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Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad

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.

  • Ultralight sleeping pad built for backpacking in the cold
  • Primaloft insulation has a temperature range of 15 - 25F
  • Thermal Mirror film reflects body heat for additional warmth
  • Spaceframe baffles create a more stable sleeping surface
  • Micro-valve customizes control over inflation
  • Item #NEM0090

Material
20D PU polyester [insulation] Primaloft, aluminum film
Style
insulated air
Shape
rectangular, mummy
Dimensions
[short mummy] 48 x 20 x 3in [regular mummy] 72 x 20 x 3in [regular] 72 x 20 x 3in [regular wide] 72 x 25 x 3in [long wide] 76 x 25 x 3in
Temperature Rating
15 - 25F
Packed Size
[short mummy] 8 x 3in [regular mummy] 8 x 3.5in [regular] 8 x 3.5in [regular wide] 9.5 x 4in [long wide] 9.5 x 4in
Claimed Weight
[short mummy] 9oz [regular mummy] 14oz [regular] 15oz [regular wide] 1lb 3oz [long wide] 1lb 5oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, camping
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 3

Super comfy sleeping pad

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I prefer these types of sleeping pads as I believe they have superior sleeping comfort and the Nemo Tensor did not let me down. Easy to blow up with the built in stuff sack and keeps you off the ground which keeps you warmer throughout the night. 3/5 stars because I've had a few friends and customers with this pad that have had issues with the pad remaining inflatuated throughout the night. I have not experienced this issue first hand but have heard about this issue enough to knock off a star or two.

>Rating: 4

Solid Pad, arguably the best i've used

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I own the size regular, 70x20x3 inches, rectangular version. I'm 6'1" and 175lbs, major side sleeper. I've owned a variety of pads in the past: Z-lite, Prolite, NeoAir Dream, NeoAir, various knock offs, etc. None provided me what I'll call the "great sleep to weight" ratio of this pad. I'm an ounce counter when it comes to backpacking, and initially had 2nd thoughts about the 15oz this pad weighs in this size. But, I'm glad I eventually went with it for these reasons: 1) The rectangular version is solid and stable. Because it doesn't taper like the mummy, it doesn't sink in along the edges like some mummy pads are prone to do. It's also a more solid platform than a mummy. It's harder for me to move it around in the night and/or roll off it. 2) Thick and soft - 3 inches of cushion allowed me to sleep on my side without my hips hitting the ground. 3) Warm (almost too warm) - I use an ultralight 35 degree down backpacking quilt, so I went with the insulated pad to help with the drafts and inherent issues with a quilt. Turns out, this thing did the job of insulating me from the ground temps almost too well - I was hot, even in the 30 degree nights I slept through (though this may be somewhat due to the insane warmth of my SD Nitro 800 quilt). The little dimples in the dorsal side of the pad work well to trap warm air between you and the pad, increasing the warmth factor. 4) Best inflation bag system I've used so far. The Vortex inflation bag is super easy to fill by blowing into it, and the dry-sack style closure system makes it easy to fold the top over (keeping all the air inside) and then roll the air into the pad. Doing this 3x was all I ever needed to get the pad fully inflated. The 1 way valve on the pad, plus the secure connection between pad and inflation bag, meant you could get the pad very firm just by using the bag (no mouth to mouth resuscitation techniques required). Way better than Thermarest's system. 5) Price - similar pads cost $50+ more 6) repair kit cleverly stashes away in the stuff sack I can't really think of a downside to this pad. But, I've only used it for 100 miles, so I want to wait until upping the review to 5 stars. Time will tell, but this may be a 5 star product...

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>Rating: 2

Left at home

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

We had the choice to use the Tensor or Big Agnes pad and decided to leave the Tensor at home. The pad was extremely narrow and the inflation bag seemed confusing and unnecessary. We decided to stick with our tried and true Big Agnes pad.

>Rating: 5

Best pad out there

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Looking for a truly comfortable, lightweight- sleeping pad for backpacking can be quite difficult. Give it up to NEMO for making a truly amazing pad for those of us who desire comfort while sleeping in the backcountry. As a mostly side sleeper, it's nice to be so well supported on the pad no matter what position I lay in.

