We've just come back from a fabulous camping trip but I cannot spend another night on our airbed because of the backache it gives me. We have 2 more camping trips planned this year, so I'm looking to get self-inflating mattresses instead.
In our twenties/thirties and pre-kids we had the basic Thermarests and they were very comfortable. But we are in our forties now and I'd like something a bit thicker. I have been looking at the Alpkit Dozer and the Thermarest Dreamtime and I'd love to hear from owners of either because there's a bit of a price difference!
Also, what's best - 2 singles, or a double? A double seems to be cheaper but for camping, 2 singles seems to be more flexible. What do other people do? My only criticism of Thermarests in the past was that they were a bit narrow.
This trip we used a SIM on top of an (Aldi cheapo) campbed and it was wonderful. Probably only good if you are camping close to your car though. Link to the campbed below, having looked at the options in Go Outdoors seemed very good quality.
Thanks so much for the replies... @NotAnotherJaffaCake, yes, I started looking at the Exped Megamat as well - which has great reviews - but it's super expensive. That said, we've just invested a fair bit in the tent and want to use it for proper holidays...and I just can't be uncomfortable on an airbed anymore. We returned on Saturday and my back has only just gone back to normal!
Thanks for the recommendations...will check them out. And I am sold on the idea of 2 singles rather than a double.