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
Rated 4 out of 5 by natureschild6 comfortable, easy storage, light weight!
I purchased two of these sleep pads, one in regular size and one in large size...because I wasn't sure how they would fit in our small RV on the floor. Our son and Grandson were coming to visit us in Florida for a long weekend and wanted to stay with us. I purchased these for comfort and to save space for our small area. They worked out great but I would have bought two large...our small grandson slept on the large one while his Dad slept on the regular one. The guys said they were very comfortable. They were lightweight and I stored them next to the side of our bed during the day. I have the seat cushions made the same way and love them all! I wish they made a full size pad, that would have been perfect! I would highly recommend them! a great value! The quality is excellent.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by v1v2 good mat
inflates and deflates easy fits back in the bag it came from.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buck727 The Perfect Choice
We are avid tent campers in the northeast and require warmth and comfort from the rocky terrain. My 3 and 6 year olds have their own sleeping mats (starts with a T) and they fought over the LLBean Pathfinder. It was tons more comfortable and much warmer than the other brand. The best part of it is it folds very small and has its own stuff stack and repair pack. I'm buying my 3 year old (yes she lost the fight) and myself one. Excellent choice!
October 16, 2013