Thermarest DreamTime, Large
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- Contour-hugging memory foam
- Machine washable cover
- Self inflating mattress
- Microfiber top adds next-to-skin comfort for a truly decadent rest
- Dimension: 63x196 cm (25x77 in) Weight: 3600 grams (7lbs 15oz)
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|Item Dimensions||3.54 x 24.8 x 77.17 inches|
|Item Weight||6.61 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||7.2 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
Top Customer Reviews
We have been using these for 5 years now and they certainly beat the overly-bouncy Aerobed air mattresses that we were using that always sucked away our body heat and usually lost too much air over time.
You can get much the same comfort by simply buying a tri-fold 4" mattress, however they are not much cheaper and a queen sized one is enormous.
You can also get similar comfort by just buying a cheap foam mattress. For one season, I tried these on top of a foam mattress for extra thickness, however that was a horrible idea as the foam kept absorbing all the humidity in the air and was always very damp when I needed to pack it up. I guess that is why you need these: Foam inside a water barrier sleeve.
I bought all four from Amazon at different times and I should point out that the 2 I purchased recently are different than the ones I purchased 5 years ago. Why four? I put one set one top of another for a very plush queen sized mattress. Put a standard queen sized heated mattress pad on top and you can easily sleep as well as at home.
The fleece topping on the Thermarest Dreamtime is very nice to the touch... even nicer than our 5 year old versions. The air-mattress allows me to get the bottom set (#1 and #2) very firm and the top (#3 and #4) set much less firm.Read more ›
I tried it both with and without inflation.
With either I did not bottom out and feel the floor and I am 6'1" tall and weigh 230 pounds.
I found that adding no extra inflation was the most comfortable. Adding extra air made it a bit too hard for my taste.
This is great because it is easy to prepare.
I roll it out flat as soon as possible and I open both air vents.
The foam inside expands and causes air to be sucked in which amounts to automatic inflation to my comfort preference without the need for a pump.
After auto inflation I just close both vents before using.
For me the length is great and the width is quite adequate.
A friend that has an eight inch thick high quality air mattress admits that by comparison the Dreamtime provides superior comfort and less effort to use.
I initially thought the price was high for the physical size of the Dreamtime but after using it I realized that size is not what I payed for.
I payed for comfort and ease of use and I definitely got a bargain.
Actually, the size and light weight is part of the bargain since it is easily carried and stored when it is rolled up.
I had no trouble getting it back into the carrying bag via rolling it up slowly and tightly and kneeling on it to squeeze out the air through the open vents. Once rolled close the vents and secure the compressed shape with the attached straps. Simple!!
I admit: I've never used another Thermarest product before. My only comparison is a regular air mattress. And let me say: it is a huge leap above an air mattress. I can definitely see why my friends are loyal Thermarest customers.
Having used this for the past two months, I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The quality is great (feels solidly built), is warm (but not hot) and most importantly: it is very comfortable when the firmness is adjusted to your liking. The layer of memory foam on top is definitely added comfort, but being portable, don't expect it to be a memory foam mattress like you'd have at home. I don't think anything is ever going to compare and be as portable and light. But laying on it is actually pleasant; I can sleep well without feeling the cold tile floor or just air unevenly supporting me.
Is this a step above an air mattress? Most definitely a huge step. Do I have any complaints? If I had to complain, it would be about the price and some would argue, portability. In my opinion, however, the price is justified by the company's excellent reputation and excellent quality they put into their products. As for portability: this isn't made to go on backpacking trips. For car camping or to have a spare air mattress for one at your house (or job), I don't think you can go wrong buying this if you have the money to spend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't know how I used to car camp without this thing. I have had this mat for a couple years now and can sleep just as well in my tent as I would in my bed at home. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joshua Reese
I inflated the mattress and waited 4 days before I was satisfied that it would work for me. It held its firmness, and I could easily have slept on it while on a hardwood floor.Published on February 7, 2013 by Pete Bromley
I have an existing dreatime ive been using for the last year and jsut got this one for my wife so we can join them togeather her previous therarest was fine for backpacking but not... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Glenn Humphrey
I have had one of these for five or six years now and hate to leave home without it. It has gone with me to several week long scout camps as well as other overnight trips. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by dtpeery
A bit bulky but keeps cold off my back, great for many uses including extra throw down beds for grandkids with bags, etc.If you want a good pad check this one out.Published on January 22, 2013 by G. Knox
Thank you fellow reviewers, even the "critical" reviews helped with this purchase. We had planned for a month long road trip and knew we would be staying on random floors... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by chal
This is our 3rd thermarest purchase but without a doubt the best!! I think what makes this thing so enjoyable is the super nice micro fleece cover that goes over the foam and... Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by bran
We've battled with air mattresses for years. Most of them don't keep you warm, lose air over night, leak after a few uses (leaving you lying on the floor in the middle of the... Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by C&B