Switchback Ultralight Sleeping Pad – Oz Backcountry

Switchback Ultralight Sleeping Pad

6 reviews

$113.36 $82.43

with complimentary shipping

Select Size: Short Show size specifications

  • Short
  • Regular
$113.36 $82.43
View Similar Alternatives Out of stock Notify

4 payments of $20.60

own it from $10/wk

Order in the next to make the next shipping cutoff! hoursminutes

We’ve brought nerdy design and engineering to the closed-cell foam sleeping pad, bringing the first new idea in these durable, go-anywhere pads in decades. By mathematical magic, we designed the Switchback to be 20% thicker, more plush, and more comfortable than the current leading pads… all while packing down even smaller. The high-quality, dual-density foam is designed for reliable comfort and is metallized for a heatreflective surface that traps warmth.

A lightweight sleeping pad that's ready for any adventure. The Switchback™ redefines the classic foam sleeping pad with a thicker, more comfortable construction and packed size. The Hexagonal nodes and foam technology provide extra cushioning where you need it most, so you can rest easy whether you're relaxing on the beach or hitting the trail.

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 is able to deliver a warmer, more comfortable sleep than other pads in this category. 

  • Hypnoelastic™ zones and the unique hexagonal pattern conforms to your body and provides a thicker, more supportive surface, providing solid resistance to bottoming out
  • With 15% more heat-trapping space, Switchback delivers a warmer, more comfortable sleep than other pads in this category.
  • 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.
  • Metalized thermal reflective film reflects heat back to your body and is protected by a durable film.
  • Axiotomic™ dual-density foam is optimized for well-balanced compression and abrasion resistance.
  • Extremely easy to use, delivers comfort and security on all types of adventuresfrom mountaineering, thru-hiking, or camping on a budget.
  • Folding panel design allows for lightning-fast, easy set up and packing.
  • Use as a standalone pad for ultralight durability and comfort or pair with another pad for extra insulation and comfort in extreme cold conditions.
  • Protected by the NEMO Lifetime Warranty.




Minimum Weight

14.5 oz / 415 g

10.5 oz / 300 g

Packed Weight

14.5 oz / 415 g

10.5 oz / 300 g

Packed Size

20.0 x 5.0 x 5.5 in / 51 x 13 x 14 cm

20.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 in / 51 x 13 x 10.75 cm




0.9 in




Sunset Orange


Closed-cell Foam & Low-Emissivity Film


PE Foam

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 6 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Ashley H.
Australia Australia

Nemo switchback

Great product. I use it for added warmth and comfort under my inflatable mattress.

Australia Australia

Good service. Good product.

Needed a lightweight sleeping pad option that wouldn't break the bank. This is it. I was expecting old school foam mat comfort, however, I get a better night sleep on this than my UL sea to summit inflatable pad. Service was smooth - ordered item, updated notifications for tracking, and delivered a couple days after purchase. I have since purchased a second one for my son.

Australia Australia

Nemo Switchback

This mat has been a great purchase, used it under my inflatable mat to increase the warmth & it stopped my inflatable mat slipping around, so light and versatile.

Stephanie B.
Australia Australia

Very comfy, a must buy.

I've owned a lot of these style mats and this is the comfiest by far. It's thick and warm. Whilst being smaller that my other mats like this, I think it's ok, the reduction in width means the sides get less scratched on passing trees. I just wish it came with a protective sack like other brands do, as I'm worried about small bits of foam shedding in the bush.

louis k.
Australia Australia

Top foam mat

Onya happy campers , brought this mat to protect my air mattress from punctures, great by it self for a power nap

Not enough items available. Only [max] left.
Shopping cart

Your cart is empty.

Return To Shop