I've used this for a year and it hasn't let me down yet. It packs small and light, really easy to inflate, I've never been cold, surprisingly robust as it hasn't punctured even when sleeping on scree etc. ,unlike self-inflating or plain foam roll mats it allows your shoulders and hips to sink in without touching the ground which is good if you want sleep on your side, once you perfect packing it away it's easy and quick(ish). Only downfall is that it's quite narrow and I usually end up half on, half off it and so it could do with 2 more strips.
After using a Thermarest type of mat and feeling my hips on the ground I decided to give this a try. Fantastic. Much more comfortable. Perhaps slightly less insulation, but I'm not sure of this.
Comfort. Ease of inflation and deflation.
A family of five used these throughout our cycling tour of the Loire this past summer. They're great. Really comfortable. We found not inflating to max pressure was preferable to pumping the air in and bursting our lungs in the process. It's a bit of a faff to deflate. But rolling it up twice to get rid of the excess air makes a real difference. Bit fiddly to get back into the pouch but squeezing the air out makes that manageable. We slept on solid grass and benefited from a bit of insulation and a lot of padding. They show no signs of wear and tear. A little pricey at £30 but well worth the money. And so much smaller than the self inflating mattresses that we've used before.
packs small, lightweight,
I have spent 20+ nights on this mattress bike packing without a problem. It is easy to inflate and deflate and rolls up into nice low weight compact roll. Only complaint is that it could be 1 panel wider.
Comfy, light, well priced, easy to inflate
Could be 1 panel wider
I am used to the self inflating mats and don't find them that comfortable so fancied a change. Looked at the Exped mats but the cost was prohibitive.
Came in a tiny pouch. It is not self inflating but only takes a few puffs to get this filled up nice and firm.
It does not look much when inflated at only a few cm thick but it is very comfortable.
Works really well for side sleeping. Spent three very comfy nights.
Deflating was a bit of a faff as you have to hold the valve open to deflate, but once you get the hang of this its not too bad, certainly not enough to prevent you buying it.
Comfort, Size, Price, quick to inflate
Deflating is a bit of a faff
Seemed very good the first few nights but then for no reason the mattress was deflating during the night and I had to inflat it up every two hours. No holes in it, I checked. Just poor fabric quality I guess. Disappointing.
I'm sorry to hear about your inconvenience with this Quechua Forclaz Air Inflatable Mattress.
I have already forwarded your feedback to our product manager in France.
Fortunately we don't have a lot of feedback like yours.
You can return it to your closest store for an exchange or a refund.
Reka Engel Angyal UK Market Manager Mountain sports DECATHLON
Packs up to the size of a tin of beans,easy to inflate and deflate. comfortable. Better than one i bought for 4 times the price
Quick and easy to inflate. Packs up quickly
this is an excellent piece of kit for backpacking and such a good price. I paid 4 times the price for one that far harder to fit into stuff sack
lightweight, easy to inflate by mouth and deflate
I wish I saw this before
Great value mat for all year round.
Light, Small, Tough and Good Value.
Tight fit stuff bag.