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Sleeping Pads

The best sleeping pads, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 5, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Exped MegaMat 10 Air-Filled
$199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Klymit Static V Air-Filled
$30 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Air-Filled
$150 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 Self-Inflating
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Self-Inflating
$66 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Big Agnes Q-Core Air-Filled
$160 - $209
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Self-Inflating
$205 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Self-Inflating
$85 - $114
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat Self-Inflating
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Air-Filled
$105 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exped Schnozzel Accessory
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads Self-Inflating
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo Air-Filled
$279 - $298
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Astro Air-Filled
$80 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season Air-Filled
$76
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Closed-Cell Foam
$16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp Self-Inflating
$75 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout Self-Inflating
$45 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Exped SynMat Air-Filled
$149 - $188
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Air-Filled
$120 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Air-Filled
$95 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Comfort Self-Inflating
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Helinox Cot One Cot
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klymit V Seat Air-Filled
$12 - $16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Tensor Ultralight Air-Filled
$130 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag UL Accessory
$39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Featherlite Air Pad Air-Filled
$49 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot Cot
$160 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (30)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Air-Filled
$150 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Closed-Cell Foam
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Klymit Inertia X Frame Air-Filled
$52
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Self-Inflating
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Klymit Static V2 Air-Filled
$40 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Klymit Insulated Static V Air-Filled
$85 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture Air-Filled
$60 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Closed-Cell Foam
$36 - $45
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Air-Filled
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Air-Filled
$90 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Klymit Inertia XL Air-Filled
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated Air-Filled
$180 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Astro Lite Insulated Air-Filled
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Third Degree Closed-Cell Foam
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Tensor Alpine Ultralight Air-Filled
$225 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Cot Cot
$220 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
OutdoorsmanLab Ultralight Inflatable Pad Air-Filled
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Topo Luxe Air-Filled
$150 - $209
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest BlockerLite Pump Sack Accessory
$36 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag Accessory
$29 - $44
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Recent Sleeping Pad Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated

Good feature set in a lightweight and comfortable pad. I have been using a NeoAir mattress for over a decade (reviewed in 2009). Being a 5'9" male the women's length (66") fit me well. The old pad held up pretty well, but the valve system required some fiddling to inflate and more time to deflate and pack, and it was a bit narrower than preferred. It was noisy when new, but seemed to become less so with use over the years. In a new pad, I sought one that was 66" long, preferably with bit more width… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit UltraLight Mat

After trying a few air sleeping pads, I’ve found the S2S Ultralight to be the one that offers the best compromise between light weight, comfort, size, and durability. It has a low R-value though, not ideal for cold weather tent camping or backpacking. But I use it with a hammock and for that it’s great even in very cold season. It has a great valve, comes with a repair kit, and the pump sack works really well. I guess I said it all in the summary. So allow me to just draw some comparisons to… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT

My Ether Light XT is not the insulated version, so it’s actually lighter weight yet lower R-value—though it’s used for hammock camping so it provides good insulation even during cold weather. I really like S2S stuff. Yes, their top-of-line offerings are usually pricey, but good/lightweight/performance gear usually is.  Build is top-notch: good materials, great design, and consistent manufacturing through and through. I also have another S2S sleeping pad, the Ultralight one which is more compact… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Exped SynMat

Comfortable for side sleepers. Nice touch and feel. Repair kit included, with stuff sack. Silent. Doesn't make crinkle sounds. Well made. Lightweight. Tried and tested on a hike in Sweden. I recommend the Shnozzle bag for pumping up the mat. Shnozzle bag doubles as waterproof liner for backpack and washbasin otherwise.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

Had this for years, solid purchase. Had this for years, solid purchase.  It's lightweight and comfortable. Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
NEMO Tensor Ultralight Insulated

Great pad in terms of weight and comfort, but it quickly developed a slow leak. Several emails to Nemo went unanswered. So much for the lifetime warranty. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
NEMO Tensor Ultralight Insulated

I liked it, but ultimately returned it due to the temp rating. I found it cold below 30 degrees. I really liked the comfort and size, and it takes up a lot less pack space than my Therm-a-Rest. It was quieter than I would have expected and it worked well for me in October conditions, but for winter camping it didn't really cut it. With a down bag, it was cold for me under 30 degrees.   Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Air Mattress Velour Top

Such a waste of time and money, especially being handicapped and disabled. I need a mattress I can depend on for even 2 days or more. But NO not this piece of crap.  Wasted what little money I have. I get less than $10,000 A YEAR. Not even worth the time or cost. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo

Why didn't this exist before!! I based my review with the understanding that this mattresses is oriented to people that do not mind closeness. While camping such oddity as space isn't a matter to me nor my outdoor partners. The point is to share and not to distance one from another, thus enjoying warmth and company. This mattress fits perfectly the smallest of two-people tents including the ultralight. By using all the floor space available, it places the mattress in a firm and unmovable position,… Full review