Inflatable sleeping pads haven’t changed much over the past couple of decades, but valve styles have changed over the years. The old style twist lock valves are being replaced by flat valves and Theremarest even has a speed valve that works like a roll top bag. There are advantages and… Read More »Sleeping Pad Valve Types Explained
A sleeping pads thickness is one of the most important factors when it comes to comfort. Increasing a sleeping pads thickness will almost always result in more comfort, but there is a tradeoff. Thicker pads are heavier and harder to pack. So where should you draw the line? How thick… Read More »How Thick Should A Sleeping Pad Be For Camping?
Increasing the R-Value of a sleeping pad is easier said than done. You can’t just wrap a blanket around your pad and hope for the best. It might help some, but you probably won’t notice. So, can I increase the R-Value on my sleeping pad? You can’t increase the R-Value… Read More »How Do I Increase The R-Value On My Sleeping Pad?
I was a little shocked after buying my first inflatable sleeping pad. It looked and felt like a very expensive pool float. You quickly realize that it’s way more durable/comfortable, but it leaves you wondering a simple question. Can you float on a sleeping pad? Yes you can float on… Read More »Can You Float On a Sleeping Pad?
Foam sleeping pads have been used for decades, but are there better options on the market? Sleeping pads play two very important roles. They get you up off the ground providing cushion and insulation. So, are foam camping pads comfortable? Foam sleeping pads aren’t as comfortable as inflatable pads, but… Read More »Are Foam Camping Pads Comfortable?