Sleeping mat storage?

Sleeping mat storage?

Postby trailgumby » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:42 pm

Howdy I'm wondering how you would recommend storing a sleeping mat. We've kept ours rolled up in the airtight bag but I feel it doesn't self inflate as well as it did.

I notice in store they keep them laid out flat.

Your thoughts?

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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby il padrone » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:16 pm

Thermarests and similar self-inflating mats should be stored inflated with the valve open. We keep ours upright in a wardrobe in our gear room.

We also now use the Exped Synmat7 and these are stored rolled up in their stuff-sacks.
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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby RonK » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:45 pm

il padrone wrote:Thermarests and similar self-inflating mats should be stored inflated with the valve open. We keep ours upright in a wardrobe in our gear room.

We also now use the Exped Synmat7 and these are stored rolled up in their stuff-sacks.

Ditto.
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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby Mike Ayling » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:00 pm

Ours are flat under the bed.

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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby trailgumby » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:53 pm

Cheers, as I suspected. Thanks for your feedback.
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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:52 am

il padrone wrote:Thermarests and similar self-inflating mats should be stored inflated with the valve open. We keep ours upright in a wardrobe in our gear room.

We also now use the Exped Synmat7 and these are stored rolled up in their stuff-sacks.


Store your mat unrolled and with open valves in a dry, cool and dark place such as under your bed or the attic.


That is from Exped website and my Exped Downmat has been stored in stuff sack. Oh well it's being used next week so I guess it will be put under my bed after that unrolled.
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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby Mulgabill » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:15 am

My old Thermarest actually says to store rolled up in the stuff bag provided! Confused again!!! :?
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Re: Sleeping mat storage?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:10 am

Baalzamon wrote:
Store your mat unrolled and with open valves in a dry, cool and dark place such as under your bed or the attic.


That is from Exped website and my Exped Downmat has been stored in stuff sack. Oh well it's being used next week so I guess it will be put under my bed after that unrolled.


Yep this what I do .... unrolled and valves open.

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