Sleeping Pad Reviews

Sleeping Pad R-Values of 2021

Sleeping Pad R-Values of 2021

A backpacking or camping sleeping pad’s R-value measures its resistance to heat loss to the ground when you lie on it at night. Pads with higher R-values do this more effectively than pads with lower R-values. R-value isn’t a measure of warmth per se, but of a pad’s ability to …

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Paria ReCharge UL Sleeping Pad Review

Pariah ReCharge UL Sleeping Pad Review

The Paria Recharge UL Sleeping Pad is an inflatable insulated sleeping pad suitable for backpacking and camping. Weighing 20 ounces, it’s on the heavy side compared to popular three-season sleeping pads, but it is inexpensive, making it a good option for cost-minded backpackers. Specs at a Glance Weight: 20 oz …

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Air Mattress Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad is an updated version of the original stem-valve NeoAir UberLite pad, featuring Therm-a-Rest’s new Winglock Valve, which can be used as a one-way (non-leaking) valve during inflation and a two-way valve during deflation. The NeoAir UberLite is the lightest and most compact pad Therm-a-Rest …

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Exped FlexMat Plus Foam Sleeping Pad Review

Exped FlexMat Plus Review

The Exped FlexMat Plus is a folding accordion-style closed-cell foam sleeping pad with an R-Value of 2.2 (using the new sleeping pad R-value standard). While it is heavier than the comparable NEMO Switchback and Therm-a-Rest ZLite foam sleeping pads, it’s also about 10% more insulating based on the new R-value …

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NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad Review

NEMO Tensor UL Insulated Sleeping Pad Review

The NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad is a lightweight insulated air mat that’s available in a wide variety of lengths and widths. It’s undergone substantial improvement since we last reviewed it a few years ago including a new flat 2-way valve, new insulation, reduced weight, and inclusion of an inflation …

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Klymit Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad Review

Klymit Static V Luxe Inflateable Sleeping Pad

Klymit’s Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad is an interesting twist on a luxury inflatable sleeping pad, combining a decadent 30″ width, with a pad that is easy to inflate, and rolls up into a small bundle barely the size of many ultralightweight backpacking pads. It’s also incredibly inexpensive, only costing $89, …

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