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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.
  • Rugged, waterproof PVC exterior holds up to all the use and abuse you can throw at it.
  • Our exclusive dual-density foam shields you from rocks, sticks and pine cones while providing pillow-soft comfort.
  • Top-quality Leafield C7 valve lets you use your raft pump to inflate the pad for extra cushion.
  • 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 RiverBed 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% 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

    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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NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to inflate (14)
  • Comfortable (13)
  • Warm (5)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (7)

Best Uses

  • Car camping (10)
  • 4 season camping (6)
  • 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 (10), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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

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
     
    4.0

    Great pad for the price

    By Waldens Ridge

    from Chattanooga TN

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Inflate
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Easily
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car Camping

      Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

      I got the smaller version to cover a 2'x4' table strapped to an oar frame on a Super Puma. This setup offered a comfy place to hang out for the little ones. The pad then went into the tent in the evenings and my 4 year old slept on it. Great pad for the price and I like that it has a Standard raft valve which could be used in a tight spot. I have not slept on it, as I sleep on a Aire landing pad, but it is nice and cushy.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Baffled by no baffles

      By White Buffalo

      from Helena, MT

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Inflate
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • 3 Season Camping
      • 4 Season Camping
      • Car Camping

      Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

      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.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Great value, great quality!

      By Deschutestrout

      from Maupin, OR

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Inflate

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • 3 Season Camping
      • Car Camping

      Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

      MUCH more comfortable than the "competitor's" pad! Excellent valve system, softer foam, and costs less too! Well done NRS! I may just have to invest in an XL too for car camping trips!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Sleeping Pad with Multiple Uses

      By John W

      from Richland, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Inflate
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • 4 Season Camping

      Comments about NRS River Bed Sleeping Pad:

      I use this white water rafting. Not only is this an easy to set up and comfortable sleeping pad, but it also serves as a cover to my front cooler and a comfortable seat on my raft during the day. Also, with the same Leafield C7 valve as my raft, it is an emergency backup in case my raft valves have trouble. Overall an excellent sleeping pad, if a little large when rolled up.

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

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