Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: unbelievable small packing size....quick to blow up, and super lightweight.
Dislikes: I haven't had to use it on a really cold night yet, but I am sure the insulation factor will come into play on real cold trips.
– Edgewood WA
Likes: Rolls up small and compact, my regular size with stuff sack weighs in at 13.3oz. I use on snow with half a styrofoam mat underneath the torso portion of the pad, would probably be fine in a tent on snow/ice by itself.
Dislikes: I wouldn't trust it on sharp rocky ground, but for its weight perfect for smooth surfaces.
– Springville UT
Likes: I really like this sleeping pad. It's very light weight and it doesn't seem as loud as some people think when you have to move on it. There is a mylar/foil layer in the middle that can crinkle when you move around on it, but it hasn't been a big deal to me. In terms of durability, it's probably going to be more prone to punctures than the closed cell pads, but I haven't had any problems. As long as you're not sleeping on bare rocky ground, I don't think you'd have any problems. Most of us would have the tent floor or a piece of material between the pad and ground anyway, so I expect this product to last a long time. Also, it hasn't had any loss of air after it's inflated.
Dislikes: The only problem I had with this pad is that that the mylar on the foil layer in the middle started to flake off after a few nights. It seemed like the adhesive that held it on was affected by the humidity of my breath when inflating it. So I returned my first one and got a new one which hasn't had that problem. I'm a little worried the mylar coating will come off eventually, but so far so good. I first purchased this right after it became available, so maybe there were a few issues that Thermarest was working out.
– Orlando FL
Likes: Ultralight (could've shaved a few more ounces if I had gone with the small, but this pad is light enough that I can spoil myself with extra surface area without much extra weight), reflective insulation, perfect size for tent or hammock, range of softness to firmness
– Orlando FL
Likes: Ultralight, reflective insulation, large size, range of softness to firmness
Dislikes: Nothing... Durability may/may not be an issue. Time will tell.
– Dalton GA
Likes: Good thickness when inflated (I'm about 200 lbs. and it kept me off the ground). The thermal shield works well. It is very compact for the pack when deflated.
Dislikes: It doesn't take to much effort to inflate it, but at the end of a days trek, I didn't enjoy blowing it up.
– Lame Deer MT
Likes: I could not believe the weight of this product. It is so light! And when they say you can pack it down the size of a 1 L water bottle, it is true! Before purchasing this product, I had in mind a somewhat firm, foam feeling pad. This thing is amazing! You can dial in exactly the amount of firmness you desire. I am amazed at how firm this pad can get. Plus, when you lay on the pad, you can instantly feel the heat being reflected back to your body. Excellent, excellent product. Will be buying Therm-a-Rest for the rest of the family soon!
Dislikes: As of right now, there is nothing I dislike about this product.
– Madbury NH
Likes: comfort, light weight, easy inflation
Dislikes: could be wider and less noisy material