Therm-a-Rest DreamTime

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



The pinnacle of comfort, the one mattress to rule…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: borrowed it


The pinnacle of comfort, the one mattress to rule them all. You may re-evaluate the comfort of your mattress at home. My parents have replaced the RV mattress with two of these.


  • Comfort
  • Brand reliability
  • Compressibility


  • Price

This is far and above the most comfortable mattress for camping with a car, a wife, for a week, a night, warm, and cold.  Foam over top of air with a large overall size and rectangular shape take away all of the "roughing it" except the first-world problem of how to get melted marshmallows and chocolate off of the area between your fingers.  

I have used my father's pads for a few nights of car camping, and now I'm saving up for my own. They will replace my trifold Costco sleeping pads that together take up somewhere around a cubic yard.

The Dreamtime packs up just a tad larger than a traditional air mattress. OK, twice as large. These pack down better and are far more comfortable than those Costco mattresses. The only beef I have is the price point.

Disclaimer: I am from Seattle-ish, and have severe brand loyalty to all brands originating in the area.


I use this mattress for everything but hike-in backcountry…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $200

I use this mattress for everything but hike-in backcountry trips. The mattress is easy and small enough to use in place of any bed so when asked if I want to surf the couch or the spare bed (undoubtedly with coil spring pressure points) I roll out Dreamtime and the name speaks for itself. Go XL for sure, you can read a book with your elbows on the mattress and roll side to side while in REM at this point when OZs aren't an issue go with complete comfort!

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Description of Therm-a-Rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad LargeUnmatched warmth and comfort in a pillow-top mattress system. FeaturesLuxurious Premium three-layer design includes removable mattress, cushy pillow top, and plush fleece cover. Convenient Rolls up quickly with compression straps for easy storage. Easy Care Removable fleece cover is machine-washable. Weight 6lbs. 13oz. 3090gRolled Size 25x11in. 66x28cmR-Valve 8.0Thickness 3.0in 8cm

- US Outdoor Store

The Therm-A-Rest DreamTime mattress system has always been the ultimate in camping luxury and now its even better. On the outside, a machine washable cover features a soft, microfiber top that makes it easy to brush off pine needles and other debris while providing superior next-to-skin comfort. Inside, the big story is the upgrade of the internal pillow topper with contour-hugging, Isotonic Memory Foam and an additional .5 inches of loft in the self-inflating mattress core, providing the ultimate nights rest away from home. Whether youre decking out the back of a pick-up for a road trip, or just living large on a weekend outdoors, the DreamTime mattress system delivers portable comfort like nothing else.


Bring the premium comfort of a pillow top mattress to your next base camp or night at the cabin. This luxurious mattress has three layers for the ultimate in warmth and padding, a self-inflating base, cushy foam pillow top and soft fleece cover. Integrated compression straps let you roll it up quickly for easy transport and storage. Fleece cover is removable for machine washing. Available in two sizes. USA. LARGE Dimensions 25"W x 31/2"D x77"L. Weight 6 lb. 10 oz. EXTRA-LARGE Dimensions 30"W x 31/2"D x 77"L. Weight 7 lb. 15 oz.

- L.L.Bean

On Sale. Free Shipping. Therm-A-Rest Dream Time Sleeping Pad DECENT FEATURES of the Therm-A-Rest Dream Time Sleeping Pad Outdoor Luxury 3.5in. of embracing comfort including a removable self-inflating mattress, Isotonic Memory Foam pillow top and a protective cover with luxurious microfiber top Lasting Performance Extremely durable with a protective, machine-washable exterior, providing years of reliable, decadent comfort Easy to Use Self-inflating means no pumps or electricity needed; rolls up quickly with compression straps for easy packing The SPECS Thickness: 3.5in. / 9 cm R-value: 10 Fabric: Polyester / Polyester The SPECS for Large Dimension: 25 x 77in. / 63 x 196 cm Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz / 3000 g Compressed Dimension: 25 x 11in. / 66 x 28 cm The SPECS for Extra Large Dimension: 30 x 77in. / 76 x 196 cm Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz / 3600 g Compressed Dimension: 30 x 11in. / 76 x 28 cm This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Therm-a-Rest DreamTime


The Therm-a-Rest DreamTime is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 6, 2014 at

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