- Used this for the first time on 3 day back packing trip on the Pennine moors. Due to my age (62 ) I'm always looking for opportunities to reduce the weight of my rucksack and with this product I was not disappointed. I have read previous bad points on reviews but found they were easy enough to live with. The crispy bag noise when you move around wasn't really an issue for me but it might be if you are sharing a tent. I found the surface to be no more slippery than my previous thermarest which I've had 20 years and I spent one night sleeping on a gentle slope. As for blowing it up it does take about 20 good puffs which was a bit difficult in my Laser competition 1 tent during a rainy spell, due to the tight space. But these small niggles a far outweighed by the light weight and compactness of the mat. It has gone towards me being able to manage backpacking in winter with only a 44 litre rucksack. My only concern would be the durability of the fabric but only time will tell. For now I've got a fantastic mat which fits my needs exactly.
- For people who are used to the self inflating type of mat it would be a good idea to emphasize this on the product information. I only realised it needed blowing up after reading reviews.
|Value for money|
Published on: 26 February 2017