STEARNS AIR PHARAOH
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Time to give it a rest

STEARNS AIR PHARAOH
Lightweight pads pave the way to getting to sleep before a buddy who snores.

STEARNS AIR PHARAOH
Generous head rest, passed root test*, design prevents roll-off, extra-long, extra-wide, low price, packs small — all excellent. But heavy, 2 ½-minute inflate, 5 ¼-minute deflate and roll. 32.2 oz. Inflated: 80 by 29 by 2 inches. Rolled: 8 ½ by 4 ½ inches. $36. (800) 333-1179, stearnsinc.com

* “Failed root test” means 1¼-inch-thick tree root under pad caused discomfort. “Passed root test” means the root caused no discomfort. ()
ALASKAN GUIDE COMPACT
ALASKAN GUIDE COMPACT
Passed root test*, 25-second inflate, 50-second deflate and roll, insulated, slip-resistant, Velcro strips for pad linking, compression straps — all excellent. But no head rest, heavy, short, packs large. 31.3 oz. Inflated: 48 by 20 by 1½ inches. Rolled: 10 by 5 inches. $50. (800) 237-4444, www.cabelas.com

* “Failed root test” means 1¼-inch-thick tree root under pad caused discomfort. “Passed root test” means the root caused no discomfort. ()
INSOLATED AIR CORE MUMMY
INSOLATED AIR CORE MUMMY
Lightweight, one-minute inflate, one-minute deflate and roll, passed root test*, nylon shell, construction, PrimaLoft insolation, packs small — all excellent. But no head rest, fairly easy roll-off, slippery underside. 20.6 oz. Inflated: 72 by 20 by 2 ½ inches. Rolled: 7 ½ by 4 ½ inches. $55. (877) 554-8975, www.bigagnes.com

* “Failed root test” means 1¼-inch-thick tree root under pad caused discomfort. “Passed root test” means the root caused no discomfort. ()
THERM-A-REST PROLITE 3
THERM-A-REST PROLITE 3
Lightweight, 35-second inflate, one-minute deflate and roll, non-slip surface and underside — all excellent. But failed root test*, no repair kit (unlike others), no stuff sack (unlike others), pricey, packs large. 19.8 oz. Inflated: 72 by 20 by 1 ½ inches. Rolled: 10 by 5 inches. $80. (800) 531-9531, www.thermarest.com

* “Failed root test” means 1¼-inch-thick tree root under pad caused discomfort. “Passed root test” means the root caused no discomfort. ()
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