sleeping bag slippage

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by stonemonkey, May 21, 2019.

  1. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Summit Camper

    Ok so iv seen a thread for mat slippage.... i had this problem but since removing and then swapping my foil base it has highly improved but i have a

    Mat----thermarest x-therm
    Bag----mountain equipment phantom spark (-2)

    the material is really thin on my bag, you can just about see the down inside.... and its also very very slippy as i found out after i bought it.

    first night was worse when i had the foil to mat slippage and the mat to bag slippage aswell!
    felt like i was on an ice rink!

    I am interested to hear what other people do to combat this problem?
    I have read that people put seam seal dots on the mat etc

    Do you put it on neat or thinned?

    Im not keen on putting anything tube like or clothing around my bag and mat as i dont want to compress my bag and feel iv had my legs tied together
  2. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I put bathroom clear sealant dots (neat) on my mat using a q-tip. Put a bit of sealant on a saucer or such like, then apply.
  3. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    I've got a non slip lightweight travelling yoga mat..very thin, but super sticky.

    Made of some kind of sheet material, that I suspect had a different original purpose.

    I think caravanners have something similar to put on shelves, to stop their stuff crashing about in transit.
    A couple of sq feet of something like that might help.

    And could probs be used for other porpoises too.
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  4. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    A couple of sq feet of something like that might help.

    And could probs be used for other porpoises too

    Yes, coz dolphins can slide about too..
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  5. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Too right they can..

    And have you ever tried keeping a narwhal* on a mat??

    Nightmare :eek:

    * other slippery salty water mammals are available :geek:
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  6. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    It's hard enough keeping them in a manateepee, never mind a mat.
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  7. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Please sir..

    He :rolleyes: drifted the thread first.

    How about some narrowish bands of something like, this rubbery non slip material, deployed at decent intervals crosswise, encircling the mat..

    Or longitudinally.

    (whichever, but in opposition to your ridges direction, so as to maximise contact)

    That would prevent slippage of mat from both above, and below.

    Which could also be used for other forms of mammalian restraint* deemed necessary.

    *a niche need, ill grant you, but not altogether unheard of.. :angelic:
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  8. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Ultralighter

    Apparently circles on the mat and the floor (I have heard) work (but will pick up dross, dust and detritus) or perhaps do as the fairest of weather campers said. I would only at first do the barest amount of siliconing, two or three lines, circles etc tho' until you get a result.
    You may have to apply velcro to you to stop sliding about on top of the mat. That's a tough one.
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  9. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Use a quilt not a bag.
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  10. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Ultralighter

    Quilt fixed to mat. Pillow fixed to mat. After that I don't care where it slides, Me, my quilt and pillow will follow.
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  11. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Summit Camper

    Iv been thinking about a quilt and looking at the price.
    Not long bought my bag so it's a no no atm.

    So my x-therm is pretty new and I don't want to damage it so what would do the least damage..... silicone or seamseal?

    I'm sure there is plenty of you that have used both
  12. stonemonkey

    stonemonkey Summit Camper

    Haha.... that's another good idea.

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