Updated June 01, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best Two-Person Camping Pads

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in May of 2019. When you're sitting around the camp fire and the drowsiness starts to settle in, the last thing you want to do is labor away, huffing and puffing as you try to inflate a cheap sleeping pad. Your partner certainly won't be too happy when the darn thing loses most of its air in the middle of the night, either. Our picks, all double-sized for two people, inflate easily and stay that way. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Exped MegaMat Duo 10

2. Big Agnes Air Core Ultra

3. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper

Editor's Notes

May 17, 2019:

Two-person sleeping pads are especially useful for campers, car-sleepers, and for homeowners without a guest bed who might need to accommodate guests in a pinch. Each of these three groups will have different expectations from their pad. We've focused on camping in our ranking, but it's true that many of these are multipurpose units. The Hikenture Inflatable, for instance, is a good pick for road-tripping adventurers who may need to put their back seats down and sleep in the car from time to time. It's just fine for the great outdoors, too, but with a mediocre R-value (a measure of insulating power), it's not a good pick for camping in the colder months.

Here's where models like the Exped Slim Comfort Duo 7.5, with an R-value of 6.4, make their stage entrance. This one can really do it all. It's constructed well, so it's more resistant to tears and punctures than most of the others, and its low-temperature rating lends it well to four-season use. Our #1 pick is its cozier, costlier, and all around better older sibling, the Exped MegaMat Duo 10. Its insulation guarantees you won't feel the chill of the cold ground in the middle of the night, nor will the pad lose air, droop, and cause your body to sag and make contact with the earth beneath you. Sure, it's a lot of money for a pad, but it's probably the closest you can get to sleeping in a bed while you're in a tent.

Worth mentioning is our #3 pick, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper, which features an innovative independent-valve system. This clever design affords each partner the freedom to tweak their chamber's firmness to their liking. What seems too firm to you might be just what I need to wake up without soreness in my back, or vice versa. With this one, each partner gets to do things his or her own way without having to sleep alone.

4. Exped Slim Comfort Duo 7.5

5. Big Agnes Hinman

6. KingCamp Double

7. KingCamp Deluxe

8. Alps Mountaineering

9. Hikenture Inflatable

10. Klymit Double V

Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on June 01, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.

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