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Camp beds - advice please
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:57:37 PM »
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I tried camping last year with a double self inflating mattress (about 3cm) and all went well. I've since used it at a friends house and suffered with my back afterwards. I suppose I took a lot more padding - quilts etc - on the camp but my confidence has taken a knock. I've been looking at airbeds and folding camp beds but can't decide (decisiveness isn't my strong point!!). Any advice? I like to sleep with the little one (4) so a double is needed. I've got until the peaks to get my act together!
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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 03:27:09 PM »
Red wine will lessen that discomfort. ;)
 
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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 03:36:34 PM »
 ;D
It may have a temporary numbing effect but I need to be able to get into work the following week!! I suppose I could store a bottle under the desk for medicinal purposes ;)
I've just found a Dutch site that sells the old fashioned rubber airbeds. Am I right in thinking these are more reliable than the pvc versions?
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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 04:04:26 PM »
I know alot that camp use the foldaway beds and swear by them but they are singles. I love my double airbed (which I don't share lol)  but ive been hankering over a self inflating airbed.

So long as you get one that's between 5cm and 7.5cm thick the reviews are really good. 

Happy hunting  ;D
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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 05:24:03 PM »
I've got an inflatable airbed, not one of the really deep ones but it's about 7cm deep when it's inflated.  I usually have to whack a little bit more air in before going to bed at night but it's super comfy and I alwasy sleep well on it.
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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 08:37:03 PM »
I've just found a Dutch site that sells the old fashioned rubber airbeds. Am I right in thinking these are more reliable than the pvc versions?

I've some rubberised air beds I've had since 1985 and they're still performing well - the pvc / flocked versions rarely last more than a couple of seasons.

That Brummie has a fabulous set up with camp beds and a mattress on top. As well as being comfy, it's much warmer too as putting clothes etc under the bed helps insulate against the cold from the ground.

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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 09:24:07 PM »
I've just found a Dutch site that sells the old fashioned rubber airbeds. Am I right in thinking these are more reliable than the pvc versions?

I've some rubberised air beds I've had since 1985 and they're still performing well - the pvc / flocked versions rarely last more than a couple of seasons.

That Brummie has a fabulous set up with camp beds and a mattress on top. As well as being comfy, it's much warmer too as putting clothes etc under the bed helps insulate against the cold from the ground.

Silky x

Mine's just a camp bed and use a duvet and a sleeping bag so it's all padded and snugly. They're much better on the back than airbeds. I sleep much better since getting mine. They only do singles though, but there's nothing to stop you putting two side by side.

This is the one I have: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/qiuck-comfort-cot-p152316
and J has this one: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/folding-campbed-p152314

Both are fine for adults, I just got the bigger one as I'm quite tall.

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Re: Camp beds - advice please
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 11:25:23 PM »
I tried a double inflatable air bed and it used to make me feel a bit sick, or maybe that was the wine...
Anyway, as Chrissie says, they don't last long, as it started to lose air after a couple of seasons.  So I have a campbed now, but it's not very comfortable.  I'm sure it would be fine with a bit of extra padding on top of the canvas, but there is only so much stuff I can pack in the car.
My kids sleep really soundly in the tent, my son says they are the best nights sleep he ever gets, but personally I prefer my own comfy bed !

 

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