Camping Mat create a comfortable environment in the campaign
Tourists — tempered the difficulties of the people. But to create comfortable conditions for recreation they seek. Night rest is the guarantee of good health the next day, and to spend the night on the ground, even in summer, and stand in full strength and health may not all. Because in the stowed equipment must include a camping Mat. Sometimes not even one.
Camping Mat has a dual task: it serves to improve the insulation and increases the level of comfort when spending the night outdoors. There are various types of these devices: from simple to quite advanced and "fancy".
The budget version of travel pad "foam". This is a piece of two-layer foamed polyethylene (PE foam) with bright colors and light weight. The thickness of these mats can be from 8 millimeters to several centimeters. Some of them have on one side a layer of foil, which serves as an additional barrier to cold and moisture. Such "additive" is not too reflected in the price, but sometimes plays a significant role. The advantages of "foam" can be attributed to low weight (250-400g), low price, good heat and noise insulation properties. The disadvantages of these mats: they are easily damaged and eventually lose their elasticity and "cake". Also "foam" is unable to fully smooth out all the irregularities of the soil. And in order to be able to rest you have to clear the area from foreign objects (twigs, stones and bumps) or lay two mats, one on the other.
Pad travel folding consists of several plates polypropylene, covered and connected with different types of fabrics. For the manufacture of the upper portion of the skin, use natural fabrics (most commonly cotton), bottom – a synthetic water-repellent material. Positive aspects: pleasant to the touch the top layer, light weight (a little heavier "foam"), compact size. Disadvantages: does not smoothes uneven soil, crushed at the bends, can get wet, if the lower cladding used low-quality material, with time loses elasticity and the "caking". This camping Mat will be convenient for a picnic or relaxing on the beach. For a hike lasting several days, it is advisable to choose something else.
For those who appreciate convenience and comfort-even in the field, suitable self-inflating camping Mat. It is a combination of the usual "skin" with an inflatable mattress. Self-inflating mats produce different firms use different filler materials and plating. There are models for routes of different difficulty, different weather conditions.
When choosing a rug please note the reliability of the valves. They often are their weak spot. The advantages include the high comfort of rest and low weight. Downside: fairly high price ($40) and the dependence from the operation of the valves.
The choice is big enough and depends only on your preferences and desires.