User Review: ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self Inflating Air Pads
Price Paid: $29.99
WOW! What a great self inflater, and the price was unbelievable.
I got the "regular" size, 20"x 80" I think. Very comfortable with not even having to blow in anymore air. Just open valve and let it inflate for a half hour or so.
Hints: 1. Leave it inflated with the mat open when storing it, I leave mine behind the couch with the valve open.
2. When you need to deflate it, lay on it till you loose most of the air. Then close valve and start rolling from bottom. Roll as tight as you can and keep releasing air as it builds up. When I get to the top I roll it back out and start rolling again even tighter.
As I'm rolling this time I gently press the roll with my knees to press out more air again releasing air as it builds up untill I get to top. This takes about 5 minutes to do the entire process and it is smaller than when it came shipped.