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RABABLAZE
03-11-2012, 06:23 PM
This is gonna be my friends and i's 1st coachella, so naturally i have questions. does anyone have any experience with air matresses? i have several im just hesitant to bring them because of space issues with our car. any suggestion or advice?

The_Den
03-11-2012, 06:26 PM
I had a two person tent behind our car last year and I brought an Air Mattress for the first time. Will never think twice about it again. Best decision I ever made at Coachella. Each night after the fest I'd hit the showers when the lines were short and had a great nights sleep. Granted, I was in Lot 5 though.

DeadSkin
03-11-2012, 06:39 PM
I had a two person tent behind our car last year and I brought an Air Mattress for the first time. Will never think twice about it again. Best decision I ever made at Coachella. Each night after the fest I'd hit the showers when the lines were short and had a great nights sleep. Granted, I was in Lot 5 though.

Lot 5 whoop whoop!

Zero23
03-11-2012, 06:44 PM
I had a shitty experience with a mattress bed in '10 that wouldn't stay inflated, haven't had one since, I'm pretty content with a sleeping bag. Perhaps I'll try and find a mattress bed for this year though...

BROKENDOLL
03-11-2012, 06:51 PM
This is gonna be my friends and i's 1st coachella, so naturally i have questions. does anyone have any experience with air matresses? i have several im just hesitant to bring them because of space issues with our car. any suggestion or advice?
Maybe wait to inflate them after you arrive at the fest? lol Sorry, I couldn't resist... :laughyou

RABABLAZE
03-11-2012, 06:59 PM
lol at BROKENDOLL.

SeantheJeweler
03-11-2012, 08:50 PM
I use a futon with a tent in the back of my truck, best sleeping arrangement ever. Saves space in the campsite and I am off the ground and comfy as can be.

SeantheJeweler
03-11-2012, 08:50 PM
Lot 5 whoop whoop!

Lot 5 was the sheeeeit!

daneskiiiz
03-11-2012, 08:52 PM
a few of my friends brought air mattresses, and a few of us bought cheap cots at wal-mart. I preferred the cot over the air mattress, they take up less space, but both are far superior to just sleeping in a sleeping bag on the ground.

billtino
03-11-2012, 09:35 PM
Get the one with the built in pump. costs more but no messy cords or extra items to forget to pack. I typically deflate & re-inflate my air matress daily to make more room in the tent.

FairMonroe
03-12-2012, 12:32 AM
air mattresses are pretty solid, usually you'll just have to add some air every morning or night but it's an easy fix...definitely recommend it if you have issues with being comfortable sleeping.

EndersRapture
03-12-2012, 08:03 AM
Definitely bring an air mattress..I share a tent with a few friends..Naturally there is only room for 1 queen sized blowup mattress for 2 people in the tent, so what I do as the 3rd person is actually get a pool raft (cheaper than buying a twin sized air mattress) and blow it up, put a sheet on it, and sleep on that all weekend in the corner of the tent. Not the most comfortable but I assume anything is better than sleeping on the hard ground.

Neighborhood Creep
03-12-2012, 08:32 AM
Save space and get a sleeping pad

http://www.rei.com/category/4500026

Pea
03-12-2012, 07:49 PM
Save space and get a sleeping pad

http://www.rei.com/category/4500026

THIS x 10000000

More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/alps-mountaineering-lightweight-sleeping-pad-x-large-special-buy

I just got it in the mail last week, and while I have yet to test it out camping, I can already tell it's going to be one hell of a comfortable sleep. Especially considering how portable it is. Air Mattresses are nice, but they aren't reliable. The last thing you want is a popped mattress on the first night. It happened to me one year at Sasquatch and it fucking sucked.

lt.roast.a.botch
03-12-2012, 08:10 PM
When I saw this thread title, I immediately thought of this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUDAdk78jhI

LetThereBeLight
03-12-2012, 08:28 PM
THIS x 10000000

More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/alps-mountaineering-lightweight-sleeping-pad-x-large-special-buy

I just got it in the mail last week, and while I have yet to test it out camping, I can already tell it's going to be one hell of a comfortable sleep. Especially considering how portable it is. Air Mattresses are nice, but they aren't reliable. The last thing you want is a popped mattress on the first night. It happened to me one year at Sasquatch and it fucking sucked.

