We were planning to go camping in Flagstaff over Memorial Day weekend. Last year, we went at the end of the May and the weather was lovely – sunny and breezy with mild afternoon showers. But this year…well, let’s just say we checked the weather beforehand and opted OUT of tent camping in 20 degree weather with scheduled snowfall. [The picture to the right is not of Flagstaff since, in fact, we didn’t end up going. It is from February 15, 2008. Yes, it really does snow in Southern Arizona! Okay so maybe it happens only once every few years, but still…!]
I was hoping to try out my new Therm-a-Rest Trail Pro mattress at our destination, but weather got in the way. So I did what any dedicated reviewer would do. I set up the mattress and the corresponding fitted sheet and Tech blanket (which snap together, by the way) in my living room. I decided to lay down for a few minutes – to test out the product, of course!
I got cozy under the blanket and thought to myself, “Now, THIS is what I call camping! Soft, warm, and cozy on a portable and lightweight mattress…” Add in the fact that this mattress is tear and stain-resistant…and you have the perfect mattress to take camping, backpacking, or even along to a hotel to set up as a makeshift bed on the floor for your child.
I could have fallen asleep right then and there. Off to dreamland. If it were not for my husband looking over and saying, “you’re a dork.” I answered, “I know. But this mattress is really comfortable.”
If you’re looking for a mattress to take with you for camping, traveling, or backpacking, Therm-a-Rest has some excellent options – they’re durable, easy to clean and carry, and very, very comfortable.
Therm-a-Rest products are available at a wide variety of online and brick-and-mortar retailers.