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An Honest Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for Camping Review: Worth It?

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Fed up with roll mats when car camping? Are you on the hunt for a more comfortable camping pad?

The Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for Camping is designed to enhance your camping experience. Where many camping sleeping mats fall short in tear resistance, preventing air leakage, comfort, or portability, the Elegear Double sleeping pad seems to shine.

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad in cozy home setting
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Key Takeaways

  • The Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for Camping combines comfort with the practicality of built-in inflation.
  • Its 4-inch thick padding is comfortable and made of high-quality materials.
  • Queen size (80-inches x 55-inches) can easily fit two adult-sized people
  • Inflating and deflating the sleeping pad is easy, thanks to the foot pump.
  • Plus, the double-locking valves prevent air loss during the night.
Product Name Price Weight Dimensions Comfort Rating Durability Rating
Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for Camping $80 5.23 lbs 80 x 55 x 4 inches 4.7 4.5

Features

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for duo outdoor camping adventures
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This ultra-thick sleep pad has 4-inch padding and a unique drawstring support technology that makes it equally comfortable and durable. It also comes with a carrying bag with a shoulder strap to make it easy to roll it up and pack it once you’re ready to clean up camp.

It’s pretty big, too. The double sleeping pad is queen-sized, making it large enough to suit just about anybody, at least two regular adult-sized people.

The nylon exterior houses an internal film for added durability and support, and the built-in foot pump negates the need for external inflation devices, so setup is easy. The Elegear inflatable sleeping pad also comes with a built-in inflatable pillow as well as double-locking stoppers so that air doesn’t leak out during the night.

Another key aspect of the Elegear is that it’s made from TPU eco-friendly materials, and its double-lined walls mean that it’s effectively puncture and tear-resistant and more moisture-resistant than other camping sleeping pads. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty and what makes this a tip-top sleeping pad.

Dimensions and Storage

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for camping comfort
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The Elegear double sleeping bed is queen-sized to accommodate two people, measuring 79 inches long, 55 inches wide, and 4 inches thick when fully inflated.

When it’s not being used, the Elegear camping pad snugly fits inside an included case meant for carrying or storage and measures 12 inches long by seven inches wide and seven deep. As for weight, the Elegear camping sleeping mat comes in at roughly 5 pounds when uninflated or inflated.

Inflation Procedure for Your Camping Sleep System

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad on hardwood floor for camping review
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While the Elegear camping sleeping mat isn’t self-inflating, it still has an extremely easy setup process. As previously mentioned, it has a built-in foot pump, so you won’t need to bring an external or electric pump.

To fill the mat with air, press down with your foot repeatedly on the foot pump (located on the corner of the pad) for about three minutes until it’s as firm or as soft and forgiving as you like.

Check out this Elegear double sleeping pad review for a testimony that highlights how easy it was to set up:

“I recently got my hands on this double air mattress, and I just had to share my thoughts with all of you. First, let’s talk about how easy it was to inflate this beauty. The included pump worked like a charm and had my mattress fully inflated in no time. No more huffing and puffing until I’m out of breath! The process was a breeze, and I appreciated the hassle-free setup.”

You must also inflate its built-in pillow, but that’s a sinch. While you’re inflating the camping pad itself, the pad’s surface will start taking shape, but the pillow’s raised area might hint that it needs more air as it won’t fully take its shape until the bed itself is inflated first.

Just make sure to keep pumping air into the pillow until it’s as comfortable as you like it. It could be the difference between waking up with a kink in your neck or getting out of bed refreshed!

See Related: What to Bring on a Camping Trip with Friends

Comfort and Adjustability

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad in cozy home setting
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This thick queen sleeping pad can fit two people, and with its pillow and foot pump, you don’t have to pack extra junk. These are all great features, but one standout feature of the sleeping pad that’s extra premium is the soft, double-walled interior that allows you to adjust the firmness of the pad to your liking.

The pad’s surface initially presents a softer-than-expected touch, but once it’s mostly inflated, you can “feel” your way into your desired level of firmness for your body curve by giving it a few extra foot pumps as you test it.

Deflation and Compression

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for comfortable, durable outdoor camping
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One important quality to consider when buying an inflating sleeping pad is making it easy to pack, store, and carry. The Elegear ultra-thick camping pad does just that, too. It comes with a case that can be fixed to your car or worn over the shoulder that easily fits the deflated Elegear pad.

Plus, it takes less than a minute to get ready for storage, thanks to the rapid deflation effect achieved when opening up the valves. You can speed this up by sitting on the mattress as it deflates!

Since it comes in at only 5 lbs, it’s lightweight. It is an excellent compact sleeping pad for people who want a comfortable sleeping experience without giving up much portability. Not having to cart around an extra pump and other gear is great.

See Related: How to Pack For a Camping Trip [Step-by-Step Checklist]

Durability and Build Quality

Spending time on hard ground or in the great outdoors can be unforgiving, even if you’re blessed with warm weather. But inflating camping pads like the one Elegear made here are great for sleeping well.

Aside from the ultra-thick padding that feels pretty close to a home mattress, one of this pad’s best features is its weight-bearing capacity of up to 800 lbs. That’ll easily hold two adults with plenty of weight to spare.

In terms of build quality, the Elegear queen sleeping pad uses a thick type of nylon rated at 40D grade. This type of nylon is called ‘ripstop’ nylon and is a pretty high-strength material that stretches more than super tough 70d nylon (since it needs to inflate and expand while still being soft) while still being tear resistant.

Plus, when you’re fed up with it, you can dispose of it worry-free. It’s made of TPU eco-friendly material, is 100% recyclable, and is designed to biodegrade naturally after around 3-5 years, making it a solid green purchasing choice.

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Verdict

Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for camping partially inflated with visible air valves on a teal background.
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Camping mats are often cheap, thin sleeping pads that, while they’re easy to store due to their size, don’t provide the best sleep. They’re handy for backpacking and car camping, and they beat the cold hard ground, but that’s about it. However, the Elegear double sleeping pad is comfortable without sacrificing portability, thanks to a squishy four inches of padding and its included pillow.

Setting up the pad is also very easy. The pad’s seamless built-in foot pump eliminates the need for external tools and significantly reduces prep time. This is a helluva lot better than mouth-blowing.

It’s also about as fast as (and much more reliable than) a self-inflating sleeping pad with a heavy, fragile motor attached. To stop air from leaking out once the Elegear is fully inflated, the pad has two double-layer valves to keep it firm throughout the night.

Once it’s time to pack up, release the dual layers and apply pressure to deflate rapidly. Use the approved toothpaste tube method, or take this as an excuse to have one last lie down and feel yourself sink as it deflates!

Once the air is out, the Elegear sleeping pad can be rolled back into its carrying bag for easy transport and storage. It’s ideal for tucking in the trunk for car trips, but considering it can roll into a bag that fits in the palm of your hand, this is essential for the backpacker who craves comfort.

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