>Rating: 5

Great backpacking camp mat!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I bought the Nemo Tensor 25 last year. I've used it on a number of camping trips and backpacking trips. The valve system is reliable and this mat kept me warm in winter conditions down to 16 degrees. It packs up easily into its stuff sack and is lightweight. Fits easily into my 65L pack. It can be inflated in about 2 minutes. Great backpacking camp mat!

>Rating: 4

Comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

As others have stated, this is a very comfortable, and most importantly stable sleeping pad. I'm the type of sleeper that (unfortunately, when camping) constantly changes sleeping positions throughout the night. With a lot of sleeping pads I've used, I'll hit 'flat spots' if my body weight isn't dispersed evenly throughout the pad, which causes substantial discomfort. This pad is super sturdy, and eliminated pretty much all of that. Its not a super wide pad though, so I would reccomend using it with a sleeping bag that has a sleeve or straps to hold the pad in place so you don't fall off the sides. I didn't get the chance to use it in truly cold conditions, so I can't speak directly to the pad's insulating qualities, but I've heard from others that it does a good job of keeping you warm.

>Rating: 5

King of Comfort

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've tried just about every sleeping pad out there and the Tensor is one of the most comfortable and stable pads I've ever slept on. The Spaceframe/honeycomb baffles are unique to this pad and make a very firm, even, and comfortable sleep surface. I've slept on it from 30-70 degrees and was never too hot or cold, so it regulates temperature very well. It also has NEVER leaked air. Most notably, I'm a side-sleeper and I've never woken with sore hips when using this pad. I highly recommend this pad! If weight is a higher priority for you, try the regular or mummy size and if comfort is a higher priority, I definitely recommend upgrading to the long-wide.

>Rating: 4

Light and Comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was given the Nemo Tensor from Backcountry, but this review Is my personal opinion. I got the regular sized mummy version of the pad and that was a great fit. I am 6' and it had plenty of length for me. I got to take it on a few backpacking trips already and the weight and packed size is definitely a plus when you are trying to do big miles. I have not got to try it out in the cold yet so not sure how well the insulation will work. As far comfort goes it was thick enough for me being a side sleeper not to have to worry about my hip digging into the ground. As far as durability goes I had no problem with it yet but I am sure just like every inflatable pad you just need to be a little extra careful of where you lay it down. The double valve system is nice to allow for micro adjustments and then to dump air fast when you are ready to pack up. Another nice add on to the Nemo Tensor is that they include the inflation bag which makes blowing it up painless. All in all a solid pad that I would feel comfortable using on any adventure.

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>Rating: 5

Light and comfortable!

This is everything it claims to be! Total 5 stars. If you don't mind a little more weight for more comfort, then upgrade to their Vector. But if weight counts, this is gonna be a good nights sleep, for sure! The fill bag is really nice and use to use, as well, especially if it's windy! hahah

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>Rating: 5

Incredible.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have used nearly every insulated inflatable pad on the market and thought I found the best a couple of years ago when I upgraded to the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite. Coming from that, this pad is slightly heavier but it is well worth it. I find this pad to be far more comfortable, much more quiet, and the included Vortex pump sack makes inflating and deflating this pad as easy as eating a donut. I love NEMO and feel totally confident that this thing will last for a long time and if it doesn't I know NEMO will take care it with ease. This is my new favorite sleeping pad on the market and im sure you are going to love it. To see our full review along with more photos check out the link below: https://www.expeditionrecreation.com/gear/nemo-tensor-2019

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>Rating: 4

Light, small and comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The first thing that struck me about this pad is that it's very small and light. Once I pulled it out of the box it was a little bit smaller than a Nalgene including a patch kit and inflation bag. When I went to blow it up I was a little weirded out by the crazy inflation system but the directions printed on the bag were very easy to understand and it really did make blowing the pad up much easier, I think it only took me 3 or 4 breaths! However, this system is still the source of my few concerns about the pad. For starters I don't think that it would be possible to inflate the pad without the included bag which I'm sure will make some hardcore ultra-lighters shudder at the thought of bringing an extra couple of ounces. More importantly to me is that the one-way valve makes it tricky to deflate since you have to hold it open with your finger to let the air escape. Overall still an excellent pad an I look forward to having many great adventures with it! If you have more questions about this pad feel free to email me at jeallen@backcountry.com!

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>Rating: 5

Tensor UL Pad

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Great light pad that does have the crunchy annoying sound!