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Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad

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    24 Reviews


    Good enough for your dad, good enough for you.

    For lightweight durability, easy packing, and simple comfort, it's tough to beat the Therm-a-Rest Ridgerest Classic Sleeping Pad. Made with ultra-durable crosslink polyethylene foam with heat-trapping ridges, the Ridgerest has been around forever and hasn't changed much, because it hasn't needed to. If you're looking for simplicity and cost-effectiveness for the trail, you just can't beat it.

    • Made of crosslink polyethylene foam
    • Heat-trapping ridges
    • Ultra-durable
    • Item #CAS000G

    Tech Specs

    cross-linked polyethylene
    foam pad
    [small] 20 x 48 x 0.625 in, [regular] 20 x 72 x 0.625 in, [large] 25 x 77 x 0.625 in
    Packed Size
    [small] 20 x 6.5 in, [regular] 20 x 8 in, [large] 25 x 8.5 in
    Claimed Weight
    [small] 9 oz, [regular] 14 oz, [large] 1 lb 3 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Affordable Pad for Kids

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We were looking for affordable pads for the kids and these worked out well. We like that they are foam and no need for inflation (we had cheap inflatable pads from Wal-Mart that we were repairing/patching on a too-regular basis). We do like that they are lightweight and can be strapped on the outside of a backpack. The kids both stated they were comfortable every night we used them on a 3-night trip.

    Just love it.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great product. Durable, can used it anywhere, light and can literally fall asleep with just this. Not great for backpacking. I use it alone or underneath my air pad for added comfort and warmth. Buy it. My friend chose to sleep on this at my apartment over my new couch.

    Good insulation even for alternative use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I can speak to the insulating properties of this pad. While I'm not using it to keep me comfy and warm while sleeping outdoors it is serving an equally important purpose. It keeps my PBR cold! That's right I cut this pad up and used it as additional insulation in an old cheap cooler. It has served this function well I get 3x longer ice retention than before.

    Good insulation even for alternative use

    I forgot there was snow/rain under me

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

    It doesn't roll down very small but the extra bulk is for that extra comfort. I was stuck in my tent for several hours during a rain and snow storm and I stayed warm and comfortable. Great piece of gear

    Versatile and dependable.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Will and always love the RidgeRest classic. Grew up sleeping on them during camping trips and can speak to their durability and versatility - my Dad reused our old ones and cut them up into rectangles to kneel on while gardening. I use this as an addendum to my sleeping set up, and layer it underneath my Prolite pad for added cush, protection, or insulation. Pretty light considering its density, though I can definitely see it being a little cumbersome to pack along if I were backpacking with it - but like Rusty Olds reviewed, I would just strap it to the outside of my pack. The dimensions are accurate per the tech specs above. I purchased a small, and it runs about a foot shorter than my height and I'm 5'3" , and I haven't experienced any problems with it. I'm a side and back sleeper with a propensity for rolling up like a roly-poly bug, so the shorter length doesn't bother me. All around great sleeping pad - super classic too.

    BCs specs are off

      If your looking at the specs trying to figure out which size to get: small is 4.25 feet long. Reg looks to be 6 feet, and large maybe 6.5. (This is based on me looking at the graphic on the packaging of my small mat... That I though was gonna be bigger based on back country's specifications listed). 3 stars because I haven't tried it camping yet but it does seem good so far.

      Classic Backwoods Bed

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Want lightweight? Want durable, approaching indestructible? Well look no further... This Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad has you covered. Well technically you're covering it, but you get the gist. Probably not the best option for side sleepers as it is fairly thin, but as a side sleeper myself, I pair it with a Therm-a-rest ProLite inflatable pad for a very warm and comfy setup for all 4 seasons. I'm very happy with the pad. Only drawback is size is a bit of an issue; its lightweight at less than a pound and you can roll it fairly tight but unless you're rocking an expedition pack this will go on the outside of your pack for sure. however on the flip-side given that its so durable it also lends itself to other opportunities such as a camp seat, log cushion, sun shade, raft topper or an insulating pad for your butane stove canister.
      All this and more for a low low price! Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad for the win!

      Great for the Hammock

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have an Eno double-nest hammock and I've had trouble in the past with keeping the inflatable pad's underneath me. The ridge rest has been great, no worries about puncturing, cut to your specifications. There is a considerable amount of bulk, to the point where if I wouldn't have cut mine down to 3/4's my body length, the straps on my pack simply were maxed out. But who's complaining for 20 bucks? I've slept in 30-40 degree weather, for several nights next to a damn in WV, and have not even been remotely cold.

      Cheap, Warm Pad

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The classic RidgeRest is a great pad to add extra warmth to your existing sleep system or even to use by itself. It is dirt cheap and durable, so you will never have to worry about puncturing it like an inflatable pad. It's not the softest thing to sleep on, but definitely smooths out the bumps under you and gives returns a noticeable amount of warmth back to you with the 2.6 R value.

      I use it by itself for sleeping in my tent as well as my hammock, but it's also great to sit on while lounging around a campfire, or while cooking breakfast on an icy alpine morning.

      Cheap, Warm Pad

      Great pad for the price!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I forgot my sleeping pad on a trip to Denali in 2005. I picked this thinking I was going to be so uncomfortable in the Toklat. To my surprise, it was warmer and more comfortable than the pad I had left at home. This pad has been on so many backpacking and car camping trips I have lost count. It does keep you warm and is the low profile I like so you don't move off your pad which happens to me a lot with inflatables without rail tubes. I have had mine for years and still take it out with me camping. Best part- you never have to patch a hole because it is foam! For the price you are not going to find a more bomber sleeping pad.

      Infinite Uses!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These foam pads truly seem to have limitless uses. Obviously it could be a sleeping pad, lay right on top with an army blanket pulled over you and pretend you're a 17 year old version of your father! You could use it to enhance your inflatable pad, it'll keep the cold ground from pulling warm air out of your inflatable. Maybe my favorite... you could go rogue!!! Take an x-acto knife to your investment of 10 American dollars! Cut a small disc slightly larger in diameter than your backpacking stove's fuel canister. You can increase your stoves efficiency on cool days, simply by placing the foam disc between the canister and the ground. Also when packing large capacity Marine coolers, they're invaluable. Freeze water in half gallon milk jugs and line the bottom of your cooler. Then fill in the gaps with crushed ice, now cut a section of pad to fit the interior dimensions of your cooler. Place the pad on top of the ice, this will act to preserve your ice. Now fill the cooler with its contents keeping frozen foods at the bottom. Once the cooler is full, take an additional piece of foam cut to fit the cooler and place it on top of the contents prior to closing the lid.

      Bought them for the kids....

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      the kids used them in yellowstone and a few other camping trips and slept warm and comfortably. I started using one of these with my air mattress for some added insulation in extremely cold winter camping conditions. Probably not adequate alone for comfortable adult sleep but they're perfect for the kids in warmer weather.