Loading Notifications...

Sleeping Mats


Featured Group Test

mats group test montage  © Dan Bailey

Group Test 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

This deep mat soaks up bumpy ground for a more comfy night's sleep  © Dan Bailey

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Mat

You can get warmer inflatable mats, and you might find lighter, but the balance struck by the NeoAir XLite would make it an excellent choice for 3-4 season backpacking and all-round mountain use outside the extremes of winter and altitude.

It's a thick, comfy mat and a roomy, versatile sleeping bag  © Dan Bailey
It's a thick, comfy mat and a roomy, versatile sleeping bag  © Dan Bailey

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems

Garden camping on lockdown proves the ideal way to test this combination of sleeping bag, mat, and pillow. The emphasis here is on campsite comfort, but it's a setup that would work for occasional backpacking too, says Dan Bailey.

The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer
The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer

Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32F/0C Sleeping Bag & NeoAir UberLite Mat

Toby Archer sleeps lightly, with a down bag that offers an impressive warmth for its minimal weight and a mat that's billed as the "lightest insulated air mattress available".

It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey
It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Robust, comfy and very very warm, the Aerostat 7.0 is a serious camping mat for seriously cold places - but one that'd...

Trail King montage  © Richard Prideaux
Trail King montage  © Richard Prideaux

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...

It's pretty baltic, but I'm well insulated from the cold ground  © Dan Bailey
It's pretty baltic, but I'm well insulated from the cold ground  © Dan Bailey

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....

Exped hammock montage  © Richard Prideaux
Exped hammock montage  © Richard Prideaux

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

©Therm-a-Rest | Aly Nicklas  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Topo & Topo Luxe mats

Therm-a-Rest add the NeoAir Topo and Topo Luxe mattresses to their Camp and Comfort range of cosy and durable air mats.

© Therm-a-Rest | Sammy Spence  © Therm-a-rest
© Therm-a-Rest | Sammy Spence  © Therm-a-rest

Therm-a-rest's new valves make inflation and deflation faster!

Therm-a-rest's new WingLock and TwinLock valves have been designed to speed up inflation and deflation, and withstand the rugged outdoors.

Therm-a-Rest® launches ultralight ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress with StrataCore™ Constru

As part of their Ultralight series this summer, Therm-a-Rest® introduces the new ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress. With the best warmth-to-weight ratio in the self-inflating category, the ProLite Apex...

Therm-a-rest's new Ultralight Gear

This year Therm-a-Rest introduces the ultralight backpackers dream kit: the lightest air mattress on the market, the...

Air Steam Pump Sack 2  © Sea to Summit
Air Steam Pump Sack 2  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit - Air Sleeping Mats Collection

Delivering the best night's sleep you can have…that was our goal when we designed our sleeping mats. Our Air...

Sea to Summit Lifestyle Range  © Sea to Summit
Sea to Summit Lifestyle Range  © Sea to Summit

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...

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...


All Sleeping Mats Posts

Title Type Brands Date