Sleeping Mat News

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Lempo, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. vaguehead

    vaguehead Ultralighter

    Yep. The insulation is rectangular bits of foam stuck to the upper inside of the mat. Quite a few have moved.

    It's a shame because as far as I can tell that aren't really any good budget options for inflatable sleeping mats.
  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

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  3. turkeyphant

    turkeyphant Trail Blazer

    Are the Naturehike and Flextail deemed crap?

    To be honest, rather than spend £60 here and there on potential options, it might be best to just use a foam mat until you can save for a £100 TAR/Exped/Nemo/etc.
  4. Lempo

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  5. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    So what he is saying (but not quite saying) is that its a good idea to place a silvered reflective mylar or foam sheet or underneath most kinds of sleep mats (and probably more effective than having one inside a mat) ... ;) maybe cheaper too ? :rolleyeses:
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  6. Lempo

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    I think similar subject has been discussed here favouring putting the foam sheet on top of the air mat, which makes sense but not always the easiest to use.
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  9. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    It never ceases to amaze me how the word "light weight" is applied to so many products (usually without giving an actual weight) that are anything but...:rolleyes:
    At least ULOG, while stocking lots of not light weight products, at least always tell me at first glance what sack of lead I'm looking at :biggrin::)
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  11. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Even the mat looked shocked

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  14. JohnMacQueen

    JohnMacQueen Ultralighter

    Looks decent but don't you hate it when companies have particular products advertised as being "green", "sustainable", "carbon neutral" etc when the majority of their product line is anything but sustainable? For me it kind of belittles the entire endeavour towards a sustainable world when it just gets used as a new form of consumerist marketing. Sure, if the entire product line of the company was seen as being carbon neutral fair play but just some of the product line? That's just marketing.

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