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Discussion in 'Camping Gear' started by ExplorerTom, Mar 14, 2016.
Is it just me or does that look like a bunch or carrots wrapped in tin foil.
Its just you....
Most common are the raised type, even though air mattresses come in different heights or thickness.These are definitely normally similar height on the normal bed. The raised type is an inflatable mattress adjoined to the own platform, which was created to keep users beyond the floor and providea much more traditional experience, in addition to makes a lot easierhaving access to getting out and in. The slight disadvantage is a consequence of its size, it woulduse upmore roomas compared to the alternatives when packed away for storage.
Sounds like it...
Myself being a bigger guy have never had good luck with pads or air mattresses. I did however raft the Grand Canyon and for 20 nights I slept on a PACO pad on top of a wal mart cot which is a self inflating pad made of raft material. This thing was stout and comfortable for many night's sleep.
http://www.nrs.com/product/2706/super-paco-sleeping-pad These things are super tough. You could just roll it up and strap it to a roof rack.
similar to Paco pad, check out https://tuffr.com/home/product/tuffr-adeventurer/ for their Adventurer pad. Made in Denver by a friend of mine. Use promo code mark$10. They also make tremendous dog beds...
Definitely an air mattress is going to let the cold air get to you. We use double-height air mattresses due to bad backs and my hubbys bad knee, and we often wake up a little stiff due to the cold air. Weve learned to line our sleeping bags with fleece, and even layer a fleece blanket between the sleeping bag and the air mattress to add extra insulation.
If you want to keep the tent floor extra toasty for your dogs, try getting a piece of Tyvek house-wrap to place underneath, helps keep the chill out.
A little update from my experience: I went with cots. They get you up off the ground completely. I can still throw a sleeping pad on it when it’s cold. And I have wool blankets from ATC for when it’s really cold.
The cots are also nice in that it allows for someplace to sit. And gear can be stored under the cot so the floor space isn’t as used up as it would be with just sleeping pads or mattresses.
I’ve also resorted to filling a Nalgene bottle with boiling water, wrapping it in a towel and putting that inside the sleeping bag. Surprisingly, it stays warm all night.