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    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Den View Post
    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.
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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RABABLAZE View Post
    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...
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    lol at BROKENDOLL.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadSkin View Post
    Lot 5 whoop whoop!
    Lot 5 was the sheeeeit!
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Save space and get a sleeping pad

    http://www.rei.com/category/4500026
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    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/al...ge-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.

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    When I saw this thread title, I immediately thought of this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SSFCPea View Post
    THIS x 10000000

    More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/al...ge-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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetThereBeLight View Post
    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/al...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-listi...&condition=new
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    ^ 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.

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    So, air mattress recommendations? Not some POS that's going to break...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSFCPea View Post
    THIS x 10000000

    More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/al...ge-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.
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    THREAD HIJACK IN PROGRESS

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    So, air mattress recommendations? Not some POS that's going to break...
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    $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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSFCPea View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

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    Tycho - 9/20 - Emo's
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    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenJ View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenJ View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSFCPea View Post
    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/al...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-listi...&condition=new
    Thank you so much!! That looks perfect.

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    I got this : http://amzn.com/B00339C3JG it is GREAT

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

    works very good!
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    air mattreses save lives. my life at least.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSFCPea View Post
    THIS x 10000000

    More specifically, this: http://www.rei.com/product/783030/al...ge-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.
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    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater
    Tycho - 9/20 - Emo's
    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Screaming Females - 10/23 - Red 7
    Caribou & Jessy Lanza - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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