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  • Thermal mirror, metalized film layer reflects radiant heat while maintaining an ethereal weight
  • PrimaLoft highly compressible insulation offers downlike performance for added warmth
  • Minimal weight and compact packed size is ideal for fast-and-light backpacking
  • Undulating lateral baffles offer the most comfortable and unobtrusive topography for sleeping
  • 3 inches of cushioning is great for sleeping in any position
  • Constructed with low-stretch fabric baffles to eliminate elasticity

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Sleeping Pad Type Air Pad
Sleeping Pad Shape Rectangular
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Insulation Type Synthetic
R-Value Unavailable
Repair Kit Included Yes
Stuff Sack Included Yes
Packed Size
Long
3.75 x 9.5 inches
Regular
3.5 x 8 inches
Regular Wide
4 x 11 inches
Pad Thickness (in.) 3 inches
Dimensions
Long
78 x 25 x 3 inches
Regular
72 x 20 x 3 inches
Regular Wide
72 x 25 x 3 inches
Weight
Long
1 lb. 4 oz.
Regular
15 oz.
Regular Wide
1 lb. 3 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft, supportive, and comfortable. Now, I've never been someone to invest in a high end inflatable pad before. I've always slept on the ground or closed-cell foam pads. But, when my dividend came in this year, I decided I was tired of waking up with stiff shoulders and a crick in my neck. I tried out several pads in store, including the Big Agnes pad that the green vest at my local REI recommended. This one just felt most comfortable to me; the bubble-shaped baffles feel close to a soft mattress at home. I tested it out in Shenandoah and awoke feeling more refreshed and energized than I ever have before on a camping trip. It's super light to boot. I'm very happy with my choice in this pad.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great pad only if you're a motionless sleeper.. This pad appeared to have everything I wanted: good R value, comfy, lightweight, compact. Until I started using it... I'm one of those sleepers that moves around a lot of night. Toss on my side, return to my back, over and over again. The material of this pad is paper thin and crinkles every time you adjust your position. This became so loud and constant that it woke me and my tent partner up every time I moved. Since I move around a lot, this became a deal breaker. I wish the insulating material was made of something different because this is what I believe to be the noisy culprit. If you don't move in your sleep, then its a great pad.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of my SIX sleeping pads! Ok, if you only read one review, read this one. I have a bad back (slipped disc) and finding the perfect pad for me has been an immense challenge (plus expensive, given how I now own six pads). After nearly giving up backpacking altogether because of waking up in pain after every trek, I luckily found this pad and it is perfect. What caught eye initially was how small it compressed down to; a little bigger than a soda can. It's a little tight getting it back into its stuff sack, but that's certainly worth the trade-off of having something so compact and comfortable. If you're only going to have one pad in your equipment trunk, take this one.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30 day sleep test I have spent the last 30 days sleeping on this pad during a military field training exercise. This pad is amazingly comfortable and warm. The nightly temps have been in the low 40s and I have been able to lay directly on it using a thin blanket "woobie" to stay nice and cozy. Not woken up with any back pain and slept all night with no added tossing and turning then I usually experience at home. The only negative is the 5min it takes to blow up...but I didn't downgrade because I knew it didn't have a pump when I purchased. I packs very very small!
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy and Warm 10 years on a Thermarest and I finally decided to go for something with more cushion and much lighter weight. I researched, read reviews and tested out several different models before settling on the Nemo. I tried it out this weekend while sleeping at 12,200' in Colorado with temps easily between 20-30F after a crazy storm. I'm a female, 5'4 (I bought the regular), weigh about 120lbs and am a side sleeper. I actually slept pretty well! I tend to move around quite a bit and my tent mate slept through the night so noise is a non-issue; my hip bones had plenty of support; and I was as warm as can be expected considering I am always cold. It is not self-inflating but this is not the end of the world considering it only weighs 15oz. It took between 10-15 breaths to blow it up and no time at all to deflate. Yes it's pricey but buy it with the 20% off, you'll be happy you did.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FIGGY I love this bag 100 miles on the JMT and I treated this bag like it was made out of copper fiber. I sat on it with full pockets, dragged my pack over it a few times, just not being careful at all and it never failed me. Ima robust gal and I sleep restless so I was piledriving that thing for 11 nights. Whisper, and I mean library quiet, weighs nothing, super easy to fill and packs to nothing. I can't wait for our next adventure.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pad, but on my 2nd one :( This pad is replacing my 10 year old Therm-A-Rest ProLite. It's lasted the test of time but is not comfortable at all. This pad is very light weight and extremely comfortable. It doesn't make crinkle noises when you move like some of it's competitors do, which I find extremely annoying. I slept one night on it in my bedroom and it was a great night sleep. Then I took it camping and somehow between my room and camping it got a micro leak. It comes with a patch kit which is cool, if you can find the leak. Luckily REI is awesome and swapped it out, so I'm giving pad #2 a chance on a week long trip to Costa Rica. I have high hopes I never experience another leak.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 25 insulated packs down extremly small=) Im a Hammocker and I approve of this pad. The 25 insulated pad with 3 inches of depth lets me sleep straight through the night in any position. And at the same time takes up less volume than a thermarest.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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How noisy is this pad?  I'm slightly hesitant to get an "air pad" becuase i've heard my friends squirming around all night on their air pads.  Is that just the case with all of this type of pad, or are some worse than others?

