Naturehike Egg Crate Style Anti-Moisture Pad
Reviewers Paid: $16.83
183 × 57 × 1.8 cm
This is the NatureHike brand CCF sleeping pad that…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $16.83 including shipping
This is the NatureHike brand CCF sleeping pad that is comparable to the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol, complete with the aluminum coating on one side. At only $16.83, including shipping, it's a great deal. I held the NatureHike side-by-side with the Therm-a-Rest, and it's the same in all the dimensions, except mine is blue instead of the yellow Therm-a-Rest.
I needed a CCF pad, and didn't want to pay $40 for the Therm-a-Rest. I found this one online, and took a chance. It was $16.83 including the shipping. It arrived in a mesh carrying case, which I promptly discarded. It is equally as comfortable as the comparable Therm-a-Rest.
As for warmth, you can feel a noticeable difference between the aluminum coated side and the other side. That shiny coating reflects your body heat back at you. So, I'll probably flip it depending on the conditions.
I used the pad heavily on a recent 60-mile AT backpacking trip, and it shows no signs of excessive wear. Several times a day, I threw it down as a sit pad on dirt, gravel, rocks, logs, ground, fire pit, etc., for breakfast, lunch, snack break, dinners, and other breaks from backpacking. It's as comfortable as one can expect. The only way to improve comfort is to make it thicker or change the material, but that would likely negatively affect size and weight.
For sleeping, and I'm a side sleeper (well, I toss and turn into many positions throughout the night, but I definitely spend some time on my side), it's not as comfortable as an inflatable. But, nobody is making that claim. I'm comfortable on this pad. I can sleep just as well as I do on an inflatable. So, choose your poison.
It packs up as small as possible and lashes to the bottom/outside of my pack. Setup and breakdown take seconds (as compared to minutes for an inflatable).
The CCF construction is indestructible. It sits on the bottom of my pack, so every time I take the pack off, this pad takes the full weight of the pack on whatever unfriendly surfaces I'm traversing. I've brushed up against trees and rocks while flying down the trail, and the pad held up. But, for this price, if it wears out after a few hundred trail miles, I'll just get another one.
This is a good choice if you are looking for a CCF pad on a budget and don't want to shell out the money for a Therm-a-Rest brand CCF pad.
More comfortable than the wooden shelter bench.