Rating: 3 / 5
I know that this pad is supposedly the same thickness as my POE InsulMat Max Thermo (now the Ether Thermo). However, it has more tubes, which seem to make it effectively thinner. The Clearview has to be blown up harder to keep my hips off the ground (I'm a side sleeper). During three nights, I could not find a happy medium between too hard a pad or having my hipbone on the ground. Either alternative was quite painful. I therefore have gone back to the POE mattress (very comfy when pumped up halfway) and will give the Clearview to my son for Christmas. He's younger, has smaller hips and backpacks only in summer. He's been using my old Thermarest LE. The Clearview is less than half the weight.
The Clearview is also longer than I need. I am short and sleep curled up on my side, so a 48" pad is plenty long enough for me. However, even the 60" Clearview plus a 1/8" GG Thinlight pad on top (for cold nights) are several ounces lighter than my insulated POE air mattress.
I like the stickiness--it keeps the Clearview from sliding. With other pads, I've had an occasion or two when between the silnylon tent floor and my nylon-shelled sleeping bag, my pad has shot out from under me when I turn over. That won't happen with the Clearview! I certainly wouldn't want to have nothing between me and the pad, though, so as pointed out in another review here, it may not be for quilt users.
I'm just sorry that the thickness wasn't enough for me. I would have appreciated the lighter weight for week-long trips.