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Postby aniccia » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:32 am

Greetings
I am in thee progress of buying a sleeping pad.
Having researched a few, it seems that the most suitables are

1. Insulmat x-lite mountain, short,
2. Thermarest LE, short
3. Exped - downmat7, short
4. Exped - Sim light CF7, short

Now - my main requirement is kind of softness - having arthritis in the hip and ease of deflating and inflating.

Any suggestions and experiences are most welcome
Kindly
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:40 am

I got no idea going by brand names, but have found the only way to choose is roll er' out in the store, and laydown. Take your time, dont be embarassed :armsup . They usually aren't cheap so you want to make sure.

My swag came with a really thin one, it's OK but not great. So I went to clarke rubber and got another, thick foam one. Now its like sleeping on my own bed :armsup :armsup Cost ~$70 though :shock: but it was worth it.
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Postby Scolers » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:44 am

I've got one of the Katmandhu (sp?) self inflating ones. They are great for my son in the camper trailer as he has a camp bed and the matress gives him extra comfort.

The only thing with it being self inflated is that if you are going to put it on the ground I'd suggest one of those foam roll out pads that I think you are talking about. The two together should give you a comfy nights sleep and with the pad underneath this should aid against punctures.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Scolers » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:48 am

Oh and WELCOME to the site!

:armsup :armsup :armsup

(Ozzy, where are the edit buttons?)

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:04 pm

Scolers wrote:Oh and WELCOME to the site!

:armsup :armsup :armsup

(Ozzy, where are the edit buttons?)

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They are there, you can just pad more if you dont see em :***

And a welcome to site aswell anicca :armsup
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Postby Scolers » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:55 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:
They are there, you can just pad more if you dont see em :***



Still can't see 'em ... must be going blind as well as deaf in my old age ... :cheers

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Postby Scolers » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:57 pm

I must be going nuts ... the edit button used to be next to the quote button ... right? 'Cause it ain't there now ... hmph ... :#

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:54 pm

Scolers wrote:I must be going nuts ... the edit button used to be next to the quote button ... right? 'Cause it ain't there now ... hmph ... :#

;)

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Are you sure your looking at the bar for your post, not sum1 elses :shock:
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Postby Scolers » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:11 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:
Are you sure your looking at the bar for your post, not sum1 elses :shock:
I have all the buttons here :shock:


Definately! I only have the 'quote' button on the top. There's a theif amongst our members ... :$

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Postby Scolers » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:23 pm

Guess what?

There's no 'edit button in this thread and yet in the "Funny Camping Stories" thread I have an edit button ... S C A R E Y ! ! !

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Postby Kramer » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:02 am

Probably because you didn't start the thread? Maybe?
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Postby Scolers » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:38 pm

Kramer wrote:Probably because you didn't start the thread? Maybe?


I didn't start the thread for the "Funny Stories" thread but still have an edit button ... I feel so underprivileged!

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