I'm a casual camper and I was looking for a reasonably priced air pad that I could use instead of a bulky air mattress. I thought the ALPS Air Pad was a good buy. It was comfortable and the quality seemed comparable to the other air pads in the market (but obviously not as good as the more expensive Thermarest Air Pads, Thermarest uses the air pad to keep you warm, I didn't think the ALPS pad made me warmer). It was also really light and compact also.I slept on the rocky floor for 2 nights and didn't feel a thing. I've only used it once, but hopefully this will last me a few years.