Folding doss mats

#1
Whats everyones opinion on the folding sleeping mats? :?

Always considered the issue roll mats to be a pain in the arrse, overly bulky and look shi,t attached to the outside of bergans.

Are there many people out there that are using folding mats and are they making life easier? :?
 
#2
mac7778 said:
Always considered the issue roll mats to be a pain in the arrse, overly bulky and look shi,t attached to the outside of bergans.
Seconded, Thirded and Fourthed!

I would also like to add that they're a right cunt to roll up and attach to the bergan if you get bumped, taking up valuable time. Ive very rarely bothered with one.
 
#3
issued roll mats are terrible.

i got a buckshee one (dont ask!)

and simply cut it to fit my back,it no stays inside my bergan along the spine of the main compartment.

works for me.




Red
 
#4
red_phos said:
issued roll mats are terrible.

i got a buckshee one (dont ask!)

and simply cut it to fit my back,it no stays inside my bergan along the spine of the main compartment.
That seems like a pretty sound idea. Worth a look anyway. :)
 
#5
mac7778 said:
Whats everyones opinion on the folding sleeping mats? :?

Always considered the issue roll mats to be a pain in the arrse, overly bulky and look shi,t attached to the outside of bergans.

Are there many people out there that are using folding mats and are they making life easier? :?
Deff agress with what ha already been said about the issue one.

John Bull in Catterick sell them, so do what I did, get urself a buckshee one and cut it down.
 
#7
Those folding ones are sh1te ! There to thin ang give you no protection from the ground.
would deffo get a Themorest blow uo one. They go nice and small but bit pricey at about £37 but worth it !
 
#8
guards1231 said:
Those folding ones are sh1te ! There to thin ang give you no protection from the ground.
would deffo get a Themorest blow uo one. They go nice and small but bit pricey at about £37 but worth it !
Thought about one of these, but imagine they are a bit of a pain in the arrse if getting bumped, and having to bug out shapish?
 
#9
Peter_Skellen said:
guards1231 said:
Those folding ones are sh1te ! There to thin ang give you no protection from the ground.
would deffo get a Themorest blow uo one. They go nice and small but bit pricey at about £37 but worth it !
Thought about one of these, but imagine they are a bit of a pain in the arrse if getting bumped, and having to bug out shapish?
Trying to squeeze all the air out must be a nightmare whilst been bugged out at daft O'clock.
 
#10
You don't have to use them inflated. Even uninflated they still serve the purpose they were designed for and are equal to, if not better than, the issue rollmat. Besides, if you had to leg it in a hurry, would your rollmat be the top priority to take with you? I think not.
 

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#11
You do not need to squeeze all of the air our, just release the valve, fold into 4 and stuff under the top flap of your bergan. Not tidy, but effective until you get a chance to sort your admin.
 
#13
Peter_Skellen said:
guards1231 said:
Those folding ones are sh1te ! There to thin ang give you no protection from the ground.
would deffo get a Themorest blow uo one. They go nice and small but bit pricey at about £37 but worth it !
Thought about one of these, but imagine they are a bit of a pain in the arrse if getting bumped, and having to bug out shapish?
Found that if the valve is undone it can be tipped into your bergan and you sort your life out at a later stage. That was with a 3/4 length one, in the summer hence using a softy 5 and a relatively empty bergan. As for the comment about using it deflated, I wouldn't agree, just my personal expierence, I would imagine It would be particularly cold / uncomfortable in an obua enviroment (concrete floor).

Just my thoughts
 
#15
i always thought bugging out to be silly if in a real contact at night 30 blokes running round under fire dragging all their kit with them seemed like a recipe for disaster

edited to add or maybe it's because im an idle fecker
 

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