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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 5 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.
- Easy inflate/deflate with one-way valve
- Thick yet light for comfort
- Stuff sack and repair kit supplied
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Fabric: 20D nylon with TPU laminate
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 189 x 56 x 5 cm
Packed size: ⌀ 8 x 28 cm
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Amazing piece of kit
One of the key things for us on our 6 week cycle tour of NZ (we are over 55 so wanted comfort in our tent to be able to get a good nights rest ready for the next day's cycle). Cannot recommend enough. Great value and light weight. We met so many cyclists with more bags than us and this was a key factor in reducing space needed. Quick to blow up and put away.
Absolute must for a lightweight kit bag. Packs up small. Weighs duck all. Easy to inflate. COMFORTABLE ! I am 11 stone and slept on rocks and all for 15 days of GR20 Corsican trail without problem ( except my snoring !!) Best thing you'll buy this year
Very light and takes up very little space in my bag!
It takes no more than a minute to blow it up and it loses no air during the night. Very simple to deflate!
Compact, well designed, quick
This is the perfect little roll-mat, some great features:
- The valve means you can quickly inflate with your mouth, whilst being able to take a pause between breaths.
- It deflates as you pack it up (no waiting to push the air out).
- It's lightweight and rolls up small, great when space in your backpack is at a premium.
- It's comfy and has a footprint only as big as is needed (I'm 6ft3 and have no issues with length).
Overall, I'm super happy with this piece of kit.
I bought mine a few weeks ago, and have used it four times so far. It is an excellent bit of kit, it comes in a bag, and unusually, it's easy to get back in! Not too hard to blow up, and when it is inflated it is still flexible enough to squish around to get it into your tent or bivi. It is 6cm thick when inflated and I found I was toasty warm even in a thin jungle bag. I didn't notice any heat loss to the floor, or cold coming up. Comfortwise, yeah, it's very nice to sleep on. Like all mats it's alittle noisy, but not like you would wake up from it. Plenty of length for me, I am just under six feet tall, and more than enough width that I didn't roll off. First time I have used anything from Alpkit, but it won't be the last thing I am sure!
Good mat for the price
Good mat, doesn't inflate quite as much as I'd like but used for 3 nights straight with no problems or loss of air.
Also and this is important the hexagonal design means you don't slide off the mat in the night.
Only request would be for an insulated version in the future.
I've used this for mountain marathons and family camping at a festival. It's easily light enough for the former, and plenty comfortable for the latter. Quick to inflate, keeps air and considering how minimal it is, is extremely comfortable. Particularly as my wife nicked the larger, supposedly more luxurious Dozer mat.. A happy camper.
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.
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!
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.
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 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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.