Updated February 14, 2019 by Chase Brush

The 10 Best Backpacking Mattresses

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Campers, take note. You don't have to haul that bulky pad out into the wilderness to get a decent night's rest. For your next trip, pick up one of these compact backpacking mattresses, which combine the latest in outdoor tech to create sleeping surfaces that are as lightweight and portable as they are comfortable. We've included a range of models, from the minimalistic to the indulgent. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best backpacking mattress on Amazon.

10. Trekology Inflatable

9. TNH Outdoors Self-Inflating

8. Big Agnes Air Core Ultra

7. Exped SynMat HL

6. OutdoorsmanLab Ultralight

5. Sea To Summit Comfort Plus Insulated

4. Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

3. Nemo Cosmo

2. Klymit Static V2 Ultralight

1. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite

Editor's Notes

January 30, 2019:

In putting this ranking together, we combed through over two dozen sleeping pads and portable mattresses to find the ones most suitable for backpacking. We looked at nearly every variation of the product out there, from oversized air-cell models designed for casual campouts -- such as the Nemo Cosmo -- to ultralight closed-cell ones engineered for grueling multi-day treks through the wilderness -- such as the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol. Overall, we found the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite to be the best choice for users engaging in the latter activity and for whom money is no real issue, and the Klymit Static V2 Ultralight to be a great alternative for those on a budget.


Chase Brush
Last updated on February 14, 2019 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).


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