Weighing in at 4.4 pounds, which includes the pump, the Aerobed Pakmat Airbed and Pump is an eco-friendly option, as it’s made with phthalate-free material. Reinforced with heavy-duty polyester, the pad is designed to endure the harshest temperatures. It inflates to measure 78″ x 26″, with inflation via hand pump taking about one minute.
Easy to Inflate, Deflate, Store
As advertised, you won’t have any trouble inflating or deflating this sleeping pad. It stores very well, whether throwing it in the back of your truck, strapping it to your motorcycle or placing it in your external frame rucksack. The problem with many air mattresses is they’re cumbersome, heavy, and otherwise challenging to travel with. The Aerobed Pakmat Airbed and Pump eliminates these problems entirely.
One of the coolest design features about this sleeping pad is that the pump performs double duty as the storage container. This means you don’t have to worry about the pump as a separate item from the pad, which is ideal for backpackers and bikers alike.
Finding a sleeping pad that makes you feel like you’re on your bed at home is often difficult, however this pad might be the closest you’ll come to feeling like you’re on your regular mattress. Highly comfortable, it also features plenty of loft so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep no matter what type of sleeper you are–back, side, or stomach. The loft is especially helpful if you’re a side sleeper with hip issues.
As with most air mattresses, the Aerobed Pakmat Airbed is noisy. You can reduce noise by deflating it a little, but get ready for some squeaking as you’re positioning yourself. If your tent mate is a light sleeper, know he or she will likely be complaining about how very noisy the sleeping pad is.
Great For Motorcyclists
To expand on the motorcycle thing, this sleeping pad is absolutely perfect if you consider yourself an easy rider. The problem with taking long rides across state lines or anywhere else is you can’t exactly strap a ton of gear to your bike, just like you can’t bring everything but the kitchen sink when you’re backpacking. Thick, 2-inch pads are considered too large to take on a motorcycle, while standard air mattresses have the additional, sizable pump to deal with.
Rather than forgoing a comfortable night’s rest, this sleeping pad allows you to get the shut-eye you need before you get your motor running and head out on the highway. It’s simply another small piece of gear to place on the back of your bike.
A Little Narrow
One of the few complaints about the Aerobed Pakmat Airbed is it’s a wee bit narrow. How narrow it will be for you depends on your weight and height, so keep this in mind before making your purchase.
Because the pad isn’t insulated, you won’t be using it during cold weather. A strictly warm weather sleeping pad, it fits perfectly in a truck bed in addition to a tent. If you love sleeping under the stars in the back of your truck during warm weather, this pad will definitely keep you comfortable.
A great sleeping pad that’s highly portable and very comfortable, you’ll love storing the Aerobed Pakmat Airbed and Pump in your rucksack or on the back of your bike before setting out on another adventure. Durable and easy to work with, you’ll get the full body support you need, but keep the ‘narrow’ issue in mind when buying.
The fact that it stores in its own pump is pretty darn cool!