Sleeping on the ground no longer has to feel primitive. Bed rolls and inflatable mattresses are good but bulky, Nemo’s top of the line Astro Insulated & Pillowtop sleeping pad is almost like cheating. Boasting a monstrous 2.5-inch profile with lateral baffles (across, not lengthwise like a pool raft), plus an additional ¾-inch of removable foam padding (for puritans and weight weenies), the Astro weights in just an ounce over 3 pounds and measures the common 20-inch wide and 72-inches long. A microsuede cover adds an even more home-style comfort and insulation. Manual inflation helps keep the packed size to a minimum but requires some lungs. An optional Disco pad pump reduces the dizziness when inflating. Note: The Nemoid pump included with the Morpho 1P does not work on the Pad’s mouthpiece. Stellar comfort in less space than a regular-sized Thermarest pad. MSRP is $174.95. Include a stuff sack, compression strap, and repair patches.
Caption in needed: Plush meets Remote with the Nemo Astro Insulated & Pillowtop sleeping pad