Are you looking for a way to keep your camping hammock warmer at night? I found an inflatable sleeping pad for hammocks that does a great job at insulating your bed.
Why Should You Buy a Hammock Sleeping Pad?
These blow-up pads are really easy to use, and they don’t take up much space in your backpack. Nonetheless, they can make a world of difference when it comes to a good nights sleep.
You do have a few choices in hammock sleeping pads, though. Or, you can get an insulating underquilt that wraps around the outside of your hammock.
Inflatable Pad VS Underquilt:
Compared to an underquilt, these ultralight sleeping pads only weigh about half as much. Plus, since you can deflate them, they travel much more compactly.
In fact, you can compress the Hybern8 inflatable sleeping pad down to the size of a 1-liter plastic water bottle. Talk about space-saving!
Hammock Inflatable Pad Comparison: Hybern8 VS Klymit:
Klymit makes another inflatable mat for hammocks with a similar design. However, it weighs about 1.6 lbs (vs 1.3 of the Hybern8).
Plus the Klymit is constructed of 20D polyester vs the thicker 75D polyester fabric of the Hybern8. Furthermore, the Klymit has a lower insulation R-value (1.6 vs 2.2 of the Hybern8).
All that said, the Klymit features a 180-degree wrap around design. In other words, the pad has “wings” that come up on the sides to provide an additional insulation barrier from more directions.
Some people prefer to do this when the temperature is colder. In this case, the ECOTEK Hybern8 would work better.
In either case, both labels have a flexible, supportive design that you can use in either a hammock or a tent. Plus, they both inflate and deflate quickly, which makes them really convenient to use.
Insulated VS Non-Insulated Sleeping Pad:
Both brands also carry their own “insulated” versions. These warmer options weigh slightly more, don’t compress as small and, of course, have a higher R-value.
Not sure which hammock pad you should get? The insulated versions are designed for year-round camping with a temperature rating down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
On the other hand, the non-insulated pads work better for 3-season camping or down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do Inflatable Sleeping Pads Insulate Hammocks?
ECOTEK uses a patent-pending FlexCell “Honeycomb” construction that traps air to reduce heat loss. Simultaneously, these air pockets provide support for pressure points while you sleep.