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 July 13, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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In an obscure corner of the internet, HangTight Shop has opened a cottage industry company, and they are making EXTREMELY affordable top quilts that perform just as well as the companies charging hundreds of dollars. Background to the Review: Last winter I was on a FaceBook group page for a regional hiking area when I saw a post from a new hammock hanger talking about $96 top quilts on...(get ready for it)...Etsy! Being the "seasoned veteran" I am, I internally scoffed at the ideas that 1) you can… Full review
I use a short length of this for: sitpad, insulation booster, and tent surfing prevention. I find a length bit of this waterproof insulation generally very useful. About 50g, or a bit over a meters worth. Torso length. Good to use as a sit pad on breaks . It is also exceptionally good at stopping my Ether Light mat slipping around on the DCF tent floor at night, AKA tent surfing. Makes it stick like glue. And of course it adds insulation value. So it's all good. Full review
The Thermarest NeoAir XLite is one of the most popular backpacking sleeping pads on the market due to comfort and packability. If you’ve done your research, you’ve probably heard of the Thermarest Neo Air XLite sleeping pad. It’s one of the most popular sleeping pads on the market due to its lightweight design and comfortable support. It isn’t difficult to fall in love with a sleeping pad like this one because it holds you in all of the right places, and keeps you warm all night. As a… Full review
With the Granby Insulated Sleeping Pad, Sierra Designs brings a comfortable entry to the market. Easy setup and take-down with a two-way valve and SD's Burrito Bag for storage. Enough insulation for cool nights, but not too much for summer use, make this a great three-season option, especially for those who sleep cool. Could be paired with other pads to create a true cold weather system. Sierra Designs, long known for its shelters, continues branching out into other areas with two sleep pad options… Full review
Nice light luxury item. After 50+ years of backcountry tripping I've never used a pillow per se. The closest I've come is a light microfleece sack to stuff some clothes in as a pillow. The suitability of that approach however, depended on what clothes I had available to use as "stuffing" and often was pretty lumpy in the end. So, after reading some reviews and talking with folks that have tried it, I splurged and tried this one. It weighs almost nothing and takes up negligible pack space. Rectangular… Full review
The Shadow Mountain is an inflatable sleeping pad from Sierra Designs that, with a 1.3 R-Value, is specifically designed for warmer temperatures. This compact product inflates and deflates quickly, and is ideal for beginner to intermediate overnight hikers who are on a budget. This sleeping pad could also be an ideal product for young campers! Note: This sleeping pad is not ideal for users above ~150lbs, or restless sleepers. Sierra Designs has been innovating apparel and outdoor gear since 1965,… Full review
Worthless. Weld separated on second use. Trying to make a claim under the warranty was impossible. Do not buy, rent, or borrow! Full review
Very good mat for big guys for winter camping, ideal for back or side sleeping. Perfect for winter camping. I was camping on snow; under the pad I had only a folded tarp and I had no coldness on my back or side while sleeping. I used it with a down sleeping bag (1100 g 850 cu in). Inflating for me is about 15 breaths. Deflating is comfortable because there are separate in and out valves. Its weight is 880 g; maybe it's almost 1 kg, but the pad surface is very big and even a 190-cm tall guy will… Full review
Only used it twice, inside a tent, with a ground cloth underneath the tent. It started leaking after that and was flat every morning. Bought this new. Blew it up and left it in my gear room for a week before my two-week expedition and it was fine. While traveling the pad was kept rolled per instructions and in a hard aluminum case with other soft gear such as clothes, jackets, etc. Night one and two were great, very comfortable. Night three and on it leaked to totally flat every night. Our group… Full review