For me, lighter has always been better so I have suffered with the seemingly micro-thin foam pads that were light but uncomfortable. On one very long trip I even did the unthinkable and went without a pad for the sake of saving weight. I will never do that again now that I've found this sleeping pad. I found this sleeping pad to be VERY comfy! Even sleeping on my side I could not feel the pain on my bones pressing into the ground (as I have with every other pad I've used). I am 5'9 and found that by putting my pack under my feet or a stuff sack under my knees, I was very comfortable and didn't miss the lower-third of padding. I liked mine fully inflated but my husband was more comfortable when he let some air out of the pad. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a good night sleep in the backcountry without having to carry too much weight.