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Do I need a sleeping mat and an airbed? | FAQ | Expert Advice

23.10.2013 | FAQs
Q.Do I need a sleeping mat and an airbed?

A.Both airbeds and sleeping mats will provide a certain amount of insulation from the cold when sleeping outside. Whilst an airbed will raise you off the ground if it’s cold, cold air will circulate in the mattress; a sleeping mat will protect you from the cold ground. The combination of an airbed and sleeping mat is the best option for the most comfortable nights sleep. However if space is tight or weight is an issue, if you are hiking or backpacking for example, a self-inflating mat is a sensible option.