Sleeping Mats


Featured Group Test

mats group test montage  © Dan Bailey

Group Test Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

The 900-fill down is good and lofty  © Toby Archer

Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32F/0C Sleeping Bag & NeoAir UberLite Mat

Toby Archer sleeps lightly, with a down bag that offers an impressive warmth for its minimal weight and a mat that's billed as the "lightest insulated air mattress available".

It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey
It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Robust, comfy and very very warm, the Aerostat 7.0 is a serious camping mat for seriously cold places - but one that'd still be worth having in the British hills too, says Dan Bailey.

Trail King montage  © Richard Prideaux
Trail King montage  © Richard Prideaux

Therm-a-Rest Trail King SV Mat

Lighter mats tend not to be luxurious, so instead Therm-a-Rest have gone all out for comfort here. Richard Prideaux enjoys restful nights on this beefy mat designed for car campers and basecamps.

It's pretty baltic, but I'm well insulated from the cold ground  © Dan Bailey
It's pretty baltic, but I'm well insulated from the cold ground  © Dan Bailey

Exped SynMat HyperLite

It's well made and comfortably thick, but what really sets the SynMat HyperLite apart is its impressive warmth for its minimal weight....

Exped hammock montage  © Richard Prideaux
Exped hammock montage  © Richard Prideaux

Exped Scout Hammock Combi

Richard Prideaux doesn't really do hammocks, but he's pleasantly surprised by this hammock, mozzie net and tarp combo from Exped. The...

TobyA  © TobyA
TobyA  © TobyA

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat

Looking for a comfy, light, warm and well made air mattress for all your UK backpacking, bikepacking, camping and bivvying...

A snug night's sleep guaranteed at the chilly Condoriri base camp  © Dan Bailey
A snug night's sleep guaranteed at the chilly Condoriri base camp  © Dan Bailey

Exped Downmat UL 7

Light, comfy and amazingly warm for its weight, Dan Bailey reckons the Exped DownMat UL7 is the best tent partner he's had in...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Therm-a-Rest® launches ultralight ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress with StrataCore™ Constru

As part of their Ultralight series this summer, Therm-a-Rest® introduces the new ProLite™ Apex™ Mattress. With the best warmth-to-weight ratio in the self-inflating category, the ProLite Apex weighs in at an ultralight 630g, and is ideal for light...

Therm-a-rest's new Ultralight Gear

This year Therm-a-Rest introduces the ultralight backpackers dream kit: the lightest air mattress on the market, the UberLite, and the compact and comfortable Hyperion sleeping bag and Vesper quilt.

Air Steam Pump Sack 2  © Sea to Summit
Air Steam Pump Sack 2  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit - Air Sleeping Mats Collection

Delivering the best night's sleep you can have…that was our goal when we designed our sleeping mats. Our Air Sprung Cell ™ technology and application specific designs make crafting your perfect sleep system a reality whether you are an...

Sea to Summit Lifestyle Range  © Sea to Summit
Sea to Summit Lifestyle Range  © Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit Mats and Pots

Brand new for Spring 2018, Sea to Summit have launched the innovative Alpha Pot range and provided some key updates to their Air...

Sea to Summit Hammocks - Brand new for this Spring

Sea to Summit Hammocks are technical, light, compact and comfortable. Ideal for both gram counting back...

Therm-a-Rest® Introduces the World’s Fastest Self-Inflating Mattress

With the Pinnacle Fusion of AirFrame™ Construction and SpeedValve™...

New Sea to Summit Self Inflating Sleep Mats

New for Spring 2017 Sea to Summit have launched a full range of Self Inflating Mats. The Self Inflating range...


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