Is the xl big enough for two people? I didn't see measurements anywhere. I would definitely be interested in that, I didn't know there was such a thing. I was just going to get an air mattress and sacrifice the space. Sometimes procrastination pays off :)

Stickjohn
03-12-2012, 09:34 PM
If you click on the specs tab it says the XL is 77" x 30". Thats a pretty wide pad but not really built for two. Cabelas has a 48" wide camp bed and Big Agnes has a 50" wide one but both are spendier. You could look at those memory foam mattress toppers too - Walmart, Target, etc.

Pea
03-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Is the xl big enough for two people? I didn't see measurements anywhere. I would definitely be interested in that, I didn't know there was such a thing. I was just going to get an air mattress and sacrifice the space. Sometimes procrastination pays off :)

It's more than big enough for one person, but definitely not for two. They do sell double sized ones though, but it would would be cheaper to just buy two singles from REI or Amazon instead of paying full price for the double on their website.

http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/alps/products/pads/air-pads/lightweight-double-air-pad

EDIT: Scratch that. I didn't know they sold them on Amazon. They have some screamin' deals on the double size there...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004QCJVT4/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1331618354&sr=8-1&condition=new

Stickjohn
03-12-2012, 10:02 PM
^ from their website:
Have you ever tried snuggling up to your sweetheart when you're each using individual air pads? Someone usually ends up in the crack.

Gribbz
03-12-2012, 10:04 PM
So, air mattress recommendations? Not some POS that's going to break...
EDIT*


THIS x 10000000

More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/alps-mountaineering-lightweight-sleeping-pad-x-large-special-buy

I just got it in the mail last week, and while I have yet to test it out camping, I can already tell it's going to be one hell of a comfortable sleep. Especially considering how portable it is. Air Mattresses are nice, but they aren't reliable. The last thing you want is a popped mattress on the first night. It happened to me one year at Sasquatch and it fucking sucked.
$80 bucks huh? Hmmmm. Let me know when you try it out.

CitizenJ
03-12-2012, 11:21 PM
THREAD HIJACK IN PROGRESS

Has anyone tried setting up a Hammock and enjoyed it for bedding at coachella?

Pea
03-12-2012, 11:32 PM
So, air mattress recommendations? Not some POS that's going to break...
EDIT*


$80 bucks huh? Hmmmm. Let me know when you try it out.

Unfortunately, Coachella will be my first outdoor test, but I have layed on it and it really is quite nice. Even at half inflation my body doesn't touch the ground and there is a foam layer in addition to the air inside.

Gribbz
03-13-2012, 09:09 AM
Unfortunately, Coachella will be my first outdoor test, but I have layed on it and it really is quite nice. Even at half inflation my body doesn't touch the ground and there is a foam layer in addition to the air inside.

Thanks. I think I'm going to purchase. I'm currently dating this girl who works at REI... maybe she can give me some sort of discount. Heh.

kerby14
03-13-2012, 09:25 AM
So, air mattress recommendations? Not some POS that's going to break...
EDIT*


$80 bucks huh? Hmmmm. Let me know when you try it out.

it is legit as hell, my dad has one and ive used it before..will def be taking it to coachella but letting my friend use it and using an air mattress for my gf and i

dcbell05
03-13-2012, 10:00 AM
THREAD HIJACK IN PROGRESS

Has anyone tried setting up a Hammock and enjoyed it for bedding at coachella?

I would love to know the answer to this too. Anyone?

Robin
03-13-2012, 10:36 AM
THREAD HIJACK IN PROGRESS

Has anyone tried setting up a Hammock and enjoyed it for bedding at coachella?

I was going to buy a hammock for my naps.
Someone I camped with last year has done it before.
Just make sure you're conscientious about the weight capacity.
We kinda broke the hammock the first night by just having 3 people sit on it.

