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Therm-a-Rest Expedition

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

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photo: Therm-a-Rest Expedition self-inflating sleeping pad

The Expedition pad offers a good balance between thickness and weight. I'd rather carry a few more ounces if it will make me more comfortable.

However, I'm mostly a side sleeper. I have found that there's not enough between the ground and my hip with this pad. I end up waking up, rolling over, and going back to sleep several times a night.

If you're a side sleeper, you might want to keep this in mind.

Price Paid: $70

Bought this to replace a foam pad I have used in the shelters on the AT for a number of years. It really takes the stiff out of the wooden beds in the Smokies. I got the short version for the summer months when comfort and light weight is more important. I will certainly get the longer pad for the winter to insulate my entire sleep system from the snow.

Price Paid: $49

So far so good. It's very comfy, but don't over-inflate. I've found that if you let it fill up for quite a while, you actually might want to let some of the air out before you sleep, because it may be too firm. I suppose it depends on your preference. Very warm, too. Give it a go.

Price Paid: $70

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