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    Thermorest Mattress

    HI
    I recently bought a "Thermorest Neoair Venture" camping matress which must be manually inflated.
    I've since heard that the moisture in your breath gets trapped in the chambers, and can rot the fabric.
    Anyone got any thoughts on that?
    I thought I might buy a pump if I can find one light enough.

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    This should do the job

    http://www.cascadedesigns.com/ie/the...p-sack/product

    Just do a Google search to find the cheapest price.

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    That's one very expensive sleeping mat. With modern materials there shouldn't be a problem.
    If you're worried then make something like this --> http://www.rei.com/product/829645/ex...nozzel-pumpbag

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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Valantine's Avatar
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    jus_young beat me to while I was typing lol

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    Alternatively there is an electric pump, small/compact and only 66g..
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THERMAREST...-/231446958141

    I've just ordered one for my Xlite and Xtherm mats, they don't take long to blow up by mouth but using this would be much easier after a day of hiking.

    Oh and I wouldn't worry about the material rotting just by blowing them up with breath (However it could condense in Winter), they are modern and high quality materials, It shouldn't be a problem in warmer temps. I have never heard of anybody's Thermarest rotting, these mats have been around for a long time.
    Last edited by ADz; 12-01-2015 at 05:48 AM.
    "Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!​​"

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    It's not rotting that is the problem, the thermal properties can be lost over time due to a continual build up of moisture. The problem is worse with down filled mats as the down starts to clog together.

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    Make a few camping trips to Wales and find a friendly Dragon to inflate the mattress. Hot breath = dried out mattress..



    (sorry just trying to help... )

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    i have a self inflating jobbie...

    a little more weight but no problems like you described...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDaddy187 View Post
    i have a self inflating jobbie...

    a little more weight but no problems like you described...
    Not just more weight but it will be a lot more bulky. The Thermarests pack down to size of can of coke or beer.
    "Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!​​"

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    i managed to squeeze it along with my sleeping bag into my sleeping bag case...

    mines only about an inch thick when inflated so not like some of the more bulky ones you get...

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