For those who only spend a few hours outdoors during the summer The Coleman Camp Pad can be a sturdy and affordable choice. For just $47 (on Amazon at the time of publication) it comes with self-inflating construction, foam padding and even a pillow built-in. The pillow was not extremely comfortable (it does not have foam inside , and the exterior isn’t the softest by any means) however, it’s handy in the event you decide to leave it at home. The 76-by-26-inch sleeping area is similar to the bigger pads and has plenty of room to spread out.
Overall , comfort is the main reason why the Coleman does not quite match the more budget-friendly REI Trailbreak and Sea to Summit Camp SI above, each of which costs about $30 more. Particularly it’s the Camp Pad shell’s plasticky finish is slippery and susceptible to hold in sweat during hot summer evenings. This is why we’d prefer to pay more on Camp or Trailbreak. Trailbreak and Camp in the majority of cases however, the Coleman is the clear price top choice and is still a lot more luxurious than the standard 0.5-inch foam pad.