116-Choosing a Sleeping Mat

Show notes

Your sleeping pad or mat can be the difference between a bad night’s sleep and a great night’s sleep.  But it is not as easy as grabbing the first pad you see. Navigating the range of brands and models can be confusing. In this episode we look at the things to consider in selecting a sleeping mat.

Podcast overview

The basics

  • Sleeping mats/pads types:
    • Foam
    • Self inflating
    • Blow up (inflating pad)

What the @&%# is R-value?

  • The ASTM standard
  • As a general guide for choosing R values

What does our community say?

  • In a recent survey we found out what our community thinks about sleeping mats including the types and brands used and how they make there choice on a mat

What’s new in sleeping pads?

We discuss some of the newer mats on the market that we have recently reviewed

Key considerations for choosing a sleeping mat

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