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Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV Mat

Lighter mats tend not to be luxurious, so instead Therm-a-Rest have gone all out for comfort here. Richard Prideaux enjoys restful nights on this beefy mat designed for car campers and basecamps.

Exped SynMat HyperLite

It's well made and comfortably thick, but what really sets the SynMat HyperLite apart is its impressive warmth for its minimal weight. You'll find warmer inflatable mats and you'll find lighter... but both at once? Unlikely, reckons Dan Bailey.

Exped Scout Hammock Combi

Richard Prideaux doesn't really do hammocks, but he's pleasantly surprised by this hammock, mozzie net and tarp combo from Exped. The big drawback for hill use? Trees not included.

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat

Looking for a comfy, light, warm and well made air mattress for all your UK backpacking, bikepacking, camping and bivvying...

Exped Downmat UL 7

Light, comfy and amazingly warm for its weight, Dan Bailey reckons the Exped DownMat UL7 is the best tent partner he's had in...

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Camping Mat

UKC competition winner Jonathan Fuller reviews his prize: the NeoAir XTherm from Therm-a-Rest. More information about...

Comparison Review

Comparison Review Camping Mats

This month, the UKC/UKH Team have mostly been testing camping mats. Everyone was looking for something different: Alan wanted a super...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Sea to Summit Mats and Pots

Brand new for Spring 2018, Sea to Summit have launched the innovative Alpha Pot range and provided some key updates to their Air Sprung Sleeping Mats; some of the lightest and most versatile mats on the market.

Sea to Summit Hammocks - Brand new for this Spring

Sea to Summit Hammocks are technical, light, compact and comfortable. Ideal for both gram counting back packers, or for campers looking for a hammock to relax in around the campfire. There are 3 different hammocks available as well as...

Therm-a-Rest® Introduces the World’s Fastest Self-Inflating Mattress

With the Pinnacle Fusion of AirFrame™ Construction and SpeedValve™ Technology, the new Trail King SV is poised to rule the world of camping mattresses.

New Sea to Summit Self Inflating Sleep Mats

New for Spring 2017 Sea to Summit have launched a full range of Self Inflating Mats. The Self Inflating range...

Sea to Summit Mats

A good night's sleep whilst camping is essential to having a good day in the outdoors. The range of Sea To Summit sleeping mats ensure...

ThermArest Camper SV

The award winning NeoAir® Camper™ SV is the most comfortable and stable NeoAir mattress providing campers with superhero-fast...

Exped Downmat UL 7

An ultralight version of the DownMat sporting identically high R-Values. Yet weight and packed size are in a league of their own. Inflation is fast...


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