ProForce Sleeping Pad Selection
Heavy duty protection from the ground and wetness, thorns etc. while providing comfort.plus it blends in well with the bushes so it's easy to cache. Probably will provide some flotation in a canoe. These pads will take much more abuse than those pretty colored ones you can buy at the yuppie outdoor sporting goods stores.
I bought two of these 1 small and 1 medium, the medium size fit perfectly between the wheel wells of my pick-up truck they are everything advertised to be inflating to a full 3 inches and are very comfortable. shop around cause they vary as much as 15% from site to site I would buy another one if the need arises. I like them
The ALPS Mountaineering pad appears to be well made and performs as described by the manufacturer. This pad inflates easily and is surprisingly easy to roll up to fit in the storage bag. I like the texture of the top surface as it limits slipping of the sleeping bag.
I am very pleased with this purchase. My son and I used these on a Scout camping trip and they performed as advertised. The pads inflated quickly and were quite comfortable. Additionally, the material on the bottom of the pad prevented them from sliding on the tent floor. The XL pad has a sort of built in pillow which added to the comfort.
Our cots came with mattresses but weren't comfortable. The Columbia II pads made a big difference.
I used this air mattress on a motorcycle trip of the entire perimeter states of the U.S. Roughly 12,000 miles and 2mos. When camping this product was perfect for keeping me comfortable on all surfaces and I never could feel any rocks or sticks through the mattress. It is well constructed, very durable and non-slip, keeping it in place while moving around in my tent and I expect years of use to come. It comes with it's own stuff sack and roll bungees which kept it bundled perfectly even in winds of over 100mph. I am a 5'11" 210lb. man and found the long length of it perfect for both my sleeping bag and a pillow. I don't have a lot of experience using similar products other than foam, but will say that this is much better than straight foam. The firmness is easily adjusted with just a few breaths blown into the mattress after allowing it to self inflate with it's inner foam lining. I was very happy with this product and recommend it for those who would like a long lasting mattress that performs well.
It is most comfortable and lightest weight I have found. Anybody want to buy a well used Therma Rest?
The custom charges were unexpected. The quality of product is good, but over priced.