Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

Recent Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad Reviews

rated 3 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Camping Pad

Just a simple pad.  Does a fair job on a cot and I use it for this purpose. I don’t plan on hiking with it.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

The most important thing about backpacking to me is my level of comfort. Most of my time spent on the trail, I'm walking. So the comfort level of walking is most important. The Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar's weight is a crucial piece of the puzzle for helping keep the weight down on my pack and making my time walking as comfortable as possible. I don't mind sleeping on the ground and prefer a firmer pad. This is something one should keep in mind about most closed cell pads amongst the RidgeRest… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite

Great multi-purpose pad! Lightweight and highly recommended! I am a novice when it comes to backpacking, but this was one of my favorite, most useful pieces of gear. Though I use an inflatable insulated sleeping pad to sleep on, I have this for a backup in case my pad fails for one reason or another or if someone with me has an issue with their pad. It is not particularly comfortable to sleep on, I need more cushion personally, but it will keep you warm from the ground. I also have it in case the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite

The pick and go sleeping pad for our adventure. I literally encourage everyone I meet to purchase this pad due the fact in my country it's sold for 30€ at Decathlon. Thru hiker or amateur, you can't go wrong with it. So easy to use, probably the closed-cell mattress! Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Big Agnes Third Degree

This is a nice lightweight sleeping pad that packs down relatively well (compared to similar foam pads) and provides excellent insulation. I would not use it as a primary sleeping pad (unless you are used to sleeping on the ground), but to supplement your air mattress in winter, or push your summer mattress into the shoulder seasons if you don’t intend to winter camp. The Big Agnes Third Degree Foam Pad is a very lightweight part of a cold weather sleep system. BA suggests it for supplementing… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Coleman Rest Easy Pad

Not as bad as some reviews make it out to be. Just bought a Coleman Easy-Rest blue foam pad. It was $4 at Runnings, when I went back a couple weeks later to get it, it was $9.99. It measures at 71.5"x24"x3/8", 11.5 oz. without packaging (claimed wt. of 8 oz.). Tried it on a very cold concrete garage floor (18°F). It has noticeable R-value (more than expected :-), and no real hard spots, even on my side, I'm 180 lbs. It rolls down to 5 3/4" diameter (non compressed). It cuts 2 lbs off of my current self-inflating… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

I would highly recommend this sleeping pad! If you are looking for a sleeping pad used during winter camping, look no further. I am typically a very cold sleeper when I am winter camping. After many nights out using supposedly warm sleeping pads, I finally purchased the RidgeRest. I have not had a cold night since. I have not felt the cold ground beneath me at all, and in fact, the pad seemed to actually be warm (the closed-cell technology, reflective layer, etc.).  I have used this pad many times… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mammut Alpine Mat UL

Great lightweight alternative to Therm-a-Rest!! Have been looking for a lightweight closed cell pad that would give me some extra padding, especially if my inflatable pad failed. My sleep system has been constantly refined over last two years. The Nemo Insulated Tensor is by far the most comfortable, warmest, and best weight advantage in an inflatable pad for me. As a light, cold sleeper, the crinkly noise with Therm-a-Rest simply did not work for me and I've tried literally about a dozen from Exped,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Equinox Mt. Hood

The most comfortable pad I've ever used. The first time I laid down on the Mt. Hood pad from Equinox, I loved it. It is the most comfortable pad I've ever used. I am comparing it to other closed-cell foam pads like RidgeRest (which I had for 20 years), and a no-name pad I got on Ebay. The roll strap that Equinox supplies is of very high-quality and heavy duty, like the pad itself. While the pad is only 20 inches wide, I have not found this to be a problem at all. It is 72 inches long, weighs 10… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Third Degree added May 23, 2018
$20 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Equinox Mt. Hood added Aug 14, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutchware Folding Sit Pad added Dec 22, 2016
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Naturehike Egg Crate Style Anti-Moisture Pad added Jun 24, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield added Jan 30, 2016
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ProLite Gear EvoPad added Feb 2, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Alpine Mat UL added Sep 7, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wenzel Camp Pad added Jun 3, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Ensolite Sleeping Pad added Nov 30, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol added Jan 22, 2012
$35 - $44
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite added Feb 1, 2011
$20 - $39
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Standard Blue Foam Pad added Oct 25, 2010
$26 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest added Aug 25, 2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar added Mar 5, 2010
$40 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Mat added Apr 18, 2008
$10 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad added Apr 2, 2008
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gossamer Gear ThinLight 1/8" Insulation Pad added Apr 1, 2008
$9 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" Insulation Pad added Apr 1, 2008
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Ozark Trail Camping Pad added Jun 3, 2005
$7 MSRP
 
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 68 added Aug 28, 2004
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat
$11 - $14
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Rest Easy Pad
$10 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat SL-Lite
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 72 Pad
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Superlight 72 Chair Pad
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Deluxe
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 72
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Equinox Closed Cell Foam Pad
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 60 Pad
discontinued

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