We just received our Dreamer Double matt yesterday. We were looking at similar mattresses made by Exped and Sea to Summitt and we’re intrigued by this because of the great price point. Although we have not taken it out on the road yet, I thought I would provide some feedback since there is such little info about it. Like the Exped, this comes in a large carrying bag with an elastic opening instead of velcro. There is plenty of space in case you’re not able to roll it up tight. It took about an hour for the pad to self inflate to about 90% full. It comes with a pump/pillow to top it off or you can just blow into one of the valves and top it off. It is incredibly comfortable and soft on your skin. The fabric topping seems very durable. When you lay on this pad by yourself or with someone else, the air does not shift around. It is very stable and you can’t feel it when your partner moves around. Lastly, deflating was very easy. With two large one way air valves, it took me 10 minutes to have it deflated, rolled up, and in the bag. I’m optimistic that this mattress is going to fully meet our needs. We intend to share it with our dog.
I bought the camp dreamer double deluxe sleeping pad with the intention of using it on a 3-week cross-county National Parks car / tent camping trip with the family. I drive a Subaru Outback with a Yakima roof box, so I’m not extremely limited on space, but space is limited enough that it requires advanced planning to make sure I have everything I need, and that everything fits.
So disappointed! Camped 5 nights and lost air nightly. Doubled checked valve position; nothing wrong. Tested both valves w/soapy water later; air bubbles out when in “inflate” position. Never went pancake flat but did soften. Now must haul back and return in USA; had planned to store here in Taiwan for future camping. Won’t buy another for USA camping now. Darn!
REI, you have a quality problem with this product.
We camp quite a bit and don't always use a mat depending on our destination but when we do fast car camping and want a more cushy weekend we used to use a blow up mattress. After patching and waking up on the floor several times over the last 3 or 4 years I decided to splurge on this and it was worth it! It was easy: self inflating with memory foam and inflatable core. It is necessary to give it time to fully inflate and then I topped it off for a firmer sleep. It was very comfortable, strong (our two boys kept jumping about on it) and insulated, honestly the best sleep Ive had outdoors. My husband is a big guy, 6' and over 200 pounds, and he agreed. Plus we didn't bounce around as the other tossed or turned throughout the night. My kids definitely want their own. If you have read any of the 5 star reviews for the (Exped mat, which I tried out at the Rei store) this is the same dreamy sleep at $100 cheaper price tag!
I wasn't sure I'd like this but we spent 4 nights on it last week and it was awesome. Unlike my blowup mattress, I did not go flying (and awaken) every time my partner got up in the night, it is comfy and easy to set up. I read comments about people losing air but we had no problem, wonder if they didn't seat the valves properly (they reverse so if slightly off kilter would lose air?). I also had no problem inflating or deflating by myself. It's like a giant thermarest so if you roll it tightly to remove air, then unroll and reroll to get more out, it comes out smaller than when it arrived. The instructions are printed in a slightly darker blue on the end of mattress with the valves so not easy to see but makes sense. I moved the bed after our first night so the valves were at the head of the bed away from the door so I wasn't sitting on them as I entered and left the tent.
Great quality compared to the other branded beds, for less. Comfortable even if not fully inflated. Fits my Toytota Tacoma long bed with a little less than full inflation perfectly, which is what I bought it for. In fact, I likely wouldn’t inflate it fully anyway after trying it both ways. Very durable and way better than your standard air bed with a lot less bulk. Takes a little time to get fully deflated, but I’m not complaining. The blow up pillow that comes with it works well as a pillow, but I would bring something more for long use. Satisfied!
The title says it all. Bought this for my Labor Day camping trip, and since it came UPS the day before I left, I made the mistake of not opening it up and checking to see if everything was there (not that I should have to). Now I’m sitting here at a KOA with a REI mattress that definitely looks like it was used before me...and the pillow/pump is missing. Guess I’ll have to drive into town (15 miles) and buy a stopgap until I can return this thing.
My husband bought this mattress for an upcoming trip. He decided- smartly- to test it. The glue around one of the valves was already pulled away from the mattress and even though it inflated fine- shocker- it didn't hold air. And it's leaking from where the valve has pulled away from the mattress. Probably repairable, but I refuse to repair a brand new mattress. Poor quality control.
Bought both an Exped and Camp Dreamer to compare while backyard camping over the 4th of July. Exped had slightly better materials and stuff sack design, but it leaked air through the night despite multiple top offs. The Camp Dreamer was just as comfortable and firmness stayed consistent. The pillow also functioned fine for what it is. And it’s $125 cheaper. Returned the Exped.
This mattress is very comfortable when you let it self inflate then top off with the included pump/pillow. I dread putting the thing away, though, it's definitely a two-person job and you have to put all your weight into it to get the thing reduced to a manageable size. Inspect the pad closely when you get it home from the store... It will never be that size again.
I have yet to sleep on it, but wile testing for leaks in the living room, Meatball thought he would do some testing of his own. If this old dog chooses this over his 3 dog beds? I think we are on to something.
