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Score Product Price Our Take
87
$170
Editors' Choice Award
An easy pick for Editors' Choice, this plush pad is comfy and affordable.
86
$239
A favorite for several years running, this mat makes camping feel like a stay in a 5-star hotel.
84
$230
Top Pick Award
Foam car camping comfort that packs into a smaller and lighter package than its peers.
83
$210
A high scorer in our tests, this pad is a narrow but comfy option.
83
$230
Top Pick Award
Easy to roll out and inflate, it's ready for camping or an unexpected guest at a moment's notice.
82
$200
Best Buy Award
This mat takes up loads of space in the trunk, but if comfort is your top priority, this is a great choice.
81
$190
This mat provides a great night's sleep and quick, easy inflation.
78
$389
Top Pick Award
This model is best for a duo looking for a car camping mattress.
76
$120
If you've got a designated backpacking pad but want a car camper as well, consider this option.
73
$160
Lightweight and packable, this mat is a great choice for traveling couples.
71
$230
This is one of the only pads in our review than will fit in your luggage.
70
$169
This self-inflator is a decent scorer, while still missing the mark set by our Editors' Choice winner.
59
$130
Comfortable and affordable, new models score better these days.
55
$120
The rechargeable pump works well, but doesn't compensate for the less desirable features of this mattress.
45
$30
Best Buy Award
Although this model scored poorly, its an option for occasional car camping trips or house guests.