Sleeping Mats & Airbeds
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Should I sleep on top of an Airbed or a Self Inflating Mat?
Cast your mind back a few years ago and you probably wouldn't have heard of a self inflating mat, but in todays World of Camping they seem to have overtaken the airbed as the most popular thing to sleep on.
A self inflating mat comes rolled up with with valve (or valves) closed. When you open the valves the compressed foam inside the mat expands and the tiny air pockets fill up creating a comfy layer of cushioned foam. No pump is needed, you just leave the mat for a few minutes then do up the valve.
If you prefer the bed to be a bit former then just blow into the valve a bit to top it up. If the bed has two valves, close one of them off before doing so.
The self inflating mats are available in three different categories. Most people will go for a Single Self Inflating Mat. These are more compact and easy to transport.
If you require a little more room then go for a Grande Self Inflating Mat, or if you are a couple then there are Double Self Inflating Mats available. These doubles generally fold in half before you roll them up.
Self inflating mats come in various thicknesses, anywhere from 2.5 mm up to a luxurious 15cm thick mat, great for people with bad backs. Read the specifiactions section of each product to see pack sizes and open sizes to see if you have room to transport, and indeed to fit inside your tent bedroom, and of course to see what your budget will allow. However, even though some of the prices of the thicker more luxurious mats may seem a little steep, factor this over several camping trips and comfy nights of sound sleep and it won't seem like such a bad investment.
You can get the standard airbed or for those who prefer to be raised a bit further off the ground Raised Airbeds are available. Airbeds equire to be pumped up, either with a manual or electric pump or a very big pair of lungs. We also have a small section of Airbeds with Bulit in Pumps.
You will also find Childrens Airbeds and just your simple roll mats in this section of the website.