I was sick of air mattresses that don't hold air after a year of use and also tired of uncomfortable cots. I tried out an Exped at an REI store and fell in love but couldn't justify the price point. When this product popped up during an REI sale, I jumped the gun on buying this. Now I will say this is very comfortable, just like the Exped. It does take a while to self-inflate. REI says 30 min-45 min, but I would say it's closer to an hour. I cannot figure out how to get the pillow pump to work to inflate the mattress all the way. My boyfriend and I have ended up getting a small electric pump to pump it up all the way. We have to top it off every night though which I don't think we should have to do. Maybe it's because we aren't the lightest of people (he's about 185 and I'm 165ish)? I think this product would work out much better as a single than a double. It also takes up a lot of room. Much more than a standard air mattress. But again, it's very comfortable (when you can get it fully inflated) and I'm hoping it holds up a long time.
This mat is amazing. If you toss it in your tent while you’re staking down things and unpacking, giving it ample time to self inflate, it’ll take about 4 pillow puffs to inflate. When finished, you have to make sure the valve is in PERFECT position so it doesn’t leak. Made this mistake once, but didn’t take away a star because you don’t wake up on the ground like with an air mattress. Still plenty comfortable. Doesn’t make a sound when sleeping and you don’t feel your partner. The warmth is awesome too! I can get the packed size down to around the size of a 5 gallon water jug. It takes time and a team but it’s possible. I fold in half and roll up like a sleeping bag while my son leads the way by rolling his body across and getting most of the air out. It’s hard work for sure. It’s pretty huge. I wish one of the valves was on the long side as it’s kind of a pain to use the pump in the tent. We have to turn it sideways to pump and the flip it around which is easier said than done. Even with its issues, it’s still a 5 star mattress!
I wasn't sure what to think of this - it was a bit bigger rolled up than I had expected, and took up much more space than anything else we own. Living in the city we have barley any storage for big items so when this thing showed up, I was already sure we were going to return it. Based on the great reviews, we took it anyway on our trip this past weekend. Holy goodness, this thing was amazing, we slept like babies!!!! We had to keep all of our other friends and family members out of our tent because everyone wanted to lay on it! The best part about it is that you cant feel the other person moving on this thing which is so rare. It was totally worth the space that it took up in our car and our place at home. We did end up having to pump it back up again the next morning to top it off, but for how easy it was, it didn't really matter. Highly recommend! The only feedback I have is that it's an insane pain in the rear to roll it back up again, tightly to keep things as small as possible, not a deal breaker though! Buy this - so you too, can have your own camp kingdom!
We tried it out in the store today on the concrete floor and it felt like we were laying on a cloud! We went in to buy and ex-ped and the salesman informed us of the New REI brand one that came out a few weeks ago. Ordered it right away! Cant wait to take it out!! Will update after testing it out camping!
My wife and I returned perfectly good sleeping pads and bought this on sale. Got to our campsite way out in the middle of nowhere and the glue around the valve was nearly gone. didn't hold any are overnight. When we returned it the very next day the cashier said "yeah mine did the same thing." Either get good single pads or pay for a quality double.
I use mine inside my popup camper, overall I am happy but there are a few things I don't love.
Really comfy, easy setup and take down. Developed a slow leak after 3 uses. Will be returning for a new one.
Amazing comfort with this pad. One first use I thought it was deflating but in fact I had not blown up both sides of this double air pad. Night two went amazingly once I made sure both sides were inflated.
I’ve had my eye on the Exped Megamat Duo for a while and I finally decided to splurge on a luxury camping item when I saw this bed at a much better price. I ordered it on Monday (a holiday) and it arrived Friday without any directions. I think there is some way to use the pillow to inflate the mat, but I can’t figure it out. I let it self-inflate for several hours and topped it off with about 10 breaths. It looked so comfy in the middle of my living room floor, my dogs & I had to lay down for a snuggle. I thought the pillow would be useless, but it is actually quite nice. This bed is by far the most comfortable camping mattress I’ve ever had. It is big but not too heavy & I can’t wait to use it on a 3-night canoe trip in a few weeks. My grandkids will be happy to get my hand-me-down Big Agnes Hinman which has served me well and still has many years of life in it, but which can’t compare to the luxurious comfort of the Dreamer.
My partner and I love to go truck camping and this matress hits the spot. It is easy to setup and tear down. It is very comfortable and we were warm even when camping in the snow. The draw back for some is that it is bulky when not in use, but I don't mind.
Lost air. Was uncomfortable when inflated. Would not recommend.
This mattress allows you to enjoy camping without back pains or lack of sleep. I highly recommend! Mine is the double and is about the size of a queen mattress. Obviously for car camping!
I bought this on sale for camping and as a second bed option when traveling. We absolutely LOVE this bed! It is so comfortable, I have used this as my personal bed when I'm in the dog house with my spouse and sometimes even when I'm not in the doghouse!!! LOL!!!