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Sleeping Pads

The best sleeping pads, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 1, 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
$37 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Air-Filled
$150 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Self-Inflating
$95 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Big Agnes Q-Core Air-Filled
$160 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads Self-Inflating
$49
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
$52
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo Air-Filled
$279
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Astro Air-Filled
$80 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat Closed-Cell Foam
$16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season Air-Filled
$76
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp Self-Inflating
$60 - $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 - $169
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
$8 - $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
user rating: 4 of 5 (30)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Air-Filled
$150 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Closed-Cell Foam
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Self-Inflating
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Klymit Inertia X Frame Air-Filled
$45 - $51
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Klymit Static V2 Air-Filled
$13 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Klymit Insulated Static V Air-Filled
$17 - $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
$80 - $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 Tensor Alpine Ultralight Air-Filled
$225 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Cot Cot
$200 - $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 - $204
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest BlockerLite Pump Sack Accessory
$34 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag Accessory
$29 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV Air-Filled
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit UltraLight Mat Air-Filled
$90 - $129
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Recent Sleeping Pad Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite

Garbage. DOA. Brand new, out of the box, my Uberlite leaked 60% overnight on the first night I used it, sleeping on a freshly swept and mopped, perfectly smooth wooden floor. I sent it back and they made me pay for the shipping, then sent the same one back to me patched up, when I had explicitly demanded a brand new one (so I could resell it). So now I'm out whatever loss I will take trying to sell this patched piece of garbage.  This thing is about as strong as a cheap garbage bag and Therm-a-Rest… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Big Agnes Third Degree Foam Pad

Bought one of these as an experiment. Looked high tech, but turned out to be nothing special. For the record, I can sleep anywhere and I sleep warm, but I found this one rung up from "no mat at all." Cut it up for my Border Collie Max, who also wasn’t impressed. Closed cell mats are cheaper, lighter (generally) and, of course, unpuncturable, but if they are only slightly more comfortable than "no mat at all," why bother? This mat looked tatty after a three-day trip (pitching on grass, for chrissake!). Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Air Mattress Velour Top

I slept on it—brand new—for the first time last night. It is comfy when it is fully inflated. Well, I had to re-inflate FIVE times during one night's sleep. Ablosutely ridiculous! And when it deflated, my bottom was on the floor every time. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Twin Air Mattress

Model P3134 Ozark Trail Twin Air Mattress. Bought this mattress at Walmart for about $30. Unboxed it and followed instructions. About two hours later almost all the air was gone. Filled it up again and went to sleep. Woke up next morning on the floor… air all gone. Did this for three days with the same results. Took it back to Walmart but could not get a refund… only option was to exchange for same item. I took the second one home and got the same results. Poor quality, bad customer experience. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite

A great company with a lifetime warranty on their camping mats, and mats that will give you a comfortable night's sleep. Therm-a-Rest are brilliant camping mats for a good night's sleep and I can't rate the company highly enough. The mats have a lifetime warranty and there's also a brilliant repair service for punctures and valves so you will only need to buy one in your lifetime. I bought my Therm-a-Rest mattress 20 years ago and have used it for hiking trips and car camping trips a few times per… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat

The Z-Seat is a lightweight and inexpensive piece of camp furniture. It will never replace the comfort of a camp chair, but it's also multipurpose, simple, and easy to carry for thousands of miles.   Accordion-folding foam pads are a ubiquitous piece of gear that have been around for a long time. The Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat is a pared-down version of the popular Z Lite pad. Both utilize the same materials, but the Z-Seat has more compact folds and sections. (As an aside, an old Z Lite pad can be cut… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Ozark Trail Air Mattress Velour Top

Went flat within a few hours—completely defective and no one cares. The air leaks from the seams. Poorly made. They won't take it back. Wasted money. Full review

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