Why rent a foam sleeping pad? For insulation in cold weather hiking trips and/or you are a thru-hiker looking to cut weight anywhere you can. Mountain Side features a roll-up pad, the Mt. Hood from Equinox, and a foldable egg-carton style from Alps Mountaineering.
Please specify in your order notes if you prefer one or the other.
In cold weather applications, these are a huge advantage when placed between your air pad and sleeping bag. Nothing is more effective at keeping the cold from creeping in from the ground than a foam sleeping pad.
The advantage of a foam sleeping pad rental is that they will never lose their air. Very durable and water resistant, they can be packed on the outside of your backpack. This is key when cutting ounces (and grams, you gram geeks) for thru-hiking that bucket-list trail of yours.
Those renting one of our luxurious cots can place it on top of your cot to block out the cold air along your back. It makes a HUGE difference.
Cross-linked closed cell foam offers good insulating and water repellent properties. Folds or rolls easily for compact storage.