Whether you’re seeking the relaxation of nature or setting up a hub for a few days of hiking and mountain biking in the mountains, your car-camping sleep system ensures that you are enjoying comfier and better nights under the stars. If you’re thinking of building a new plush car-camping sleep system, here are a few tips on how to do it right in the front-country.
Go Big with the Sleeping Pad
When you don’t have to worry about weight or packed size, there’s no reason to skimp on your sleeping pad. Get a thick, plush, luxurious, super fatty mattress and rest your bones in true comfort. Our Camp & Comfort mattresses are built for this sole purpose and provide the ultimate outdoor sleeping experience when carry-weight isn’t an issue. Check out the MondoKing 3D. This ultra-thick monster sports 4 inches of foamy loft and swallows uneven bumps on the ground and makes you second guess if you ever want to go back to the box spring in your bedroom.
For targeted and thoughtful comfort, look no further than our LuxuryMap pad. Using our pressure mapping technology, we’ve intentionally placed variable-density foam to provide comfort and support in all the right places. The three inches of self-inflating foam provides a warm and comfy pad for comfy nights at camp.
For camping couples, we offer one of the most innovative and unique options available with our NeoAir Camper Duo. The biggest problem with double pads is that if one camper shifts, sits up or adjusts the pressure of the pad it affects the other camper. Our Camper Duo offers a consistent sleep surface while also creating two independent air chambers for each camper, which means unparalleled camping luxury for two.
After you’ve packed something to sleep on, you need something that keeps you warm. Sure, your sleeping pad provides warmth from the ground, but our sleeping bags, quilts and blankets are critical to keeping you cozy at base camp.
For ultimate luxury, we built the Ramble Down Blanket to balance at-home comfort with the technical demands of the outdoor. Spacious enough for two campers to sleep naturally, the down-filled blanket is the size of a comforter and uses soft-touch fabrics in a quilted design.
If you’re camping in milder conditions or looking to add warmth to one of our sleeping bags, don’t miss our Argo or Stellar Blankets. These synthetic-filled, go-anywhere camp blankets are super versatile, serving as a tough-yet-soft ground cloth, warm campfire blanket, cozy layer at night or even as a pillow in a pinch.
Now that you’ve got the essentials packed, it’s time to add the accessories that can take your base camp from “comfy enough” to “the best night under the stars”.
For fireside comfort and extra warmth, our Honcho Poncho is an all-time favorite. With stylish mountain prints, the Honcho can be used as a blanket or as a wearable poncho Use it between burns while bouldering or after chilly mountain bike descents or morning surf sessions.
For a comfy and eco-friendly place to lay your head after a long day in the woods, check out the Compressible Pillow. Stuffed with recycled foam from our mattress factory and packs small but expands for big-time comfort. Pro Tip: Send your pillow through your dryer to get maximum fluff if it’s been packed down for awhile.
A quality base camp can make all the difference. Whether you’re looking to maximize your relaxation in the solitude of the mountains or recover between days of climbing, mountain biking, trail running or hiking, it’s about time you built a better car camping sleep system.