We were heading out on a motorcycle trip to Colorado & would tenting it. We had bought my husband a thermarest pad over a year ago for a price of $100.00+. We had just returned from a trip from Raton New Mexico, I decided it was pad time for myself. I don’t tent as much as my husband so I was not wanting to spend a large amount. I seen this pad & the price & thought I can’t really go wrong! I was overly impressed with the size, thickness, easy to blow up/deflate and small size to fit on a bike, backpack or motorcycle. I blew it up in Colorado, slept on it for 3 nights with no loss of air at any time. I will be looking a buying another couple of them just to have!!! Job well done to this company & a big thank you! I am a 5’6 250pound lady & the pad was longer then I & held up to my weight great!!!
I live and work in a remote area of Alaska. My job requires me to travel to small villages without overnight accommodations. I spend a lot of nights sleeping on the cold, hard floor in schools. I wanted a well-constructed, yet light-weight product that I could carry in a small backpack. This sleeping pad fits what I need perfectly. I received the pad quickly (which is rare for my shipping area). It was packaged well. It really does inflate in about 15 breaths. The real test was sleeping on it, and I was not disappointed. I am a heavy person (200 lbs.), and did not have issues when I changed positions. With other pads sleeping on my side would result in my hip depressing the pad to the floor. I did not have this issue with this product. Within two weeks after my purchase, the seller followed up with a letter to make sure I was satisfied with the product - a nice touch. This pad sleeps as well as ones I have paid twice the cost for, is lighter weight in my pack, sturdy, and an overall good buy.
These negatives would not deter me from buying another one. These are things that just came to me. But maybe some type of anti-slip material at the bottom of the pad. Maybe different color options. Maybe a fitted sheet to lay over once it's inflated. None of these things takes away from a great pad.
This pad is light weight, packs down to the size of a 16oz water bottle and is much more comfortable than my last pad that was thicker and heavier. My old pad was very noisy whenever I would move on it; this one is pretty quiet and I was never awakened when I shifted in my sleep. It takes less than 20 breaths for me to inflate and deflates quickly and easily. I'm 180 lbs, a side sleeper and had no issues bottoming out on the pad (you may bottom out when sitting, but with weight distributed for sleeping it wasn't an issue). It felt as comfortable as pads costing over $100 that I tested at the camping store. Used it on a 4 night bicycle tour and was extremely satisfied.
Having spent many years in the military sleeping on an array of mats, both issued or purchased out-of-pocket for use in the most extreme of conditions, I can say with complete honesty that I've never had one that is as lightweight as this; not only does it roll or fold up into nothing, but it also accomodates my 6'4" frame. Whilst I no longer need a sleeping mat that can stand up to the rigour of field ops, this works perfectly when used in a tent or sandwiched between my sleeping bag and bivi bag for sleeping under a basha - it keeps the ground from drawing your body heat away and it inflates in just a few breaths. Again, the best feature of this is the ultra lightweight, minimal packing dimensions (it'll squeeze into any gap in your rucksack) making it perfect for backpacking or even sunbathing/picnics etc.
I purchased this sleeping pad to take with me on a two week camping trip to Tasmania and New Zealand over the Christmas holidays. I was pleasantly surprised to find the reviews I had read were accurate about how easy it was to blow up. It usually took me about 20 breaths or less to completely inflate and I never had any air leakage at night. The mattress was incredibly comfortable to sleep on. For years I had used a therma rest non inflatable pad and was reluctant to switch to an inflatable pad but so glad I did. I tend to move a lot during the night and this pad is very quiet, no squeaks and noises like other inflatable pads I have heard. As a bonus, I was able to use the pad during a long middle of the night layover in the Auckland airport and am quite certain I got better sleep than people sleeping on the chairs!!