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attheendoftheday Mon 22-Apr-13 20:24:42

Have decided that this year's addition to our camping kit should be SIMs for everyone. We've just camping mats until now, but I fancy a bit of extra comfort and warmth, plus dd1 has stopped co-sleeping now, and I'd like to be sure she's warm enough.

Friends in rl have recommended thermarest ones, but they're a bit pricey for us. Are there any cheaper options? I saw the other thread about Costco ones, which sound good, but are there any other options?

Thank you!

attheendoftheday Mon 22-Apr-13 20:27:37

Should have said, there is me, dp and 2 dds, our budget is a max of £150.

hillbilly Tue 23-Apr-13 11:36:21

We have a Vango 7cm double and 2 Hi Gear singles with raised edges for the kids. Ours was around £70 and I'm not sure how much the singles were, although I have just looked on Go Outdoors and they seem to be £50 each. I'm sure we did not pay that much though!

attheendoftheday Tue 23-Apr-13 13:43:15

Thank you for the reply. I take it you're happy with them? I might be tempted to stretch the budget a little if I knew they'd last a good few years.

attheendoftheday Tue 23-Apr-13 14:08:04

I'm struggling to find the ones with raised edges - are they these or these? Raised edges would be great for the dds.

hz Tue 23-Apr-13 15:01:49

Maybe I'm mean but we used to have good thermarest type SIM's for ourselves and something much cheaper for the kids because they will sleep on anything, and it is better for them not to have grumpy sleep deprived mums and dads who are putting up with poor quality sleep mats. But maybe that's just me!

hillbilly Tue 23-Apr-13 15:04:22

We are really happy with them. The ones with raised edges are particularly good for wriggly children! Here they are

hillbilly Tue 23-Apr-13 15:05:01

But I'm sure we only paid around £30 each.....

NettleTea Tue 23-Apr-13 20:11:22

People speak well of the Aldi ones, and I have used them for our kids with no complaints

attheendoftheday Tue 23-Apr-13 21:38:04

Thank you for all the replies.

hillbilly thank you for the link, they look excellent.

hz you're probably right, but not sure I could stand the guilt!

NettleTea do aldi have SIMs in regularly, do you know?

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