Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads


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Recent Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Reviews

ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This review is for the XL size of the air pads...bought as a bit of "giving-in" to the need for a more supportive sleeping pad. I originally thought I would use it for only car camping when we may sleep in a tent or in a wooden lean-to...however, despite its humongous size (30 x 77 x 3 ), it actually goes canoe camping with me as well! It certainly is too large for backpacking, but is a very comfortable pad, if you can manage to bring it along.  Right after unrolling it...This is rather a luxury… Full review

Cabela's Alaskan Guide Sleeping Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars It is plenty warm for 3-season camping. Very comfortable. My only real complaint is that it doesn't pack small enough to fit inside my pack. It is comfortable and warm. I found it to be most comfortable. The first night I used it I thought it was a little limp, but after a couple of nights use I found it to be very comfortable and it kept me off the cold ground. Full review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy pack in and setup. Keeps the cold ground away from your body. Nice cushioning. Used this for a week in Northern Manitoba on a moose hunt. Was below zero many nights. I never got cold with this sleeping pad and my down sleeping bag. Was sleeping on a cot. Stayed very comfortable with the good cushioning it provided. Full review

Kelty Weekender Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars This pad rocks. I have two of them. For the price you can't beat it, I have taken it backpacking four nights on Isle Royale, multiple weeks spent in Colorado backcountry, West Virginia, and so on. This sleeping pad provides enough insulation to keep you warm on colder nights. The only problem I have had is a leak occurring from the fabric right where the nozzle is (these leaks occurred on fourth use and somewhere around the 20th use). This happened to both of my pads, but was easily fixed with a… Full review

Multimat Trekker 25

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Faulty valve and zero customer service. I have owned a Thermarest 3/4 length self inflating sleeping mat since 1991—so that's 25 years. It is still every bit as good as the day I bought it. I bought a Multimat 3/4 length for my wife which we have owned for around 5 years. On our most recent trip it developed a leak where the valve is inserted into the mat. This was terminal and not repairable with the kit provided. Clearly, there is a design fault with the valve. Below is the response to the email… Full review

EMS Hobo Sleeping Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars The EMS Hobo pad rolls up very small and is very lightweight. I have camped with it for 60+ nights. It is not the largest or thickest sleeping pad, but I find it very comfortable. I like the EMS Hobo pad a lot. It is long, which I like because my feet don't hang off the bottom (I am 6'). It rolls up very small. You simply roll it up or fold it in half lengthwise and then roll it so it rolls into a cylinder roughly 8" X 8" X 1". When I unpack the Hobo pad after it has been fully deflated I manually… Full review

Vango Trek Standard

rated 4 of 5 stars Not much to say about the best selling sleeping mat from Vango. It comes only in red (I think) with its bag and compression straps. It also comes with a repair kit if you accidentally puncture it! You just unscrew the valve cap and wait for the mattress to decompress. After that you may need to give it 2-3 puffs and screw the cap back in place for a more firm feel. My advice: When done with the mattress let it decompress once more and when the inflation comes into a halt screw the cap back and store… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Very lightweight pad, could include a better bag. Got it heavily discounted from Sierra Trading. Lightest inflatable made. Comes with a small stuff sack, but pad needs to be folded and rolled before stuffing and in the bag provided takes up way too much space in a pack. Ended up buying the Therm-a-Rest 11.5 liter stuff sack to carry pad in. Carry it rolled without having to fold, and can attach pad sack to bottom of pack or under pack lid. Full review

Coleman Self-Inflating Pad

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good value and solid comfort. I bought this self-inflating pad so I could sleep in comfort while accompanying my grandson on Boy Scout campouts. The foam pad I had been using left me stiff and bruised. This pad was almost as comfortable as my bed at home. It inflates itself in a minute or two, then I add about six good puffs to firm it up.  Full review

Top-Rated Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Lite-Core Sit Pad
$20 MSRP
Therm-a-Rest Trail Seat
REI Sit Pad
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$32 - $89
Coleman Watch Me Grow Sleeping Pad
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
Therm-a-Rest Camp Seat
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Backpacker
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Coleman Self-Inflating Pad
$35 MSRP
REI Trekker 1.0
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout
$40 - $49
REI Kindercamp Sleeping Pad
ALPS Mountaineering Foundation Sleeping Pad
ALPS Mountaineering Traction Air Pad
ALPS Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad
$50 - $51
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Pine Ridge
$50 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads
Therm-a-Rest Army Sleeping Pad
Therm-a-Rest Backpacker Plus
L.L.Bean Pathfinder Sleeping Pad
$60 - $79
$60 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite
$60 - $109
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Hinman Pad
$60 - $69
Therm-a-Rest Camo Scout
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest TrailPro
$60 - $119
Exped SIM 3.8
$62 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp
$63 - $89
EMS Siesta Sleeping Pad
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
REI Trekker 1.75
ALPS Mountaineering Endurance Series Air
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite
$65 - $69
Therm-a-Rest Backpacker Lite
VauDe Sove
Kelty PDsi Pad
$70 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4
Cabela's Standard Sleeping Pads
Exped SIM Hyperlite
$71 - $79
NEMO Ora 20R
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus
$75 - $109
Exped Sim Lite 3.8
Exped SIM Lite UL 2.5
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Stoic LTWT Sleeping Pad
$79 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
EMS Trail Crash Pad
$79 MSRP
Therm-a-Rest Camper Deluxe
VauDe Venus Sleeping Pad
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp AF
$80 - $99
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
REI Lite-Core 1.5
$85 MSRP
Exped SIM Light 3.8
Exped SIM Lite UL 3.8
$85 - $95
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