photo: NEMO Tensor air-filled sleeping pad


Price Current Retail: $65.73-$149.95
Historic Range: $59.93-$149.95
Reviewers Paid: $150.00
Temp Rating 35 to 45F / 2 to 7C
Minimum Weight 13 oz / 370 g
Packed Weight 1 lb / 450 g
Packed Size 8.0 x 3.0 in dia / 20 x 7.5 cm dia
Thickness 3.0 in
Dimensions 72 x 20 x 3.0 in / 183 x 51 x 8 cm


Comfortable, durable, lightweight, and quiet. Packs…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150


Comfortable, durable, lightweight, and quiet. Packs up quite small.


  • No squeaking if you toss or turn
  • Comfortable
  • Packs up small


  • Can take awhile to blow up

The Nemo Tensor 25L is quite convenient for camping or even just to bring to a friend's house. It can be inflated with a hair drier or anything else you can get in the quick release valve (though make sure you don't have the hair drier on a high heat mode). Blowing it up can be a bit of a chore, but worth it overall. Comes with its own repair kit, and although I haven't needed it yet I am glad to have it.

It's about 2" thick when blown up, and is quite comfortable, whether you like it firm or a bit softer. I haven't had a sore back because of it, after using it about 20 times. 

Originally purchased at REI, and one of the reasons I got it (besides the compact size) is that it doesn't make much of a crunching or squeaking noise when inflated. It is near silent when compared to other inflatable sleeping pads that I tried in-store. 

There's not much else to say. It's a great pad, definitely worth it if you can find it on sale like I did.


Thanks for the helpful review, Dan!

3 years ago

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