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Q&A: Queen-Sized Sleeping Pad

by Dave MacLeay
January 13, 2007

Occasionally we receive outdoor gear questions from readers. Since we figured others would find them useful too, we’ll share some of those Q&A’s here. If you think we missed the mark, let us know by leaving a comment.


I am having the hardest time. I am trying to find a way for my girlfriend and I to sleep together while camping yet not having to buy one of those inflatable mattresses. I would love to find a self-inflating sleeping mat that is queen sized but I can't. Any suggestions? What are my options?


Thema-a-Rest makes a little strap system that will hold two sleeping pads together. They call it the Universal Couple Kit.

Using a couple of those to lash together three full-size sleeping pads should get you pretty close to a queen size mattress, and you'd still have the flexibility of using the pads individually when needed.