CCF Mats

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Ally, May 15, 2018.

  1. Ally

    Ally Trail Blazer

    This will most likely be a daft question that I am overthinking but....

    I'm looking for a closed cell mat to serve three purposes-

    1. A back pad for a frame-less pack.

    2. Protection for for a blow up mat ( I've been stuck in winter with a punctured mat before ).

    3. A little extra insulation for a blow up mat.

    Are all closed cell mats created equal in insulation ? Ie a £5 4mm yoga mat V 4mm multimat

    Any other suggestions for the above uses ?
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I use 3mm for the purposes you mention

    It's basically the same as the GG Thinlight pad

    I can't remember what size i cut mine to but it's the full 50cm width and folds into thirds, that slides down nicely into my @theoctagon packs, maybe 100cm long, weighs 45g 'ish

    Makes for a useful sit/kneeling pad but it does a really good job of stopping my mat sliding about in the bivvy or on polycryo sheet. I can't bring myself to ditch the inflatable pad yet and use the 3mm mat, that seems to be the trick to getting under 6lbs
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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    220g for a small xlite is an awful lot of comfort/warmth per gram IMHO
    The z lite clones make good external back supports with ventilating bumps
  4. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Ultralighter

    still use my thinlight.....very very good bit of kit
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  5. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Section Hiker

  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    DPM Barrier Laminate floor underlay - 3mm


    I use a 1.6m length x 0.6m of this folded as my Prophet backpad. It goes under my Neoair in winter. One of the best insulators around, i think it only weighs 60-70g.

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  7. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Just remembered this thread
  8. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I use LD33 platazote foam from the same seller as @Shewie linked to (via the efoams shop, not eBay). Not quite sure why it is superior, chemical composition probably but it also comes in yellow, red or blue :dude: and I didn't fancy just black.

    El's £1/m stuff is a bargain, but not quite as cheerfull as a sea of yellow foam
  9. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

  10. Ally

    Ally Trail Blazer

    Thanks for all the replays. Plenty there to work with.
  11. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

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