Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

Brand

Therm-a-Rest
Big Agnes
Coleman
Mammut
Equinox
Dutchware
Naturehike
other
REI
ProLite Gear

User

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 and above

Recent Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad Reviews

Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Big Agnes Third Degree

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Coleman Rest Easy Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Mammut Alpine Mat UL

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Equinox Mt. Hood

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite

rated 4 of 5 stars A technologically advanced closed-cell sleeping pad, offering very good warmth and lightweight in this class. Though it is less durable in comparison to traditional pads, and its ridged surface may not be liked by everyone. I’d been using this sleeping pad (in Regular size) from 2013 to 2016. Before and after this one I'd used the traditional closed-cell foam pads with smooth surface. The bulkiness is not a problem for bicycle tours, as the pad always rides outside the bag, and it also makes a… Full review

Top-Rated Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pads

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar reviewed Jun 19, 2018
$35 - $54
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite reviewed Jun 18, 2018
$40
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Third Degree reviewed Jun 12, 2018
$20 - $39
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Rest Easy Pad reviewed Dec 21, 2017
$10 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Alpine Mat UL reviewed Sep 16, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Equinox Mt. Hood reviewed Aug 14, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite reviewed Jun 1, 2017
$3 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dutchware Folding Sit Pad reviewed Dec 22, 2016
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Naturehike Egg Crate Style Anti-Moisture Pad reviewed Jun 24, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Ensolite Sleeping Pad reviewed Mar 12, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield reviewed Jan 30, 2016
$13 - $24
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol reviewed Jan 6, 2016
$24 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat reviewed Aug 27, 2015
$11 - $14
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest reviewed Jul 28, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
REI Standard Blue Foam Pad reviewed Jul 21, 2014
$26 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest reviewed Jun 21, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ProLite Gear EvoPad reviewed Feb 2, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Ozark Trail Camping Pad reviewed Jul 5, 2013
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wenzel Camp Pad reviewed Jun 3, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Pad reviewed Dec 23, 2010
$12
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Deluxe reviewed Jul 9, 2010
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 72 reviewed Jul 5, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear ThinLight 3/8" Insulation Pad reviewed Apr 14, 2009
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gossamer Gear ThinLight 1/8" Insulation Pad reviewed Feb 23, 2009
$9 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad reviewed Feb 23, 2009
$18 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 72 Pad reviewed Aug 12, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Backcountry 60 Pad reviewed May 3, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat SL-Lite reviewed Mar 21, 2007
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Superlight 72 Chair Pad reviewed Aug 1, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Equinox Closed Cell Foam Pad reviewed Jun 15, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Highmountain 68 reviewed Aug 28, 2004
discontinued
Exped Hypersleep
$59 - $79
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Mat
$23
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Classic
$15 - $19
 
Crazy Creek PowerLounger
$55
Exped Doublemat Evazote
$69
Texsport Dual Foam Sleeping Pad
$25
ALPS Mountaineering Dual Foam Pad
$121
Liberty Mountain Mt. Hood Camp Pad
$17
Crazy Creek Hex 2.0 PowerLounger Camp Chair
$55 - $56
ALPS Mountaineering Foldable Foam Mat
$23 - $34
EMS Route 66 Sleeping Pad

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