AlpKit's Airic Sleeping Mat Family Expands
New from the guys at AlpKit is a slimmed down Airic called, erm, Slim Airic. Slim is, well, slimmer and tougher too as well as being compatible with various aftermarket chair conversion kits.
Posted: 8 June 2006
The nice folk over at AlpKit have expanded their Airic
family of self-inflating sleeping mats with a new addition to the
range called Slim Airic.
Slim is a full-length, 180cm mat, so no cold tootsies, and gets
his name from a bit of judicious trimming at the side. That means
he's now only 52cm wide - the same as Wee Airic - which saves a
little weight but also means he'll fit into existing chair kits made
by 'you know who' and other manufacturers.
Slim - pictured above with his handsome rounded corners - uses
3.5cm of QR foam which, apparently, makes him a little quicker to
inflate and more durable when used in chair kits. AlpKit has beefed
up the fabric covering as well, so he's a little tougher and more
resistant to abuse. The latest Wee Airic has also been toughened up with the new foam and
fabric giving a small weight increase over the original.
The end result is that Slim Airic isn't the lightest kid on the
block at 740 grammes, but should be a good compromise between
weight, durability and utility particularly at a price of
£22.50 including postage. We're getting one in for test
and we'll let you know how we get on.
More details at www.alpkit.com
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