Whether you’re hiking, backpacking, or just looking to do a little camping, we can all agree that sleeping outdoors can be a real challenge. So we decided to look for the best camping bedroll we could find and we found it in the Trekroll.
Trekroll designed this sleep system with comfort, convenience, and durability in mind. Which, when you look at all of the camping bedrolls on the market, that’s an impressive feat.
Trekroll: Your ultimate camping bedroll solution.
As adventure seekers, we simply don’t pay enough attention to our rest and sleep. After all, experts argue that we’re already sacrificing too much sleep.
But it doesn’t have to be that way when you’re out camping or hiking.
Think about it this way. There are 24 hours a day, and most of the time we spend up to one-third of that time in an uncomfortable sleeping bag or a tent.
That’s where Trekroll comes in. They’re solving the sleeping problem and giving adventurers everywhere a warm bed to sleep in no matter where the journey takes them.
With Trekroll, your sleeping gear goes where you go. We’re not just talking about a sleeping bag and a pillow strapped to your backpack. No, we’re talking about a complete air mattress and in a tight pack that fits in your bag or easily straps to your bag.
Toss your sleeping bags to the side because it gets even better.
What’s included with the Trekroll?
Before we get too far along, let’s go through what is included. Honestly, what you get for the price is quite a bit, so no complaints from us.
- Canvas duffel bag. This is for easy transport while keeping the bedding clean, and the system rolled up.
- Air mattress. Essentially, this 4″ mattress is where all of your comforts originates.
- Sleeping bag. The sleeping bag is perfectly designed for the mattress and even has small straps to loosely attach the bag to the mattress.
- Small pillow. Although it might not look like much, it packs down to nothing and has an inflatable pillow to boot.
Sure, this might not seem like much, but that’s everything you need to sleep. The Trekroll is simple and lightweight – almost as if they designed this with backpacking in mind.
Essential features and benefits of the Trekroll sleeping pad.
Whenever we try out a new piece of camping gear, we always want to dive into the various features. In the case of this bed roll, does it live up to its promise?
So we looked at three primary areas when we assessed this sleep system.
- Portability & convenience. Is this thing going to weigh us down on our hikes? We already have so much gear; we don’t need anything else that’s going to weigh us down.
- Comfort & insulation. We wanted to ensure we could get a good night’s sleep. That’s what the Trekroll is all about, right?
- Durability & material. Whether we’re hiking through the Rockies or even glamping in luxurious canvas tents, we’re always rough on our gear. It needs to be able to hold up.
Portability & convenience.
The first thing we noticed when we got our Trekroll in the mail was how light it was. Even with the packaging (although the packaging was nothing special), it was still incredibly light.
At this point, we’ve already got a good feeling about it. We knew what was in the package because we were expecting it; however, we weren’t expecting it to be this light. Maybe something was missing?
Well, fortunately, everything was there. The Trekroll was packaged nicely and ready to get underway.
It comes with a convenient canvas carry bag that has a durable and reinforced strap and everything you need to set it up in about two minutes. That’s because there is also an integrated foot-pump inflation system for the air mattress. Everything you need is in the roll including a lightweight air mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow all in one.
We were blown away by the compact size of this mattress and sleeping bag combo. This is an entire sleep system that weighs less than most sleeping bags. That’s not even counting anything else you want to add for comfort such as a sleeping pad or air mattress.
As for the unpacked size, it’s exactly what you’d expect. It’s roughly the size of an unrolled sleeping bag and can fit in any tent such as a small 2 person tent.
However, the mattress and bag are roughly 6′ long, possibly slightly larger, which may be a problem for taller campers.
Comfort & insulation.
Now that we’ve established that the portability and convenience factor is great, the next step was to check out the comfort.
Trek’s sleeping bag uses a special hyper-loft synthetic fill that provides warmth and insulation even when temperatures drop down to the 40s. The air mattress also comes insulated a durable ripstop nylon top layer and foam padding to ensure superior comfort all night long.
As if the portability wasn’t enough, this is actually where the Trekroll really shined when we tried it out.
The air bedding was incredibly comfortable and the sleep system kept us warm all night long. Although we’re not so sure this would do too well in sub-freezing temperatures.
We were also pleasantly surprised to find that it held up our weight even though we have a slightly heavier build than most campers.
Durability & material.
Finally, we wanted to ensure that this sleep system was going to last. We’ve all been burned before by cheap and flimsy camping gear, so we wanted the assurance that our Trekroll wasn’t going to fall apart on us after a few months of use.
The first thing we noticed was how sturdy the material was; the bedroll arrived in one of the most durable duffel bags we’ve seen. It is extremely well-made. Even when the mattress was inflated, it still felt solid and solid. The seams were all nicely sewn together and the fabric was thick enough to last for years of use.
Also, the air mattress is made with heavy-duty ripstop nylon that’s resistant to punctures and tears. This means you don’t have to worry about your mattress popping or cracking while you sleep.
