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Talk to me about roll mats

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Mung Mon 15-Jun-09 21:05:45

Not self inflating ones, but the foam ones. After arriving at a site and finding a punctured air bed and having a ThermArest years ago that got a puncture I could never really find and fix I am thinking that a good old roll mat is the best way forward. At least you know that what you pack is what you get out once at your site.

Am I kidding myself that I will have a good night sleep on one?

Are the slightly more expensive ones, like the Multimat family premier really any better?

I used one in my younger days when I used to go camping with friends and we had to fit 5 adults and all our stuff into a Pergeot 205, god knows how we did it when I look at what I take camping now....

Anyhoo I was young, pissed and quite possibly on mind altering sunstances wink. So I used to sleep like a log, but I don;t think I could do it now, those mats are very thin and the ground is very hard and cold.

amazonianwoman Tue 16-Jun-09 10:08:06

I used to use them too Inter-railing & camping with mates, in the same frame as mind/body as WTWTW by the sound of it wink

Don't think I could go back to them now. In fact I don't think I ever slept well on them. We upgraded to sumptuous Fat Airics grin

amazonianwoman Tue 16-Jun-09 10:10:16

I somehow got everything in a Renault 5.

We went camping a couple of weeks ago with the kids and our Passat + roofbox was so overloaded we snapped one of the car's rear drive springs grin

Mung Tue 16-Jun-09 23:06:52

I was so worried that would be the answer. I squeezed a 12mm one in a shop today and tried to convince myself it was spongy and cosy hmm.

I'll just have to drink more alcohol before going to bed then.

Overmydeadbody Wed 17-Jun-09 10:00:50

a roll matt sounds exceedingly omfortable to me, am debating whether to buy one as I'm not as young as I used to be and grass just isn't soft enough anymore.

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