Now I’m going to talk a little bit about choosing
self inflating mattresses. So you’ve got to look at the specs on the packaging and the
outfitter will help you with this. Looking at these two pads, they look different but
they are actually kind of the same pad. They are both twenty inches by seventy two inches,
they’re a half an inch thick, and here?s the difference, two pounds, one pound eight ounce.
With this one you can knock half a pound off and also it takes up less room in your pack.
Now you pay more for a pad this light but this is the type of hobby where you pay more
to get less sometimes. Some people are willing to do this. If your kayak camping sometimes
they have kayakers coming in looking for a pad like this because it fits into their hatches
better. So take a look, think about your price range that you want to go and defiantly ask
questions at your local outfitter.