Self-Inflating Sleeping Pads

Recent Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Reviews

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 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 5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 3

A very dependable, comfortable, and durable pad that has served me very well for more than 15 years in the US and China. I have used it in snow and hot weather, have never had a leak, and it has helped to keep me warm and comfortable for many, many nights in tents, shelters, and under tarps. It's been very durable and comfortable for me. I've had it for more than 15 years and have had no leaks. I use a groundcloth under my tent or tarp and am always careful to look for anything sharp or pokey before… 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

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
$35
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
$45 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus
$63 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm
$153 - $244
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite
$55 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp
$65 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout
$33 - $54
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 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest DreamTime
$146 - $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