Fun and adventure in one, that’s what camping is during the day. But it’s up for you to decide if it’s going to be comfort and leisure at night when you spend your time “indoors”.
Having a great day may always be a guarantee in camping. But to be assured of a good night’s sleep inside your tents after that will be determined by how good your camping sleeping pads will feel.
Camping sleeping pads should go along with your tents and sleeping bags. They should be handy and not take up too much space in your pack of things for camping. But that should not be the only convenience offered by it.
Camping sleeping pads must provide you with comfort by making you feel like sleeping in your comfortable bed at home.
Things to consider in choosing the right camping sleeping pads
Simple to prepare
Part of a good night’s sleep begins when you do not have trouble preparing for it. While it might already be inconvenient for you to prepare yourself when you don’t have a proper bathroom, you don’t want to still have a hard time tucking in yourself right?
To avoid this, there are camping sleeping pads which have straps that make it easy for you to roll and unroll them. This way, they are easy to fix and store when you wake up in the morning.
The length of the camping sleeping pads should be enough to fill the space inside your tents[camping tent] and appropriate for your body length.
Make sure that the full length of your body fits in it so that you could sleep comfortably and not curl your body in. This will avoid aches at your back because of spatial and postural insufficiency.
The insulation capacity of your camping sleeping pads is also one factor that adds up to how good your sleep will be. Thermal insulation from cold is what your body needs.
Cold grounds and lack of protection from it is one reason for sustained back aches that do not readily go away. Specially made thermal camping sleeping pads are already available, if you could invest on them, the better.
The usual camping sleeping pads have smooth surfaces and are thin, for them to be packed without being so bulky. The problem with these kinds of pads though is that they have a tendency to make you slide off while you’re sleeping. This might be very uncomfortable.
Choose a camping sleeping pad that provides the right amount of resistance that will hold you in place just like rubber sleeping pads. Avoid also those with slippery covers.
Ample back support
Waking up in the morning with a backache was never a part of the package in camping. Choose camping sleeping pads which provide comfort and at the same time ample support for your back. Firm camping sleeping pads laid on a flat bump-free ground will do the job.