Product Review

Featherbed to Go!

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