Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan Comfy
This is my first real sleep pad. I have always used the foam pads before. I took this on a week long bike trip and it worked very well. It inflated quickly, and is pretty easy to deflate. It has more loft than I have ever had, so I was more than comfortable. My sleeping bag did slide down, but it's probably the way I slept, not the pad. It's probably to heavy to take backpacking, but I will be using it for car camping and more bike tours.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by muhha some thoughts on size
I was worried a bit about the size, so at first I bought a regular matt. I'm going on a three week trip, with a lot of hiking, the regular is luxurious but I think way too big and a bit heavy, unless you're car camping, then it would be perfect.
I just exchanged it for a small size and it will be prefect, it folds up very nicely, is very light and extremely comfortable. I am 5'6, when I lie down it goes to just below my knee, the regular went a bit past my feet. I also like that it comes with a tiny repair kit.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuziTheMom Very Impressed
We just received this a few days ago and haven't taken it out of the house, but it's compact, appears to be heavy duty enough to resist punctures and it's comfy!. Definitely like the way it self-inflates. I looked at cheaper options but I'm glad I went with this one.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChillyWillyWumpus I thought hubby was a wimp. I was wrong.
I've always camped right on the ground (only occasionally using an air mattress or pad). I got this for my hubby who was worried about his back. I thought it wasn't needed, but we packed it along for our camping trip anyway. Well, after a week, I had bruises from sleeping on the ground (a wood elevated platform, not the dirt), and was in considerable pain. I stole it from him and was in comparable bliss.
Next year... we take one for me too. I'd highly recommend for those wanting to sleep comfortably but like to pack light. Super-easy to set up and tear down, and you'll be glad you brought it.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sealsaver How have I lived without a sleeping pad?!
As a leader of an Outing Club and an avid outdoors-person, I don't know how I've lived without a sleeping pad. The cost was something that previously deterred me. I was daunted by a gravel covered tent site, and decided to bite the bullet. At ~$65, the LL Bean Pathfinder Sleeping Pad was a bargain compared to competitor brands. Easily packed and lightweight, I have no complaints--I have already used it twice (in a standard campground and then on an island). I don't know how I have slept on camping trips without it!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alpacaorllama Exceeded Expectations
We bought two of these: one regular size for my wife and one extra large for me. I am six foot, five inches and about 250lbs. To be honest, I expected the mattress pad to bottom out under me. I am very pleased to say that it did not. We just completed a seven night, tent camping trip. For six of those nights, out tent was pitched on a gravel surface. I am very pleased to say that the pathfinder effectively supported me. We both slept very well on the gravel thanks to the pathfinder mattresses. Of course, I added air by blowing it up as tightly as I could. My wife likes hers a bit softer. Both mattresses maintained their respective pressures all week. They did not leak like other air mattresses that I have used. They deflate and roll up easily to fit back in their sleeves which are easy to pack. We look forward to using these in future tent camping trips and other occasions.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scramble4a5 Awesome pad and worth the cost
I used this for three nights in the Boundary Waters. Temps got in to the low 50's and I never felt cold from the ground. I bought the wider and longer version and am glad I did. It is nice you can add some air with a few breaths to get a firmer feel in the pad. Slept well and can't wait to use it again.
August 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bebbe Small narrow and thin
I picked this sleeping pad because it seemed big enough for me, a 5'7" woman, in the store. The length only reaches my knees, which seemed fine in the store. The width is about my shoulder width, and the thickness was OK, in the store. Camping: Not so good. My ankles seemed to drop off the end and the ground's hardness was noticeable. The width was fine only if I lay on my back or front, not curled on my side. The thickness would be good if only I was way more tired. I am changing to another sleeping pad.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by eesau The right thickness
We haven't used this yet, but in our trials of its comfortableness, it passes the test! And it blows up by itself, if rather slowly. It's a little bit narrow, but it will serve adequately as a camping bed. And it rolls up well into its nice small carrying bag. We'll update once we use it on a trip to Australia.
June 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by InBoston Returning Item
I will be sending mine back. It did not self inflate, and the extra large just isnt very big at all. Very dissapointing.
April 23, 2014