anyone tried the above sleeping mat? For the price and size/weight it looks like a no brainer to me compared to the Neoair air mat of similar size. Yeah I know it's air mat but with CF under you could get some more insulation. Any thoughts?
I picked up one of these the other day.
And so far some good, I've used the mat for a 3 night wild camp and I wasn't disappointed.
It dose what is says in the tin.
Firstly it light. 300/400 gr
Secondly its cheap. £34
Thirdly it comes in a electric blue, which must make it lighter. lol
I got the full length mat, and -5 temp rating.
They do a short mat with a +5 rating which is lighter.
Hope this helps.
Looks the same as this one I purchased.
Couldnt believe how small this mat packs too and how light it was.
Its a lot comfier than my old aplkit mat.
Havent tested it in cold weather yet so dont know how it will perform there.. im thinking of just combining a foam mat with it if the weather is really cold.
They seem like they are well worth the £30 I paid for it.
http://walkwildscotland.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/gear-review-multimat-adventure-air-mattress/ heres a good review on the one I purchased.
@ Gary, what's the actual weight of the mat? The description says 300g, but would like to know if that's correct in real. Paper can hold anything so would you mind measure yours, thanks!
@Steviebhoy, the mat you are pointing to is heavier to the one I am asking about.You sure about yours being the "heavy" version.
if the one at F&T is the lighter version it's 20 quid cheaper than at UOG . Lets wait for weight details from Gary.
ye never noticed that with the weight difference.
It is the heavier one I got mate but if you notice in the two specs of the karrimor and my mat is this:
karrimor:20D Ripstop Nylon fabric
not got a clue what this D rating is..better insulation??
Maybe thats why my mat is heavier?
Might be wrong though lol.
Hi Does anyone know where you can get a short one from, can't seem to find one.
The tog value is given as 1.6, which converts to an r value (the measure of insulation usually used for mats) of around 0.9. The Neoair Xlites r-value is 3.2. This R value suggests theres no insulation at all in the mat, and whatever F&T say its only suitable for summer use.
I had a similar lightweight uninsulated air bed from POE once upon a time, and really it was noticably cold in May/September, even cool nights in summer.
This is the mat I have.
Sorry I was mistaken about the weight.
On my scales which are correct, it weights 475grs.
As I was saying I've used the mat for a 3 night wild camp using my solar flysheet and a light weight ground sheet and a 2/3 season sleeping bag. The nights were chilly when the wind got up, but it stayed dry.
I found the mat worked well and kept me warm, but it is a bit slippy. So if you pitched on a less than flat site you could find you slip of. But then most mats are the same.
I wouldnt use it for winter. I dont think it would be warm enough. This what I use in winter
For a low price low weight mat its not bad, all I can say is that it works for me. It might not for others.
All good points up there and yes I did talk about inflatable mat and not self inflatable with foam insert. My thinking here was to use airmat from May/September with 0,5mm CCF mat to get some more insulation. Yeah it sure is air mat but I always carry some form of CCF as pack frame and could use it on top or under the air bad. The pricing is realy affordable and I think Exped uses same 20D fabric on their UL synmats. Not sure but Neoair ain't any better from May/September but might be wrong as I don't have one to give it a go!
I think Exped Synmat UL7 might be the best of both worlds and it can be used in winter.
I have just tested out the Karrimor X Lite inflatable Max. (six air tubes in a line) I bought it for the RAB Mountain Marathon. It was on sale in feild and Trek for £29.99 seemd like a fair deal. I took it out for a test in the lake District fells on the weekend. Pros: It packs down very small and it if quite comfortable. Cons: It is not 300gms as stated on the pack its more like 470gms. As for the 3-4 Season rating, well that realy is a joke! I would say its good for summer , as it is just a light air bed. You will need extra insluation for Autum or winter. So you might as well by the self inflating type. If the claims were not so missleading I would keep it, but it will be going back this week.
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