Out for the night

We all know it’s best to get your bed ready be­fore you re­lax next to the camp­fire with some­thing cold in your hand. And with a proper camp­ing mat­tress you can set up your bed in a jiffy.

Go! Camp & Drive - - Gear - Text Kyle Kock Pho­tos James Garaghty

There are four ba­sic re­quire­ments for a suc­cess­ful camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Apart from lo­ca­tion, fa­cil­i­ties, and things to do, that is. Four things that you sim­ply have to have in or­der to guar­an­tee a good time. You need some­where com­fort­able to sit, you need some place to put stuff, you need to be able to see what you’re do­ing af­ter dark, and you need to have a good night’s rest. Ev­ery­thing else you can wing as you go, but if you fall short in any of these four re­quire­ments, your mood might sour be­fore the first day of your camp­ing trip is over. The place where you lie your head is ar­guably the most im­por­tant of these. If you wake up grumpy af­ter an un­com­fort­able night, it’s usu­ally a strug­gle to re­gain your sunny dis­po­si­tion for the rest of the trip. Hol­i­days are so much more pleas­ant when you have a proper camp­ing mat­tress at hand. We took a lie-down on 13 of them to help you de­cide which one is best for you.

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