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NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

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The NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad lets you sleep like a rock even if you're sleeping on a rock. Designed for multiday raft trips, this waterproof camp bed is perfect for camping by boat or by car.
  • Rugged, waterproof PVC exterior holds up to all the use and abuse you can throw at it.
  • The inner polyurethane foam has a medium-firm density that shields you from rocks, sticks and pine cones while providing pillow-soft sleeping comfort.
  • Top-quality Leafield C7 valve lets you use your raft pump to inflate the pad for extra cushion.
  • When you unroll the River Bed and open the valve, the pad self-inflates. Close the valve and you're ready for a good night's sleep. If you want a firmer pad, blow in some air with the included inflation tube, our use your boat pump.
  • Two cinch straps with quick-release buckles help you roll your sleeping pad compactly for easy transport.
  • For rafters and other boaters, laying the NRS River Bed over a cooler or dry box provides extra insulation and a comfortable seat.

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    NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad
    Length:1:39
Material: 100% medium-firm polyurethane foam in a PVC shell
Dimensions:
  • L: 74"L x 24"W x 2"D
  • XL: 77"L x 28"W x 3"D
Weight:
  • L: 9 lbs
  • XL: 13.3 lbs
Includes:
  • Inflation tube
Features:
  • C7 inflation valve for self-inflation when open

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The NRS RiverBed Sleeping Pad lets you sleep like a rock even if you're sleeping on a rock. Designed for multiday raft trips, this waterproof camp bed is perfect for camping by boat or by car.

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NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (17)
  • Comfortable (16)
  • Easy to inflate (16)
  • Warm (6)
  • Non slip (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Packs too large (3)

Best Uses

  • Car camping (12)
  • 4 season camping (7)
  • 3 season use (4)
  • Cold conditions (4)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (14), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Comfortable and durable

My wife and I bought two after sleeping for years on Thermarest products. We will still use our Thermarests when backpacking, but the NRS River Beds are our new choice for rafting and car...Read complete review

My wife and I bought two after sleeping for years on Thermarest products. We will still use our Thermarests when backpacking, but the NRS River Beds are our new choice for rafting and car camping. We had great sleep on them and we used them as padded seats on our boat on a recent 5 day trip. Also, because they clean easily with a river dunking, they are immune to tears from dog paws and other sharp objects, and you can slide them under the tent floor to make a seamless bed floor for two people. Also, sliding them under the tent floor gives an added layer of protection for the tent and it means they don't have to be super clean. We were very happy we purchased these products.

They are bulky and heavy when compared to a Thermarest, but it is not really a fair comparison because the quality of sleep is so much better on a River Bed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Baffled by no baffles

The pad is pretty much bomb proof. Really well made and will last a lifetime. I'm sending it back because inflating does not affect the firmness. The material is only attached to one...Read complete review

The pad is pretty much bomb proof. Really well made and will last a lifetime. I'm sending it back because inflating does not affect the firmness. The material is only attached to one side of the padding so that when you inflate the pad turns into a a big tube. If you like a firm sleep, which I do, then its like sleeping on a balloon that moves with you every time that you move which I just don't find to be very comfortable.

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5.0

Didn't miss my bed at all!

By ecampbellVT

from VT

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy To Inflate
  • Non Slip

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 4 Season Camping
    • Car Camping
    • Rv

    Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

    I just spent a month in my RV and we used the NRS River Beds the entire time. We were amazed how well they worked out. We never missed our bed at home. We found them to be extremely comfortable and slept great on them. I am an ambassador for NRS but trust me I would not write a review if I wasn't happy with this product. They are also really easy to clean! A bit of soap and water and that's it!

    They are large but clearly you can see that.

    Awesome job NRS!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    5.0

    the cadillac of camping pads

    By Kim the kayaker

    from Moscow ID

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Non Slip
    • THICK
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

        When i tent camp i usually come home with bruses on my hip bones from sleeping on the ground. No more. This camping pad is pefect for car campinng or strapping on my kayak and headed to the wilderness. I slept so well on this.

        Is not great at self inflating but it hardly needs air sine it is so thick.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Pad is NOT bonded on both sides!

        By One of Bill's first customers.

        from Cottage Grove, OR

        Pros

          Cons

          • Is A Bulging Tube
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

            If you add any air, the top of the pad just bulges upward, makes it a tube.. Only way to use this is w/o any extra air pressure. It is not firm enough nor thick enough without more air..

