ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad

Never again wake up and wonder where your sleeping pad went.

ALPS Mountaineering gave the Comfort Series Air Pad a slew of features to ensure you sleep comfortably and stay on your pad all night. This inflatable pad includes an open-cell foam interior for increased insulation and faster self-inflation. Just open the valves and let it sit. A few puffs of air is all that's needed to finish the job. ALPS Mountaineering added PVC dots to the bottom of the Comfort Series Air Pad to keep it in place on your tent's floor. They also included a brushed top fabric that keeps you from slipping off in the middle of the night.

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Awsome mat

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

this sleeping mat sleeps like a regular bed. Great product, well made

Wise Choice

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

This is a wise choice for a beginner backpacker, it is not lightweight by any means but is quite comfortable. This pad features an air, foam, combo to provide a good night's sleep for campers. I'd recommend this to people who car camp primarily.

Nice Pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It was finally time to upgrade my sleeping pad and I am glad I chose this one. It is super comfy and inflates pretty quickly on its own. I had to add a little air prior to going to sleep. It rolls up pretty compactly.

Car camp pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great pad for car camping. Rolled/packed size is large so you would not want to try and tie it to a back pack. Super comfortable and wide so there is no wiggling off the pad at night.

great pad! moab camping trip

    This pad was fairly priced and well built. Not the smallest pad but we were car camping in Moab. The top material is soft almost 'suede-like' and the grey is a nice neutral color. Hasn't lost any air for me while sleeping on it yet. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

    Great brand that stands by their products.

    Great for the price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a good pad. I was comfortable sleeping on it and it was easy to roll/unroll. I've set it up in the day and in the middle of the night. It's really easy, durable, and doesn't slide around in the tent. I use it for some added comfort on car camping trips. Do plan on backpacking due to size and weight. At this price point I recommend.

    Looks are deceiving

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Looks really uncomfortable , however I've used it several times and was very comfortable.

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    Great pad but not for ultra-light pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great pad, made of great construction. I am 5' 10" and bought the Long and it fits perfectly. The top of the pad is soft and velvety, and the materials are strong. Holds air well and is comfortable for sleeping (a little rough if you're only a side sleeper). Quiet to sleep on and rolls up nicely. It is not small when packed, so it's not for ultra-light backpacking, but it's a great all-around pad to use for any camping. I like it so much, I pack it outside my pack and use it as often as my inflatable one.

    Front Country Camping Cool

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This sleeping pad is very comfortable and packing it is easy (the sack is generously sized!).
    The only downsides are the size when it is rolled up (the same size as my 2-person tent, definitely not for backpacking) and that it is not very wide and if you move, you'll roll off of it.

    I just bought the XL but it doesn't fit in my waterproof rollbag for my motorcycle. Is it okay to fold it in half and roll it into a different compression sack or will that be detrimental to the foam inside?

    Best Answer

    Hey Curtis,



    You can definitely fold it into what ever shape you need to.



    It won't harm the foam. But I would avoid storing the pad like that for extended periods of time (when you're not using it between trips).



    Between trips I leave mine with the valves open (so air can go in and out) and leave so the foam is fully expanded.



    When I go on trips, to aid in compression, I'll remove as much air as possible then close off the valve and fold into what ever shape I need.



    Sometimes I put my pads in a stuff sack, other times I use to line a pack as a frame if I removed the actual stays to reduce weight.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Stays put

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have a tendency to move in my sleep so I ventured to try the comfort series pad. Each time I wake up still on my pad and it hasn't budged once. The only issue I've had is sleeping on my side. After so long it becomes uncomfortable but if I stay on my bag, it's terrific. A factor to consider is I was staying at a campground with pea gravel sites so on a different softer material, it may sleep better for side sleepers. This pad is pretty well insulated and I never felt the cold through it once. It rolls up fairly small and is not as bulky as I feared when ordering it. Overall, good pad and great price.

    Pretty basic, but really good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great air pad that does it's job. I like that it comes with a stuff sack and some elastic straps to keep it nice and bundled when not in use. It is easy to air up and comfortable. I pair the pad with the ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Cot and enjoy camping more than ever.

    great for backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am 5'11" 195 pounds. I was concerned about this pad being too small and thin. Even though a larger pad would have been more comfortable, this pad was adequate and the fact that it was lighter and not as wide, made it a perfect choice for backpacking. The rough exterior was a good bonus as it prevented "sleeping bag slide". Over all, a good sleeping pad for the price.

    Did you buy the regular or long size? I'm going on a 3 day backpacking trip and can't decide on something that's comfortable enough but not too heavy/bulky.

    Great pad for car camping

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As others have said, this is a comfortable pad, but it is on the heavier and bulkier side. I would say it's a great pad for car camping, but not for backpacking.

    What is the size and weight?

    What is the size and weight?

    Best Answer

    Hey Yi Zheng,



    Here are the dimensions and weights for the Regular and Long of the ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Pad:



    Regular:

    Size: 20" x 72" x 1.5"

    Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz.

    Packed: 4.5" x 21"



    Long:

    Size: 25" x 77" x 2"

    Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz.

    Packed: 6.5" x 26"

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    Nice pad

      This pad has a lovely sueded top that really sets it apart from other squeaky, slippery pads. It isn't nearly as bulky as I expected, based on other reviews, but like the other reviewers I found it amazingly comfortable.

      Happy back

        I bought this pad to use on a week-long bike tour. We tent-camped each night after riding 45-80 miles a day. I have had serious back problems so I was worried about my comfort, but I slept well. Like other reviewers have noted, it's big- this pad would not work if you are backpacking. But I thought it was easy to inflate, deflate, and pack around with my other gear. I'm very pleased with its performance and comfort.

        Excellent night sleep.

          Wow. Very comfortable sleeping pad. Don't plan on carrying this one on the trail, unless it is the only thing you are bringing. I used mine the first time, and have not rolled it back up. It is hard to get back in the bag. If your tent is not as long as this pad, don't plan on folding the edge over on the end because it is pretty stiff. I usually wake up all the time while camping, not on this pad. Zzzzzzz.