Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Sleeping Pad
Adding a new aluminized surface to reflect body heat, the RidgeRest Solar Sleeping Pad from Thermarest is now 10% warmer with no increase in weight. This tough and economical closed-cell foam pad gives R-Value: 3.5 warmth by trapping heat in the valleys between its soft, supportive ridges. Ideal for snow camping, its 2 cm thick insulation ensures a good sleep.
- Material: Aluminized surface reflects your body heat back to you/your sleeping bag
- Ridges make this pad softer and more comfortable than smooth closed-cell foam pads
- Insulation: foam
- Increased R-value by 13% (now 3.5)
- Thickness: 0.75 in, 2 cm
- Width: 20 in, 51 cm (regular), 25 in, 63 cm (large)
- Length: 72 in, 183 cm (regular), 77 in, 196 cm (large)
- Packed size: 20 x 8.6 in , 51 x 22 cm (regular), 25 x 9.3 in, 64 x 24 cm (large)
- Weight: 1 lb 3 oz, 540 g (regular), 1 lb 10 oz, 740 g (large)
Purchase the Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Sleeping Pad from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- April 28 2011
Essential Piece of Gear
It's very light, but the only 'problem' with this pad is it's pretty bulky, but that's not really an issue for me since I put it outside my pack. The pad was also very durable, because it's still maintaining it's shape even though I dropped my pack a lot of times, and the pad hits tree branches, etc during the hike, but it's still looking good. Overall, I'm very pleased with the performance of this pad and would recommend this to everybody who doesn't mind the 'bulkiness'
- February 6 2011
I was skeptical about the R value being higher with this model but it appears to be true. Very comfortable pad, light and packs well. My only issue is I should have gotten a large, am 6' and would have liked the additional length.