ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad
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- JetStream foam for super fast inflation and deflation
- Anti-slip "PVC Dot" bottom Fabric
- Polyurethane open-cell foam
- Non-corrosive brass valves
- Stuff sack and repair kit are included
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- Jet stream wave foam
- Fast inflating and deflating
- Brushed suede-like top fabric for softness and comfort
- Extra comfort and less sliding
- Anti-slip bottom fabric with PVC dots
- Slides less on tent floor
- Non-corrosive brass valves
- Long-term durability
- Additional XL and XXL Features: Thicker pillow area, extra comfort, 2 valves and faster inflating
From the Manufacturer
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pads
When you're away from home and want some added comfort to your cot or sleeping bag, try an ALPS self inflating air pad. With the comfort series, the pad will inflate and deflate quickly with the jet stream wave foam and roll up compactly to fit into the stuff sack. The top is a comfortable, brushed Suede-like fabric with Anti-Slip Dots on the bottom to keep you from sliding around. The Comfort Series also features brass non-corrosive valve(s) for maximum durability.
All ALPS air pads comes with a stuff sack and repair kit, so there's not a bunch of accessories to purchase after you get your air pad.
Comfort Series Features
Brushed Suede-Like Fabric prevents sliding around at night.
Polyester bottom fabric has anti-slips dots.
Comfortable Jet Stream Wave Foam inflates quickly.
Durable brass non-corrosive valve(s) for maximum durability.
The Lightweight Series Self-Inflating air pads will inflate and deflate quickly with the jet stream foam and roll up compactly to fit into the stuff sack. The top fabric is tough, lightweight ripstop and the bottom is polyester taffeta.
The Traction Series features an 'anti-slip' ALPS logo on the top of the pad to help keep your sleeping bag from sliding around. The top fabric is composed of a double line ripstop and the bottom is composed of polyester taffeta, making the pads lightweight, yet durable. The Jet Stream foam inside the pad allows for a quick inflation, and fast deflation once the brass valves are opened.
The Ultra-light self-inflating air pad is the ideal pad to bring along when every ounce matters, but comfort is still a must. The pads feature cored-out foam to help save weight. To reduce weight even more, they feature a tapered shape to form to your sleeping bag shape. The tapered shape also makes the packed size even smaller. The Ultra-light features jet stream open cell foam so air will start sucking in as soon as the valve is opened to allow for a quick inflation time.
Featherlite Air Mat
The Featherlite Series is extremely lightweight and compact. Since it does not contain any foam, once inflated, all you have is the weight of the fabric and air. Inflation takes just a couple of minutes and is done via the included pump near the head of the pad. When it's time to store the pad in your pack, it compacts very small so you're not taking up a lot of room in your pack.
Top Customer Reviews
The truth is that I bought this pad for my wife as an add-on item when buying her pack, before her first real wilderness camping outing. I figured if she didn't take to the hobby, I wouldn't be out as much as I would have been had I bought her a comparable Therm-a-Rest, and I wouldn't mind passing this pad on to one of my boys (for Scout trips).
When it arrived, some things that caught my eye right away, namely the stuff sack, the repair kit, and the finish. Let's consider the finish first. One side has a micro-fiber feel, and the other has little rubberized bumps (the kind you often see on slipper socks or some winter gloves). I instantly thought of all the summer trips I had been on where the nylon shell of my Therm-A-Rest pad was simply not comortable in the heat--the micro-fiber finish on the ALPS comfort series pad would make those hot, sweaty days a little more tolerable (and use proved that hypothesis correct). Those little bumps on the bottom also meant I wouldn't need to carry a roll of that non-slip stuff you get on rolls (sometimes used under rugs or in drawers/cabinets)--at least not for my wife's pad.
