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Subject Topic: Lidl Self-inflating mats Post Reply Post New Topic
06/6/2008 at 12:00pm
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Oi - stop that stampede right now!

That's better - now calm down and I'll tell you.........

In my local Lidl's this morning they had self-inflating mats for 14.99

I was actually going in after a tip off about cooking tripods but they didn't have those


06/6/2008 at 1:43pm
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They were in ours a couple of weeks back, if you chack back a few pages there are a few posts about them.

Bought 2 of the mats and they seem OK, am trying them out in the garden with my 6yo this saturday!!



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06/6/2008 at 1:53pm
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I'd like some self-inflating ones myself but I want to be able to try out a few different ones before I commit myself.

So if my Lidl gets things in later than the other Lidls, perhaps I ought to keep checking back for that cooking tripod..........


06/6/2008 at 2:35pm
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Have a look at Aldi.  They have them in this Sunday for 9.99 but I have no idea if they are any good - someone else may be able to advise.


06/6/2008 at 3:07pm
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I have my eye on the Aldi ones for Charlies bedroom pod, he cant stay on an airbed for more than 5 mins so I thought a couple of decent mats would be better. I shall be heading off first light Sunday to our local Aldi ! (Unless someone here tells me first that they are not even half-decent....)


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07/6/2008 at 1:56pm
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I want to know if they're any good or not too. Thought they might be more comfy than a roll mat for the kids when they go to scout/cub camps but they'd need to be smallish when deflated - anyone know what size they deflate to please? 


07/6/2008 at 3:56pm
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The Lidl ones seemed to roll up to the size of a standard roll mat. Don't know about the Aldi ones as we don;t have an Aldi here


07/6/2008 at 9:18pm
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Bought 2 Lidl ones but couldn't get them to inflate hardly at all, they seemed very flat and not too comfy, tried putting air in to start them off as it said, no use. Took them back for refund  Maybe I didn't use them right? Left them for 1/2 hour to see if they would puff up but no joy.


07/6/2008 at 9:49pm
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I  got 2 from netto, dark blue with inflatable pillows.  They inflated quite quickly and although aren't very thick (1-2cm) they were quite comfy.  Used them for the V Festival when space was an issue!

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07/6/2008 at 9:59pm
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We have just got some Aldi ones as we didn't really get on with the foam ones or big inflatable ones. Although I don't have experience of the self inflaters, they seem to be pretty good and inflate to 5cm which is great. Not been out on them as yet but from inital tests I think they will be the business. For 9.99 they have to be a bargain! Rolled up they are are possibly slightly smaller then the hard foam mats we have that are about 1cm thick.


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07/6/2008 at 10:33pm
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Well have put our lidls mats up tonight and they inflated fine to a comfy but firm feeling depth. Tiddler is sleeping on them already and i will be testing them out later  will report back

Oh and having used the foam mats for backpacing i would say the lidl mats are alot bigger and certainly heavier so i would not be so sure if suitable for scout camping if having to carry kit for any distance



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they cheap and wont last and if you read the label max weight had 2 and they both ripped a part just laying on them.


08/6/2008 at 7:31am
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just bought 2 from aldi's, after (seeing these posts) - 9.99 - brilliant, very impressed - particularly as i was about to spend #18 each + p&p (daughter is asleep at home on one now!!)
thank you members board!!!

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08/6/2008 at 7:41pm
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well owing to huge power cut this morning could not post earlier but thought i would say my 6yo slept like a log on her mat and i found mine fine. OK so its not as bouncy as an airbed but it was also not cold ( and i forgot to put anything between it and sig of tent, just a sheet on top) not clammy the next day.

I would say for the money they are good. Talked with DD today about it and we agreed that its alot "firmer" than sleeping on the airbeds but obviously less hassle in terms of setting camp up and more comfy than those chape foam mats.

Oh and by chance we popped into our local millets today. They also had self inflating mats including a "fat aric" copy that inflates to 7.8cm for 39, they hadone hanging up ready inflated and that looked super comfy

If you have the aldi ones for 9.99 i would say they are a good buy



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08/6/2008 at 7:53pm
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bought on of them last year . They don't inflate very much but for the price would be ok . Better for kids than adults, size wise anyway.



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