Budget winter bothy mat?

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Ray Young
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Budget winter bothy mat?

Post by Ray Young » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:29 am

Any recommendations for a budget winter bothy mat? Not for me but a neighbour I took to a bothy and wants to do another trip. Would an un-insulated one be ok for winter bothy use?

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Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:31 pm

If you can guarantee a sleeping platform then uninsulated should suffice*. If there's a chance of sleeping on the flags, I'd want something insulated.

If packed size isn't too much of an issue then how about: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CPJOMGIM/ ... e-mattress

Or is something shorter would suffice, this for a fiver less: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CPJOSEMIM ... amping-mat

*usual caveats apply.
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Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Post by Ray Young » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:42 pm

Thanks Stu, yes it would be used on a sleeping platform.

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Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:45 pm

yes it would be used on a sleeping platform.
In that case, maybe? https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CPJODCIM/ ... e-mattress
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Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Post by fatbikerbill » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:50 pm

slight hijack...

There was a kind gentleman at the #jennride giving away (for a charitable donation) rolls of some thin stuff for lying on to keep the moisture out.

I remember there were instructions for it to be one particular way up - but for the life of me ......

hijack reason - because I thought it would be good also for protecting your nice mat from those rough old flags

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Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

Post by boxelder » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:01 pm

Writing side down. It's designed to let moisture through to the side with writing on.

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