Two Different uses & Works For Me BUT:))

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Get out and see the world around you from Libby, Montana on Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Bought 5 of these mats. Have already cut one up to repair our favorite small softside cooler. Replacing old not so thick insulation. Will make another custom sized cooler for our bike trailer too. Might make another collapsing cooler to replace a very heavy large one that's just too heavy to haul around. Light weight material but could use a protective sleeve or bag for the mats. We will use 2-3 as sleeping pads as they were designed for. Love the light weight for hauling on Bike Trailer or bikes under peddle power & hauling 2-3 peoples sleeping equipment on one trailer. San Juan Islands and Hiawatha trips both 5-9 days each. We will also have a light weight as light as these mats each neoprene and nylon blanket that can sub as a mat as well and will place these mats into a folded one to add more cushion support and water proof if needed. Still keeping weight down substantially compared to even the lightest self inflating mats. We have those too and though 12 years old never leaked & light weight versions still not as light. Pack smaller though especially since we don't roll ours but fold them. These won't collapse and I'll make a water proof cover for each mat to protect both when carried on the outside of a backpack as well as on the trailer to keep clean & from being snagged by brush. Happy in general with this item and meets expectations. Wish STP had the 25 inch version for my larger husband who perfers it to the 20 inch rather narrow mat. The sleep pads well help him out on that despite they are this narrow when folded too. Most adult 6 foot men are wider when sleeping than 20 inches. I recommend and great bargain for raw material and insulation in soft sided coolers.
  • Best Uses: 3 Season Camping, Backpacking, Car Camping, Cold Conditions, Cut UP for Custom Cooler
  • Cons: Wider width not available
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Comfortable, COOL TOO, Durable, Lightweight, Non Slip, Packs Easily, Small / Compact, Warm
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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