Vango Ultralite Mat Full (2014)

If you want to take the next step up from the bargains on offer from Multimat (Discovery) and Quechua (A200), this Duke of Edinburgh’s Award-recommended mat offers fantastic value for money. It fully self-inflates so won’t leave you gasping for breath before bed, and it packs down almost as small as the Exped Downmat. The compromise is the depth of just 2.5cm of diamond-cut foam, which doesn’t provide as much comfort as higher-priced mats, but the Vango Ultralite Mat Full would be a great choice for beginner wild campers.

Specifications:
Dimensions 183x51x2.5cm
Packed weight 652g
Repair kit/pump? yes/no
www.vango.co.uk

Verdict:
Buy the Vango Ultralite Mat Full if you want comfort on a budget.

Review by Oli Reed
First published in Trail magazine April 2014