How to Choose the Right Camping Air Mattress
Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to sleep on the ground. Even the Army issues you a pad to sleep on. Some of the options for something to sleep are: foam pads, thin pads used mainly for backpacking, and air mattresses. With the improvements in technology over the past few years inflatable air mattresses offer a great sleeping option for a good night’s rest.
You owe it to yourself to get a good night’s sleep. You’ll be active during the day hiking, swimming, or fishing, and other activities. These activities will be a lot less fun if your back hurts or you’re sore from lying on a rock or tree root.
Inflatable air mattresses in the past would go flat before the night was through, and was often plastic, so you could feel the plastic through a sheet on a hot night making it hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. Now air mattresses have a soft covering on one side, which makes them much more comfortable. They’re also a lot less prone to losing air. Most come with an air pump that will inflate them in just a few minutes.
The size to get will depend on the space you have available in your tent. If you have a cabin tent, you can fill the sleeping areas with the air mattress, but if you have a dome tent, you’ll want to have room around the air mattress to walk around and store things.
There’s something out there for every price range, but you pay for what you get. You can really set the amount you’re willing to pay and then see what you like in that price range. You’ll have many options to choose from.
All you need to do is set-up your tent on a relatively flat position, bring in your air mattress, unfold it in the space you’ll be using it, attach the air pump and wait just a few minutes for it to inflate. You’ll want a battery operated pump for camping.
You’ll also be able to use this air mattress as an extra bed at home when you have company.
Camping is a great activity for those who enjoy the outdoors. An air mattress makes sleeping in your tent almost as comfortable as home.