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Thermarests are great, but if you're looking for packabilty some of the newer camping inflatables are about half the size of a thermarest, warm, and comforatble. Not much room for rolling around tho.
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Thermarest; mutts nuts.
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I use to use thermarest but now have a EXPED down air mattress, its an inflatable matress that is filled with 700 fill goose down and really keeps the cold out for frosty nights, in summer it means a muchlighter sleeping bag is needed and it is more comfy than thermarest. packs up smallish 12" x 5" the open size is 178x52x7cm. they do a larger model 198x66x9cm. It comes in a padded waterproof stuff sack that also incorporates a pump to inflate the mat as well as being usable as a pillow when stuffed with clothing. the chambers contain baffles to hold air and down in place so it keeps its shape when lay on and is about 3 times warmer than comparable mats. weight 810 grams. really good bit of kit. cost about £80.00 UK.
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Theres a small company here in the UK thats selling some good (much much cheaper) versions of thermarests. All good quality, but you can pick up a 3/4 length one for £15.

they also have some nice looking sleeping bags

check them out at http://www.alpkit.com
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Exped Downmat 7DLX

Forget the thermarest the exped mats are the bees knees! I got one at Ripley 2010 after a terrible first nights sleep on a thermarest trail lite.

They have excellent insulation but the comfort factor is what sold me. They are relatively expensive but I'll easily get my monies worth out of it. And how much is a good nights sleep worth?

The current/new models now have a great little built in pump and the stuff sack doubles as a pillow. Furthermore, it all packs down very small. If these factors are important to you don't waste your time buying and trying others like I did just go straight for the exped - you won't regret it.

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