A good sleeping pad will make your sleep more comfortable and keep you warmer at night.
Recommended Sleeping Pads
|Therm-a-Rest LuxuryMAP||Car Camping||Rectangular|
|Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm||Backpacking||Rectangular||Best Insulation per ounce|
|Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Solite||Backpacking||Rectangular||Best Value|
Even if you are sleeping in a sleeping bag in a tent the ground is much harder than what you usually sleep on, which will make it difficult to get a good nights rest. A sleeping pad will smooth out the uneven hard surface and make your sleep more comfortable.
One of the main methods of heat loss from a sleeping bag is conduction of heat from your body and through the sleeping bag to the ground. A sleeping pad adds a layer of insulation to this heat path which keeps you warmer at night.