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With a layer of Primaloft synthetic insulation, a heat-reflective metallic film, and baffle construction, Nemo Equipment's Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad might just give you the coziest night of sleep you've ever had in the backcountry, but it's still not gonna stop your tent mate from snoring. Then again, you might not notice him catching Zs when you're cuddled up on the Tensor's super-quiet 20D polyester fabric and undulated lateral baffles, which help keep the sleeping pad flat, stable, and oh so comfy.
- Spaceframe baffles
- Undulating lateral baffles
- Primaloft insulation with metalized film
- 20D polyester fabric
- Stuff sack and compression strap included
- Item #NEM0057
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this after a pretty extensive search to find a pad to make me more comfortable as a side sleeper, which can be a challenge. I am shoulder-crush sufferer! This pad overcomes many pitfalls of a backpacking pad - super thick at 3 inches, a quieter than most face fabric (no irritating potato chip bag sound!) but most off all the Spaceframe baffles allow air to move between them making the pad so much more stable than other air pads with their terrible water-bed effect. This pad has renewed my enjoyment of backcountry slumber!
Quiet, supportive, and warm
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I returned this mummy style pad because I prefer the rectangular shape (which I had to buy elsewhere), but I can't help to write a rave review here. As someone who rolls around while sleeping, I have found this pad to be incredibly supportive, stable, and QUIET. Other models I checked out sounded like crinkly chip bags and this pad is the exact opposite. I'm also a fairly cold (side) sleeper and so far I have not experienced any cold spots or my hips hitting the ground. This pad also packs down really small and is quite light. I've used this pad with a down bag in the 30s and with a summer bag/bag liner in the 60s/70s and have been completely comfortable at both ends of the spectrum and everywhere in between. I love this pad to the moon.
I bought the Nemo Tensor sleep pad on the recommendation of a fellow backpacker who was getting better sleep on a 3-day wilderness trip than me on my Big brand-name insulated sleep pad. She was right. The Nemo Tensor's 25" width, quieter material, and primaloft insulating layer makes this sleep pad super comfy even on a rooty tentsite. It's also a bit lighter weight than my other sleep pad, a plus when every ounce counts. The one drawback is that I struggle to totally deflate and pack it into its carry sack, but I expect that will improve with more practice (any excuse to go backpacking).