Asked by: PAhiker86
mildly noisy. Not the crinkly foil sound you're talking about. And man is this thing comfortable!!
Answered by: Mr Tmax
Date published: 2016-11-26

which drybag/stuff sackpumps will work with this pad?

Asked by: tonyvorpahl1
​Unfortunately, as of January 2017 we do not carry any pumps that are compatible with this pad.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-06

What is the r-value on the nemo pads? Without this information it is a high-risk purchase for temps below 40 degrees.

Asked by: BawanaB
I have noticed Nemo doesn't use an R-value for any of their sleeping pads. Instead, they provide you with a temperature range that that specific pad is good for. The temperature range on the Tensor Insulated pad is 15 to 25 degrees and I believe it. (Temp. Range for regular uninsulated Tensor is 30-40 degrees.) I have used the insulated pad size large in 35 degrees and I felt almost TOO warm. So I can easily see it getting me down into the upper teens. Hope this helps! You could always refer to Nemos website for their temperature ranges they give on their pads.
Answered by: Aho2011
Date published: 2017-04-26

I want to buy the regular size but tried the long at my local rei and am wondering if it is worth it to spend more to get the regular wide to have the extra room. does 5 inches wider really make a difference or is it personal preference?

Asked by: ecrisp
It is a matter of personal preference. Some campers prefer a narrower or even shorter pad than they need to save weight and space, while others prefer to have room to spread out and would rather sacrifice weight for comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Does the regular wide version have the additional quick dump air valve like the long version?

Asked by: tonyvorpahl1
Yes, the quick dump valve is at the 'head' of the pad on the other side of the inflation valve.
Answered by: huffmaner
Date published: 2017-03-21

Hi! What kind of pump can be used to inflate this pad?

Asked by: Bekah1112
Thermarest mini pump
Answered by: Biketouringhobo
Date published: 2017-03-04

Does the air valve allow for quick deflation?

Asked by: Crockej
The long version (25) includes a secondary quick dump air valve.  The regular version (20) only has 1 valve, so air release is much slower
Answered by: jojone
Date published: 2017-04-05

Does the regular length wide version of this pad have the additional quick dump air valve like the long version?

