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I love it. The item arrived about a week earlier ...
18 April 2016
I love it. The item arrived about a week earlier than I expected and is a great product. I recently visited a well known outdoor store and tested some of their SIMs. In comparison to the mats that I tested, I would say that this one is middle of the road for comfort, but this is more than balanced out by the price.
I Have previously used an airbed for camping and decided against doing that this time around for a number of reasons:
1) You will still need some form of camp mat as some form of insulation under the mattress.
2) I don't like the rolling around that happens when two people are on an inflatable mattress
3) It some how always manages to at least partially deflate
The not so great aspects of the self inflating mattress:
1)The main problem that I can see with a double SIM is that it isn't as wide as an airbed, so you will need to be, lets say, very well acquainted with whosoever you share the mat with.
2) For some reason a double SIM doesn't pack down as small as 2 single SIMS
3) The material is quite slippery, so it would be worth covering it before putting your sleeping bag on top of it, of else, so could find your self sliding about a bit.
It's worth mentioning that it's not fully self inflating but I have spoken to a few sales reps in outdoor shops, who assure me that no double SIM is self inflating like their single counter parts. It only takes a few extra puffs, which in my opinion isn't a big deal.