I bought the TNH self inflating sleeping pad a couple days ago off Amazon for $46.75 and just received it in the mail. I was excited to open it up and check it out! It was nicely folded once length wise then rolled from bottom to top. Wrapped around it is a velcro strap and then placed neatly in the included stuff sack. Also included was a patch for repair. I have arthritis in my back and hips so comfort is very important to me when it comes to gear. Instantly it felt like a solid product. It is made of a thick material (75D polyester outer shell) which feels very rugged. It took only a couple minutes for it to reach its fully self inflated level. I wanted it a bit more firm so I used about 5 breaths to fill it up. When kneeling on it you can feel the ground as expected, but once your weight is distributed evenly I could not feel the ground at all! This is especially nice because the pad is only 1.5″ thick which worried me at first but now I don’t mind it at all. I can say I am a side sleeper and with the extra breaths puffed into the pad I don’t feel my hips or shoulders hitting the ground. The small thickness also helps to keep it packed smaller. It packs up to approximately 7″x10″ and when rolled out and inflated it is about 21″ at its widest shoulder area narrowing down to 15.5″ at the bottom and is about 72″ long. My first impressions of this pad is its very nice and would buy this again. I have only laid on it for a couple hours on a hardwood floor but I will be testing it out properly in about a month while camping. TNH Outdoors site states this pad has an r-value of 4 which is very good for such a slim pad. If you are looking for a pad that packs small, has a good r-value, is rugged enough to take a beating, and is very comfortable then you have found your pad! I will post an update once I have tested it out more and include any changes or findings I come across. Thank you for reading my initial review of the TNH self inflating sleeping pad. Keep checking back for more reviews of more camping and archery gear. Soon to come will be my review of the Coleman Trailhead II Cot.
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