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Author:  axa [ Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

Hi all,
planning an over-nighter and space is at a premium on the bike, what with tent, sleeping bag, stove, etc.
Can anyone recommend a sleeping mat that packs up really small please?

cheers
axa

Author:  smokinrider [ Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

Thermarest is probably the best bet. About £50 on eBay. You may get a 3/4 length one from army surplus cheaper


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Author:  Red [ Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

I have a thermarest self inflating sleeping matt. Folds up small when air removed.

Author:  jonpaul1st [ Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

Thermarest airbed. Do not get the self - inflating ones as they are bulky and uncomfortable in comparison.

I got one of these, pricy, but it made the difference between my being able to continue camping or having to give it up:

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... -mat-p3610

Author:  steveR [ Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

Sleeping comfort is a very personal thing I have found.... I prefer an airbed or my humungous XL Thermarest self inflate :-)

If you are tight on space, an airbed really does disappear into a tiny space, but you need a small 12v pump I find, but still less space than a self inflate.

Aldi/Lidl both had sleeping mats in their camping sales 2-3 weeks ago, and your local branch may still have a discounted one ;-)

Author:  davidscott [ Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

For £50 you could get a B&B room for the night. ;)

Yes, I know you can use it more than once.
In my bike camping days (including our honeymoon :o ) we just relied on the hope for soft grass.

Author:  jonpaul1st [ Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

steveR wrote:

If you are tight on space, an airbed really does disappear into a tiny space, but you need a small 12v pump I find, but still less space than a self inflate.



Thermarest airbeds come with a smallish stuffsack that also doubles up as a pump to inflate the bed. They also sell the adaptors to inflate the airbed separately. I fitted an adaptor to a 100l waterproof rucksack liner that I use as a roll bag to stash my tent and airbed in. Takes about three pumps to inflate the airbed.

I tried the 12v pump option but found the 100l stuffsack to be less of a faff, also helps to keep the weight/bulk down.

Author:  andy63 [ Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

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Ever tried a hammock? Best nights sleep I ever had. Mines a DD hammocks with bug net,awesome.

Author:  Gar [ Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

Try these. Great quality and good prices.

https://www.alpkit.com/products/numo

Gar.

Author:  steveR [ Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sleeping mat suitable for motorcycle camping?

jonpaul1st wrote:
steveR wrote:

If you are tight on space, an airbed really does disappear into a tiny space, but you need a small 12v pump I find, but still less space than a self inflate.



Thermarest airbeds come with a smallish stuffsack that also doubles up as a pump to inflate the bed. They also sell the adaptors to inflate the airbed separately. I fitted an adaptor to a 100l waterproof rucksack liner that I use as a roll bag to stash my tent and airbed in. Takes about three pumps to inflate the airbed.

I tried the 12v pump option but found the 100l stuffsack to be less of a faff, also helps to keep the weight/bulk down.


An excellent mod indeed!!

This is what I use... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermarest-MondoKing-inflatable-blue-2015/dp/B008O6JCWO Bed like comfort, but needs a lot of space in transport. However, when in Spain for 6-7 days on the HISS, it is bliss!! :mrgreen: Perfect for the "fuller figured" Gentleman!!!

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