Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

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Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby simonineaston » 2 Sep 2015, 3:30pm

ttfn, Simon in Easton
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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby eileithyia » 2 Sep 2015, 3:50pm

:shock:
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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby goatwarden » 2 Sep 2015, 4:08pm

That looks like the airbed which Ed Hillary slept on in 1953 with a bit of fluff in the tubes.

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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby pwa » 2 Sep 2015, 5:06pm

If that is the answer to the purgatory that is a Thermarest, I want one. My bruising is subsiding after 2 weeks of Thermarest. A deeper mat at a reasonable weight is just what I need to tempt me into using the tent again.

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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby al_yrpal » 2 Sep 2015, 5:32pm

I do agree about sleeping mats, horrid things! I remember the feeling.

The Exped looks very nice but it seems quite heavy and expensive. Alright if you are on an incremental pay scale :lol:

A cheaper alternative. http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/shop/ ... oCVevw_wcB
Plus part of a small roll of this. http://www.screwfix.com/p/radiator-refl ... oCLnjw_wcB.

Total weight about 700g cost £26 with some foil left over to put behind your radiators. You can also leave the foil behind in summer.. Saving 250g


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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby reohn2 » 2 Sep 2015, 6:17pm

Is it a prayer mat? :wink:
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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby jk49 » 3 Sep 2015, 10:49am

I use the basic exped mat. I can vouch that it is really comfortable, especially if not blown up rock hard, just enough to keep hip bone and shoulders off the ground.My son has a synmat and although it is lighter, it is also shinier, so possibly not so nice to sleep on. My basic has been good value too, into its fourth year and still going strong with no p********.

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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby iandriver » 3 Sep 2015, 2:26pm

Doesn't take much to inflate and I sleep as well on one of these as I do in my bed at home

https://www.alpkit.com/products/numo?gc ... Gwod4oEE1g

(PS, admittedly, I sleep like a corpse. I'm that "What storm?" person. Even in a tent.)
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Re: Jeeperz - there is a God, after all!!!

Postby honesty » 3 Sep 2015, 3:04pm

They do an airmat version of that, which is basically the same but without the synthetic filling. About half a kilo lighter. Looks nice!