FAQ

Which is better air mattress, memory foam or streatcher for camping?

+

The answer really depends on the camping situation wheather an air or foam mattress or a folding camp stretcher bed is the best option for a comfortable night camping.

Generally the weight and size of the mattress is the determining factor in what to choose. With streatcher beds being heavier and more difficult to transport than the air mattress which is the lightest option but unless it is self-inflating it can be difficult to inflate without access to a pump.

For the most comfortable nights sleep without a doubt use a streatcher bed with a topper foam mattess, this is a great option for camping with the kids and keeps them up off the ground which will quickly get cold and uncomfortable. You will need to be caravanning or camping from a car or trailer for this option to be practical as the camp stretchers are heavy. Ensure that the dimessions are wide enough as otherwise you can get a cold and uncomfortable metal bar in your side.

A good quality non self inflating air mattress will also provide a very comfotable nights sleep but requrires a ground sheet underliner, there are many cheaper air matresses that will still see you on the hard cold ground by morning so it really is a case of you get what you pay for in this regard. These can also get cold when the temp drops as the air inside also gets cold.

For hiking or general tent campng then a good light foam or self inflating mattress is probably the best choice and you will never have to worry about punctures or slow leaks. A ground sheet or tarp is still required as an added condensation protection and a wool blanket for added insulation goes a long way.

Keep a look out for smart designs that maximuise comfort and minimise weight, such as egg shell bubbles that keep air in indivudal pockets.

How much do mattresses for camping weigh?

+

The average weight of a camping mattress is about 1.5 kgs. However, there are many different types and sizes of camping mattresses, so the weight can vary significantly. For example, a small, inflatable camping mattress might weigh as little as .5 kg, while a large, thick camping mattress could weigh up to 5kg or more.

Camping Mattress

- Camping mattresses are designed to be lightweight and easy to carry, so they are often smaller in size than a regular mattress.

- They are usually made from foam or air, which makes them much more comfortable than sleeping on the ground.

- Camping mattresses often have a built-in pillow for added comfort.

- Some mattresses even have a built-in pump so you can inflate them without having to blow them up yourself.

- Most camping mattresses are waterproof, so you don't have to worry about them getting wet if it rains.

- They are also often resistant to bugs and other pests.

- Camping mattresses are usually very affordable, making them a great option for budget-conscious campers.

- There are a variety of different sizes and styles available, so you can find one that fits your needs.