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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 3 reviews
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.