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Good pad, but for side sleepers there is a better one
on August 21, 2013
It's a 3" thermarest pad, what more do you need to know? These things are great. Have used it for over a year and it works well. As a side sleeper I have had problems with thinner pads, the 3" thickness of this is pretty good and the 'cut outs' seem to help give me a better sleep than the normal pads. If I could go thicker without spending a ton more or getting crazy in size when rolled up I would, but this seems to be a great compromise in size and price.
This year (2014) I found a better option for me as a side sleeper. If you like a firmer bed then this 3" will probably work fine for you. Earlier this year Thermarest came out with the Mondo King, it's 4" thick and if you time it rignt it's not too much more than this one. I prefer a less firm bed and this Mondo King is just the ticket, I get the soft platform I want and the support I need as a side sleeper. I knocked my review down a star to 3 only because there is a better option for my particular needs. My wife is a back sleeper and she loves the 3"....Hope this helps!