Well, just back from my first camping trip in many a year - New Wine on Newark Showground. Thoroughly enjoyed it - apart from 24 hours of rain - my Vango 300 DS coped well with it. It is described as a 3 person tent but I wouldn't have wanted two others in with me! I had an air bed with integral sleeping bag plus a lightweight quilt but ended up buying a cheap duvet and using air bed plus bag as mattress. Comparing notes with fellow campers, I think I need to invest in a SIM. Does any one have any recommendations - I guess there may be bargains to be had at the end of the season?
We have 2 - a £12 Aldi one and a £40 Multimat one. The Multimat is very light (about 600g) and very comfortable. The Aldi one is much bigger and weighs about 2Kg and is also very comfortable. I slept on the Aldi one for a week with no problems (and I'm not overly light ). I think it's worth trying them out - do you have a shop near you where you could look? I know that Go Outdoors have lots of different mats. I would also add that they are much warmer than airbeds.