Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads


ALPS Mountaineering
Hyalite Equipment
Big Agnes




less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Reviews

Big Agnes Two Track

rated 5 of 5 stars The best pad, period. Just attach it under the lid at the top of you pack, and you are good to go. A pad that keeps you warm down to -25 degrees. Comes with a repair kit in the stuff sack. Will need to blow a bit of air into the pad after it self inflates, especially if you've stored it in it's stuff sack. Used it recently in sub 40 degree weather, and had a Lafuma 35-degree bag zipped around my feet and then unzipped and draped over my body and I was very comfortable. To pack down to its smallest… Full review

REI Lite-Core Sit Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you don't want to carry a chair and you still appreciate relief from the hard ground around your campsites then you might want to consider adding the REI Lite-Core 4 ounce multi use item to your pack. It serves me as a sit pad, semi-frame for my frameless back pack, cold weather chair insulation and insulation under my calves and feet for sleeping in my hammock. I find the REI Lite-Core sit pad a very valuable, durable, and multi-functional piece of gear. It is the first thing that goes in my… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Women's ProLite Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Very light, comfortable, and durable. I bought two years ago, used. The owner had had it for several years and was an avid camper. I've used it more than a few times myself and it shows no signs of stopping! I have honestly used this more on a hard floor than I have in a tent, thanks to some crazy commuting I was doing for awhile. That being said, this thing is very light and quite comfortable. It shows no signs of leaking but the design is such that even if it did, you would still have some padding… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Men's Trail Lite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Simple, lightweight, and comfortable. Great for a weekend car camping adventure or a backpacking trip in the backwoods. I've been using the Thermarest Trail Lite regularly for over a year. I originally purchased it because it could be rolled up quite small for backpacking and was a bit thicker, when inflated, than the simple closed cell foam pad I'd used previously. Since you can adjust the thickness by adding extra air it tends to be more comfortable than the foam ones. But when deflated and stored… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very light compact comfortable mattress. Rolls into a small package for easy storage in pack. Great for long haul backpacking trip or just the weekender. This is a great product either for the weekender or long haul 4- to 8-day trip in the backcountry mattress. The Pro-Lite holds up to the standards one would expect from Therm-a-Rest. The mattress once unrolled and valve opened begins to inflate. It is slow to inflate and have had to add couple of "puffs" to fully inflate. This is not… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable sleeping pad. Great for backpacking and camping. Have had it for 4-ish years and haven't poked a hole in it yet. A great sleeping pad. Does not self-inflate very well but easy to blow into and fill with air. Very comfortable on almost any surface. Mostly used for backpacking and camping. Packs pretty small if rolled properly. I have had good longevity out of this product. I have had it for 4 or 5 years now and it has always bring it with me on camping trips.  Full review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The NeoAir Xtherm is a great piece of gear because it is so light and warm. After having a traditional self inflating mat this is a big improvement. Extremely light with great warmth and super thick to give lots of comfort due. Only disadvantages being that it is noisy to sleep on, doesn't worry me as I'm a heavy sleeper, and that it takes some time to blow up not being self inflatable. But I can put up with that for the benefits it has. Full review

REI Unisex AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable air pad. Comfortable pad. I like the air rails, when I woke up I was still on the pad! I did leave the valve open for a while, while I set up a few other things to come back and see it maybe half inflated. Took a few minutes to full blow it up myself...not a huge deal to me. Full review

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this bit of kit. Never leave on a camping trip without it. Ive had this pad for 3 years, and have climbed Mt Blanc and Mt Lhotse with it. On my last trip, I slept 2 nights at 26,000 ft and did not feel the cold creeping through from underneath. I have also slept in the open forests, under a tarp. The pad has never failed me. The valve has never leaked and is as good as new. I tend to leave the pad rolled up when not in use, and that hasnt adversely effected the pad at all. Full review

Top-Rated Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus
$15 - $129
REI Sit Pad
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Lite-Core Sit Pad
$20 MSRP
Therm-a-Rest Trail Seat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$32 - $90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout
$27 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
Therm-a-Rest Camp Seat
ALPS Mountaineering Outfitter Series Air Pad
$30 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman Self-Inflating Pad
REI Trekker 1.0
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Pine Ridge
$43 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite
$47 - $119
EMS Hobo Sleeping Pad
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
REI Lite-Core 1.5
ALPS Mountaineering Traction Air Pad
EMS Lil' Trail Pad
$49 MSRP
ALPS Mountaineering Endurance Series Air
$50 - $64
Hyalite Equipment Adventurer SI
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$52 - $55
ALPS Mountaineering Foundation Sleeping Pad
ALPS Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad
Therm-a-Rest Camper Deluxe
$58 - $59
EMS Crash Pad
$59 MSRP
L.L.Bean Pathfinder Sleeping Pad
$60 - $79
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Hinman Pad
$60 - $199
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest TrailPro
$60 - $119
$60 - $99
EMS Siesta Sleeping Pad
Stoic Burls Sleeping Pad
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
REI Trekker 1.75
$70 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite
$70 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp
$65 - $109
Kelty Backpacker Pad
$70 MSRP
Therm-a-Rest Trail Pro
$70 - $99
$100 - $139
Hyalite Equipment Peak Oyl Mountain
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Stoic LTWT Sleeping Pad
$79 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
EMS Trail Crash Pad
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4
Kelty Basecamp Pad
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest CampRest
$80 - $99
Hyalite Equipment Peak Oyl Elite
$80 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Two Track
$81 - $99
Kelty PDsi Pad
$88 - $119
Stoic MDWT Sleeping Pad
$89 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
REI Camp Bed 2.5
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad
$90 - $109
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Alpine Pad
$90 MSRP
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