The good, the bad, and the cozy: pros & cons of this camping bed roll.
To give you a fair an honest look at this camping bed roll, it’s fair to list not only the pros but the cons.
Advantages of the Trekroll.
There are plenty of pros to this sleep setup, but we’ll summarize them in just three overarching advantages.
- Extremely lightweight. Right out of the box, this was apparent. We love that Trekroll has figured out how to get your entire sleeping system into a package that is ultralightweight. It’s lighter than any other bedrolls we’ve tried.
- Durability. Trekroll has not cut any corners when it comes to this system. From the zippers to the stitching, it’s definitely quality material.
- Comfort. No compromises have been made here. We found this bed roll to be supremely comfortable with its air mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow all in one. You can’t ask much more from the ultimate camping bedroll.
Disadvantages of the Trekroll.
While there aren’t many disadvantages or cons to this setup, there were a couple of items we could see being problematic.
- Smaller size. The mattress isn’t as wide as we would have liked it to be. And while it worked for us, for taller campers, the overall length may be an issue. This is most likely a compromise between portability and size.
- Flimsy foot pump. While we think this is an ingenious way to inflate the mattress, we found the foot pump to be somewhat flimsy. Personally, we don’t think the foot pump inflates the mattress any faster than if you just used your mouth to blow, but it’s definitely convenient!
Personal experience & honest opinion of this sleeping bag and pad combo.
The first thing we noticed that we liked was the weight. It was lighter than any other bedroll we’ve tried, and that made it super convenient to carry around while hiking. Whether you’re lounging on the shore of a lake or trekking through the backwoods in the mountains, it’s light enough for you to forget it’s on your back.
The second thing we noticed was the comfort. The air mattress felt great, we loved the inflatable pillow that is included, and sleeping in the bag was cozy and warm. We also found that despite its lightweight construction, it could handle heavier campers without sagging or falling apart.
While we used our Trekroll on the ground just to see how it held up, you can easily use it on a cot or any other type of elevated sleeping platform. It might be a bit of a struggle in a hammock, though.
Finally, the Trekroll is made from durable material that should last for a long time. The seams are also well-constructed and won’t tear easily under normal use. As of writing this, we’ve only used it a few times, so time will tell how long it holds up.
Overall, we highly recommend the Trekroll if you’re looking for a lightweight sleep system that provides both portability and comfort. If you’re on the larger end of the scale, this might not be for you. Then again, it appears to be around the same size as other rolls, so you might just be out of luck.
Top Trekroll competitors: a side-by-side comparison.
When it comes to camping bed rolls, there are a lot of different brands out there. To give you an honest look at Trekroll and its competitors, we’ve looked at some of the most popular systems on the market to see how the Trekroll compares.
Dominator 2.0 Bedroll.
They claim this is the ultimate roll, but we think it falls a bit short of the Trekroll. The Dominator 2.0 Bedroll is heavier and bulkier than the Trekroll, so it’s not as portable. It also doesn’t include an air mattress, which can make it significantly less comfortable over time.
Where this camp roll might have the edge is in durability. This is a thicker and heavier material, which may hold up better in the long run.
The MotoBed is more for car camping, but we suppose you could take it on the trail. This option, unfortunately, is significantly less durable than the Trekroll. On the plus side, it’s plenty wide and comfortable.
We do like the fact that they use a memory foam pad that inflates once unrolled, and it’s ultralight which is great for hiking and backpacking. However, as they made it more for car camping, it definitely lacks durability.
The Cowboy Bedroll.
For those that need something that will last, the Cowboy Bedroll by Ellis may be a good option. This one is extremely well-made and should stand up to years of use. Unfortunately, it’s not very lightweight or portable compared to the Trekroll, so it won’t be ideal for backpacking. In fact, it’s the heaviest of the bedrolls we’ve tried.
Maybe that’s why they call it the Cowboy Bedroll – because you need a horse to move it.
That being said, if you want something that will provide extreme durability without sacrificing comfort, the Cowboy Bedroll may be worth a look. But if you want something lightweight that you can carry with you, we recommend looking elsewhere.
Why is the Trekroll the ultimate camping bedroll choice?
Overall, the Trekroll is our top choice for camping bed rolls. After thoroughly testing it out and giving it a try, we love it. It’s lightweight and portable yet still comfortable enough to get a good night’s sleep even when you’re sleeping on the ground. Gone are the days of “roughing it.”
The air mattress provides just the right amount of cushioning while also being durable enough to last through many camping trips. Plus, it comes with all the features that make it easy to set up and take down quickly, so you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor adventures instead of setting up camp.
So if you’re looking for an ultralight system that offers comfort and convenience at an affordable price point, the Trekroll is the ultimate camping bedroll.
Have any questions about this? Leave a comment below or send us a note. We’d be happy to answer anything you’d like about the Trekroll.