Inflatable mattress (double camping)
We used to use a double air mattress, but found that when one person rolls over without ridiculous amounts of care, the other one gets ‘trampolined’ a bit – neither of us are fatties, it’s just the poor design of the mattresses. So we got two singles and put them side by side with a double fitted sheet over them – much improved. But I still find them to be cold – even if my upper side is toasty under the duvet (proper namby-pamby glampers, us!) the side against the mattress was always cold.
So now the mrs has her single air mattress, while I use her Exped down-filled 3/4 length mattress over a foam mat. Toasty as. So I guess I’d recommend a couple of Expeds rather than a double airbed, although they aren’t cheap. Budget option would be to get about three cheap foam mats stacked on top of each other. Warmth and comfort, and if you’re camping out of the car the space shouldn’t be a problem (fold them in half and pack them flat on the boot floor for best packing/space efficiency.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
If you have enough space, a slab of upholstery foam, from somewhere like Dunelm Mill, is fantastically comfortable. Doesn’t roll up very well though.
The double version of this was by far the most comfortable thing I’ve slept on, the foam is really dense, but I’ve no idea if any of the UK ones are similar.Posted 4 years agoDaveRamboSubscriber
We have an Aerobed that we use at home. It has a built in pump and is OK.
Last year I bought an outwell inflatable one and it’s rather good – much better than the Aerobed.
I bought a 12V pump as it’s got a large volume so it gets plugged into the car for 1 min then it’s up.
Quite tall, very comfy and the non slip top means you don’t slide all over the place.
Not the cheapest but Mrs R likes it and she is the first to complain when not being comfortable when camping.Posted 4 years agodknwhySubscriber
We go camping a lot for weeks on end and ditched airbeds early on. In terms of comfort and insulation for car camping, i’d always opt with a self inflating mat.Posted 4 years ago
We’ve got alpkit (old style fat aerics now updated as Dozers) and also a couple of 10cm thick Gelert Adventure XLs.
Much better than airbeds.BimblerMember
Been through various inflatables from Coleman, Camping Gaz, Eurohike etc and now much happier on Alpkit self inflating maps. More comfortable, much warmer and more compact if you take into account all the extra insulation you have to use on the inflatables. We went for wideboys but if you want ultimate comfort at the expense of weight, size and cost then go for the Dozer, or if funds allow the equivalent Thermarest.
Have an aerobed at home, think it’s massively overrated – much preferred our old (camping) Coleman inflatable (the best inflatable we had by a mile) to our (dometic) Aerobed.Posted 4 years agoonehundredthidiotMember
Looking for an inflatable double mattress for comfort when camping out of the car on sites. Just one that doesn’t leak air to “bum on the ground” flatness overnight.Posted 4 years ago
Just binned a Camping Gaz on that did this from day 1, it was a replacement for one that did the same.
The topic ‘Inflatable mattress (double camping)’ is closed to new replies.