Coleman Durarest Twin Airbed
8 inches thick. 70.5 ounces. Not rated for R-value.
Considerably heavier than all the other pads at four pounds six ounces, the Durarest is the pad of choice if you are sleeping on incredibly rough ground. Even though it’s eight inches thick, this pad offers almost no R-value so it’s best suited to warm weather use, or in conjunction with a layer of insulation on top of the airbed. It rolls up surprisingly small for its inflated dimensions, and can fit in a canoe or ocean kayak without problems. The top material has the best tactile feel of all pads tested. If you splurge on one of the lighter, more fragile and expensive pads this Coleman might be a good option for a car camping backup. Inflation by breath takes a considerable amount of time and effort; a pump is recommended.
Caveat: Not for cold weather or portages.
Best for: Economical backup for car camping or canoe trips in warm weather.
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