What are the benefits?
Choosing the right equipment is important to ensure that a camping trip is both enjoyable and comfortable. Often, people will forget to pack a foam floor mat which has many benefits.
It's important to choose the right camping mattress, if you want to get the associated benefits.
Protection of campers
Foam mats can help protect campers from the rugged terrain and the cold ground.
Protection from cold
Temperatures can go below freezing when camping at winter time, and a foam mat can provide insulation to protect a person from the harsh cold.
Availability of different mats
There are now many mats available on the market to go with the various types of sleeping bags. A foam mat can help to protect users from the elements.
The different styles
Closed cell foam
A closed cell foam camping mat comes in at the cheaper end of the market, so this type might be better for those aiming to save money or are on a budget.
Easy to use mat
This type of mat is easy to use, and does not require too much maintenance.
Provision of warmth and comfort
Many campers regard this type of mat as a good choice, due to its ability to provide warmth and comfort, but others have stated that this mat can be too bulky and awkward to transport.
For storage and transport, this type of mat is rolled-up and usually attached to a camper's backpack.
Self-inflating camping mat
A self-inflating camping mat can provide an even greater level of comfort. This type of mat incorporates the features of a foam mat, and also an air mattress.
This type is sturdy, and is quite easy to store and carry about due its compact nature.
It only takes up a small amount of space. This mat does not require an air pump to inflate it as it inflates itself after the valve is opened and it is rolled out.
Size of the mat
When buying foam camping mats, people should consider the size of the mat, compared to the size of their sleeping bag. Mats, which are disproportionately sized can be uncomfortable for users.
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