How To - Inflate A Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat
A peaceful night of rest is essential after a long day of hiking. Your sleeping mat plays a big part in whether you wake up the next day ready to hit the trails again, or feel like you've been run over by a bus. Follow these simple instructions to make sure you are using your self-inflating sleeping mat the way it's meant to be.
Inflating Your Mat
- Open the valve and let the mat self-inflate as much as possible.
- Once the mat has self-inflated, you may need to blow extra air into it to achieve your preferred firmness.
- Close the valve.
Deflating Your Mat
- Open the valve.
- Ensure the ground beneath the mat is clear of sharp objects to reduce the risk of puncturing the mat. Fold the mat as required to fit the width of the stuff sack, then roll the mat towards the valve, pushing the air out.
- Close the valve once the mat is fully deflated.