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Subject Topic: 3cm sim too thin? Post Reply Post New Topic
20/4/2014 at 7:48pm
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So my double airbed has developed a puncture after one year of camping, from looking on here I think a sim could be the way forward, I haven't got much money to spend but I've spotted two second hand out well double Sims for a tenner,they are only 3cm thick tho, is this too thin? They need to be fairly comfortable as my 18month will be sleeping on one so comfort is important. I'm tempted as they seem a bargain but it's ten pounds wasted if they are no good!


20/4/2014 at 8:16pm
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Yes I would say it would be too thin - I've slept on a 5cm and it was too thin. I now have a 10cm on a camp bed.


20/4/2014 at 9:09pm
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I agree with campernic - I'm just changing my 5 cm to 10 cm, and I use mine on a camp bed too


20/4/2014 at 9:48pm
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Thanks! Once again the advice here is fantastic will be fixing my arrived tomorrow then! :)


21/4/2014 at 8:37am
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Yes, a 3cm is quite hard. I can just about manage on a 5cm but for comfort I prefer a 7.5cm. (Even more comfortable when it's on top of a camp bed.)

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21/4/2014 at 6:27pm
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We'll we have a 3cm and we get on fine with them our daughter is 3 in September and will suit her needs great.
We use it on our campings aswell it keep the chill off.. We could of brought 5cm / 7.5cm but I just don't see the point on spending a bomb when your off the floor on your cam bed it would be different if I/we was sleeping straight on the floor I would invest invest in a thicker one but at the currunt time it does our need just fine


22/4/2014 at 9:08am
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We have 10cm as Mart is 18 stone and im 11. Our son sleeps on a 5 cm and he is 18 and skinny as a rake.We always put a blanket on top for warmth and a bit more thickness.


22/4/2014 at 10:31am
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we have the costco ones, they are probably about 3cm and have always found them to be fine.
Ribble


22/4/2014 at 10:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by ribble on 22/4/2014
we have the costco ones, they are probably about 3cm and have always found them to be fine.
Ribble



The Costco one I have is 7.5cm so maybe yours are too hence find them comfortable enough?


22/4/2014 at 12:06pm
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Hi
I would say 3cm on the floor is tooooo thin. Have to agree with Tynx the Costco ones with the red stripe are 7.5cm



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