Let's face it. Camping can be miserable when you can't sleep a wink because you're cold and uncomfortable. The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir™ Dream sleeping pad lets you bring luxury to the campground.
Rated1out of5byskiflysurffromNot the same class as DreamtimeI thought this was the follow on product to "dreamtime" which I have. This was not in the same class - although packs smaller, is not comfortable and does not self inflate (like the dreamtime does). I returned it
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated4out of5byDaniefromComfyThis is a great sleeping pad, its comfortable and provides an excellent night sleep for the month long camping adventures. This is ideal for the extended stay car camper.
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated5out of5bydoug in pdxfromspectacularPut this to the test. Overnight 200 mile bike weekend -- slept great. 5 nights on wood platform - slept great. This mattress is worth every penny - thought I was in bed at home.
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated5out of5byFlyfishingDDSfromlighter, packs smaller, inflates slowerHave both the new "Maroon" Dreamtime and older "Navy" Dreamtime. Had to get another one after my boys would steal the older one when we went camping. Which I guess is a good problem to have.
The older = "Navy" Dreamtime is comfortable and the matress is sorta self inflating if you open the valve and then walk away - requiring a few extra puffs to get "just right". However it is heavier & packs poorly compared to the new version. My boys are not kind to equipment, and the old one has been jumped on and poked with just about everything you can imagine and some things you probally can't.
The newer = "Maroon" Dreamtime is also comfortable, but the matress is definately not self inflating and takes some time to blow up. Did not have a great deal of success with the bag as the inflation method - novel idea, but I just couldn't get it execute in the field. However it packs down where I might almost consider taking it on short backpacking trips. Just not high altitute ones where I would be totally out of breath or in CO2 arrest by bedtime.
Price was as issue as I picked up the older one when the newer one was comming out on a "fire sale". Was given a gift certificate for my birthday, plus took 20% off one item and paid the balance out of pocket. Our last trip I got to sleep on my own dreamtime, until thunder came and both my boys piled on me - leaving their dreamtime empty. :-)
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated4out of5byJohnnyTrailMixfromSleeping on a cloudMy wife used this for a 7 day camping trip, with our site packing up and moving each day. She has chronic back issues, and other solutions (aside from a full sized inflatable air mattress) were not working.
She LOVED the NeoAir Dream. It's warm, comfortable, and non slip, which made the trip a success for her.
It did take a while to fill, but only because I'm used to the Thermarest self-inflating mattresses. Well worth the effort, though, for a good night's rest.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated4out of5bycomfort fanaticfromVery comfortable sleeping padThis is a very comfortable sleeping pad. I have an older self-inflating version of the same pad (Dreamtime), and while it feels more substantial than this new one it is also bulky and heavier (by about 3+ pounds). This new pad is VERY comfortable, but as the construction is lighter it bounces around a bit when you first get on it; it doesn't stay as firm as the old one. Once you are resting on the new pad, however, it is very soft and instantly molds to the shape of your body. I find it more comfortable than any Thermarest pad I've ever owned (and I've owned 5).
This pad is not self-inflating, and blowing it up (30" width model) takes about 35 breaths – which can wear you out if you do it all at once. I recommend the tiny(!) Neo-Air pump, which actually inflates the pad almost completely full in about 4-5 minutes (on 2 AAA batteries).
This new pad is an improvement over the previous Dreamtime pads due to the lighter weight and comfort. The product description says the foam topper is memory foam, but I am certain the one I got is plain foam – and this is good because the memory foam on a previous Dreamtime pad I owned was thin, and compressed into a hard, uncomfortable mat (we had to return it, and REI was great about taking it back!). I'd give this product 5 stars if it was a little more substantial feeling, and I had had more time to try it out.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated5out of5byryno bikerfromNow I need another oneMy wife had the previous non Neo Dream mat. Since we had a great dividend she told me to splurge on one for me. Hers was not available so I got this one. Unfortunately she tried it out one morning while I was making breakfast, she slept in until 10! Now I need to buy another one.
My only gripe is that the valve scuffed the stuff sack while it was enroute to our campsite. The auto-fill function works still so no big deal. Just be careful when packing so the hard plastic fill nozzle doesnt rub on the stuff sack.
Otherwise this is the best mat I have ever used. I just wish someone could carry it for my backpack trips.
If you carcamp, break down and buy this mat, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-04-24
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream Sleeping Pad Customer Reviews