USGI Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat
USGI Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat
USGI Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat
USGI Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat

Nothing beats the cold, hard ground better than a Therm-a-rest*. And we were delighted to see that the US military picked great contractors for these self-inflating mats. At 20" wide and 72" long, it's a perfect mid-sized sleeping mat for backpacking.

*we have another variant made by Vinyl Technology, another contractor who made the same design under the same NSN.

While it's no inflatable mattress, a sleeping mat's main goals are to elevate your body off the cold and moist ground. Air is an excellent insulator and cushion, so by bringing you a mere inch or two off the ground, you're going to be a lot more comfortable and warm than just being on the bare ground. So why bring this instead of an air mattress? The answer is obvious - bulk. Self-inflating sleeping mats are far more packable for backpacking.

The 'self-inflating' process is as simple as opening the valve and allowing air to enter the mat. If you want you can inflate it with your mouth a little faster, but its not typically recommended or efficient. Deflation is easily achieved by opening the valve and rolling up the mat tight, forcing the air out.

Specs

  • 20" x 72"
  • Made by Cascade Designs (Therm-a-rest) or Vinyl Technology In the USA
  • Nylon & Urethane foam construction
  • Single twist-valve
  • 1 inch minimum thickness

Condition Guide

Excellent

  • Lightly used and well cared for.
  • Perfectly functional with either minor or no cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.

Good

  • Gear that's seen normal use, but retains uncompromised utility.
  • Evident cosmetic blemishes, or other signs of use.
  • May exhibit writing and/or markings, including rank, serial numbers, etc.

USGI Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat

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Nothing beats the cold, hard ground better than a Therm-a-rest*. And we were delighted to see that the US military picked great contractors for these self-inflating mats. At 20" wide and 72" long, it's a perfect mid-sized sleeping mat for backpacking.

*we have another variant made by Vinyl Technology, another contractor who made the same design under the same NSN.

While it's no inflatable mattress, a sleeping mat's main goals are to elevate your body off the cold and moist ground. Air is an excellent insulator and cushion, so by bringing you a mere inch or two off the ground, you're going to be a lot more comfortable and warm than just being on the bare ground. So why bring this instead of an air mattress? The answer is obvious - bulk. Self-inflating sleeping mats are far more packable for backpacking.

The 'self-inflating' process is as simple as opening the valve and allowing air to enter the mat. If you want you can inflate it with your mouth a little faster, but its not typically recommended or efficient. Deflation is easily achieved by opening the valve and rolling up the mat tight, forcing the air out.

Specs

  • 20" x 72"
  • Made by Cascade Designs (Therm-a-rest) or Vinyl Technology In the USA
  • Nylon & Urethane foam construction
  • Single twist-valve
  • 1 inch minimum thickness

Condition Guide

Excellent

  • Lightly used and well cared for.
  • Perfectly functional with either minor or no cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.

Good

  • Gear that's seen normal use, but retains uncompromised utility.
  • Evident cosmetic blemishes, or other signs of use.
  • May exhibit writing and/or markings, including rank, serial numbers, etc.