User Review: Therm-a-Rest Trail
Price Paid: $40 US
First of all, I'd like to point out that I bought this pad because of the price, and nothing else. In my opinion, as a side sleeper, this product is not worthy of sleeping on for a comfortable night.
Hey, I'm 6'1" and about 185 lbs, so I'm not the lightest guy in the world. The only way I can get comfortable is to sleep on my back, otherwise my hips/shoulder/arm dig into the tundra below. Believe me, you don't want to be within a half mile of me when I sleep on my back.
If you are a back sleeper, it's an alright pad so despite the lack of thickness, this pad could deliver plenty of comfy nights rest. I continue to use the pad, however, because I perform most of my backcountry escapades solo, and no bear, moose, or mountain critter will come close to my camp with the amount of wood that I saw. If I'm going out with a friend, I'll ask them if they have an extra pad every time.
Oh yeah, I can inflate the little bugger in 3 seconds without having to wait for it to inflate by itself, which it does as long as you store it inflated (it does remember) between adventures. I am a windbag by trade, though.