Therm-a-Rest LuxuryMap Sleeping Pad
Soft, stretch knit surface feels great next to skin
Unique pressure-mapped pattern delivers support and softness
Bump- swallowing loft
Compressible foam core expands to inflate
Add just a few breaths for your desired firmness
Utilizing two one-way valves, one for inflation and one for deflation
The TwinLock valve system makes setting up and breaking camp a breeze
USA built of the finest US and global materials
Stuff sack included
Material: 50D polyester stretch knit / 75D polyester
In the warmer 50-60 degree nights, I went without that 20 degree topquilt because I would have boiled. This was regrettable as I was on the brink of cold, with only my insulated jacket on my lower legs/feet, and a wool shirt for my torso. And I felt a little sticky because I wasn't totally dry from the day's hiking.
If you're on a tight budget and wanting to get started, this isn't a bad option! Just make sure you have a good topquilt or insulation on top.
The key pros are affordability, weight, and packability. It doesn't weigh much and doesn't take up a lot of space. However, it can be a workout to roll up to get it into the stuffsack! I usually have to deflate it once as a preliminary, then fold it, open the valve, and roll it up again to get the rest of the air out. It can be quite a squeeze, but it works! I haven't noticed any leaks.
Unfortunately, the urethane peeled off after some use. The specs say this pad is MADE of urethane, so why doesn't urethane adhesive adhere to it?
Riddle me this.
Now having a family, I bought another one trusting the quality is still there.
This Trail Scout, which I bought online is a disappointment, seemingly made of cheap materials and can't see it last 20+ years like the old ones. Lucky if I get a couple of seasons out of it. Yes I know it is not the most expensive of the line, but still a Therm-a-rest, and more expensive that the competition.
The outer shell is made of thin cheap plastic and brand new out of the box is already deformed from the the way it was packaged, no matter how hard I inflate it.
Ii will send it back if I could.