Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Very comfortable pad and you can adjust the firmness.

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99.99


Very comfortable pad and you can adjust the firmness. Durable. For a camping pad, one of the best I have ever used.


  • Durable
  • Self-inflating but adjustable
  • XLg was very good size for me


  • Not great traction on bottom, so you can slide a bit if on a tilted surface

Very good product. The comfort was great. I used it camping sleeping on the ground. Could not feel the ground and the mattress was firm enough that even laying on my side, I was not touching the ground.  

The only drawback was you need to be sure you are on surface that is flat or nearly flat. There isn't any traction on the bottom (a common problem with the camping mattresses I have looked at) and therefore if you are on any type of a hill, the mattress may slide down a little at night.

The bottom of my tent is like a tarp, with no real traction either, so I found on a slope, I slid a little towards the bottom of my tent during the night. But other than that, it is a great camping pad.  


The classics are classic for a reason. Durable, insulating,…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $75


The classics are classic for a reason. Durable, insulating, and comfortable. Reasonably priced.


  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • Price


  • Weight

This is a reasonably weighted pad that has withstood the test of time and teenagers. I had one when I was a teenager, and now I've moved on. It worked OK for backpacking and car camping, but wasn't exceptionally light or exceptionally comfortable.

Now Thermarest has both options (Neo Air and Dreamtime, respectively) and I will let my children and less-reliable friends use these. The biggest advantage is that these will last a long time and not develop leaks. They can take a fair amount of abuse, and self-inflate. I have had mine for more than ten years.


Very comfortable, insulates like crazy. A little heavy…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $25

Very comfortable, insulates like crazy. A little heavy for some back-packers, but the weight is justified when cold-winter camping in remote locations (pictured below). It insulates very well. Rolls up easily and I have a waterproof carry bag so that I can strap it on the back of my pack. Mine inflate easily and deflate without fuss. Therm-a-Rest has it right.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Therm-a-Rest BaseCampTM sleeping pad offers lighter, softer fabrics than previous seasons on both top and bottom of the pad, improving the softness and feel while reducing weight and bulk.


With a design based on the original time-tested Therm-a-Rest mattress, the BaseCamp Sleeping Pad combines proven design principles and components with lighter fabrics and an expanded foam core. In addition to making the pad lighter and easier to compress, the die-cut foam core provides ample support for a restful sleep and supplies a high R-value for comfortable use while winter camping.


The most affordable entry in the ThermaRest Camp & Comfort Series, the Thermarest BaseCamp SelfInflating Mattress uses expanded diecut foam to offer excellent support. Camp & Comfort mattresses have luxurious features making them more comfortable than ever. For a great night's sleep, look no further.Expanded diecut foam for excellent support.Lighter, softer fabric, on the top and bottom, improves softness and feel, while reducing weight and bulk.75 denier polyester shell.Stuff sack included.Made in USA.Regular Specs:Size Inches: 20x72Size Centimeters: 51x183Compressed Size: 21"x5" (53x13 cm)Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz. (1080g)Thickness: 2" (5 cm)RValue: 5.0Large Specs:Size Inches: 25x77Size Centimeters: 63x196Compressed Size: 26"x5.1" (66x13 cm)Weight: 3 lbs. 3 oz. (1450g)Thickness: 2" (5 cm)RValue: 5.0XLarge Specs:Size Inches: 30x77Size Centimeters: 76x196Compressed Size: 31"x5.3" (79x13 cm)Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz. (1670g)Thickness: 2" (5 cm)RValue: 5.0

- Campmor

Free Shipping. Therm-A-Rest Base Camp Sleeping Pad FEATURES of the Therm-A-Rest Base Camp Sleeping Pad The most affordable model in our line of campsite comfort, the BaseCamp mattress uses expanded die-cut foam to offer excellent support New lighter, softer fabrics on the top and bottom of the mattress improve the softness and feel of this classic while reducing weight and bulk Stuff sack included SPECIFICATIONS of the Therm-A-Rest Base Camp Sleeping Pad Thickness: 2in. / 5 cm R-Value: 5.0 The SPECS for Regular Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz / 1080 g Dimension: 20 x 72in. / 51 x 183 cm The SPECS for Long Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz / 1450 g Dimension: 25 x 77in. / 63 x 196 cm The SPECS for Extra Long Weight: 3 lbs 11 oz / 1670 g Dimension: 30 x 77in. / 76 x 196 cm

- Moosejaw