And that’s the first decision to make: What will you be using the mat for? Sleeping mats all sit on a scale between weight and comfort, but always bear in mind the temperature you’re expecting. If you’re going to be using it almost exclusively for long-distance backpacking, then you want to consider weight over comfort.
If you’re just going to be camping in a car or staying in one place for a few nights, then comfort wins, but it will be at the expense of weight. The old school roll away mats can still be bought (also known as closed-cell foam). The main focus of this group test, however, will be on inflatable mats.
Bear in mind also that we’re testing one mattress from each of the relatively few companies that make sleeping mats. Within their ranges, you will find you’ll find something that suits your needs. Take a look at our Sleeping Mats Buyer’s Guide for an in depth look into the different features of sleeping mats.
Zhejiang Hongfeng Outdoor Products Co.,Ltd (ZJHF) was founded in 1998 and is located in Tiantai County, Zhejiang Province, China. Our founders, Mr. and Mrs. Chen, were avid campers and hikers. The company’s fundamental mission remains unchanged since 1998. “We love nature and the outdoors. We hope that the high-quality outdoor products we make will enable you to enjoy the outdoors.”
The company currently has a combined footprint of over 70,000 square metres, with the factory occupying 36,000 square metres. As part of our commitment to provide high quality products, our factory has passed the stringent BSCI factory inspection process and is ISO9001:2015 certified.