Paria Recharge S

Best value sleeping pad

Our take This insulated pad provides lightweight packability and cushy comfort, all for a rock-bottom price. A polyester microfiber laminated to the Recharge’s interior boosts its R-value to 4.3, and even with that, it still packs down smaller than a 1-liter bottle. “I always sleep cold, but while cowboy camping in California’s Inyo National Forest in a 25°F bag with overnight temps down to 35°F, I actually took off some layers in the middle of the night,” one tester says.

The details Although the pad is only 4 feet long, its above-average width and thickness make this more comfortable than typical short-length pads. Bonus: The 40-denier ripstop nylon has a non-slip finish on both the top and bottom.

Trail cred “I appreciated Paria didn’t skimp on the thickness,” one tester says. “I didn’t have to crank it all the way full of air to sleep on my side.”