I love camping, but I dislike sleeping a teensy mattress when I go backpacking. Thermarest and the like does not quite cut it as I get older. This mattress is lightweight and fits easily into my pack. After blowing it up, I decided that I like this camping mattress a LOT, it is super thick, and keeps my hip off the ground (I am a side sleeper). Please beware that it takes a bit of breath to blow it up all the way, so factor that in to your equations. Its not a self-inflatable. I don't mind that too much because it is so thick and comfortable. It's an affordable option. I love the side baffles, and I think this is definitely going to be my go-to from now on.