Tensor Insulated Regular Sleeping Mat

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A superb blend of weight comfort and warmth, hits the sweet spot for this type of mat. The Insulated version of the Popular Tensor mat, this version offers a very good weight to R value rating so is perfect for colder co…

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A superb blend of weight comfort and warmth, hits the sweet spot for this type of mat. The Insulated version of the Popular Tensor mat, this version offers a very good weight to R value rating so is perfect for colder conditions where every gram still counts.

Nemo says: 

When you’re on the trail, sleep isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Getting the most from your experience in the mountains requires enough rest to be fully present, and few things are more essential for a night of rejuvenating sleep than a good pad. Built on our iconic proprietary Spaceframe™ baffle construction, Tensor™ offers quiet, supportive comfort in an ultralight package. The internal architecture provides unparalleled stability and weight distribution, using low-stretch die-cut trusses to eliminate springiness while protecting elbows and hips from poking through to the ground. A new internal layer of ultra-thin film reduces convection currents and adds R-value. Insulated versions utilize multiple layers of suspended Thermal Mirror™ metallized film, resulting in a lighter, remarkably quiet sleeping pad compared to the competition. Tensor™ now features 100% bluesign® certified, recycled 20D polyester fabrics. It comes with our Vortex™ pump sack which mates with our custom Laylow™ zero-profile valve for easy inflation and personalized comfort. If having your best adventure depends on good sleep, Tensor™ has the perfect formula.

Our Verdict

Part of the popular Tensor series the insulated version offers a solid 4.2 R rating that will keep you warm most of the year round. 

The mat packs around the same size as a 1 litre Nalgene bottle and is quickly inflated using the included vortex pump sack. Using the sack prevents moisture getting into the mat. The mat is thick and comfortable to sleep on, I didn't sink through when laying on my side. The rectangular shape give you more room than a mummy shape and its easier to join 2 rectangular mats together. Despite the low weight the material feels durable and is quiet without the 'wrinkle' effect of other mats so wriggly sleepers have no fear.

This version has seen some updates to the fabrics that mean that it is now 100% bluesignas it uses completely recycled polyester fabrics. The inclusion of the Vortex pump sack means that it takes little time to inflate and requires not getting out of breath.

The Tensor insulated is one of the lightest mats for its R rating so is a good option if you are looking to travel in colder conditions but are still wanting to save as much weight as possible. 

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

In-depth Reviews:


  • Spaceframe™ baffles offer unparalleled stability and weight distribution, using low-stretch, die-cut trusses that eliminate springiness.
  • A new ultra-thin film within internal architecture adds R-value.
  • 100% bluesign® certified, 20D premium recycled polyester fabric.
  • 3 inches of quiet and supportive cushioning without the usual “waterbed” feel.
  • Insulated models leverage 2 layers of suspended Thermal Mirror™ metallized film for a lighter and remarkably quiet sleep when compared to the competition.


  • Weight: 495g (excluding storage bag)
  • Packed Size: 8.0 x 3.0 in dia / 20 x 8 cm dia
  • Dimensions: 72 x 20 x 3.0 in / 183 x 51 x 8 cm
  • Pad Thickness: 3.0 in
  • ASTM R-value: 4.2
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Manufacturer quoted weight: 0 lb , 15 oz / 425g
  • Manufacturer quoted packed weight: 1 lb , 2oz / 505g

Material & Construction

  • Insulation Type: Aluminized Film
  • Pad Fabric: 20D 100% PCR PU Polyester
  • Bluesign Certified
  • Pad Shape: Mummy
  • Included Accessories: Stuff Sack, Vortex Pump Sack, Repair Kit

ASTM R-Value:

From 2020, there is a new industry standard for measuring the R-value (level of insulation) of sleeping mats – ASTM F3340-18. This new standard is the sleeping mat equivalent to the EN rating for sleeping bags.

You can now directly compare the R-value of mats rated using the ASTM F3340-18 with confidence that is a fair and accurate comparison between mats. In simple terms, the higher the R-value, the warmer the mat.

In general terms, an R-value below 2.0 is for summer use, 2.0 to 4.0 is for cooler 3 season use and 4.0+ is for winter temperatures. This will be also be dependent on your sleeping bag, how cold you sleep etc. Please contact our customer service team if you need advice on choosing the right mat for your activity.

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Nemo 2022 Tensor Insulated Regular Sleeping Mat

Tensor Insulated Regular Sleeping Mat

RRP: £199.99
| You save: £60.00 (30%)

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