Mat slippage

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Tartanferret, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Looking at their web site, grey side up.
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  2. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Will continue to do as I thought. Maybe I was reading upside down.
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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    My downmat is a 9lw...black side up.
  5. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Going to just sleep on the edge of my 5l to be safe.
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  6. Foxster

    Foxster Trail Blazer

    Both sides are black once you turn off your torch :cool:
  7. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    But only one side has the grid pattern right? Which should be up it seems.
    Mine is actually dark grey and light grey.
  8. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Stop the world I want to get off.....
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  9. Shaun Phillips

    Shaun Phillips Trekker

    I'm going to try a small square piece of non slip drawer liner from Ikea, saves permanently marking your kit...
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  10. Shaun Phillips

    Shaun Phillips Trekker

  11. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I've coated my mats in silicone dots (blobs in some cases)... my last trip was a slide-fest.
  12. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Similar idea fron @tom is that very thin white foam sheet that comes wrapped around new tv, hi fi, speakers etc.
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  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I slept on a sheet of similar foam on Sunday night .. This is screen packaging with a foil front....
    That was after my used twice exped hl hw .slipped from under me and was lifted skywards off the mountain to finish up in the North Atlantic probably... Apologies to the marine life .. And my wife .
  14. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    I have a piece of Plastazote for under my mat when its a bit chilly. Last week when i was out i found the mat would slide around on the foam, so i was thinking of somehow attaching some grommets or tabs to the foam to run some thin shock cord around it to hold the mat and foam together. Anyone any idea how to attach grommets or tabs to the foam without damaging it?

    Cheers

    K:)
  15. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Impact adhesive effectively glues to CCF, Seamgrip works as well & is probably more flexible. Would be easy enough to glue a patch with a loop stitched to it onto it, as I've done with the Thermarest & S2S pillow.
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  16. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Plastic tarp grommets ( the type you hammer together) work on up to 10 mm CCF. I've done a few on 3mm ccf underlay, and on thicker mats. Just leave out the rubber washer.

    Like these:

    https://www.tarpaulinsdirect.co.uk/pack-of-10-eyelets

    My local hardware shop sells them as does a camping shop (Gelert brand).
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 12:24 PM
  17. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Cheers guys, i’ll look at those options when i get back, i’m out with the future missus looking at engagement rings.... might need to sell a kidney before i can buy anything!!! :)

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