Camping, air bed rant.
Used Therm-a-rest’s for years, never had an issue. Maybe time for an upgrade? http://www.cascadedesigns.com/en/therm-a-rest/mattresses/categoryPosted 4 years agostumpy01Member
Get one of the tubular lilo style ones from somewhere like Argos. Take ages to fill, but seem more robust than the cheap blue ones you can get just about everywhere.
Only issue with them is they have a stupid small hike so take ages to fill and empty.
We’ve had one for quite a while now.Posted 4 years agojag61Member
always found airbeds to be crap,mats obviously reliable but not great for longer trips, We got 2 gelert?self inflating ones about35mm thick quite heavy and dont roll up very well but well comfy and have the foam core for if the air disappears in the night (go outdoors)Posted 4 years ago
So, if your job is the design and manufacture of air beds, why oh why do they not work?Posted 4 years ago
I mean, all they are required to do is stay up.
By what other measures do they need to perform?none.
Staying up is all they need to do. Not deflate.
I’ve paid money time and time again for an inflatable bed. Only to be deflated not on demand. Is that so difficult?
I spend a lot of money on all the other camping bobbins, but actually, the thing I want most is some sort of half decent sleep, so I don’t get up the worlds most irritable father, on what should be a magical family holiday.
Is that okay? I buy a bed, an inflatable bed, that doesn’t deflate. Is that possible?
I’m off to Go Outdoors to flip a table over.
Really, Jesus, I want to swear so bad.cloudnineSubscriber
I saw a program called I shouldn’t be alive or something on discovery where a guy was in a liferaft for 76 days. At one point it started to deflate as it got a hole in it. He ended up fixing it with a fork! Due you have any cuttlery to hand? Maybe have a go with one of those spoony fork things.Posted 4 years agoAmbroseMember
Seriously, get a Thermarest.
As used by a big Ambrose shaped biffer in Iceland, Scotland, Wales, Alps. Summer and winter. Team Ambrose is just back from a three week camping trip, I slept comfortably every night.
There are loads of Thermarest clones out there but judging by the above comments they just don’t hack it. Mine is years old now and still going strong.
Buy cheap, buy twice.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I have a double that I bought from Tescos I think (head scratch, erm..4 years ago) and on the box it said something like ” once inflated you may need to inflate it again due to the heat generated from warm air cooling down and hence less pressure. Once inflated again it should be fineif mot top up ” the reason I know this is I’ve just had 2 bouncing Nephews stay with us and I needed the bed again, inflated via a track pump, sure enough following day felt like it’d gone down, pumped back up following day and all was well.
Just saying like.Posted 4 years ago
Stop faffing about and get a Thermarest. They are pricey but work very well and last and last and last. If it does leak their warranty is legendary. I have a 10 year old one that is used regularly and it doesn’t leak, and a newer one that also doesn’t leak. My dad also has a 10 year old one that he uses loads and it doesn’t leak. You get the picture.
EDIT: The closest I’ve come to killing it was leaving it in a hot tent. My firend’s brand X inflatable mat had exploded and my thermarest was banana shaped with the pressure but never burst. It’s been fine the 5 years since.Posted 4 years agosam_underhillSubscribernedrapierSubscriber
Sam, agreed, it can be cold.
But as you’re car camping (which you would be with an aerobed!), take a wool blanket, and stick it on top of the mattress, fitted sheet on top of that, with the duvet and pillows from your bed at home = a warm and very comfy night’s sleep!Posted 4 years ago
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