Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad / Camping Mats / Air Mattresses

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Wanderer, the smoke, the feet, strained backs, and lead-heavy legs finally reach the aim of yearn for a soft surface to Stretch out. However, before the Rest of the drudgery is for many with the air mattress: Blow up a black eye. Others just roll your sleeping pad, awakening whacked for it the next Morning but completely: tree Branches and stones to drill through the tent floor and the Mat in the back. Comfortable Alternative: foam - and air-cushioned sleeping mats, which inflate. It is soft, such as on an intact air mattress, and even warmer than to pack on a conventional mattress, small and lightweight they are.

The first self-inflating were mattresses in the USA, developed under the name Therm-A-Rest of the Outdoor equipment manufacturer Cascade Designs. They are still among the highest quality - but also the most expensive mats. Meanwhile, there are other manufacturers that offer mats in different size, thickness, weight and packing dimensions. As a General rule: The thicker the more comfortable, but also heavier.

How do self-inflating sleeping pads!?

The mats are made of a fine-pored, highly elastic foam with an air-impermeable, water-tight casing is firmly bonded. When you roll up, the air is pressed out of the foam. A vacuum is created. The valve is opened, expands the foam to its original volume, and sucks air in its pores. After a few minutes, the Mat is filled to approximately 90 percent. The Rest, however, you have to do still even: Two to three strong Breaths afterwards to blow, to close the valve - done.

How to isolate the air-filled foam mats!?

The denser the foam, the better the insulation values. Since the sleeve is firmly bonded to the foam, the air in the many small pores are immobile included. You will be warmed by the body heat of the sleeper and keeps rising from the floor to the cold. In the case of Ultra-light mats, the insulation value is lower. In order to save weight, your foam is perforated core. In the resulting gaps or channels, the air can move freely. A conventional air mattress has value for the same reason, as well as even absolutely no isolation: Every Time the sleeper moved, exchanged heated against the cold air.

Despite the good isolation values of the air-filled sleeping mats are but not for Camping on ice and snow suitable. The reason: In case of extreme sub-zero temperatures the moisture in the breath freezes the air, which enters at the "Nachpusten" in the Mat. It's tiny, needle-shaped ice Crystals, which destroy the foam.

How durable the mats are!?

The susceptibility to pointed to a General weakness of the air-filled mats items. The air is out, it is also largely over with the sleeping comfort and insulation effect. They should therefore never be placed directly on stones or Branches, rather on a tent floor. Who camped under extreme conditions, is well served in this regard with a conventional mattress better.

Pretty sturdy and slip a new Mat from the manufacturer Ortlieb. Their extremely hard-wearing special coating, even the thorns and shards resists according to the manufacturer - in the hardness test. In any case, you should be able to use them outside of the tent. However, the solid case makes the Mat harder.

What is the Mat on which type!?

Who wants to sleep in a tent like home, for there are mats, which inflate up to ten inches high. But they are rolled up accordingly bulky and heavy - recommended for motorized Camper with enough space and payload. Heavy walkers should be thick from the outset for a thicker Mat such as decision-making 60 to 65 cm wide, 4 to 5 cm.

For a quiet sleeper, the standard dimension of approx. 180 x 50 cm is sufficient, narrower mats are really just for people who Wake up in the morning as they are asleep. Rotating sleepers are embedded with a wider Mat is better too. Who would like to save some of each to be borne grams, for there are mats that are only 2 to 2.5 cm thick. Even easier these mats are¾, on which only the shoulder and the pelvic area rests. The head and legs padded with clothes or bag. Also, mats made of perforated foam are very lightweight and very small packaging. The easiest of these mats weighs only slightly more than 600 grams and is Packed in approx. twice as large as a tin can. However, this ultralite no longer isolate variants as well as mats made of foam.


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