Outdoorsman Lab Sleeping Pad and Bag Review

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By Jessica Shouse

If you are a lover of camping or backpacking having a good sleep system sleeping pad and bag, can make the difference between a long, cold night and a cozy, warm one. The OutdoorsmanLab UL Camping Sleeping Pad and Mummy Sleeping Bag sleep system come highly recommended for your next family camping trip or your next multi-week long thru-hike. I had the opportunity to test both products on a recent, solo fall camping trip up in the pine tree-filled hills of Colorado, just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park.

“OutdoorsmanLab is founded with a scientific spirit and a lofty mission: to offer innovative, well-made, and high-performance outdoor gear at a revolutionary price.” OutdoorsmanLab was started as an alternative to high priced, big brands and large, big-box retailers. The founders believe getting outdoors should be easy, fun, relaxing and recharging and not leave you broke, having spent all your money on gear. OutdoorsmanLab believes in working “hard and smart to craft innovative designs, select high-quality materials, and engage customers directly by circumventing traditional channels so you can enjoy exceptional gear at a fraction of the going price.” (https://outdoorsmanlab.com/pages/about-us)

 

UL Camping Sleeping Pad

The Outdoorsman Lab Camping Sleeping Pad is lightweight, weighing in at 16 oz. Comes in a compact carrying bag. Making for easy travel and packing. 2.2 inch thickness for great support, warmth and comfort. Made from high-quality ripstop nylon. R value of 2.2 for all-season warmth. The sleeping pad inflates easily, in about 10 breaths. The air valve was easy to use. A highlight of the sleeping pad design that I really enjoyed was the self-adjusting cells. These individual cells made the pad extra comfy and provided great support no matter what position I was laying in. I am primarily a side sleeper and have had issues with other sleeping pads causing my sciatic nerve pain to flare up. Making for very long, painful nights, or even cutting trips short. Not the case with the OutdoorsmanLab pad. My back felt great when I awoke early the next morning at the break of dawn for a beautiful sunrise hike. When I came back to camp to pack up, the pad deflated and rolled up quickly.

 

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Outdoorsman sleeping pad

 

 

Mummy Sleeping Bag

The Mummy Sleeping Bag by OutdoorsmanLab has so many neat features, making it my new favorite sleeping bag. Coming in a compact, packable carrying sack, the sleeping bag is lightweight, at only 3 pounds. This sleeping bag is nice and roomy, with room for most body types, up to 6’3”. The outer shell is water-resistant, made of durable ripstop polyester. I often find sleeping bag linings very itchy. The OutdoorsmanLab bag lining is very soft and breathable. It passed my itch test with an A rating. The high loft, synthetic filling in this bag provides for great three-season comfort, testing with a low-temperature limit of 29 F. The low the night I tested this bag was 32 F. I was nice and warm all night long. The bag was also perfect for sitting outside in the chilly, fall morning air, watching the rising sun melt the frost off the trees and grasses surroundings while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. On the back of the outside of the bag you will find two sleeping pad straps and two areas with grippy dots; preventing those oh so frustrating middle of the night roll offs. The mummy hood features a drawstring for a better fit. The footbox features its own zipper for added comfort and temperature control. I really enjoyed this feature, as I like the freedom it provided my feet to move around, not feeling trapped. The inside top features an inner pocket, perfect for storing your phone or other valuables.

 

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Outdoorsman sleeping bag

 

 

The UL Camping Sleeping Pad and Mummy Sleeping Bag by OutdoorsmanLab offer “no-frills gear, great prices and awesome results.” Products come with a lifetime warranty. It is hard to find high-quality outdoor products at great prices, making connecting with nature more accessible for all. Look no more. Both the sleeping pad and mummy sleeping bag are perfect for weekend car camping trips with the family or for longer, solo, soul searching backpacking trips. Both products are lightweight and compact, making them the perfect pair for easy travel. I can’t wait to take both products out again on my next overnight adventure in the mountains of Colorado.

 

 

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Jessy is a 30 something, wife, mother, photographer, blogger, gear reviewer and avid nature lover. Nature, hiking and camping are her game! Jessy is blessed to call colorful Colorado and her beautiful Rocky Mountains home. Jessy lives just 45 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and spends as much of her free time in the park as she can. Frequently visiting the park for Sunday morning sunrise sessions that are truly breathtaking! Jessy is also a volunteer for the US Forest Service and conducts patrols of some of her favorite trails in the Indian and James Peak Wilderness areas.

Jessy believes deeply in and advocates for all the health, mental and physical, benefits that spending time in nature provides. There is more and more scientific, evidence-based, research supporting this. Jessy tries to share that with as many people as she can.

Through her honest and authentic writing on her Colorado Mountain Momma blog, accompanied by her nature photography, Dragonfly Colorado, Jessy aims to share how nature has been one of the, if not the most, powerful healing tools for her in overcoming her mental health struggles. By opening a very candid and personal door into her own journey and life experiences Jessy hopes to show others that they too can benefit from all nature has to offer. Jessy aims to guide others how to find a healthy balance between catering to life’s responsibilities and caring for one's self and one’s deep passions.

