Up until now I’ve always used my backpacking gear on car camping trips. But over the years every time my friends bust out their pillows and paco pads, I wonder why I’m not doing that too. I KNOW they are getting a better night of sleep than me. This summer, I decided that I am tired of sleepless nights…tired of coming home totally pooped after 1 or 2 nights under the stars. Camping should be a source of relaxation, not insomnia.
Gear Review: Therm-a-rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad
Recently I picked up a Thermarest DreamTime sleeping pad and their Vela down quilt, and it’s been a total game changer. The pad is memory foam-plush but rugged enough to throw down in the dirt, so you don’t have to worry about puncturing it like a backpacking pad. It’s also big enough that you can snuggle up next to someone special or your favorite fury friend.
–Thermarest DreamTime Key Features —
— Who Should Get a Thermarest DreamTime —
The large DreamTime is 25″ wide x 77″ long, while the extra large is 30″ wide x 77″ long. That means the DreamTime can accommodate a person that is almost 6 and a half feet tall. (To put that in perspective, most backpacking sleeping pads average around 20″ wide x 72″ long.) That, combined with the thickness, means that the Therm-a-rest DreamTime is a big, bulky sleeping pad.
Even when it’s rolled up, it takes up a fair amount of room, so you can forget backpacking with this thing….But for car camping? It’s a no brainer….especially for these folks:
— Where to Buy a Therm-a-rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad —
You can pick up a Therm-a-rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad at most of the major outdoor retailers. Click on any of the logos below to check current prices.
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