LetThereBeLight
03-14-2012, 09:01 AM
It's more than big enough for one person, but definitely not for two. They do sell double sized ones though, but it would would be cheaper to just buy two singles from REI or Amazon instead of paying full price for the double on their website.

http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/alps/products/pads/air-pads/lightweight-double-air-pad

EDIT: Scratch that. I didn't know they sold them on Amazon. They have some screamin' deals on the double size there...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004QCJVT4/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1331618354&sr=8-1&condition=new

Thank you so much!! That looks perfect.

euphonicfiend
03-29-2012, 02:09 PM
I got this : http://amzn.com/B00339C3JG it is GREAT

I also got this : http://amzn.com/B00005JD40

works very good!

joobear
03-30-2012, 01:57 AM
air mattreses save lives. my life at least.

and they sell "camping hammocks" at walmart. may be worth a try.

Gribbz
03-30-2012, 02:49 PM
THIS x 10000000

More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/alps-mountaineering-lightweight-sleeping-pad-x-large-special-buy

I just got it in the mail last week, and while I have yet to test it out camping, I can already tell it's going to be one hell of a comfortable sleep. Especially considering how portable it is. Air Mattresses are nice, but they aren't reliable. The last thing you want is a popped mattress on the first night. It happened to me one year at Sasquatch and it fucking sucked.

Just got mine in the mail. You're definitely right about the comfort level. Holy cow.

Robin
03-30-2012, 03:08 PM
THIS x 10000000

More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/alps-mountaineering-lightweight-sleeping-pad-x-large-special-buy

I just got it in the mail last week, and while I have yet to test it out camping, I can already tell it's going to be one hell of a comfortable sleep. Especially considering how portable it is. Air Mattresses are nice, but they aren't reliable. The last thing you want is a popped mattress on the first night. It happened to me one year at Sasquatch and it fucking sucked.


Just got mine in the mail. You're definitely right about the comfort level. Holy cow.

Which size did you get?

Gribbz
03-30-2012, 03:13 PM
X-large.

MissM
04-01-2012, 10:48 AM
I had three divided cabin style (straight wall) tents and six Q air mattresses. One didn't hold air. I am also bringing cots this year!!! Be sure to bring a batt powered inflator - you will make valuable friends by sharing.

Neighborhood Creep
04-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Just bought this today. Fits nice into my suitcase


Pakmat Aerobed
http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/aerobed-pakmat-m.jpg

ZeeVee22
04-01-2012, 08:17 PM
Used the same ALPS mattress last year. Most comfortable and durable air mattress around
Save space and get a sleeping pad

http://www.rei.com/category/4500026

Pea
04-01-2012, 08:59 PM
Just got mine in the mail. You're definitely right about the comfort level. Holy cow.

Nice dude! Glad you like it. I bought mine at the recommendation of a friend, so that just goes to show how well these things sell themselves.

Panda421
04-02-2012, 12:39 AM
http://kmart.com/productdetails.do?partNumber=089W004111233000P

Bought two of these today for our tent. No need or a pump

Robin
04-07-2012, 08:59 AM
Just took out the ALPS today.
Glad I did. For first time use, I had to blow air in it for a bit.
My cat jumped on it in the middle of a blow and air went back in my mouth.
But in the end, it was quite comfy. My cat hogged it for a while.

Pea
04-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Yea the first couple times you use it it will require some extra air blown in. Every time after that it does the job itself quite nicely! I like mine a little bit firmer so I still blow a couple extra puffs in there after it's done inflating. Glad to hear others are enjoying those things as much as I am!

general_rowdy
04-07-2012, 10:35 AM
I camp like a BOSS
10x10 Tent & Queen mattress that has a motor to inflate and deflate it FUCK YEA

*lounge as fuck*

vogina
04-07-2012, 10:58 AM
What about cots? Now I have heard that those sleeping "pads" are great, but that cots at are best especially with the idea of air flowing bellow, and staying elevated.


Thoughts???

FreshLaundry
04-07-2012, 12:45 PM
where the outlets at to inflate the air mattresses?? use the cell phone charger station???????

Robin
04-07-2012, 02:16 PM
Yea the first couple times you use it it will require some extra air blown in. Every time after that it does the job itself quite nicely! I like mine a little bit firmer so I still blow a couple extra puffs in there after it's done inflating. Glad to hear others are enjoying those things as much as I am!

Maybe I should take it out a few more times so I can be as lazy as possible come Thursday.

vogina
04-07-2012, 02:20 PM
The problem with air mattresses is they suck when you REALLY want to lay down during the day. Shit gets you so hot.