Review: Nemo Switchback

Compact air mattresses may be the new backpacking norm, but they’ll never be as comfy as traditional foam pads—especially those with modern upgrades. The NEMO Switchback is one such pad: it’s thick and plush, insulated to 20 degrees, weighs a paltry 14.5 ounces, and packs down small for convenient carry. Hexagonal nodes, thermal-reflective film, and an abrasion-resistant protective layer give this old-school-style pad a high-tech, new-school look and feel. $50.