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Best Sleeping Pad for Side Sleepers – KLYMIT Camping Pad Review

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Product Details

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Version: Standard – Inflatable Sleeping Pad


Ever toss and turn wishing you brought an air mattress? Depending on your gear and location a quality sleeping pad can make all the difference.

Today we are focusing on the best camping pad for side sleepers. The KLYMIT Static pad has side rails to help keep you centered and inhibit air movement if you do toss and turn.

This ultralight sleeping pad weighs 18 oz. and only takes up only 3×8 inches in a stuff sack. Easy to fit inside a small pack making it a good option for back-packing trips and thru hiking.

When inflated it’s thick air pad for comfort plus, but one limitation is a low r-value (insulation). R-value measures the material’s ability to use your body heat to keep you warm in cold weather. This air pad is rated at 1.3. It will work well for 3 season camping, but for 4 season trips we recommend a higher r-value of at least 2.0.

This air pad is not self-inflating, yet you can have it set up in 10-15 breaths.

The KLYMIT camping air pads use body mapping technology. This is a v shaped air spring cell designed for superior support and comfort no matter how you sleep – on your side, stomach or back.

Closed cell foam and foam sleeping pads in general are bulky and heavy to carry. Overall, if you plan on backpacking or boondocking with a sleeping bag and want to add a lightweight sleeping mat, the KLYMIT single static is one of the best sleeping pads on the market.

Quick Look


  • Comfortable
  • Thick air pad
  • Supportive
  • Side rails
  • V-chambers
  • Lightweight sleeping pad
  • Small to pack
  • Easy (valve) to inflate and deflate
  • Includes stuff pack and repair kit
  • Lifetime warranty


  • Leaks – but this has been addressed and quality has improved
  • Low r-value
  • Not self-inflating

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KLYMIT sleeping pad specifications including size and r-value



Overall: ★★★★★

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Ease of Setup & Use: ★★★★★

Customer Service: ★★★★★


There are many different types of sleeping pads. Closed cell foam pads have their place, but inflatable mats make the best backpacking sleeping pads.

Today’s feature is recommended for the side sleeper but we found an insulated mattress pad that has many extra benefits. It’s only 8 inches long (packed size), lightweight, and inflates easily to 2″ inches thick.

This inflatable air pad will give you extra space in the pack and the best sleeping on the road.

Campers and RVers are always looking for lightweight, rugged and durable performance. The Klymit products stand up to every test. They have a full product line that is innovative and back up sales with friendly customer service. They also stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty.

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KLYMIT Double Person Sleeping Pad

Not sleeping alone? KLYMIT makes the same high quality backpacking mattress for campers that want to cuddle. Check out this double sized inflatable sleeping pad. It is 47″ wide and designed to fit on a double sleeping bag and/or in a two-person tent. It’s also rugged enough to sleep under the stars: an ideal pad for backpackers and campers looking for a backcountry bed for two.

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Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad

The Sleepingo sleeping pad for back-packing is another solid choice. There are no side rails but it has an impressive R-Value (warmth) of 2.3. This air pad measures 75″x23″ and provides 2″ of support. The higher r-value translates to better insulation, which is a good option for an ultralight (weighs 14.5 oz.) 4-season back-packing pad.

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FRETREE Camping Air Sleeping Pad Mat

In the alternatives section we like to show more features so you know what else is available.  After all no two campers have the same needs.

Several benefits set the Fretree air mat apart. The first thing you will notice is a built in pillow. We were also impressed that this pad inflates to 2.7″ thick. You might wonder if that requires more set up time. But no, just press the built – in foot pump and it self-inflates in 25 seconds. Reasonably priced for a modest budget, this compact and lightweight self-inflating pad is a great solution for hiking and car camping.

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