Products that are well made, serve a need in my life and make a social impact on the world are my favorite to own. So when Relief Bed offered to send me one of their sleeping pads for review in exchange for a review, I instantly said yes.
The concept of a Relief Bed is simple. It is a bright orange sleeping pad made by Therm-a-Rest who make some of the best camping and backpacking gear out there and I've plenty of their products over the years as a happy customer.
But, here is where the company is about so much more than selling products.
Every time you buy a product from Relief Bed, they are able to donate sleeping products to those in needs. They provide innovative, strategically built beds for impoverished people in emerging countries, disaster victims, aid workers, and the homeless in North America.
That is how a company is about more than only their bottom line!
Watch this video from Founder, Scott Smalling and you'll see what he and his company are all about.
So, how is their product?
While not compact enough for my backpacking needs, it is perfect for those times when you are car camping or need an extra sleeping pad in your house for a sleepover.
I really liked the built in pillow which even as I tossed and turned on it kept me comfortable. I had to deflate it a bit so that it had a little give which is how I like to sleep.
The bright orange color was an added bonus. This means the sleeping pad could double as a signaling tool if you were ever lost or stranded.
I plan on putting mine in the trunk of my car as part of my winter ready kit I keep there.
If you have someone on your Christmas list who likes camping and helping the world at the same time, consider a Relief Bed as a perfect gift. Their shop is always open.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Relief Bed for free in consideration for a gear review. The opinions are my own.