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  Tent; mattresses
  Posted by: Waterbird on Feb-21-13 11:32 PM (EST)

Which exact tent do you have?

A good mattress is expensive but worth the price. Here are two that have almost unanimous excellent reviews:

EXPED SYNMAT 7: Inflatable with built-in pump. Backpackers agree that this is as comfortable as an air mattress gets. Getting very pricey these days. Comfort about 8.5 out of 10.

REI CAMPBED 3.5: Self-inflating. Much bulkier than the Exped. I use it for car camping but I guess it would fit in a canoe OK. Comfort 9 out of 10. The only thing that would be more comfortable is an 8" inflatable bed. The 2007 model is on sale for $65 at the outlet, which is a very good deal. The only difference with the current model is the size.

I own both of those, selected after a ton of research and reading reviews. Very happy with both. Both are insulated for year-round use. For car camping, a Camptime Roll-a-Cot plus the REI Campbed 3.5 is as good as it gets.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Women's PFDs

Dual Rack

Touring Sprayskirts

Reflective Hull Decals

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