Sleeping Bags and Pads
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The best sleeping bags and pads, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 23, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews
A super lightweight pad, that packs down tiny, when you want a little something between your tush and the ground. On most day hikes, I like to have a little something to sit on when I am having lunch or chilling creek-side. For years, I have used a Therm-a-Rest Z-seat, a compact closed cell mat for that. But sometimes, when going fast and light with a small pack, I don't really have space for it. I kept getting emails from Klymit offering the Cush Seat pad "for free. You just pay the shipping."… Full review
If 2.9 ounces in your pack is worth a better night’s sleep, then Outdoor Vitals’ Ultralight Stretch Pillow deserves a look. Relatively light. Exceedingly comfortable. As an admitted pillow skeptic I have been made a believer with this product. From my earliest days as a Boy Scout, the one thing I did was stuff clothes in a bag and use it as a pillow. WHY would I do anything else? Well, I have been listening to numerous hiking podcasts this winter, and a recurring theme is that an inflatable… Full review
Bag failed to keep my feet warm at 30 degrees and you saw on different sites where people were having the same issue with the newer bags now. The older ones don't have that trouble. There is just not enough installation in the foot area in the new ones. Texted Jerry Wigutow about it and he had a very negative response about, told me first off get in a tent on a pad, then he told me to get a pair of booties. Then I sent him copies of other sites having the same trouble because he said he never had… Full review
Forget your lantern or light. This pad gives off so much high static electricity and it HURTS. Could this be very dangerous in a gasoline-driven car? I am deeply concern. Full review
The NEMO Tensor Alpine ultralight sleeping pad is a do-it-all pad. It’s small and light enough to carry into the mountains, it’s warm enough to use in all four seasons, it’s comfortable enough to sleep soundly through the night, and it’s easy enough to inflate/deflate that you won’t dread setting up or tearing down. This pad is the warmest I’ve ever slept on and one of the easiest to inflate/deflate. Conditions: I’ve tested the NEMO Tensor Alpine pad (Wide/Long option) over the course… Full review
I concur with all of the positive comments. After wintering over in the High Sierra, I made the purchase. Unfortunately, our project did not require another such winter, so, I got one night in the bag. Adjust the loft to suit the environment. Wear polypro and you’ll not experience any discomfort. The down is of the highest quality. When you combine a smaller bag with a Therm-a-Rest, you’ve got about the same cubes. I’ve read all the reviews above and concur. Full review
I found myself a great sleeping system in the KLYMIT Static V2 sleeping pad. Because it rolls up so small, it's perfect for my backpacking adventures. I've edited together a video review of the KLYMIT Static V2 sleeping pad. This little sleeping pad is not inexpressive, however I think it was worth the price I paid based on all the comfortable nights sleep it has provided me while out on the trail. Please check out my video overview of this fine product: Note, if the above video does not play, please… Full review
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
Bigger in size with a finer down than its ECO version, Hammock Gear’s Premium Incubator 20 is one of the best full-price gear purchases I have ever made. Once again the cottage industry proves its superiority to shelved items at REI. I suffer from a hiking condition known as CBS (Cheap B@st@rd Syndrome). If you look over my gear reviews you will see loads of sentences like, “I bought this on clearance,” or “It was on sale.” And I often steer clear of name-brand stuff, unless I pick it… Full review