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Best Sleeping Pads of 2019
From ultralight sleeping pads to ultracomfortable air beds, we tested and found the best camping and backpacking sleeping pads to fit every adventure and budget. Read a detailed review of each sleeping pad here.
Best Overall Camping Sleeping Pad: REI Co-op Camp Bed Self-Inflating
This self-inflating sleep mat gets high marks for durability and reliability. Year after year, night after night, it keeps inflating and providing plenty of warmth and cushion. With an R-value of 6.8, it will keep even cold sleepers warm all summer long. And for most, it's even enough insulation for winter camping. In addition to warmth, the open-cell foam provides a boost of comfort.Buy Now
Overall Camping Pad Runner-Up: NEMO Roamer Self-Inflating Pad
Anyone who's ever called their car home will appreciate the NEMO Roamer. This is the ultimate adventuremobile mattress. It's thick, it's warm, and it's seriously comfortable. With 4 inches of open-cell foam, you can sleep soundly wherever home happens to be.Buy Now
Best Overall Backpacking Sleeping Pad: Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated
Our editor has been testing this sleeping pad for years, and it's still going strong. One of our favorite things about this is the double air chambers. We normally worry about popping lightweight sleeping pads and being left on the cold ground. But this has a built-in redundancy that saves us from stressing. If one side pops (which it hasn't in many, many camping trips), the other is still good.Buy Now
Best Ultralight Backpacking Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite
The most impressive thing about this pad is the weight, or lack thereof. It won't weigh you down at just 8.8 ounces. And because it packs down to the size of a soda can, you'll have more room in your pack for other gear and food. But what really won us over is its comfort level. We were pleasantly surprised to find it felt great and wasn't noisy.Buy Now
Best Double Camping Sleeping Pad: Exped MegaMat Duo 10
When comfort is your main concern, the MegaMat is your answer. What it lacks in packed size and price it more than makes up for in size and comfort. The open-cell polyurethane foam insulates and cushions. And while some double sleeping pads perpetually send one partner popping when the other moves, the MegaMat Duo is stable and quiet.Buy Now
Best Double Backpacking Sleeping Pad: Big Agnes SLX Tent Floor
Backcountry snugglers rejoice! Here's a double sleeping pad that is comfortable, packable, and light enough to take on the trail. The sleeping pad weighs 2 pounds 6 ounces and is 3.5 inches-thick. You can inflate it by mouth or with a Pumphouse Ultra bag ($35) if you want to speed up the process.Buy Now
Best Budget Camping Sleeping Pad: Coleman Self-Inflating Pad With Pillow
For the casual camper, it's hard to beat this price for a sleeping pad and pillow. This number from Coleman isn't the fanciest on the list, but if you only plan to sleep outside a few nights each year or want to test the camping waters without breaking the bank, this is a solid option.Buy Now
Best Budget Backpacking Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
There's a reason closed-cell foam pads are a cult classic. It's light, it's warm, and it's virtually indestructible. No wonder you regularly see it listed among thru-hikers' favorite piece of gear. The aluminized surface (the silver side) reflects heat back at your body and provides extra warmth at night. And the egg-carton pattern increases comfort and insulation.Buy Now
Warmest Camping Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D Sleeping Pad
If you can never get warm enough while camping, it's time you tried the MondoKing 3D. With an R-value of 11.4, it's at the top of the heap for warmth. It will keep you toasty all summer long and happy in the winter, too.Buy Now
Warmest Backpacking Sleeping Pad: Exped DownMat XP 9
If you love to camp all year round (even when the mercury drops) or just can't get warm at night, this extra-warm sleeping pad is for you. The combination of 3.5 inches of air and 700-fill goose down makes this one of the warmest backpacking pads out there.Buy Now
Best Sleeping Pad for Side Sleepers: NEMO Cosmo 3D Insulated
If you hate sleeping on thin pads or despise feeling winded after blowing up your sleeping pad, this is the pad for you. First off, the integrated foot pump is efficient, effective, and fun to use. Instead of blowing it up, you simply open the valves and step on it until inflated. Then, close the valves and voila, you're ready for bed. It didn't need a refill during our test and was comfortable enough for side sleeping.Buy Now
Best Air Mattress for Camping: Lightspeed Outdoors Queen-Size Air Mattress
This is a great choice if you're looking for a traditional, inflatable air mattress. The included battery-operated pump makes quick work of inflation, and the wide opening makes deflation just as easy. At 80 inches tall and 55 inches wide, it's nearly the same size as a queen-size bed, making it a great choice for couples or family camping.Buy Now
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Best Camping Chairs of 2019
From camping trips to ultralight backpacking excursions, we’ve tested and found the best camping chairs for every adventure. Read a detailed review of each camping and backpacking chair here.
Best Overall Camping Chair: REI Co-op Camp X Chair
Anyone looking for a classic camp chair will be happy with the Camp X from REI. It's a good pairing of comfort, value, durability, and extra features. And it does all of this without sacrificing too much in portability, which is why we recommend it for the best overall camping chair.Buy Now
Runner-Up Best Camping Chair: Kelty Linger Get-Down Chair
If we could only keep one camping chair, this would be it. It’s supremely comfortable, packs up fairly small, and is a breeze to set up. The high back means people of all heights (our testers ranged from 5’3″ to 6’2″) can relax in this chair with full neck support.Buy Now
Best Budget Camping Chair: Coleman Portable Quad Chair with Cooler
Just $25 and it comes with a built-in cooler? Yep, this is a bargain-hunter's dream. And to top it off, we found it impressively comfortable. At 24 inches wide, it provides a roomier seat than the smaller backpacking options we've reviewed. It also has a taller seat height and more upright back, which makes getting in and out easier.Buy Now
Best Campsite Couch: Kelty Discovery Low-Love Seat
Get cozy with this camping loveseat. The steel frame is plenty strong (even for two people) and can easily handle 600 pounds. We like that the seat is slightly reclined for comfort, and our testers found the shorter height of the Low allowed for a more relaxed lounge.Buy Now
Best Lightweight Thru-Hiking Chair: Therm-a-Rest Z Seat
Ounce-counters, this one's for you. It comes in at a mere 2 ounces, and the accordion fold allows it to pack up small. It can easily attach to the outside of your pack for anytime trail stops. Best of all, it can serve multiple uses. We’ve known weight-obsessed thru-hikers who use this as their seat, tent doormat, dinner placemat, and extra hip-cushioning at night. It’s not as luxurious as a chair, but it’s tiny, it’s light, and it won’t break.Buy Now
Best Camp Chair for Tall People: Helinox Savanna Chair
For the ultimate in comfort, look no further. The Savanna chair is the most luxurious new offering from Helinox. It offers a wide seat and tall back for total lounging comfort. The double cupholders keep drinks close, and the mesh back keeps things cool even on the hottest summer days.Buy Now
Best-Selling Gear of 2019
Want to know what your fellow GearJunkies are using? Here is our list of the top-selling outdoor gear this year. A mix of practicality, great design, durability, and price has made these fan favorites.
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