REI Co-op Camp Bed ($125)

Double-wide and extremely comfortable, Exped’s premium self-inflating sleeping pad provides an excellent night's sleep for two

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Self-inflating mat

72 x 25 x 2.5 in. (Regular)

3 lbs. 10 oz.


Good all-around value.

A step down in comfort from the Therm-a-Rest MondoKing.

A top camping mattress for us for many years This Camp Bed from REI wins your heart with its plethora of foam, and comes at a bargain price. While it’s a bit different from the opulent Therm-a-Rest MondoKing above, featuring 2.5 inches of thick cushioning as well as an efficiency valve that accelerates the self-inflating and deflating process It’s not a slouch. The soft, stretchy fabric retains you comfortably and allows you to be laid on directly in case you’re in a hot climate. With an R-value of 7.6 makes the Camp Bed warm enough for winter use.

It’s important to note that the previous generation of Camp Bed was thicker at 3.5 inches, making it more attractive to those who want comfort. The latest model is still an excellent value starting at just $125. standard size (stepping up to 78×25 in. XL raises the price to $139) And even the most experienced car campers will be quite comfy. We mentioned earlier that REI provides a more budget-friendly model with the Trailbreak self-inflating pad, that has lower R-value of 5.1 and is smaller than 1.75 inches. It is priced at $75 for the standard size. Another option is Sea to Summit’s Camp SI below. Sea to Summit’s Camp SI below is another good value at $70. It boasts a remarkablely light weight and a small pack size, however it’s also the tiniest of our list, measuring 1.5 millimeters thick.