/ New thermarest-type sleeping mat advice?
I am a stocky lad, so to get a comfortable night in say a bothy, I use a thin cheap full length rollmat, and then the 3/4 to give me a tad more cushioning. I know this may seem a bit over-kill, but it works for me, and the weight is negligible, (though the bulk is an issue I suppose)
Soooo, should I go for a full length mat, and is so, which one? Would it do wiyhout the rollmat addition comfy-wise?
Or should I just doff it, and get a better quality rollmat, which has crossed my mind?
I use an Alpkit Base 180, and whilst not the lightest, it's comfy enough & cheap
Don't mind blowing them up if they work, that's the point really. Do you get a much better product for the extra dosh I suppose?
Comfort wise the Thermarest on it's own would be fine.
If you mostly tend to kip on bothy floors then maybe sticking with the karrimat to protect from punctures is a good idea. Also provides better insulation(I find anyway).
All that said the exped synmat is really comfy. Weighs about 800g and 2 litres in size though. Takes about 5mins to inflate...noisily.
It wasnt cheap but i think it was worth it as a replacement for my alpkit wedge its walmer, lighter and less bulky.
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