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Cloud Basesleeping mat

Lightweight inflatable camping mat weighing 395 grams and 6 cm thick to soak up uneven ground

Cloud base lightweight inflatable camping mat - grey / silver
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Lightweight, thick, comfortable and easy to inflate and deflate. Cloud Base is designed to make lightweight camping comfortable night after night after night after night leaving you refreshed and ready to get after the day.

Cloud Base is criss-crossed with diamond shaped chambers that act as little pillows of air. As the mat has no foam inside it rolls down small making it especially suited for activities where space is in short supply such as back packing and bikepacking.

Comfort comes in big supply courtesy of its generous 6 cm thickness. Inflation is via a wide one-way valve which makes inflation and deflation quicker, and means you can take a breath without the whole mat going down.

The whole mat rolls away into its own stuff bag which also includes a repair kit for emergency field repairs.

Cloud Base Care

You know you've got good kit when it's always got your back: but even the hardiest of gear needs a bit of looking after every now and then! After your Cloud Base has been working hard to keep you comfy on adventures, it'll need a little TLC itself. Leave it out to sunbathe with the valve open after use - that way it can dry out on the inside, preventing the growth of mould.

Cloud Base Dimensions

Don't be alarmed if your Cloud Base looks a little long when you first unroll it: it's completely normal!

When the mattress is flat, it looks a little longer, but as soon as you've blown it up it'll be the right size.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Easy inflate/deflate with one-way valve
  • Thick yet light for comfort
  • Stuff sack and repair kit supplied
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Vital stats

Fabric: 20D nylon with TPU laminate
REACH compliant


Weight: 395 g
Length: 186 cm
Width: 57 cm (max)
Thickness: 6 cm
Packed size: ⌀ 8 x 28 cm

Origin: China


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Alpine Bond

If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery or, if it does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it within 3 years of purchase for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction if it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can.


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Garry H
Fantastic nights sleep

I used the cloud base last night on a wooden sleeping platform in a bothy. I got a great nights sleep. Plenty of depth to the mat which meant I didn't feel the solid surface below, I am 90kg. Woke up this morning with the mat just as firm as it when I inflated it. I would recommend this to anyone. Really pleased with the weight and value for money as well.

Cloudbase is brillaint

An excellent mat used to replace my helium. It's lite and comfy and long enough. I'm 6ft 5 and 110kg and it stays inflated all night. Another excellent product from alpkit. Thanks

The Moor rambler
Cloudbase is quality!

When looking for a new sleeping mat to replace my old mountain equipment helium after the valve broke on it, i was looking for three things, these were comfort, lightweight and affordable. The Cloudbase ticked all these boxes.
Comfort - The mats honeycomb construction kept me incredibly comfortable and warm all night meaning i had a great night sleep on two consecutive nights wild camping on uneven ground.
Lightweight - The Cloudbase is extremely lightweight and compact when packed away, in fact, I managed to squeeze it into the stuff sack for my sleeping bag which fits nicely into the bottom compartment of my rucksack, meaning that all of my sleeping equipment was in one place and both of them together weighing about 1.7 kilos; not bad for a bed.
Affordable - At 50 quid the Cloudbase doesn't break the bank unlike other market competitors such as therm-a-rest. However the only slight niggle that i had was that Robens make a very similar mat for about 40 quid, but i favoured alpkit as I'm a huge fan of the business and their customer service is second to none - it comes with a three year warranty and even came with a personalised note signed by the team.

Overall, although I've only used it twice so far, im loving my new bit of kit and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good night sleep and it to be lightweight, something that i imagine any outdoor enthusiast would want. I also am really impressed by Alpkit, like many times before, with their supreme customer service and would recommend them as a business to anyone!

Propper Awesome

Ace mat this. Buzzing at the price when I found it, even more satisfied at its quality. Slept on it in a rocky cave for a windy bivvy on the moors. It evened out a bad surface well, even when turning all night to get my face out the gusts as the wind changed.

10/10 would recommend & have recommended


Inflates in seconds and feels brill. Deflates quick and packs away in its own bag woohoo

Great Lightweight Mat.

Used the Cloud Base from Dartmoor to the Caucasus Mountains basecamp (3200M) to the barrel huts on Mt Elbrus (3700M).

Performed spectacularly every time. My tent mate commented on how the cloud base wasn't up to the job and wouldn't last the trip.

Come the end of the expedition he commended the CB! Much better than the Numo.