The accessories, a stuff sack and a repair kit, may seem like no big deal to you, but those items are sold separately for Therm-a-Rest pads (around $15 for the bag and up to $10 for the repair kit--$25 in all), so that made this purchase an even greater bargain! I was actually really shocked to see that they sent the stuff sack and the repair kit with the pad.Read more ›
Open the valve and wait around 60 minutes give or take. Blow into the valve port a few times to fully expand your pads inner cell membrane and store it a couple of days. Try laying on it a while when your watching TV or taking a nap on the couch, floor, bed and so on. Roll it up and then let it fill up on it's own. If you need you ad a little more air do so and repeat this three or four times. this will insure your air pad is ready to roll with the flow when you want it, and you will know what to expect. Also remember the regular is 20" wide so if you want more than that go with long at 25" wide or the XL's at 30" in width. Keep in mind the weight (Reg is 2 lbs. 14oz. / L 4 lbs. 6oz. / XL 7 lbs. 3oz. / XXL 9 lbs. 14 oz.)
As far as the pad is concerned in regards to it's quality I would give this a strong 4 1/2 stars. The affordability is a big gainer when compared to the other competitions and it's comfort is aligned with the high dollar ones. All in all you cant go wrong with this ALPS Mountaineering sleep pad. It's well worth it and you will enjoy it's qualities.
A couple of points I'd like to make from reading other reviews of these.
-The first inflation does take some time. Alps recommends allowing the pad to inflate on its own for 30-minutes the first time. Then blow air into it manually to fully inflate, close the valves and let it sit that way over night. Subsequent inflates/deflates should occur naturally on its own.
-The instructions/ warranty info is in the inside pocket in the stuff sack with the repair kit.
-The pads are meant to be stored fully inflated with the valves open, NOT rolled in the stuff sack. The instructions clearly point this out. If you store these pads rolled, the foam will compress and may not reach full thickness the next time it's unrolled/ inflated.
I researched many options for camping bedding including air beds, open celled foam, closed cell foam. These pads seem the be the best of all worlds providing comfortable thickness, portability, and protection from temperature transfer from the ground.
-Short--20" x 48 x 1.5"; 1 lb. 12 oz
-Regular--20" x 72" x 1.5"; 2 lbs. 14 oz.
-Long--25" x 77" x 2"; 4 lbs. 6 oz.
-XL--30" x 77" x 3"; 7 lbs. 3oz.
-XXL--30" x 77" x 4"; 9 lbs. 14.oz.
I purchased the regular sized pad, and it provides ample space for me (I am a small/average build for a guy, at 5'8", 150 lbs.). The cushioning on the regular pad is probably fine for most back-sleepers. My hip did begin to hurt a little after laying on my side for less than an hour; so I recommend a thicker version than the regular pad, or look at a foam pad if you are predominantly a side-sleeper.
I like the suede-like fabric on top, as it keeps my sleeping bag from sliding around, and the rubber dots on the bottom of the pad work well enough to keep the pad from being too slippery on the floor of a tent (at least when you have the weight of a person on it). My one complaint with this pad is that it's not really self-inflating: as other reviewers have noted, you do have to finish inflating it manually, and it's not exactly easy to close the cap after you're done.
Other than the one minor non-self inflating issue, I am happy with this product and would recommend it for back-sleepers or side-sleepers who don't mind a little hip discomfort when camping.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Im only giving it one star cuz its super short. I got regular size and im 5'7" and its short for me. Also theres no padding. I feel like im sleeping on the floor. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Linda
This mattress is a little firmer than I was expecting. I ordered a "Comfort Series" mattress hoping to get something a little more cushy. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Julia
Bought this because I was tired of sleeping on the hard ground when camping. This thing was amazing! was able to get a good sleep without feeling sore in the morning. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rachel Hall
Love the suede-like fabric. So nice not to slide off of it in the night. I bought the same one a couple years ago and it was the best one I'd ever had. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Casey
Works well, rolls pretty tight, inflates quickly, and nice bit of cushion when sleeping on ground.Published 7 days ago by David
This thing helps for those that have to sleep on hard floors from time to time. My trick is to blow it up with as much air as you can like a ballon where the valve is.Published 11 days ago by Cuppal
Too big packed. Maybe if you are backpacking and can cinch the whole thing rolled up at the base of your backpack but not small and portable when packing a car for a 2 week... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sarah- MN