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great for side sleepers

            By BeveTX

            from Midland, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easy To Inflate

            Cons

            • Heavy / Bulky
            • Packs Too Large

            Best Uses

            • Car Camping
            • Winter Camping

            Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

            Works well on uneven, rocky surfaces. Inflates fairly easily. If not using a pump, I wish they would make a storage spot for the plastic tube to inflate with (for additional air). It does not pack down small at all, but works great if you have plenty of room to spare. Very comfortable. Used multiple times and have been some of my best nights sleep outdoors in years.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best camp sleep ever

            By The Queen Bee

            from Crested Butte

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Best Outdoor Sleep Ever
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easy To Inflate

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car Camping

              Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

              Very durable and super comfortable. The smaller pad wasn't near as thick as I hoped but the XL was perfect and unbelievably comfortable for camp sleeping. Inflates and sets up all by itself with a little time. Slightly hard to get rolled up, good to fold it up in thirds and sit on it with valve open to let out air, then attempt rolling up. The straps bing it together nicely and make it easy to carry. So glad we bought these!

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

                Q:

                I am buying supplies for the homeless and trying to determine if this product would be efficient for the man I am purchasing this for. What size is it? What are the dimensions?
                Asked on 12/21/2014 by Kayla

                4 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Please refer to the NRS website for dimensions. I am not sure how to
                  answer the question of "efficient". An excellent product that is heavily
                  constructed; I anticipate it will provide years of service even with hard
                  use.

                  Answered on 12/21/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  They come in many sizes. They are also extemely durable.
                  Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4

                  Answered on 12/21/2014 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Kayla, there are two sizes - Large: 74"L x 24"W x 2"D and XLarge: 77"L x 28"W x 3"D.

                  Answered on 12/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Too heavy to haul around by foot day after day.
                  Eric Meyer
                  c***.****forwards & texts to email)

                  Answered on 12/21/2014 by Eric from SLC, UT
              • NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

                Q:

                Help! My dear wife (who bought this pad for me) took it into the river as a floating lounge...but forgot to check that the valve was closed first (it wasn't). Now my "new" pad has a lot of water in it and weighs a ton. Looking for advice on how to get the water out of the pad...and hoping it isn't ruined.
                Asked on 7/9/2014 by Caleb

                3 answers

                • A:

                  Thanks to both of you for your suggestions. The ShopVac idea worked pretty well, but I knew I'd never be sure I had removed all the water, so after hearing back from NRS, I decided to cleanly cut open one end and pull out the foam. Even after hanging the foam in the sun for 2 days, it still has water in it, so I'm glad I went this route. It'll cost me a bit for the PVC repair fabric and Clifton, but it's the only way to do it right.

                  Answered on 7/14/2014 by Caleb from Langley, WA
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Shop vac should work. Make sure the valve is set to open
                  Sent from my iPod

                  Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I think you have to get a new one.
                  The water will remain in there and mold will grow.
                  I suggest calling nrs and see if they can repair it for you.
                  The only other option would be to slit the end, pull out the foam, dry everything out, then seal it back up with the proper glue (probably sold by nrs).
                  Of course, if you do this, you will have to make the pad a few inches shorter. Do you have a kid? :-)
                  Cheers,
                  Rich

                  Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
              • NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

                Q:

                Can you add air to the self inflation with your mouth or do you need a rafting pump?
                Asked on 3/6/2013 by Mark from La Grande, OR

                5 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  You can add air by mouth. Just open the valve, huff & puff, then pop it closed.

                  Answered on 3/6/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I just let My bed pull in the air it needs. I would use a pump
                  if it needed to be firmer but personally I would avoid blowing into it
                  because of the water vapor in breath will contaminate the foam and
                  lead to condensation and mold etc... Plus, cold weather insulation
                  value will suffer. Tie it on to the boat to sit on so that You don't
                  loose it and open the valve at camp for a while, watch out for sand or
                  dirt, let it do the breathing! Close the silly valve before Ya hit
                  the sack!

                  Answered on 3/6/2013 by Roadman from new mexico
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes, a small plastic tube was provided that allows to breathe air into the bed. Although provided I have not needed to add more air. Open the valve and let it sit for 10-15 min. and the bed will self inflate and just close the valve. Hope that helps, enjoy !!

                  Answered on 3/6/2013 by Skibum from Bozeman, MT
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Never had any problem with it self-inflating, but you can just use your mouth if needed-no pump...great pads..
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 3/6/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes, you can add air to this sleeping pad using a piece of tubing N.R.S. provides. I have owned this pad for a year and have been very satisfied,though slightly narrower than the jacks plastic, it is more affordable and seems of equal quality.

                  Answered on 3/7/2013 by Anonymous
              • NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad

                Q:

                Are these made in the United States?
                Asked on 1/3/2013 by Joni from Boise, ID

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The River Bed Pads are made in Asia.

                  Answered on 1/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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