The Nemo Tensor Insulated 20R is an ultra lightweight and compact airbed that provides comfort and stability for a restful night's sleep.
Tensor features NEMO'S lightest weight fabrics and cutting edge insulation. Constructed with low stretch fabric baffles to eliminate elasticity, Tensor's height, stability, quiet fabrics, paltry weight and pack size make it the ultimate in ultralight pad design.
The minimal weight and pack size of the Tensor Insulated 20R Airbed is ideal for light and fast backpacking. It packs down to around the size of a classic Nalgene water bottle and at 424 grams it's about 70 grams heavier than the Regular Thermarest NeoAir Xlite but nearly £35 cheaper. This insulated Tensor mat utilies Primaloft for highly compressible insulation with down like performance coupled with a heat-reflective layer. This causes a slight crinkle noise but it's much, much quieter than the NeoAir mats.
Nemo have not given their mats R Value's but they do say that the comfort temperature range of the un-insulated Tensor mats are about -1 to 4C and the insulated versions are about -9 to -4C, which would put the insulated versions right about the same warmth as the Neoair mats. Overall I like the full rectangular shape, though those looking to cut weight may want to consider the mummy version.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear