Cloud Base sleeping mat
Lightweight inflatable camping mat weighing 395 grams and 6 cm thick to soak up uneven ground
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 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.
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.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- Easy inflate/deflate with one-way valve
- Thick yet light for comfort
- Stuff sack and repair kit supplied
Fabric: 20D nylon with TPU laminate
Weight: 415 g
Length: 186 cm
Width: 57 cm (max)
Thickness: 6 cm
Packed size: ⌀ 8 x 28 cm
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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
I used the Cloud Base in the 2018 Normandicat 900km race. With it being in France I had to get an overnight ferry there and back. My intention was to use this mat for all the travelling, then go super light on the race itself.
In the end, it packed down so small and was so light, I kept it with me throughout the 2 day event. Admittedly when you're sleeping on 4 hours you'd sleep on anything, but I certainly think it made a difference, allowing me to sleep comfortably in the village hall post race for about a day, saving on a hotel.
I see no benefit in downgrading to anything else. This performance at this price is bordering on unbeatable
Great sleeping mat
I've just used my Cloud Nine a couple of nights during an unfortunately aborted back-packed attempt of the Coast-to-Coast. The mat works really well and is very comfortable; the 'dimple' design is much more effective than it looks and provides better support than my Thermarest. It fits my Terra Nova Laser 1 perfectly and packs down very well, so that it fits in a side pocket of my rucksack with the tent poles, etc. It will need a bit of after-care to prevent mould and needs a little care in use, given the material its made from, but it seems very strong and should last. 10/10!
I've just used the cloud base whilst completing the TGO Challenge. Paired with my Pipe Dream 400, I got a comfortable night's sleep every night, whether it was wild camping in woodlands, grassy moors, in the Cairngorms, or at a campsite. The biggest compliment I can give is that I just didn't think about my mat at all. I just slept.
Brilliant! Took to BATUS, Canada for a month of ‘aggressive camping’. Unable to always select the best spot to sleep, and with tracked vehicles prone to tearing up the ground, this roll mat evened out the lumps, bumps and trenches to staggering effect. At 39, my body demands a decent bed if I don’t want to wake up every hour or so aching. This mat delivered every time. I was always nervous of a puncture, so always used a ground sheet, but never got one. At this price too, it paid for itself many times over. Well rested meant better decisions and better performance.
Thank you, Alpkit!
Very impressed so far
I've spent three nights camping on the Cloudbase so far, and had really good sleeps each time. I haven't had an ultralight mat before, previously relying on foam-filled self-inflating ones, so I don't have much of a direct comparison to make, but suffice to say I don't know why I didn't try an air-only thing before. The pocket design looks like it shouldn't be comfy, but it is. And all in less mass than a few Mars bars - I noticed the difference in my pack weight while supervising a Duke of Edinburgh expedition. My only worry, as some others have pointed out - it gathers moisture inside from blowing it up - I guess this is inevitable and it will have a certain lifetime as a result, but for the price it's excellent.