At first sight, the Therm-a-Rest Compressible did not impress us. Taking it out of the box, it looks like a lumpy mess. As soon as we started using it, however, we were reminded of the sage advice concerning book-cover judgment. We were won over by the comfort this pillow provides, as well as its simplicity and support. It does have drawbacks in weight and packed size, yet, we love sleeping on it. Its strong performance and low price make it a clear choice for our Best Buy Award.
If you plan on extended ventures into the backcountry and can afford to fork over extra dough, the Sea to Summit Aeros packs to a fraction of the size of the Therm-a-Rest. Be sure to also check out our Editors' Choice Award winner, the Nemo Fillo, which earned higher scores in support and packed size.
Therm-a-Rest continues to drop new colors and patterns on this value-driven pillow, yet everything else about it remains the same.