S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Chris-Toms Outdoors » Sat 12 Dec, 2015 8:00 am

I've been using various insulated matts for about 8years. I will never go back to an uninsulated matt (unless for the tropics), most of my hiking and camping is in the Snowy's or the UK. I personally find that I get a much better nights sleep and I am able to use a lighter sleeping bag due to being insulated from the ground.
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Tintin » Sun 13 Dec, 2015 3:26 pm

Mark F wrote:Once temperatures start to drop below 10 degrees or camping on moist/wet ground you really need better insulation than R 0.7. Generally R2.5 is considered adequate to around 5 degrees, with a warm bag then closer to 0.


Chris-Toms Outdoors wrote:I've been using various insulated matts for about 8years. I will never go back to an uninsulated matt (unless for the tropics), most of my hiking and camping is in the Snowy's or the UK. I personally find that I get a much better nights sleep and I am able to use a lighter sleeping bag due to being insulated from the ground.


Thanks guys. I think I will go for the insulated version. Cheers!
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby paul_gee » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 9:18 am

Tintin wrote:
Mark F wrote:Once temperatures start to drop below 10 degrees or camping on moist/wet ground you really need better insulation than R 0.7. Generally R2.5 is considered adequate to around 5 degrees, with a warm bag then closer to 0.


Chris-Toms Outdoors wrote:I've been using various insulated matts for about 8years. I will never go back to an uninsulated matt (unless for the tropics), most of my hiking and camping is in the Snowy's or the UK. I personally find that I get a much better nights sleep and I am able to use a lighter sleeping bag due to being insulated from the ground.


Thanks guys. I think I will go for the insulated version. Cheers!


Do let me know if you need any help with purchasing one. Pretty sure our prices are the lowest in Australia. ;)
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby kitty » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 10:11 am

Actually Wildearth are cheaper (no affiliation).
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby paul_gee » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 11:55 am

kitty wrote:Actually Wildearth are cheaper (no affiliation).


Oh, right you are. We tend to keep on top of each other. They've obviously just made their move. ;)
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Tintin » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 6:20 pm

paul_gee wrote:
kitty wrote:Actually Wildearth are cheaper (no affiliation).


Oh, right you are. We tend to keep on top of each other. They've obviously just made their move. ;)


Indeed. WildEarth's eBay store is having a small sale and they're selling the long ultralight insulated mat for $146.74. Can you better that?
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby paul_gee » Tue 15 Dec, 2015 8:50 am

Tintin wrote:
paul_gee wrote:
kitty wrote:Actually Wildearth are cheaper (no affiliation).


Oh, right you are. We tend to keep on top of each other. They've obviously just made their move. ;)


Indeed. WildEarth's eBay store is having a small sale and they're selling the long ultralight insulated mat for $146.74. Can you better that?


Seems the sale is over, Tintin. :)
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby CasualNerd » Tue 15 Dec, 2015 7:18 pm

Tintin wrote:
Indeed. WildEarth's eBay store is having a small sale and they're selling the long ultralight insulated mat for $146.74. Can you better that?

You can always try in store - I ended up buying from Paddy Palin and they came within 10% of the online sales price.
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Tintin » Tue 15 Dec, 2015 11:24 pm

paul_gee wrote:
Seems the sale is over, Tintin. :)


Ha I know ;) I was indecisively watching the sale timer tick down on ebay before deciding not to purchase it. Today Ananconda have a 25% store wide sale on full price items, meaning the mat is $142.46. However I think I will hold off and try my luck at the Boxing Day sales.
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Chris-Toms Outdoors » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 6:22 am

Tintin wrote:
paul_gee wrote:
Seems the sale is over, Tintin. :)


Ha I know ;) I was indecisively watching the sale timer tick down on ebay before deciding not to purchase it. Today Ananconda have a 25% store wide sale on full price items, meaning the mat is $142.46. However I think I will hold off and try my luck at the Boxing Day sales.


Somewhere someone always has a sale on. When I was starting up my store I decided to offer a price match. It's almost impossible to keep track of everyone online and what prices they are selling for (in fact it would be a nightmare). The big players have the staff and there's now the tend of offering 'flash' sales etc. Good luck picking up a matt in the Boxing Days sales. I'm not even open on Boxing day, being a small country town the whole town will be shut and I'm going to have a nice weekend off.
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby paul_gee » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 8:44 am

Tintin wrote:Ha I know I was indecisively watching the sale timer tick down on ebay before deciding not to purchase it. Today Ananconda have a 25% store wide sale on full price items, meaning the mat is $142.46. However I think I will hold off and try my luck at the Boxing Day sales.


I had no idea Anaconda stocked Sea to Summit mats. Learn something new everyday. Good luck with the boxing day sales. ;)
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Alittleruff » Thu 17 Dec, 2015 3:40 pm

Mountain Designs now seem to have the S2S mats at a low price.
Always the way, right after I've brought something, I see the same thing for cheaper else where.
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby Tintin » Thu 17 Dec, 2015 10:29 pm

Alittleruff wrote:Mountain Designs now seem to have the S2S mats at a low price.
Always the way, right after I've brought something, I see the same thing for cheaper else where.


The worst feeling... I just bought some hiking boots which were $65 cheaper than retail price, to have Mountain Designs selling it for a further $15 off :( Ah well, thats typical with this stuff. Best thing to do is buy your product and not look anywhere for it lol


The S2S mat I was after is now $140. I wonder how low it will go!
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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby warnesy » Sun 20 Dec, 2015 5:04 pm

Just got my ultralight insulated one. All this talk was making me want one. $113 after Anaconda beat the mountain design price.


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Re: S2S Insulated Sleeping Mats ?

Postby paul_gee » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 9:13 am

warnesy wrote:Just got my ultralight insulated one. All this talk was making me want one. $113 after Anaconda beat the mountain design price.


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Nice work! Let us know how it goes! :D
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