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Are none of the Thermarest beds as good as Fat Airics?

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MaryMotherOfCheeses Wed 08-Jul-09 21:47:27

Why do we only want Fat Airics?

is there no alternative?

Lilymaid Wed 08-Jul-09 21:51:17

Could it be something to do with the price? see comparison chart. Also, the excellent service from the firm.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Wed 08-Jul-09 21:55:36

Hmm, have just been googling, they are flippin expensive aren't they.

I wonder about those Gelert ones on that list...

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 09:32:33

i love thermarests! didn't have faterics in my day [gimmer]

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 09:45:03

I love my thermarests too.

Pah to the newbie imposters.

Thermarests got dh me and all the way around Australia in 40+ degree heat and we still made love frequently and he proposed at the end of it.

Can fat airics claim to Increase The Love?

I don't think so.

Pawslikepaddington Thu 09-Jul-09 09:47:29

I love my thermarest basecamp, and folds up reeeeaallly small (compared to it's stuff sack) so you can get loads more in with it. Also agree to the tres good love-ness-some of them have special grippy bits on to keep you in place grin

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 09:53:33

ooh we have base camps too, in the strong and sensible navy blue.

I pity the fool who lies on a lime green self inflating mat at night time and expects to wake up fully refreshed and mentally alert enough to deal with any caming crises that may occur.


blithedance Thu 09-Jul-09 09:55:00

I have the lime green thermarest. Best of both worlds and packs to the size of a kitchen roll.

troutpout Thu 09-Jul-09 09:56:11

I think thermarests are probably even better tbh (from what i've heard) but for superdooper thick one (thermarest basecamp large for instance) they were just a bit too expensive (for me)
I could just about stretch to 2 fat airics (which had similar dimensions)with the tenner off for buying 2

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 09:57:32


Good grief. When did they start making those then?

I am quite taken aback

[taken aback]

troutpout Thu 09-Jul-09 09:59:33

that was way to much information

<<sounds camping sex flaxon>>


Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 10:01:09


Well you know, camping threads need a bit of spice now and again.....and hey I didn't mention grippy bits like paws. That is quite graphic imo.

blithedance Thu 09-Jul-09 10:01:13


Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 10:02:45

A flaxon sounds quite kinky. Or maybe it is a self inflating-rolls up quite small waterproof klaxon


troutpout Thu 09-Jul-09 10:05:34

Thats the one
I knew that looked wrong

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:13:28

i must admitt i no longer sleep on my thermarest but i can't bear to part with it.

chevre Thu 09-Jul-09 10:14:16

loving slubbers sex tour of australia!

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 10:28:55


Just to put the record straight here, it was not a sex tour of Australia with thermarests, it was a tour of Australia with thermarests FULL STOP. dh (then dp) and I had perfectly natural pre-marital congress upon them, that was well supported and did not leave you with sore boney bits digging in.

I do not wish to sully the maginificent name of thermarests with a sex smear. They will not turn you into a nymphomaniac.

<more's the pity thinks dh>

MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 09-Jul-09 20:25:54

Good lord. I go to work and leave you lot to it and the talk turns to sex again.

<note to self: comfier sex than on wobbly airbed might help to justify additional expense to DH>

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 20:49:30

MMOC I would absolutely work with the sex angle grin

And they roll up really small and are super warm. An excellent camping investment imo.

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 09-Jul-09 20:51:32

Does the presence of the children three feet away separated only by a thin sheet of nylon not inhibit the sex a trifle? Only asking.

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 20:58:34



you have to be a bit less, um, energetic.

Gawd I am talking out of my arse. The most exciting thing of a nightime in our tent is a slightly naughty chocolate hob nob eaten by head torch light with simultaneous foot-warming by hot water bottle in sleeping bag.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 09-Jul-09 21:01:09

Kathy, that's why we've got a vis a vis tent. wink

And frankly, Dagenham Girl Pipers could march through DS's bedroom and he'd sleep through it.

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Thu 09-Jul-09 21:01:37

slubber is chocolate hob nob eating what i think it is shock - ooop north we call it a blow job <sorry couldnt help myself in slightly tipsy state>

Slubberdegullion Thu 09-Jul-09 21:09:14

Well I'm up North and would never refer to it as such. shock

I'm having a nice cup of decaf tea here fgs.

I think that was the first time EVER that the bj word has been uttered on a camping thread.


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