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Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads

The best self-inflating sleeping pads, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 8, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus
$81 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
$205 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite
$81 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
$25 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$52
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp
$80 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout
$38 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Comfort
$18
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite
$68 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vango Comfort 7.5 Single
$57
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Hobo Sleeping Pad
$65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Camp Bed Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$125
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Pro
$100 - $169
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Two Track
$80 - $99
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D
$210 - $259
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Hinman Pad
$70 - $249
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad
$36
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Coleman Self-Inflating Pad
$48
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest EvoLite
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Camp Bed 3.5
$109 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Weekender Pad
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Solukhumbu Mummy 1.5 Litecore
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
REI Lite-Core Sit Pad
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition
$130 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SunnyRec Hexagrip Mat
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
REI Lite-Core 1.5
$85 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
$190 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Quechua Forclaz A100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO TUO Standard
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kelty Double Wide Basecamp Pad
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
REI Camp Bed 2.5
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MEC Reactor 3.8
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Alpine Pad
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
EMS Trail Crash Pad
$79 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Multimat Trekker 25
user rating: 1 of 5 (6)
Swiss Gear Self Inflating Mat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat All Out Lite
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryCamp
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest ToughSkin
$120 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Pine Ridge
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Traditional
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SIM Light 10 DLX
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Backpacker
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SIM Light CF 9
discontinued

Recent Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

Best pad ever, if it were a little wider. If you sleep on your side your butt and knees are off of the pad. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D

As a lifelong user and fan, I will no longer buy any of the Therm-a-Rest products or those of its parent Cascade Designs. As a lifelong user and fan, I will no longer buy any of the Therm-a-rest products or those of its parent Cascade Designs. Why? They used to stand behind their goods and when one of their top-end pads ($130 in 2018) needed a replacement filler, they simply said we no longer carry that. Well, when you sell many thousands of a product, you would expect some better consideration… Full review

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

A great company with a lifetime warranty on their camping mats, and mats that will give you a comfortable night's sleep. Therm-a-Rest are brilliant camping mats for a good night's sleep and I can't rate the company highly enough. The mats have a lifetime warranty and there's also a brilliant repair service for punctures and valves so you will only need to buy one in your lifetime. I bought my Therm-a-Rest mattress 20 years ago and have used it for hiking trips and car camping trips a few times per… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Swiss Gear Self Inflating Mat

Worthless. Weld separated on second use. Trying to make a claim under the warranty was impossible. Do not buy, rent, or borrow! Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest ProLite

A spartan self-inflating pad, lacking the warmth and comfort of most other inflatable pads. Good for those who need the lightest possible and the most compact pad while keeping it relatively durable and affordable. Otherwise, there are better options in various pad departments. In comparison to 15-mm foam pad, 50 cm width (20") In the daily usage I prefer 15-mm thick foam pads (20" / 50 cm width), like Therm-a-rest Ridgerest, or cheap equivalents with similar thickness. These pads are lightweight,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Vango Comfort 7.5 Single

This self-inflating mat replaces a worn out Therm-a-Rest and so far it is doing the job well. This product is cheap enough and is very comfortable. It is used about 20 times throughout the last two years. Summer, winter, it doesn't matter. This self-inflating mat is large. If you are after small and compact this is not for you. I had been using Therm-a-Rests over approximately 30 years and I finally needed something thicker and more comfortable and cheaper so I bought the Vango Comfort 7.5. This… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D

Great comfy product. Lots of space, feels like home. A bit heavy for backpacking, but then that’s not what it’s for. I have the Mondoking 3D xxl size—it’s wide and comfortable. It’s like having my bed from home in my tent. Easy to set up and take down. And what a sleep! Keeps the ground cold away too! Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
REI Camp Bed Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad

Generously thick and comfy for a foam/air sleeping pad, great for car camping or luxurious motorcycle camping if you have space to spare, too big and heavy for much else. But if it's a short hike, the extra weight might just be worth the supreme camping comfort it provides. Though its 2.5" of thickness weighs in at about 5 lbs. hefty, the REI Camp Bed is the most comfortable of the foam self inflatables I've ever owned by far. It's also the thickest and heaviest of this kind I've owned by a good… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest ProLite

Compact and comfortable mat for backpacking. Almost self-inflating, but requires a few puffs to fully inflate. Provides superb insulation, even on cold ground. My backpacking tent only has around 80 centimeters of head height and this mat does not reduce this by much. I have used this mat for three years now and it has proved to be well made and reliable. Full review