularly plump, I tend to bottom-out at the pressure points (hips, elbows, etc.) with any type of air mattress. I'm also constantly afraid of getting a hole in it, though it hasn't happened yet. So for my last backpacking trip I had ordered the Thermarest… Full review

Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest

rated 5 of 5 stars A light, relatively inexpensive pad that will prevent sub zero from getting to you from underneath. I bought mine in 1997 and is still going strong. When I am not using it camping, I use it for a yoga mat. I certainly got my money out of it. Mine does not say Therma-Rest, though, it says Cascade Designs. I'm not sure of the merchandizing, but it is the same exact pad. I have a black and grey one, not the newer green and grey. At one point, I cut 16" off the end, to make it shorter, making it 56",… Full review

Top-Rated Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Naturehike Egg Crate Style Anti-Moisture Pad reviewed Jun 24, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Ensolite Sleeping Pad reviewed Mar 12, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield reviewed Jan 30, 2016
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol reviewed Jan 6, 2016
$35 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat reviewed Aug 27, 2015
$15
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest reviewed Jul 28, 2014
$25
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Standard Blue Foam Pad reviewed Jul 21, 2014
$26 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest reviewed Jun 21, 2014
$15 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ProLite Gear EvoPad reviewed Feb 2, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Ozark Trail Camping Pad reviewed Jul 5, 2013
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wenzel Camp Pad reviewed Jun 3, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (24)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite reviewed Jun 2, 2013
$40
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman Rest Easy Pad reviewed Aug 31, 2012
$10 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar reviewed Jul 30, 2012
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Pad reviewed Dec 23, 2010
$14 - $19
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Deluxe reviewed Jul 9, 2010
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 72 reviewed Jul 5, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" Insulation Pad reviewed Apr 14, 2009
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gossamer Gear ThinLight 1/8" Insulation Pad reviewed Feb 23, 2009
$9 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad reviewed Feb 23, 2009
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 72 Pad reviewed Aug 12, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 60 Pad reviewed May 3, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat SL-Lite reviewed Mar 21, 2007
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Superlight 72 Chair Pad reviewed Aug 1, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Equinox Closed Cell Foam Pad reviewed Jun 15, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 68 reviewed Aug 28, 2004
discontinued
Exped Hypersleep
$59 - $78
 
EMS Route 66 Sleeping Pad
$15
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Mat
$30 - $31
Exped Doublemat Evazote
$69
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite
$20 - $39
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger Camp Chair
$73
 
ALPS Mountaineering Foldable Foam Mat
$24
Mammut Alpine Mat UL
 
Wenzel Aluminum Cross Link Sleeping Pad
ALPS Mountaineering Dual Foam Pad
$50 MSRP
Slumberjack Denali Composite
$52 MSRP

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