Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solar

For big-and-tall types, this pad will offer you a comfortable and good night of sleep.
RidgeRest Solar (Large)
Price $54.95

Specs

Length (inches) 77
Thickness (inches) 0.8

 

Closed Cell

[best for big guys]

Many campers find an inflatable air-tube pad a bit tricky to stay on all night; they tend to bounce off. (Hint: Blow it about 75-percent full to reduce the rebound effect.) For big-and-tall types, the problem is magnified, because they’re often stuck sleeping on a slab that’s already too short and/or narrow.

Enter this gloriously mammoth mat, on which our 6’6” editor-in-chief has been getting such good sleep that he doesn’t mind carrying the extra 13 ounces compared to Nemo’s standard 72-inch air mat. It inflates in about 90 seconds via an integrated foot pump, but there’s no insulation; our tester says his comfort tipping point is about 40°F (NEMO also makes an XL version of its Cosmo Insulated; it’s six ounces and $20 more). $160; 2 lbs. 1 oz.; 80” x 30” x 3”; nemoequipment.com

RidgeRest Solar is the thickest and most comfortable foam mattress that boasts a thermal relective barrier that addes to tht effectiveness of heat-trapping valleys and soft supportive ridges. This results in a 13% increase in warmth. The coating also adds durability to make this the toughest, worry-free mattress for value-driven comfort in any season. R-Value 3.5