Camp beds for the old and creaky

(19 Posts)
MyNightWithMaud Mon 29-Aug-16 22:04:23

I'm looking for recommendations for something to make camping a more comfortable experience.

I am old and creaky (I have arthritis). As novice campers we had airbeds but now have self-inflating mats and thermal mats, but by morning I'm immobile and in agony. Before I give up and book myself into a boutique hotel while the rest of the family go camping, is there anything else I should try? Is a camp bed the answer?

TheABC Mon 29-Aug-16 22:08:00

Watching with interest. We had to give up the camp beds in order to fit the kids in the car and DH struggles with the self inflating mattress due to a broken back.

OP, the fishing camp beds are VERY comfortable, but they are also very bulky.

gamerchick Mon 29-Aug-16 22:09:51

What about those tents where the sleeping area is raised off the ground and inflates the mattress? I know it's like lugging an extra tent but I like the look of them just to be off the ground.

MyNightWithMaud Mon 29-Aug-16 22:16:37

Ah, now, that's just the sort of recommendation I was hoping to hear.

I'm sorry you had to jettison the camp beds and your DH is struggling. We've just acquired a bigger car and a roof box, so have the luxury of contemplating getting a bit more kit.

Queenbean Mon 29-Aug-16 22:17:41

Oh there are some AMAZING camp beds which are literally like single beds. Proper style and everything.

Lemme google

MyNightWithMaud Mon 29-Aug-16 22:17:53

I've never heard of those, gamerchick. Have they got a name I could google?

Queenbean Mon 29-Aug-16 22:20:21

Something like this? Sure you could get it much cheaper:

www.anglingdirect.co.uk/fox-flatliner-bedchair?gclid=CI7n--DG584CFYXnGwodocALiw

Believeitornot Mon 29-Aug-16 22:24:34

I was comfy on a very very thick yoga mat and self inflating mattress. Yoga mat was on top.

Doingthedo Mon 29-Aug-16 22:27:07

camp bed with self inflating mat/memory foam mattress topper on top is the way forward

MumiTravels Mon 29-Aug-16 22:36:10

Aldi have some on sale it's more like a sturdy hammock bed. It packs away into a bag which is long but fairly narrow.

We've bought one for FIL for his upcoming birthday grin

MyNightWithMaud Mon 29-Aug-16 22:37:55

Thank you, QueenBean. I'm going to start researching similar beds. Its dimensions are a bit of a worry, even with our lovely new roofbox, but needs must.

I'm sure you were comfy, Believeitornot, but the two mat combo no longer works for me. Even with the Thermarest and a good self-inflating mattress, my back locks and I have to be hauled to my feet in the morning because I can't move. At least with a bed I might be able to swing my feet to the floor and get moving and so I'm looking for options and recommendations.

Milliways Mon 29-Aug-16 22:57:06

Someone linked to these air frames on an earlier thread that you can put your sims on, they look great. decathlon link

gamerchick Mon 29-Aug-16 23:35:29

It was something like this www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/122079235640?lpid=122&chn=ps&adgroupid=13585920426&rlsatarget=pla-142405550466&adtype=pla&poi=&googleloc=9046771&device=m&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D50600204586_563391%2526itemid%253D122079235640%2526targetid%253D142405550466%2526device%253Dm%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f122079235640%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9046771%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D207297426%2526adgroupid%253D13585920426%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-142405550466%2526gclid%253DCLzG2rXX584CFcEy0wod5U0Fvg%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1084745966023 but it had a self inflating mattress as well. I can't find it now though.

gamerchick Mon 29-Aug-16 23:36:00

Excuse the link n a half man grin

flossyfloo Mon 29-Aug-16 23:53:22

I've just slept on a Fineway Delux Inflatable mattress (look them up on Amazon) for the past 3 nights and had a lovely nights sleep. It's a few feet off the ground so you don't have the issue of sleeping at floor level. You'd have to have hook up though to plug it in as its electric (it goes up in about 3 mins with no effort!)

MyNightWithMaud Tue 30-Aug-16 11:02:56

Thanks for that suggestion. We have EHU so that could be an option.

Does anyone have any views on whether a bed is (or isn't) better than a thick mattress like the one above? I think I'm erring towards a bed with mats on top.

gingeroots Tue 30-Aug-16 11:06:20

Loving this thread ,the angling bed looks fantatstic tho the Decathalon one is genius and probably easier to transport .

gingeroots Tue 30-Aug-16 11:29:35

Gosh I'm so excited by these angling bedchairs .

I have to sleep sitting up and these would be a godsend camping .
www.gooutdoors.co.uk/westlake-comfort-bedchair-p344611?gclid=Cj0KEQjw3ZS-BRD1xu3qw8uS2s4BEiQA2bcfM0tCXxF6NjJWjvMhke7pHBW9W4cbh-9s4rQTyrmJHQ0aAoWZ8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

www.gooutdoors.co.uk/westlake-chill-bedchair-p344625?gclid=Cj0KEQjw3ZS-BRD1xu3qw8uS2s4BEiQA2bcfMyGXwdZe0jxbXPeYiwyZxM-i9G4oHkU-FdSzV9l-OosaAqC58P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

all those angling sites to explore...

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 30-Aug-16 22:33:04

we have single INTEX blow up beds which are just like normal single beds and very comfy

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