Short Review: Saw these pads (They are actually a Nature Hike pad) and having good success with Nature Hike before, I figured I would give them a try.. I go camping about 3 times a month and backpacking for most of those trips.. I have VERY HIGH END pads but I always have friends who don’t have a sleeping pad. This will make a GREAT pad for them when we go hiking!
Why do you need a sleeping pad?
1.) Comfort – But this isn’t the only reason
2.) Warmth – Did you know that when you sleep on cold camping trips, you lose most of your warmth to the ground? Your sleeping bag flattens and the ground sucks the heat out of you!! The main purpose of a sleeping pad is to insulate you from the ground!! Now this pad doesn’t have an advertised “R-Value” (Which is how real camping gear companies measure warmth).. This will keep you warm BUT I would caution using it in the “teens” unless you have tested it beforehand.. I will say, it is fine in the 30’s (The temp it is around here currently)
3.) I promise you, after hiking 10 miles a sleeping pad is a luxury you don’t want to be without!
1.) VERY Compact! – Not bulky at all! This is smaller than MOST water bottles meaning it wont take up much room in your pack
2.) Lightweight – Every OUNCE counts!! This doesn’t weigh much so no worries there
4.) Includes Blow Up Bag (Think Pump) – YEAH you can probably blow it up quicker by mouth BUT the moisture from your lungs is VERY VERY bad on sleeping pads.. The pump bag will prolong the life of your pad
5.) Same materials as my REI and other name brand pads! This should last!!
6.) Durable – I took this out this weekend and had no issues.. It stayed aired up.. It seems to be well made.. And quality is great.. I wouldn’t worry about the durability of this pad (If it ends up failing, I will update my review)
7.) Quite Pad – Ever had a noisy pad that wakes up the entire campsite? DON’T BE THAT GUY!!! This pad is quite
8.) Includes Pillow
9.) Easy to inflate by mouth or pump bag (Again I Recommend using pump bag
10.) Pump bag works on my thermarest pads!!
11.) Includes one way valve for inflating PLUS a quick deflate by opening the valve the rest of the way up!
12.) Wonderful VALUE – My REI pad is over $100! Most of my other pads are to.. This pad is a GREAT VALUE
1.) No advertised R-Value – Meaning I really don’t know how warm it will be.. Again, it was fine in the 30’s.. I have reached out to Acrato to see if there is an R-Value for this pad
Overall – Simply amazing for the price!! I highly recommend it