“Her religion is the Earth. The mountains, the air, the water, the fire and the soil are her sanctuary. They live in her as she lives in them.” -Colorado Mountain Momma, Jessy Shouse-

28 thoughts on “Outdoorsman Lab Sleeping Pad and Bag Review

  • December 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    My aunt has a sleeping pad like this, it’s so thin but insanely comfortable!

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  • December 16, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    My oldest son always asks when we will go camping, but due to the fact that we do not have any sleeping bags for camping, we tell him, one day. These sleeping bags look really comfy, so will have to look at these.

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  • December 16, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    These sound like some great things to get for camping! I would love to try that sleeping pad!! It’s a great color too.

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  • December 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    This looks like a camping must have!

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  • December 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Mummy bags really are the best for camping. When it gets cold, staying warm is the most important thing. I also love how this sleeping bag comes with an inflatable pad.

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  • December 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    Are there any products that haven’t been invented? Seriously! This looks perfect for camping on the go!

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  • December 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    I loveeee camping. Also I can’t believe how small the sleeping pack is when it’s packed away!

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  • December 10, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    Oh wow how cool is this. Looks like an ideal bit of kit for camping for sure xx

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  • December 9, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    A good sleeping bag is so much required for camping and hiking. I really liked the mission of Outdoor Labs. Getting a lightweight and good sleeping bag at an affordable price is quite difficult. And this one is only 3 pounds! Just what I was looking for. I am definitely going to check out these products.

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    • December 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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      Good sleeping bag is really needed for hiking. This is really a good product for hikers. I will check this out.

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  • December 9, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    Seems like we are in for a good sleep alright. The bag seems quite cushy and compact. I like the whole concept of inner pockets too. Guess, it would hold up well for all possible camping needs. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  • December 9, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    I’ve never tried sleeping bags but this bag and pad sound amazing especially since it has also an inner packet. This is perfect for those who love outdoor activities and camping.

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  • December 8, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    UL Camping Sleeping Pad looks very comfy and also it is good that it is very lightweight too. My husband and son are very tall around 6’3″ and so this bag would suit me as it has lots of space. The mummy hood with drawstring in this sleeping pad is also very good for chilly weather. Also, we can store valuables which makes this sleeping pad a perfect choice.

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  • December 8, 2019 at 6:53 am
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    Wow such good quality sleeping pad. This should make camping in nights easy. Lifetime warranty is a great offer from them. Makes it a good choice.

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  • December 8, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    Oh, what a nice review, thanks for all the info and tips – I am very new to hiking and I once use a sleeping bag but only for camping so this information is really great and a good guide for buying one.

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  • December 7, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    This looks like a great quality sleeping pad. It is so important to have a good night’s sleep when I go camping – I’ll have to check this out.

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  • December 6, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    I would certainly be looking for a good sleeping bed and pad if I went camping. The high loft sleeping pad would definitely keep the chill from coming through from the ground. But I might feel a bit like a mummy wrapped up in that sleeping bag. Good to know that both of these products worked well for you.

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  • December 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    I have to agree. I bought a sleeping bag after spending a lovely light beneath the stars at the base of a hill, in a rocky, cold, uncomfortable ‘bed’! Haha… A sleeping bag can make all the difference. Somehow haven’t owned a sleeping pad yet. It feels a bit too many things to carry on a trek. But I’ve never spent more than 1 night in the wilderness…

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    • December 7, 2019 at 4:17 am
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      Thanks for reading. Rolled up the sleeping pad is actually really small. It fit in the side pocket of the backpack I use for camping. It is super light as well.

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      • December 9, 2019 at 10:40 am
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        This mommy sleeping bag looks so cool and comfy .. i wonder if its available in India as i need to proccure one for my next year camping and trekking plans . I always wonder how heavy is it to carry although .But looks defnitely lightweight and user friendly.

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  • December 6, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    My husband likes to do some outdoor camping but it’s not my thing. I know he has a cot he sleeps on but that isn’t always ideal to bring. This pad would be great for him.

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    • December 7, 2019 at 4:18 am
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      Makes a huge difference and much easier than a cot for sure.

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    • December 7, 2019 at 4:19 am
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      The inner pocket was very handy!!

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  • December 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    Hey, if anything is going to give me a comfortable night sleep whilst under the stars, then I am there. This sounds like a wonderful product which me and my family should look into when we do our big trip to USA for National Park visits and camping. I gotta have a good night sleep so I am ready for a long walk each day. Also the pad looks like it doesnt take much space in storage and is very light…which I want. 😀

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  • December 6, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    This sure looks like a perfect gift for an outdoorsy person – and that would be my eldest son! I like all the features you described and I will be assured that my son will sleep comfortably while camping with his buddies.

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    • December 7, 2019 at 4:30 am
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      This pair would be a great gift for your son. Thanks for reading!

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