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NEMO Equipment, Inc. Tuo Standard

This two-layered pad weighs a few more ounces, but it's worth it to get the sleeping-at-home feeling.

Brand: NEMO Equipment, Inc.

Model: Tuo Standard


Deluxe Cushion

If you want mattresslike comfort and are willing to carry a few extra ounces to get it, this is your pad. The 1.6-inch-thick self-inflater has two separate open-cell foam chambers layered one atop the other–with the bottom chamber drilled out for weight and bulk savings. Testers found the innovative design extremely comfortable, with a slightly firmer, more substantial feel than single-layer pads–great for smoothing out bumpy ground. To get the most out of the Tuo, first blow up the bottom layer firmly, then puff up the top layer.

Lie down, and adjust top-layer inflation to your preferred softness. The unique system also means you’ll have emergency padding if one chamber is punctured. Available in two additional sizes: short and luxury/thick. $94; 2 lbs. 3 oz.; 20″x72″x1.6″; nemoequipment.com

The Tuo Series of inflatable backcountry comfort accessories brings a new level of comfort to the sleeping pad. Literally. The Tuo sleeping pads have a thin film inside that divides the pad into two separate airtight levels, each with their own valve. Not only does this give you complete redundancy in the event of a puncture, it means you can inflate the base layer firm for protection from rocks and roots and keep the top layer partially inflated for maximum comfort. Enjoy the full 2.25″ thickness of Tuo Luxury or save precious ounces and pack size with the 2″ thick mummy-style Tuo Standard. Included compression style stuff sack and repair kit.

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