Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp™ Sleeping Pad - Therm-a-rest has updated our BaseCamp™ Therm-a-Rest mattress with lighter, softer fabrics on the top and bottom to improve its comfort and feel while reducing weight.
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp™ Sleeping Pad - It's another enhancement to the straightforward, workhorse design that's been providing dependable comfort under the stars for over 40 years. Crafted on a foundation of time-tested materials and components, the BaseCamp mattress is lightweight, compressible and now softer than ever, making it an even better travel companion. Includes stuff sack. Made in the USA.
Plush Fabrics: Light, soft fabrics make this mattress exceptionally comfortable.
Thick: 2-inch (5 cm) thickness provides a high level of warmth and support.
Self-Inflating: Compressible foam core expands when unpacked for easy self-inflation.
Durable: Sturdy, classic design provides an outstanding value.
Expensive, but worth the price.
Super comfortable, looks to be high quality item. This review is only based on a quick test run of the sleeping pad at home, we have not used them on a camping trip yet. The BaseCamp pad seems very comfortable and is made very well. We are planning to use them as an improvement to the poor bunk mattresses in our camping trailer. This should improve the sleeping when we use the trailer, and can also be used if we decide to go tent camping.
I love this product
Lightweight and well constructed. Very comfortable and easy to manage.
Sally the backpacker
Life saver at the end of a day hiking/rafting in the Himalayan foothills of Northern India.
What's not to like?
What's not to like? A good night's sleep in almost any conditions, once you get the inflation level adjusted to your particular liking. Also loved the discount I got on my second one after my puppy chewed up the first one.
Just right all around
The Base Camp is available in a nice wide 30" XL for big guys but still rolls up into a nice 6" roll. It is only 2" thick, but you never feel ground below....amazingly. One suggestion to Therm-A-Rest is to offer a sheet custom fitted to the mattress which could slide over it like a sock. My wife used some old sheets and made some covers and they really worked great! Easy to clean and leaves the mattress in perfect shape. Overall, the Base Camp is the "sweet spot" in the line, achieving excellent sleep comfort and decent portability. Backpackers will chose smaller but sacrifice comfort. These babies can be used as a guest bed at home in a pinch....they're THAT comfortable. Also, they are quiet and don't "rustle" like some of the thicker ones in the line. They are expensive, but I think in the end they will prove worth every penny and then some. I love it.
Steve - camper
Newport Beach, CA
It's a great mattress. I bought one 10 yrs ago. I needed another, so I bought Basecamp, but first nite I used it deflated making for a miserable sleep. I discovered that the seam near the inflator would leak air. I know you stand by your product, so I expect a replacement with no cost to me. I will send it back very soon. I wouldn't want another if I thought your product wasn't worth it. Thank you very much, Ted Byfield
Batman is happy.
I will never sleep on rocks again.
Not your usual "camper"
I needed something portable to use when travelling to visit my parents, who would be insulted if I stayed in a hotel, and have beds that are older than I am (>55) and all of us pretty much have to sleep on the floor. They have been fantastic to sleep on and we get a restful, warm sleep. pin a sheet around it, throw on your blankie and away you go. We now use them at home when we have extra people and run out of beds. I feel so smart having "discovered" these after many other failures.
Thought I'd add a out-of-ordinary use to your mix of reviews.
Sleep Over Queen
The Absolute Standard
Thank God I read how sleeping bag temperature ratings are established. One article mentioned the Thermarest Basecamp, so I did some research and purchased. Without a doubt, the best, most advanced, perfect for any experience level product on the market. When it comes to bed rolls, there is only one company worth considering... I will buy Thermarest as long as I'm in the market.
Never used another brand!
I've always had Therm-a-Rest mattresses. Norway, France, Scotland...
We bought this for use at BaseCamp. After one of our old Therm-a-Rest was destroyed by a sharp point on the attic.
We use different mattresses when backpakking.
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