The external fabric of the Air Sprung Cell mats is a high tensile, high thread-count nylon, which makes it extremely strong. It also has a coating to aid in repair and reduce slipperiness. In some cases, this coating and the fabric of your sleeping bag or the floor of your tent may interact to create some noise. We could use a softer or a textured fabric, which would reduce the noise issue – but it would not be as durable. We build mats to last – softer fabrics would negatively impact the longevity of an air mat.
Placing a t-shirt or camp towel under hips/shoulder region between the mat and tent floor or sleeping bag can help to limit the noise.
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