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Old 04-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #16
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Car camping...??? You could bring a queen size pillow-top and box spring along, if you have a big enough car.

+1 on the camping pads. Sounds like the setup you ordered will be perfect.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
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I doubt any air filled mattress will be up to the job
As I figure after a night of passion under the stars, any air filled mattress will be well & truly flattened
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:01 AM   #18
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I used to camp in an old army ambulance with a queen-sized futon in the back. It worked rather well, but that truck is long gone, along with my desire to dawdle along in such a noisy, dusty, gas-swilling chick repeller.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #19
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Like your bed at home.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #20
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If you are looking for the best, the Nemo Cosmo insulated series, reg. or wide. They pack small, blow up with their own on board pump, have a expanded "pillow" tube at the top, & are insulated for warmth.They also dump the air easily when folding them up again.

If you are looking for a bargain, definitely NOT the Nemo.....the best costs.(big time!)
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #21
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If you are looking for the best, the Nemo Cosmo insulated series, reg. or wide. They pack small, blow up with their own on board pump, have a expanded "pillow" tube at the top, & are insulated for warmth.They also dump the air easily when folding them up again.

If you are looking for a bargain, definitely NOT the Nemo.....the best costs.(big time!)
Wow!

Really nice stuff. For $190, I would think that out-of-the-box leakage isn't a problem...

Thanks for that.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #22
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Update

The BA sleeping bag/pad system recommended here worked great.

The pad was a bit of a PITA to insert in its sleeve in the sleeping bag, and I hyperventilated myself almost to the point of passing out inflating it, but those are the only cons to this system that I could see.

It was comfortable and warm, and that opinion was shared by by both of us.

Overall, a purchase I am very satisfied with.

Thanks again, guys!
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:24 PM   #23
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Glad you are having fun with your new setup. Exped top of the line pads have built in hand pumps ... You can have a beer while pumping up ! Have a great summer camping !
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #24
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Like your bed at home.

Now do these types of air mattresses loose a bit of air during the night?

I've only ever used the other type, if there is no nick/hole then they do tend to stay up during a nights use, sure you have to put some more air into them the next day though.

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Old 06-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #25
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I'm going camping the first weekend of June, and I have the incredible good fortune of doing so with the most amazing woman I've ever met.

For this outing, I would like a new air mattress, one that is comfortable, durable, and most importantly, does NOT go FLAT overnight like the one I have now.

Got any experience with a brand of air mattress satisfying the above criteria? Please enlighten me.

You probably shouldn't bother if Coleman is what you have in mind: that's what I've got now & it leaked out of the box.

Anyway, thanks, & remember-- this is important shit here: I'm past my prime with a receding hairline and failing memory & I've somehow attracted a sweet, intelligent, funny brunette who is beautiful to the point of messing up my respiration. Important, I say.

Fire away.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #26
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Of what-- the receding hairline?
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #27
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Hey Chris,

Big Agnes makes a lightweight gear storage bag that doubles as an air bladder/inflation device for their pads.

It has a roll top closure (dry bag style) on one end and a valve and tube on the other end. You connect the tube end to your pad, open up the roll top and fill the bag with air, and then close the roll top and press that bag of air into the pad. The guy that was demonstrating it reminded me of someone playing the bagpipes because he had the bag under his arm to press the air into the pad. It was really slick. He filled an aircore pad with 2 cycles of the bag, and then a couple of breaths to firm up the mattress. Done!

Probably a video of it working somewhere on Youtube.

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BTW, I got nothing to do with BA other than being a local satisfied customer. (I used an Exped pad in my BA bags)
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