User Review: Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $19
My ideal pad, inexpensive, durable and warm. Unfortunately not comfortable.
- Reflects heat
This pad seemed to be perfect for me, it reflected heat for those cold spring nights in the Whites, there was no risk of a puncture halfway through a trip and the price was right.
The pad can't be folded or compressed so even though it is light it takes up more space in — or on — a pack than a tent. Trying the pad at the store or in the living room for a short time didn't prepare me for how firm it is on the floor of a shelter. I could fall asleep on my back, but a few hours later I would need to turn because of pressure points. On my side or face down I would be comfortable for only an hour.
I think I will use this pad in the future on cold nights, but on top of a better cushioning pad.