Built for the Outdoors
Self-inflating Air Mats by Fox Outfitters are carefully designed for serious campers and backpackers. Crafted on a foundation of time-tested materials and components, our self-inflating mattresses are lightweight, compressible and now softer than ever, making them a perfect travel companion.
Lightweight and Durable
These light and versatile foam core pads are great for cold temperatures or those looking for a comfortable and lightweight self-inflating pad. We’ve taken outdoor living to a new level of comfort by covering our mats with a lightweight fabric that’s amazingly durable. This weight reduction improves upon an already portable mattress that uses innovative die-cut foams to provide comfort and support where you need it most.
Our designs incorporate premium fabrics that include an internal polyurethane coating and durable air valves for years of use. Each pad is individually inflated and tested. Whether you're out for a weekend with the family or on a solo trip through challenging terrain, our self-inflating air mats will help you stay comfortable all night.
It has been several years since I have purchased a self inflating mattress. Having said that, I am very impressed with the mattress that Fox Outfitters has developed. The material is very sturdy, and comfortable. I was happy to see the patch repair kit that was added to the carry bag. Not that I believe that the mattress will ever need the kit, it is just reassuring to have it with you.
I did notice, like the other reviewers, that is did take some time for the mattress to self inflate. This does get quicker the more that the mattress is used.
I am very happy with the Lightweight Series Self Inflating Mattress from Fox Outfitters. I am looking forward to more trips to continue using it!
It's no Tempur-Pedic, but it's definitely better than sleeping on one of those roll-up foam mats! This comes with a carry sack and a repair patch just in case you get a tear/hole. This is a well made product - very sturdy material and the valve seems like it will continue to do its job. I have slept on this mat four times... one night on my bedroom floor to test it out, and three nights during a backpacking trip into the Kentucky wilderness. I did line the floor of my tent with a blanket before I put the mat down... I wanted to protect the material from any sharp rocks or sticks.
I love that the mattress comes wrapped, and snug. Upon taking it out of its bag and unrolling it, I was at a loss. I truly expected it to inflate. It did not. I went online to see if there are any special instructions but never found any.
I ended up reading a few reviews on how some people had a problem with the self inflation and they had to blow it up themselves. I did this, and it worked fine. However, I still have not figured out why it won't self-inflate itself.
As for comfort, it seems to offer that quite well. It is surprisingly cozy for such a thin design. I enjoy that it is easy to roll up and easy to tuck away.
Pros: Very comfortable even for a side-sleeper, easy to tuck away
Cons: Does not seem to self-inflate (loss of one star for that)
I would still recommended it!
Due to the weather condition in Wisconsin at the time of this posting, it was a little difficult to simulate the summer weather conditions but I've done my best.
This is quite easy to transport, and even comes with its own transportation sack. The product itself is quite durable, and when tested by dragging over gravel/dirt/ground (Frozen ground at the moment) it survived the test very well without any noticeable damage. When setup for the first time, having never used a self inflating mattress, I wasn't sure what to expect. There were no directions with it, but it seemed pretty self explanatory after I started. The mattress itself isn't specifically comfortable, but does provide an important lift from the ground which can help maintain body heat in cold weather condition. Also it was quite easy to deflate and put right back into its travel sack making it quite easily transportable.
All in all this mattress does its job well during cold weather conditions, but wouldn't really help much unless you are camped at really rugged terrain during the warm weather months, or are on a hiking/camping trip. It's quite durable under the conditions tested, and while run through the snow didnt seem to absorb moisture as other some other mats can. If looking for a mat for long term outdoor camping/hiking this would be suggested.
This is about the same bulk and weight as a standard foam camp mat, but so so much better. We bought one regular and one long to replace the foam mats. It's a little more trouble to set up and put away, but well worth the extra couple minutes.
I have the large size of this pad and it is much too bulky to be called lightweight. It is very durable and made with some great fabric and foam with a quality brass valve so I think it will last quite well however I would not recommend this for a multiday backpacking trip because of the size and weight. When packed down it is still 6 inches diameter by 13 inches long. The large size is very comfortable though it is like having an inflatable twin mattress in the backcountry. Very comfortable and great construction. Just not a true lightweight pad. Your sleeping bag won't slide all over the place and after a couple initial inflations it self inflates pretty well. All in all a great pad if you need the size
OK so it's not that lightweight or compact. But mats that are lighter and more compact are at least double the price. I like my mats compact, so I opted replace the storage sack with a smaller one. Now I fold it in half before rolling it to reduce the width to its no wider for my pack. Perhaps I should have got the regular size.
The self inflating valve is super. I let it self inflate for 15 minutes, closed the valve and sleep all night through. The next morning when I opened the valve to stow the mat, the air was gushing in. I guess it wasn't fully inflated. So my advice would be to let it self inflate for a good amount of time.
For comfort, I really can't complain about it. I'm in my mid 50 and have a "bad back", I slept the night through without problems. It's more comfortable than my old Thermarest.
I might consider exchanging my large size for a regular. I'll save 1/2 a pound and get it more compact.
First thought when I opened the package was Durable. This is a tough mattress. I used it two nights in a row, and slept great. This mattress does not have the "slip and slide" effect. The top is designed so you stay put after you go to sleep. Many mattresses have such a smooth surface, one turn and you slide off. The designers thought of everything when making this mattress. A good nights rest is important when camping, and I fell asleep fast and felt great the next morning.
I gave it four stars because it did not fold as small as I would have liked, and it is a little heavy for some lightweight backpackers.
There is a small pocket sewen into the top of the carrying bag, I found a nice repair kit included. Good thinking Fox!
Great price and excellent quality, I look forward to many good nights rest with this mattress.
A great weight for packing around. Has the look and feel of pretty good quality.Inflates quickly and is not hard to deflate. Handy bag. Does the job of providing padding and low temp. barrier. Have had several types over the years and this one rates up there with the good ones. i would recommend this mattress.