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    air mattresses

    I have the luxury cot and the go- kot but thinks me might like a large air mattress that would be good for wife and I. She has decided to do the camping scene with me and I want to make it as comfortable as possible. I'm looking for a large inflatible good quality mattress. Any recommendations? Tent we have is a REI Taj 3.
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    Go for the Big Agnes system. Insulated air matress pad and a sleeping bag combination. They have various sizes and temp ranges. I have used my system for at least 5 years and will never go back to a Thermarest.

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    Agreed!

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    I have a Big Agnes for my solo trips, when my wife joins me with her bike, we use a Coleman queen size air mattress. I use a rechargeable pump for inflating both.

    We switched from Thermarests a few years ago after my wife suffered a neck and shoulder injury. I found it so much more comfortable too, I got the smaller sized Big Agnes for my solo adventures since it packs super small. Space is less of a concern when you have two bikes with luggage. Still, the queen air matress rolled up is smaller than a pair of Thermarests anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIVRS View Post
    I have a Big Agnes for my solo trips, when my wife joins me with her bike, we use a Coleman queen size air mattress. I use a rechargeable pump for inflating both.

    We switched from Thermarests a few years ago after my wife suffered a neck and shoulder injury. I found it so much more comfortable too, I got the smaller sized Big Agnes for my solo adventures since it packs super small. Space is less of a concern when you have two bikes with luggage. Still, the queen air matress rolled up is smaller than a pair of Thermarests anyway.
    When I first got it I loved my Thermarest. After a few years I was absolutely ready to quit camping after too many sleep-little nights tossing and turning and aching. Voni got me a Big Agnes internally insulated air mattress. I love it. We didn't quit camping. Now we mostly camp while on the bikes, on the road, April-September.
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    I tried the Big Agnes, and while it was fantastic when I was on my back, I tend to toss around a bit and usually end up on my side. So I tried the Exped 7 DLX insulated inflatable and it works really well for me. I think the two products are equal, but each is suited to different sleepers.
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