Good night's sleep

If you intend to carry your sleeping mat anywhere, buy one of these, and know you will be comfortable, without having broken your back carrying it there. If weight is not a problem I would probably go bigger, but weight to comfort ratio, this goes in the bag first every trip.

Excellent nights sleep

So far so good with this sleeping mat. Used it in numerous conditions (rocky ground, inside a hammock etc.) and slept very comfortably in all circumstances. Easy enough to inflate and very quick to deflate. Highly recommended.

Ted Bill Norm
Best mat I've owned

I have used this mat over 20 occasions now, camping, bivying, bothying and mates floors. It has been superb, very light, very comfortable and robust. It has kept it's pressure and it takes 10 blows to inflate. Can not fault it.

Awesome mat

I bought this mat to cut down on weight from the ME mat I usually use for early spring & late autumn hikes.

I used it every night for a 2 week summer trip in Scotland staying in tents and bothies and it is the most comfortable low profile mat I have slept on - I had no worries getting a good nights sleep. There were no problems with the mat's construction and it still looks as good as new.

This I now my go to mat for 3 season long distant trekking.

Great Mat

Perfect size for Hunka XL bivvy. I also have a Dirtbag and Airo 120, both are great but this one is the best. Dirtbag is just better in realy low temperature.

John Gunn
One happy chappy!

I'd read reviews but was still sceptical but I can honestly say the Cloudbase sleeping mat is everything I'd hoped. Lightweight, packs small and above all very comfortable. If I could make an improvement it would be a non slip surface material. Thanks Alpkit.


The in laws are staying and the camp bed is rubbish, bought this for rough camping but it is equally as good on the floor of the spare bedroom!

Ken Henley
Very happy

I wanted a thicker mat and since my self inflating mat had developed a slow leak I decided to get a Cloud Base. I am so glad that I did. It's a brilliant bit of kit and extremely good value for money. This was my first purchase from Alpkit but I'm sure that it will not be my last. Thanks very much.

Amazing comfort and packs down to nothing

The cloud base packs away so small that I hardly even notice it in my pack. I also find it more comfortable and packs down smaller than the Numo. I am a front and side sleeper.
After using it for about 9 months I found it was deflated by the end of the night (first 7 months there was no air loss whatsoever). I think it must have a teeny tiny puncture because the leak is very slow. Luckily the awesome Alpkit crew replaced it when they couldn't fix it themselves. Heros!

Comfy Mat

just received thru post today so only tried out on floor at home but I can tell that the mat is very comfy & so small when back in its stuff sack, will write another review once ive had a couple of nights out in the cumbian mountains.

Steve Wood
Cloud Base Sleeping mat

Mine just arrived in the post, packaged with a nice little handwritten personal not which is always nice (don't get that from Amazon)

So before this I had a Thermarest NeoAir xlite, I hated it as I couldn't get comfortable and the noise drove me mad. Packing away was always a faff too.

So far the Cloud Base is exactly what I want as ultralight backpaker here in the UK, I will pair it with a torso length piece of CF for thermal and protection qualities.

I will only be giving this a 4 star as I have only inflated it the once in the house and already the inside is soaking wet from my breath, time will tell if this then becomes mouldy.

I am 6ft, 90kg and a side sleeper.


Attractive price. Punctured the first night I used it when bivouacking in a forest but not a big deal as I found the leak and used the repair kit. Good mat nevertheless.


I've used the Cloudbase for many nights since buying it a month ago. It's easy to inflate and though folding it away can be a bit tricky at first, it soon becomes easy to do.

The Cloudbase manages to remain comfortable while being extremely portable and the small pack size makes a huge difference. I find I can pack it into my sleeping bag compression sack in order to save space.

My only gripe with it is that it's very slippy when your sleeping bag is on it. The obvious trick here is to not pitch in a slope but I think he product could benefit from some small grip dots on each of the raised surfaces.

I've used some dots of superglue on mine and it's been a lot better since.

Light, low coast and effective

After my Thermarest prolite popped on first use I decided to try something different for my 5 night trip along the South Downs Way. The mat worked well, very light and packs away really small and is comfortable to sleep on. It is quicker than a Thermarest to deploy as it just needs puffing up, no waiting for foam to expand. Very pleased wit the purchase. One improvement would be to adapt the stuff sack as inflator as another company has done. This would stop the moisture build up inside from inflating by mouth.