The Robens Air Impact 25 is a surprisingly large and comfortable sleeping mat for such a small and lightweight pack size.
For most family camping, I would recommend getting a large and comfortable self-inflating mat, like the Outwell Dreamboat.
When your kids are young, getting away camping is a great adventure. And while they still mike like the car camping as they get older, you do have the opportunity to take on new adventures together, such as backpacking or bikepacking.
For this type of camping, small, compact, lightweight gear is essential.
I was impressed with the lightweight camping gear that Robens showed me, such as this Robens Air Impact 25 SIM. It’s just the sort of thing to pack down small in your bag. And fortunately, they agreed to send me one to review 😀
Air Impact 25 – Small Pack
The essential part of this type of Self-Inflating Mat is how small and lightweight it goes, and the Robens Air Impact 25 doesn’t disappoint there.
This isn’t going to take up a lot of space in my bag, unlike some mats I tried last year from Vango.
Small Size, Good Specs
Despite the small size, this mat still has some great specs.
Inflating the Air Impact 25
You won’t find your fiddly typical SIM valve on the Robens Air Impact 25. It uses the Robens Peak Valve, a diaphram valve that makes it easier to inflate and deflate.
We have some older hiking SIMs that are a little smaller when inflated, but take a lot more blowing to inflate them.
I was really surprised at how few puffs it took to get the bag inflated (and if you don’t like blowing into it, you can get a bag pump from Robens too).
Mat Construction and Comfort
Inside the mat, it is a mix of foam and air-core chambers. This helps keep the insulation good and the weight down.
I found these air cores gave the sleeping mat a lot of support when combined with the foam, I was surprised how comfortable this 2.5 cm thick mat is. Laying on my side, I didn’t feel the hard ground on my hip, nor on my elbow, so the mat was giving me plenty of support.
So far I’m giving this the Thumbs Up. Next plan is to take it Bike-Packing. I’ll update this review when I’ve tested it some more.
Have a look at our video below at 5:33
- Very small pack size
- Good size when inflated (not a 3/4 size mat)
- Good comfort for depth of mat
- None found so far
Price Guide: Robens Air Impact 25 Lightweight Self-Inflating Mat
Specification: Robens Air Impact 25 Lightweight Self-Inflating Mat