Gear Review

5 5

Tempur-Pedic BE JEALOUS

  • Gender: Male

I'm really not kidding: this is the most comfortable pad I have ever slept on. I own the Long/Wide version and wow this thing is huge. I would actually recommend you getting the M size so it can fit into a bivy sack with less hassle and because this thing is already quite heavy. Yes, this thing is heavy. For my purposes of alpine mountaineering, I value my sleeping pad and pillow (yes, I bring a pillow) more than any technical shell I can buy. If I don't sleep well, I will be so sluggish the next day that no Arc'Teryx shell or La Sportiva boots can save me.
For those reasons, I love this pad. The SynMat 9 is just overkill for most purposes but the SynMat 7 M is a great choice. If you want something lighter and just as warm, take a look at the Therm-a-Rest All Season NeoAir (R-4.9) but it won't be as comfortable. Still, I would recommend this Exped pad.

Value your sleep. Get this pad!