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Old 02-16-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Sleep comfort

I'm wondering what you guys do to get a comfortable nights sleep when camping. I have a self inflating pad that is okay but nothing like an inflatable air bed. I slept on it this weekend and had a back ache the next day. Also what do you do for a pillow? I usually use a pretty thick bed pillow. How do you get a decent sized pillow that can compact down?
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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ThermaRest

What mattress are you using? I've settled on a ThermaRest Luxury Map and always get a great nights sleep. I'm a belly sleeper so just use a small pillow (usually some clothes stuffed in a helmet bag) under one shoulder so I don't get a neck ache. I'd like to find a more elegant pillow solution.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:52 AM   #3
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I use a Thermarest Basecamp. It's not as comfy as a full-blown air bed, but it's light and much more portable. You will always sacrifice mobility, size and weight for comfort.

For a pillow, I generally stuff clothes into a sack that holds my sleeping bag when it's packed.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:57 AM   #4
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Big Agness here - I love sleeping on it. Overinflation can make a pad uncomfortable - I like the pad at the minimum that I can without making body to ground contact.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:03 PM   #5
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Thermarest pro works good for me. Pillow is usually clothing/jacket.

I use a hammock when solo. No pad or pillow needed.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:16 PM   #6
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My mattress is a Lightspeed self inflating pad from Costco. It kept me off the ground decently. I think the pillow is more of the issue.

http://www.lightspeedoutdoors.com/sl...-outdoors.html
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #7
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Currently using a Coleman air mattress with one of those blue foam backpacking pads on the top for insulation. Way more comfortable than any of the thermarest pads I've had, and a lot cheaper. For a pillow I stuff my jacket into a pillow case.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:00 PM   #8
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Hi

I use the sea to summit inflatable pillow,

I especially like the material, compact size/weight and the air valve.

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Old 02-16-2015, 02:18 PM   #9
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Cot size inflatable

http://www.coleman.com/product/quick...ed#.VOJre0Igk2
It folds flat on my rear seat so takes up no room in my bags and is tall enough to keep me seperate from my gear in the tent. I use a small battery air pump with it that doubles as a fire bellows.
Simple , comfy, cheap
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:41 PM   #10
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http://www.coleman.com/product/quick...ed#.VOJre0Igk2
It folds flat on my rear seat so takes up no room in my bags and is tall enough to keep me seperate from my gear in the tent. I use a small battery air pump with it that doubles as a fire bellows.
Simple , comfy, cheap
How heavy is it?
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:14 PM   #11
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Nemo Fillo Pillow

I use the Nemo Fillo Pillow. Comfortable. Adjustable. Packs small and light.

As I've gotten older over the years, I've gone from no pad to Thermarest pad to Luxury Lite cot to Luxury Lite cot with Thermarest pad to Big Agnes pad. The Big Agnes pad is currently the most comfortable for me. It is also packs the smallest of my pads.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:20 PM   #12
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Currently using a Coleman air mattress with one of those blue foam backpacking pads on the top for insulation.


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I use a small battery air pump with it that doubles as a fire bellows.
Simple , comfy, cheap
I got one recently, very impressed for the price! A twin is a couple inches thicker, but the slim twin packs much smaller and is quite sturdy. There's a vid of a guy inflating one with a garbage bag and a little pc of vinyl tubing for a nozzle. I use a pump.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:42 PM   #13
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I use one of those small fold up cots, ( made by Thermarest I think ) they keep you about 3 inches off the ground, allow you to roll over and they are warmer than an air mattress. They roll up to less size than an air mattress and are lighter. Expensive but the only way to go in my mind.

Pillows are a bit of a crap shoot, I carry one but sometimes also just roll up my jacket. I find the air ones are a bit better as you can vary the hardness whereas some of the other ones are just too hard.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:43 PM   #14
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I have a thermarest luxury map and a 3" neoair pad that I robbed out of a neoair dream. The luxury map is the most comfortable and the warmest, but it's huge. I sleep on my side and even though I'm no lightweight, I don't bottom it out. If you have the room, it's great.
The the neoair is tiny but not backpacker light. It's a bit thicker like the neoair camper and sleeps almost as well as the luxury map. It's a bit harder to dial in the right pressure and sounds like it has potato chip bags for insulation. However it's a little larger than a 1 liter water bottle.

I use a medium thermarest pillow and a no name air pillow under that.
Gotta get a good nights sleep. I compromise on other stuff.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:54 PM   #15
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Fillo Pillow

Great addition and works very well.
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