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Five Best Camping Outdoor Mats For Your Extra Sleeping Convenience And Protection

Updated on October 22, 2010

Some of the camping equipment that helps campers get their good nights’ sleep in the outdoors are camping tents, sleeping bags and camping outdoor mats. Tents shield you from moisture, wind and insects while you sleep and sleeping bags serve as your portable bed sheets and blanket in the outdoors. What now are camping mats for?

Camping mats are placed underneath your sleeping bags to provide you with added cushion as well as to give you more insulation for maximum protection against the cold ground. They also keep you away from crawling insects that may enter your tent while you sleep. When choosing one for your camping vacation, look for those with durable, waterproof materials that will last a long time and give you the comfort you deserve. To make your travel easy, pick those that are lightweight as well. For example, great camping mats can be easily folded up or rolled up after use and some of them come with their carrying bags.

Camping mats come in different designs and sizes so choose the ones depending on your needs. If you will be camping on a rocky ground, you may want to bring an inflatable camping mat to provide you more cushion and warmth against the cold hard earth. If you’re camping somewhere along the beach, then you can bring a camping mat that’s not as bulky but UV-resistant and sturdy to keep you comfortable on the sand. Take a look at these excellent camping mats here that can guarantee you with superb conveniences.

Therm-a-Rest Trail Sleeping Mat (Small)
Therm-a-Rest Trail Sleeping Mat (Small)

Therm-a-Rest Trail Sleeping Mat (Small)

This camping mat comes in a nice forest green color and is designed to fit under a single sleeping bag. It inflates to a thickness of one inch to add warmth and cushion to your sleeping bag. It’s got a top layer of open-cell foam for extra comfort and a bottom layer of closed-cell foam that keeps you protected from rough ground. This camping mat features an expandable foam that provides you with a soft yet firm sleeping surface so you can sleep soundly. After use, all you have to do is deflate the mat by opening the valve, and then roll it. This camping mat is also very lightweight which makes it very easy to bring along even during mountain biking so you can rest a while in a fresh open space.

AeroBed Extreme Ultra Light Self-Inflating Camp Mat
AeroBed Extreme Ultra Light Self-Inflating Camp Mat

AeroBed Extreme Ultra Light Self-Inflating Camp Mat

This inflatable camping mat measures 72 inches in length, 20 inches in width and 1.2 inches in thickness. It’s made of special TPU material that’s light weight and at the same time durable. This camping mat is designed to withstand rough conditions in the outdoors. It can resist scratches and punctures so you get reliable comfort and protection while you sleep. This camping mat is also moisture resistant so you don’t have to worry if you’re in for a pretty wet weather. After use, you can easily deflate them at and roll it up. This mat comes with a free carrying case in which you can put it so you can carry it along easily. It’s lightweight too so it won’t be a problem during hikes.

Coleman Self-Inflating Mat
Coleman Self-Inflating Mat

Coleman Self-Inflating Mat

Inflatable camping mats are in because they’re soft, generally lightweight and easy to store. Here’s another one of them. The Coleman Self-Inflating Mat can fit a single sleeping bag underneath and it measures 6 feet in length and 2 feet in width. This camping mat is made up of very durable 210 Denier nylon that keeps you protected from sharp rocks and twigs. When inflated, this mat is as thick as 1.5 inches and this is just the right thickness to keep you comfy and warm in your tent. It also features compression straps for easy pack-up after use. Like all great camping items, the whole thing is lightweight so you won’t have weight issues about this when bringing it along the trail.

Columbia Transformation Memory Foam Sleeping Mat
Columbia Transformation Memory Foam Sleeping Mat

Columbia Transformation Memory Foam Sleeping Mat

This camping mat measures 70 inches long and 24 inches wide just enough for a single size sleeping bag. It’s covered with polyester that gives it a very comfortable and cozy surface. Featured underneath is a memory foam that follows the contours of your body to provide cushion in all places where it’s needed and make you sleep like a baby. Just lie down in the warmth of your sleeping bag and feel the foam conform to your body shape and this will allow you to relax more without putting strain on your back. This means no more waking up with sore backs and muscles. This one is really worth it. After use, you can easily roll it up and store it in the polyester case that comes with it.

Reversible RV Patio Camping Outdoor Mat Classical - 9x12Burgundy/RA5
Reversible RV Patio Camping Outdoor Mat Classical - 9x12Burgundy/RA5

Reversible RV Patio Camping Outdoor Mat Classical - 9x12Burgundy/RA5

Spend the night at camp in style with this elegant and comfortable camping mat featuring different classical designs on either side of it. This mat is made of breathable material that makes it comfortable for use during warm nights on the beach or on the grass. It’s made of 100% virgin polypropylene that prevents molds and mildew from living on it because it can dry fast when it gets wet with moisture. After use, you can clean this easily by just spraying it with water or by just dusting the dirt off it then you can easily roll it up. This material is also coated with UV resistant material to keep it from wearing out and fading under the sun. Carry this with you whenever camping in warm areas to enjoy your sleep better.


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