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We all know sleep is one of the most important things for our health, so we take sleep gear very seriously! We offer a wide variety of air beds, air mats and sleep pads. With so many choices we know it can feel overwhelming, so we’re here to guide you to your best choice! Don’t know where to start? Let’s talk about a few key factors you’ll need to consider first.

 

Things to Consider

Take a quick second to think about what exactly you need in your sleep gear. Are you camping or will you be indoors? Will you carry your gear to your destination or drive? Here are 5 things to consider to get you on the right track: sleep surface size, warmth, weight/pack size, comfort features and of course your budget.

 

  1. Size

First thing to consider is how much space you have to work with. This is probably the easiest thing to decide. Will an air bed be too large for your tent or do you need a compact option? Are you sleeping in a camper or SUV?  Are you sharing the bed with someone or sleeping solo? Each of our categories offer different sizes and features to accommodate most scenarios. Our air beds come in two different sizes, while our sleep pads and air mats have more variety to choose from if your destination is limited in space.

 

  1. Warmth

Next on the list is warmth. Will the ground be particularly cold? Here’s where a product’s R-Value becomes important. R-Value is defined as “the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.” Dictionary.com Basically, this number measures how well the item will maintain a comfortable temperature so you don’t wake up freezing in the middle of the night. The scale starts at the lowest of R1 (summer temperatures) and beyond R5+ (extreme cold). Many of our sleep surfaces offer different R-Values so you can choose the right one for wherever your adventures take you!

3 backpackers hiking in Joshua Tree National Park

  1. Weight & Pack Size

Will you  be carrying your gear on your back or driving it to your destination? If you plan on trekking to your campsite or even flying, the weight and packing size is going to be an important consideration. Lugging a heavy backpack or a bulky suitcase is never a good time so it’s important to think about! Air beds are bigger, heavier and require battery operated pumps, while our sleep pads and air mats are lighter weight and more compact in design and storage.

 

  1.  Comfort

Sleeping poorly often leads to a grumpy morning and long day so we aim to get you a comfortable alternative that will get you a great night’s sleep. We aim for the “happy camper” experience. With every product, comfort is at the forefront of our mind and some gear is specially designed with additional features for a more luxe sleep option. Air beds get you the farthest off the ground for a more comfortable and traditional sleeping arrangement. Our sleep pads and air mats, while much closer to the ground do offer design technology that you’ll comfortably appreciate. One of our favorite design upgrades is our FlexForm® fabric, a specialized material that stretches 4 ways to contour perfectly to your body for a softer surface and better sleep. Another thing to consider in comfort is the thickness of your sleep surface. We offer different thicknesses to cater to any adventure and comfort need.

 

  1. Budget

Last but certainly not least, is price. How much do you want to spend? We know it’s important to stick to your budget, which is why we offer a range of accessible prices. Our price points range from $37.99 to $109.99, so we know you’ll find the best gear and stay on track. Each purchase is guaranteed so you’ll know your investment, big or small, will last more than one camping season.

 

 

 

 

Now that you’re thinking about the key things you’re looking for, check out our quick category break down to help you decide which type of gear you need.

 


 

Best For: Tent Camping, Car/RV Camping, Guest Room

Our air beds are the most luxurious sleep surface we offer. Almost like your mattress at home, you’ll be higher up off the ground, away from uneven or hard surfaces and have a much larger surface area to share with a partner or just for you to enjoy. Although more comfortable, air beds are the heaviest of our sleep gear so if you’re planning on backpacking or travelling to your destination, more weight and a larger packing size is something to consider.



 

Best For: Lightweight Travel, Tent Camping, Car/RV Camping, Guest Room

Our sleep pads offer the most variety in design, size and features so will have no problem finding exactly what you’re looking for. Depending on what you like, our various designs offer different comfort features, like our FlexForm®  fabric, a range of R-Values and specific design elements for a good night’s rest. Also, with the largest selection of sizes and weight options, this is a great category to start with if you’re trying to pack light or need a compact sleep option.

 


 

Best For: Lightweight Travel, Tent Camping, Car/RV Camping, Guest Room

Air Mats are a great option If weight and size are of utmost importance.. Of our sleep gear, this type offers the most compact and lightweight options, while maintaining a high expectation of comfort. By eliminating heavier foam materials, we use high quality materials and design technology to make these a great sleep option. Our air mats come in two designs, which cover any compact sleep need you have.

 

 

So, wherever your travels take you - a long outdoor expedition, a weekend camping trip, or just crashing at a relative’s house - our sleep gear ensures a good night’s rest. Our priority here is to design the best gear so you’ll be ready and rested for any adventure that awaits! With a vast collection of air beds, sleep pads, and air mats, you’ll have no problem finding an option that suits your sleep standards. Check out our full collection here for more details and info about individual features and stay tuned for our next post. We’ll be talking in detail, comparing sleep pads and air mats and the great features you need to know to make the best purchase.

 

 

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