Sleeping pads are almost a must, when it’s time for resting or sleeping after a long day’s hike. However, there are different types for different needs.
The sleeping area for a hiker often consists of some type of bed and sleeping bag. When it comes to requirements it can vary greatly depending on the hiking season and where the campsite is set up.
The specific needs of camping sites does also vary between different hikers. What are your additional need and what convenience do you require?
Sleeping pads are common and convinient when the adventure includes spending the night outside. Carrying a traditional air mattress on a hike is not recommended. These are very heavy and clunky.
A regular sleeping pad is easy to carry and often relatively cheap to buy. The simplest versions are inexpensive, but there are also more advanced ones. These are designed to isolate heat better or are inflatable for better convenience.
Depending on where you are going to sleep; inside or outside, chilly weather or not, and what your comfort requirements are. There are different options to choose from in regards to buying a new pad.
Most hikers usually start off with using traditional traditional sleeping pad which completes the basic needs. Nevertheless, the more comfortable one gets, there are many who switch to inflatable versions.