This camping mat is surely the ultimately in luxury sleeping comfort. Quite possibly as comfortable, or even more so than your bed at home. It is a whopping 3 inches thick and substantial longer and wider than most other sleeping mats. It's also a bit heavier, so it is better suited to base camps, car camping or camping barns than for carrying on long back packing treks (unless a perfect night's sleep is a priority you're willing to carry the extra weight for). It will self inflate, and comes with a mini pump to put that last bit of extra pressure into it, for increased firmness.