Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads

Recent Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Reviews

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Men's 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 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 Men's 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

rated 4 of 5 stars
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

The REI AirRail Self-Inflating pad really does help keep you centered and gives the user a slight edge on keeping out the cold with the concave design. I picked up this model from the local Co-op garage sale. It was returned because the original owner said that it would not inflate. After examining the valve, I could see nothing wrong with it. I blew on it in the store and it seemed to work fine so I bought it for the $9.85 price tag. The valve is a quarter turner. To close the valve, you depress… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest DreamTime

A fine product if you want a lightweight packable mattress. I have gone through about six mattresses and ended up using another brand. Although the Therm-A-Rest line works well at first, I found ALL the ones I owned were prone to leaks after extensive camping. My first purchase was the first year they came out. Gave them four tries over the years, every time they'd change the seal I'd purchase the model to see if it stood up better than the previous model. But finally I had to change. I went with… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest EvoLite

Good brand, but bad product. These break after couple of weeks. Design flaw. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
ALPS Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad

This pad can get you down to high teens with its R-value rated at 3.6 (I only used it in about low 20s). It's not the most packable pad but can be handled. I have not had any problems with durability and seems like it will last. This pad and its price is a great budget option for those that aren't concerned about packability and just want to keep off the ground. The Alps Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad self-inflating sleeping pad (say that five times fast) is a great budget option for those who… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MEC Reactor 3.8

Lightweight sleeping pad. Compact and still comfortable for sleeping. Self inflation is mediocre. The back viewFront viewI purchased this pad last year to replace my aging 3/4 length pad. My old one was bulky even though it was 3/4 length and had to be strapped to the outside of my pack. Not ideal. The MEC Reactor 3.8 is described as a medium thickness pad with an R value of 3.4 And is full length. It comes with a stuff sac and a repair kit.¬† This is a self-inflating pad. Mine has not been the… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat
$23 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D
$135 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Camp Bed 3.5
$109 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: 5 of 5 (1)
NEMO TUO Luxury
$140 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SunnyRec Hexagrip Mat
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Traditional
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest CampLite
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SIM Light 10 DLX
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest LE Tandem
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Backpacker
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SIM Light CF 9
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest CampRest
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4
$63
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus
$59 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
$160 - $254
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite
$52 - $114
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp
$65 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout
$36 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Comfort
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition
$130 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: 4.5 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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat Cruiser Lite
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite
$50 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
$156 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vango Comfort 7.5 Single
$57
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Camp Bed Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$100
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 (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)
Vango Trek Standard
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MEC Reactor 3.8
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Hobo Sleeping Pad
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Crazy Creek Thermalounger
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Stoic LTWT Sleeping Pad
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Therm-a-Rest Trail
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Ozark Trail The Weekender
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Expedition
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Military Expedition
discontinued