What to look for in a camping mattress or air bed
Before you head out on your next camping adventure, be sure to pack a lightweight mattress suited to camping. Wild Earth stock a range of lightweight designs.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are the best camping mattresses for different camping styles:
Car camping or boat camping - You are free to choose a thick, large mattress for luxurious sleeping comfort. Look for a foldable mattress with sturdy, well-made seams and rounded corners to avoid leaks.
Backpacking or mountain hiking - Choose an air bed with greater thickness and durability. Inflatable air mattresses can work well as a lightweight option.
If you’re planning on camping in cold weather, here’s a handy trick: Use an insulating material between your sleeping bag and your mattress to keep extra toasty warm.
Long distance hiking - A light weight and compactness are both incredibly important for a minimalist hiker. Seek out an ultralight, water resistant camping mattress in a smaller make for easier portability.