Sleeping Pads

The best sleeping pads, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on November 4, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Sleeping Pad Reviews

REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Big Agnes AXL Air

rated 3.5 of 5 stars An extremely light and comfortable sleeping pad suitable for its intended use—warm summer nights. Besides comfort and being extremely lightweight, it packs small and easily, has a good design to prevent roll-off, is relatively easy to inflate, and seems cooler on warm summer nights. Minor detractions include valve not adapting to DIY inflation, slipperiness on a tent floor, mild noise when tossing and turning, and an occasional shift needed to avoid a root coinciding with the depressions in the… Full review

REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars ->Light 15 oz. air insulated mattress with a 3.7 R value. ->Fast to inflate with a Sea to Summit valve-compatible inflator dry bag. ->Comfortable and warm enough for shoulder season (15°F) use. ->Several reported weld failures by owners; newest version said to have fixed this (fingers crossed). There are several companies making insulated air mattresses at present. These are not to be confused with the foam filled self inflating air mattresses we are accustomed to using. These new insulated… Full review

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Ditto! Coincidence? I've had an almost identical experience as Charles Brodeur (reviewer, above) reported:  Undetectable leak; warranty replacement.  Several years in storage.  Replacement pad developed a leak after two nights; this tiny leak detected at fabric-plastic joint at old style brass valve. I was advised to "Goop" it (silicone sealer) and, if that didn't seal the leak satisfactorily, to return it for a second replacement. Very cooperative CS. (I have not tried the Goop treatment yet.) … Full review

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Does not seem as heavy material as original Q-Core. I had the older model Q-Core and while it took a bit to inflate, it was a very nice sleeping platform and served me well until leaks started for some reason. The first product was returned to REI after a failure of the valve that occurred during a fire camp in Washington state. It made some tough sleeping for the two weeks on that wildland fire. I deploy several times a year and sleep is pretty important after working 15 hours straight. I repaired… Full review

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Third time's the charm? Time will tell. I received this new model under warranty replacement. I had originally purchased one of the prior model that's a mute dark purple. It held air for about a week before it started to leak slowly. Within a few more days it would deflate in a matter of hours without laying on it. After doing leak testing and not finding the culprit I sent it to BA for repair and they promptly replaced it with a new one of the same. It was worse. Testing it at home it started slowly… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Women's NeoAir XLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite mattress is the perfect balance of warmth, size, and weight for a light backpacking kit. The pad weighs just 12 ounces with an R-Value of 3.2 in a profile the size of a one-liter water bottle. The Therm-a-rest NeoAir XLite inflatable mattress is a marvel of warmth in a small package. I was still using the very first NeoAir model, which was revolutionary when it came out but only had an R-Value of 2. The NeoAir XLite has an R-Value of 3.2. It doesn’t sound like much… Full review

Exped DownMat 7

rated 1 of 5 stars Very expensive for a product that is such poor quality. Don't waste your money. My family (wife and 4 kids) have been backpacking for years with Therm-a-Rests. I thought I would treat mysefl and buy a more comfortable warmer mat. What a mistake. If you like to pay a lot of money for a mat that leaks, this product is for you. I have used this mat for about 10 nights in total and have treated it very delicately. I can not find any holes and the mat still looks like new.   Full review

Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Mat

rated 4 of 5 stars I used to have two Therm-a-Rest self inflating mats (1980) and was never happy. This StS insulated mat is a lot better on warmth and comfort 10-fold. With my Katabatic Flex 22 top quilt I'll sleep like a king. Very happy with it. Although length is sufficient, I wish there was an option for a little bit more width. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
NEMO Cosmo Air Air-Filled
$90 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Camp Bed 3.5 Self-Inflating
$97
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Exped MegaMat 10 Air-Filled
$149 - $208
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (25)
Klymit Static V Air-Filled
$40 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 Self-Inflating
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Air-Filled
$99 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Exped DownMat 7 Air-Filled
$199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Self-Inflating
$67 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Big Agnes Q-Core Air-Filled
$90 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads Self-Inflating
$26 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Self-Inflating
$200 - $239
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Weekender Pad Self-Inflating
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat Self-Inflating
$22 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exped Schnozzel Accessory
$13 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads Self-Inflating
$45 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream Air-Filled
$168 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump Accessory
$29 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Astro Air-Filled
$60 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Exped DownMat 9 Air-Filled
$172 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Self-Inflating
$45 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Closed-Cell Foam
$11 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season Air-Filled
$126 - $127
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp Self-Inflating
$60 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Exped SynMat 7 Pump Air-Filled
$129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout Self-Inflating
$34 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar Closed-Cell Foam
$40 - $48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe Air-Filled
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat Air-Filled
$97 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Comfort Self-Inflating
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
NEMO Tensor Insulated Air-Filled
$90 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Pine Ridge Self-Inflating
$40 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Mat Closed-Cell Foam
$13 - $33
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped DownMat Lite 5 Air-Filled
$86 - $115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Air-Filled
$126 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Q-Core SL Air-Filled
$136 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Featherlite Air Pad Air-Filled
$50 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Dualis ST Air-Filled
$85 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo Air-Filled
$209 - $279
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot Cot
$150 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Tensor Air-Filled
$75 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (27)
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Air-Filled
$72 - $103
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Closed-Cell Foam
$24 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Self-Inflating
$59 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Klymit Inertia X Frame Air-Filled
$48 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Klymit Static V2 Air-Filled
$49 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
NEMO Cosmo Insulated Air-Filled
$105 - $164
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Klymit Insulated Static V Air-Filled
$64 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad Self-Inflating
$53
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Klymit Inertia X-Lite Air-Filled
$45 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture Air-Filled
$56 - $99
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