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Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular

Item #: 43030

Our Price: $39.95

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The RidgeRest® Solar™ is a durable and economical closed-cell foam pad. 10% warmer than the original RidgeRest®, with no increase in weight. Aluminized surface reflects body heat, adding to the effectiveness of heat-trapping valleys and soft, supportive ridges.
  • Closed cell foam.
  • Aluminized surface reflects body heat.
  • Heat-trapping valleys and soft, supportive ridges.
  • Size: 20" x 72" x .75". (51 cm. x 183 cm. x 2 cm.)
  • Pack Size: 20" x 8.6" (51 cm. x 22 cm.)
  • Weight 1 lb. 3 oz.
  • R-Value: 3.5.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Therm-A-RestThermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Warm (5)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

  • Packs too large (7)

Best Uses

  • Backpacking (4)
  • Car camping (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (4), Comfort driven (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Good

By Wayfarer

from Seoul, Korea

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Packs Too Large

Best Uses

  • Backpacking

Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

necessity

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Bulky RidgeRest Solar

By FL Hiker

from Florida & all east coast.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy / Bulky
  • Packs Too Large

Best Uses

  • Car Camping

Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

This product should not be considered for backpacking as it is too bulky. Minimally comfortable due to thinness of pad. Good barrier between cold ground. I would not recommend this product.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

good quality, and very warm

By me

from Martha's Vineyard, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Non Slip
  • Warm

Cons

  • Packs Too Large

Best Uses

  • 4 Season Camping

Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

It is really warm, within 1 minute you feel the warmth.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Warmth and Reliable

By Scott

from SW Missouri

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Non Slip
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 3 Season Camping
    • 4 Season Camping
    • Backpacking
    • Car Camping

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    The most comfortable foam mattress available. It doesn't pack as small nor is it as comfortable as some self-inflating options, but it will never disappoint with the surprise of not inflating or holding air when you're in the middle of nowhere. It's surprisingly warm, allowing the use of a lighter sleeping bag than normal.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Perfect size, for a jockey or gymnast

    By Gortek

    from Connecticut

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Warm
    • Packs Too Large
    • Slips Easily
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Reflecting the sun

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    As an average sized male, at 5'8" and 147 lbs, I felt as though I was sleeping on a postage stamp. After the first night, which in large part was spent trying to find the mat as I constantly slipped off, I resigned to putting it in my sleeping bag with a fleece over the top of it. While this served to reduce the slippage, and my battle to stay afloat, however, my back and sides paid the price from being pressed by the ridged construction. Oh by the way, perhaps the "solar" properties are recognized and enjoyed by those campers that bought into the placebo effect. Trust me, there is no solar benefit to speak of.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic pad with modern twist.

    By Snow Ninja

    from The San Juan Mountains, Colorado

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Packs Too Large

    Best Uses

    • Car Camping
    • Cold Conditions
    • Winter Camping

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    I know this will last forever. I slept on my last Ridgerest almost every night for years. Yes, it packs large, but I strap it to the outside of my pack. The foam pads are especially useful when sleeping in cactus country... no holes to patch.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good basic sleep layer

    By Rob

    from Adirondacks

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Packs Too Large

    Best Uses

    • 3 Season Camping
    • Car Camping

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    Good basic sleep layer

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Takes abuse and just keeps on ticking

    By Joel

    from Tennessee

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Variety of Uses

    Cons

    • Packs Too Large

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    I've used a Ridgerest for about 20 years now. These pads are bulky but you don't have to worry about puncturing them. I drag mine on top of rocks and logs fold it over and make a chair out of it near a campfire. It takes all sorts of abuse and you never have to worry about it. Works great for reclining or as a place to sit and eat dinner. Easy to clean too.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    nice pad

    By Trae

    from Louisiana

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Light
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Rolls up big

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    I bought this for my son. Mine is over 25 years old, and still working fine. We put them under the tent to work both as a ground cloth, and a pad. This helps keep the tent clean, dry, and unpunctured, and it keeps us warmer in the winter, while providing some padding. If I were camping at a hard campsite, and I didn't have to carry it, I would suggest something thicker or softer.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good pad.

    By Chef's navigator

    from Midwest State.

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Therm-A-Rest Thermarest RidgeRest Solar Mattress Regular:

    The pad is great for the wet areas with plenty of sharps that I encounter . I was afraid of an inflatable because of punctures. It is a bit bulky but I am a hunter and prospector and carry other bulky items anyway. This pad is robust, warm, and just fine for the rough use that I encounter. It is much softer that a blue pad. No sore shoulders, but I am up several times a night to stoke the fire.

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    • Q:

      Does this pad roll up or accordion-fold?
      Asked on 8/22/2012 by Scout mom/hotel camper!

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The RidgeRest sleeping pad rolls up, does not fold up accordion style.

        Answered on 8/22/2012 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      What does R value refer to and mean with regards to the sleeping mats?
      Asked on 3/21/2011 by Bob

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The R value means the same as it does in the building trades. The R-value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. Under uniform conditions it is the ratio of the temperature difference across an insulator and the heat flux heat transfer per unit area. Put another way the higher the number the more heat is retained and not lost to the ground.

        Answered on 3/25/2011 by Steve from Campmor
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