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NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad
NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad

NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad

Axiotomic™ Closed-cell Foam


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NEMO redefined the classic closed-cell foam sleeping pad to deliver more thickness and plush comfort in an industry-leading packed size. Switchback™ features hexagonal nodes, which are molded with our dual-density Axiotomic™ foam to create Hypnoelastic™ zones that conform to your body in a perfect balance of comfort and support.

Switchback™ also leverages a metalized thermal film layer to efficiently reflect heat back to your body. Blend that with 15% more heat-trapping space, this new innovative design delivers a warmer, more comfortable sleep than other pads in this category.

*Nemo products are unavailable for purchase in Canada due to Canadian regulations.*

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NEMO Switchback Insulated Pad Details

Highly-efficient, hexagonal nesting pattern allocates more space for taller, wider nodes, providing significantly greater plushness. More precise tooling eliminates wasted space between folded layers, enabling taller nodes to nest tighter for a smaller packed size. Taller nodes create more space for uncompressed sleeping bag insulation, trapping more warmth around your body. Premium dual-density Axiotomic™ foam offers a supple layer for comfort and a resilient layer for support.


  • Dimensions (in, cm): 72 x 20 x 0.9 in / 183 x 51 x 2 cm
  • Minimum Weight (lb, oz-kg): 14.5 oz / 415 g
  • Packed Weight (lb, oz-kg): 14.5 oz / 415 g
  • Packed Size (in-cm): 20.0 x 5.0 x 5.5 in / 51 x 13 x 14 cm
  • 2 R-Value
  • Gender: Unisex
  • 20 to 35F / -7 to 2C

How It's Built

  • Weight: 14.5oz.

Where to Use

  • Regions:
    • Intermountain/Rockies
    • Southwest
    • Midwest
    • Northeast
    • BC/Alaska
    • Pacific Northwest
    • Southeast
  • Temperature Ranges:
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • 60F - 80F
    • Above 80F

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Product Size: L
Height: 6'2
Weight: 250
Waist Size: 36
Inseam Length: 34
simple dose it's job

Simple, light, and does it's job. I use it as my only pad on one night trips May thru first half of September. Also during late season I use it under my warmer pad to add R value. Great while glassing or sitting on cold ground. Keeps me dry and prevent heat from leaving the body.

Drew Forsman
Product Size: L
Height: 6
Weight: 210
Waist Size: 36
Inseam Length: 36
Location: Northern Missouri
Primary Use: Sleeping durning a turkey hunt.

Great sleeping pad for temps that dip down to 30 degrees.

William Stephenson
Product Size: L
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Waist Size: 38
Inseam Length: 33
Draw Length: 31
Location: Backcountry Backpacking
Primary Use: Spike Camps
Nemo Switchback Pad Simple Reliable

The Nemo Switchback Sleeping Pad is simple, light and reliable. Kept my body comfortably off the ground and dry.

Chad Perkins
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 250
Waist Size: 38
Inseam Length: 35
Location: Camping and when my wife kicks me out
Primary Use: Sleeping like a boss
Best Camp Pad!

I just used the pad for two nights. It actually retains heat on the upper surface. You can feel the difference. Very comfortable to sleep on and doubles as extra orange on the outside of your pack!

Tyler Martin | Wyoming
Product Size: L
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 230
Waist Size: 40
Inseam Length: 30
Location: WY
Primary Use: Camping | Hunting
Great Pad, No Regrets

Over the last 4 years of camping and hunting I've been working on the perfect combo for sleeping as comfortably as possible. This little pad here sealed the deal. I rock this pad under my klymit V pad and it's a perfect combo. Pretty comfy on its own, and if I were having to throw it on the ground for a backcountry sleeping situation it would do just fine on its own.

Product Size: L
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180
Waist Size: N/A
Inseam Length: N/A
Location: Montana/Idaho
Primary Use: Hunting, Scouting. and Backcountry Fly Fishing
Quite Comfortable

Really enjoy using this pad in the backcountry, especially during spring scouting and early season hunts. I like that it can easily be strapped down to the exterior of your pack, which frees up interior room for other essentials. Built from high quality materials and has more durability than standard closed cell-foam pads. Tips: If you're looking for a pad for late fall/early winter (snow on the ground), take a look at the Longbow Alpine. The Switchback starts to lose its ability to insulate once the ground temp approaches freezing. Also, don't use it as a glassing pad on abrassive rocks, it'll eventually get chewed it up.