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Best Camping Mattresses of 2019

Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D

The formula isn’t revolutionary—a self-inflating mat with a foam core—but the result is pure camping luxury. Most importantly, the MondoKing 3D is a substantial 4-inches thick and the vertical sidewalls allow you to enjoy every part of the soft 77 by 25-inch platform. The foam is plush and supportive, and the strong fabrics are soft to the touch and highly tear resistant. Further, the pad’s extremely high 11.4 R-value does a fantastic job of insulating you from cold ground. The MondoKing undoubtedly is expensive, but the high levels of comfort and quality are what put it at the top of our list.

Given the choice between air and self-inflating pads, we find ourselves coming back to the tried-and-true original Therm-a-Rest design for its ease of use while car camping. Self-inflating pads mean no pump to bring along, and with the MondoKing it only takes a few breaths to get it just right. Yes, this mat is heavy and doesn’t pack down small—get the NeoAir Dream below if those are important considerations. But you won’t find a more comfortable or better-built camping pad. Keep in mind that the MondoKing comes in both a “L” and “XXL” size, with the latter measuring a whopping 80 x 30 inches.

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Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $209.95.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream is the closest you’ll come to stuffing your pillow top mattress into a tent. Combining the thickness of a NeoAir sleeping pad with an additional inch of foam brings lightweight extravagance. And while the air pad doesn’t self inflate, it’s still an easy setup process with the included electric pump. All told, the NeoAir is durable, easy to use, reasonably light, and very plush.

The NeoAir Dream’s air pad and foam layer are housed inside a washable microfiber cover that is both soft to the touch and convenient to take care of. No more scrubbing the dirt off to get the pad ready for the next trip. Speaking of your next trip, the separate NeoAir sleeping pad can be used on its own when you need to pack lighter, making the Dream setup a true 2-in-1. Through that lens, the $250 price tag seems a little more reasonable.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $174.65.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Nemo Cosmo Insulated

The Nemo Cosmo Insulated is a pure air mat—there’s no foam to be found in its construction. And while it can’t quite match their comfort, the Cosmo sure wins out in weight and packed size. One thing that stands out is there was some real thought and engineering that went into the mat’s construction. To start, the pad is inflated via a built-in foot pump. With a 3.5-inch thick cavernous mattress to inflate, the assistance is greatly appreciated (just make sure to take off your dirty shoes prior to pumping).

Another unique feature of the Cosmo Insulated is that the head end of the pad is raised, creating a pillow for your weary head. No more forgetting the pillow at home—provided you remember the mat. With a reasonable weight and packed size (6.5 by 9 inches), the Cosmo also does the trick as a luxury backpacking sleeping pad.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $219.95.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Exped MegaMat Duo 10

Exped’s MegaMat Duo 10 combines the dimensions of a full size airbed with the luxurious comfort of a foam self-inflating pad. The net result is an excellent night’s sleep for two campers: the 3.9-inch thick cushioning and vertical side walls rival the Therm-a-Rest MondoKing above, but the one-person MondoKing can’t touch the Duo’s 52-inch width. With easy inflation/deflation via two large valves and a durable construction, the MegaMat checks off all the boxes for a pair of comfort-oriented campers.

We have the MegaMat Duo 10 ranked here, however, because of its price and versatility. At $369, it’s by far the most expensive pad to make our list. The price tag makes more sense if you factor in purchasing two premium pads like the $180 MondoKing, but owning a double pad like the Duo can be overkill when camping by yourself (although too much room isn’t necessarily a bad thing). Thankfully, Exped also makes the MegaMat 10 in a standard width, although it too is spendy at $209..

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Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $349.00 – $369.00 .There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.