Asked by: tonyvorpahl1
The regular wide size does have the secondary quick dump air valve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft, supportive, and comfortable. Now, I've never been someone to invest in a high end inflatable pad before. I've always slept on the ground or closed-cell foam pads. But, when my dividend came in this year, I decided I was tired of waking up with stiff shoulders and a crick in my neck. I tried out several pads in store, including the Big Agnes pad that the green vest at my local REI recommended. This one just felt most comfortable to me; the bubble-shaped baffles feel close to a soft mattress at home. I tested it out in Shenandoah and awoke feeling more refreshed and energized than I ever have before on a camping trip. It's super light to boot. I'm very happy with my choice in this pad.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great pad only if you're a motionless sleeper.. This pad appeared to have everything I wanted: good R value, comfy, lightweight, compact. Until I started using it... I'm one of those sleepers that moves around a lot of night. Toss on my side, return to my back, over and over again. The material of this pad is paper thin and crinkles every time you adjust your position. This became so loud and constant that it woke me and my tent partner up every time I moved. Since I move around a lot, this became a deal breaker. I wish the insulating material was made of something different because this is what I believe to be the noisy culprit. If you don't move in your sleep, then its a great pad.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of my SIX sleeping pads! Ok, if you only read one review, read this one. I have a bad back (slipped disc) and finding the perfect pad for me has been an immense challenge (plus expensive, given how I now own six pads). After nearly giving up backpacking altogether because of waking up in pain after every trek, I luckily found this pad and it is perfect. What caught eye initially was how small it compressed down to; a little bigger than a soda can. It's a little tight getting it back into its stuff sack, but that's certainly worth the trade-off of having something so compact and comfortable. If you're only going to have one pad in your equipment trunk, take this one.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30 day sleep test I have spent the last 30 days sleeping on this pad during a military field training exercise. This pad is amazingly comfortable and warm. The nightly temps have been in the low 40s and I have been able to lay directly on it using a thin blanket "woobie" to stay nice and cozy. Not woken up with any back pain and slept all night with no added tossing and turning then I usually experience at home. The only negative is the 5min it takes to blow up...but I didn't downgrade because I knew it didn't have a pump when I purchased. I packs very very small!
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy and Warm 10 years on a Thermarest and I finally decided to go for something with more cushion and much lighter weight. I researched, read reviews and tested out several different models before settling on the Nemo. I tried it out this weekend while sleeping at 12,200' in Colorado with temps easily between 20-30F after a crazy storm. I'm a female, 5'4 (I bought the regular), weigh about 120lbs and am a side sleeper. I actually slept pretty well! I tend to move around quite a bit and my tent mate slept through the night so noise is a non-issue; my hip bones had plenty of support; and I was as warm as can be expected considering I am always cold. It is not self-inflating but this is not the end of the world considering it only weighs 15oz. It took between 10-15 breaths to blow it up and no time at all to deflate. Yes it's pricey but buy it with the 20% off, you'll be happy you did.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FIGGY I love this bag 100 miles on the JMT and I treated this bag like it was made out of copper fiber. I sat on it with full pockets, dragged my pack over it a few times, just not being careful at all and it never failed me. Ima robust gal and I sleep restless so I was piledriving that thing for 11 nights. Whisper, and I mean library quiet, weighs nothing, super easy to fill and packs to nothing. I can't wait for our next adventure.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pad, but on my 2nd one :( This pad is replacing my 10 year old Therm-A-Rest ProLite. It's lasted the test of time but is not comfortable at all. This pad is very light weight and extremely comfortable. It doesn't make crinkle noises when you move like some of it's competitors do, which I find extremely annoying. I slept one night on it in my bedroom and it was a great night sleep. Then I took it camping and somehow between my room and camping it got a micro leak. It comes with a patch kit which is cool, if you can find the leak. Luckily REI is awesome and swapped it out, so I'm giving pad #2 a chance on a week long trip to Costa Rica. I have high hopes I never experience another leak.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 25 insulated packs down extremly small=) Im a Hammocker and I approve of this pad. The 25 insulated pad with 3 inches of depth lets me sleep straight through the night in any position. And at the same time takes up less volume than a thermarest.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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Questions & Answers

How noisy is this pad?  I'm slightly hesitant to get an "air pad" becuase i've heard my friends squirming around all night on their air pads.  Is that just the case with all of this type of pad, or are some worse than others?

Asked by: PAhiker86
mildly noisy. Not the crinkly foil sound you're talking about. And man is this thing comfortable!!
Answered by: Mr Tmax
Date published: 2016-11-26

which drybag/stuff sackpumps will work with this pad?

Asked by: tonyvorpahl1
​Unfortunately, as of January 2017 we do not carry any pumps that are compatible with this pad.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-06

What is the r-value on the nemo pads? Without this information it is a high-risk purchase for temps below 40 degrees.

Asked by: BawanaB
I have noticed Nemo doesn't use an R-value for any of their sleeping pads. Instead, they provide you with a temperature range that that specific pad is good for. The temperature range on the Tensor Insulated pad is 15 to 25 degrees and I believe it. (Temp. Range for regular uninsulated Tensor is 30-40 degrees.) I have used the insulated pad size large in 35 degrees and I felt almost TOO warm. So I can easily see it getting me down into the upper teens. Hope this helps! You could always refer to Nemos website for their temperature ranges they give on their pads.
Answered by: Aho2011
Date published: 2017-04-26

I want to buy the regular size but tried the long at my local rei and am wondering if it is worth it to spend more to get the regular wide to have the extra room. does 5 inches wider really make a difference or is it personal preference?

Asked by: ecrisp
It is a matter of personal preference. Some campers prefer a narrower or even shorter pad than they need to save weight and space, while others prefer to have room to spread out and would rather sacrifice weight for comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Does the regular wide version have the additional quick dump air valve like the long version?

Asked by: tonyvorpahl1
Yes, the quick dump valve is at the 'head' of the pad on the other side of the inflation valve.
Answered by: huffmaner
Date published: 2017-03-21

Hi! What kind of pump can be used to inflate this pad?

Asked by: Bekah1112
Thermarest mini pump
Answered by: Biketouringhobo
Date published: 2017-03-04

Does the air valve allow for quick deflation?

Asked by: Crockej
The long version (25) includes a secondary quick dump air valve.  The regular version (20) only has 1 valve, so air release is much slower
Answered by: jojone
Date published: 2017-04-05

Does the regular length wide version of this pad have the additional quick dump air valve like the long version?

Asked by: tonyvorpahl1
The regular wide size does have the secondary quick dump air valve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13
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