This bit of gear will transform your camping trips

Therm-a-rest’s new EvoLite Mattress (£100) combines compactness and lightness with comfort and convenience we’ve never seen before 

©Earl Harper

Therm-a-rest have just made our tented slumbers easier and more comfortable with the new EvoLite mattress. They’ve used their know-how to combine the compactness of air mattresses with the comfort and convenience of self-inflating mattresses.

They’ve used Atmos Foam – the lightest and most compressible foam on the market – alternated with air channels to keep weight down.

The result? An ultralight (480g) but lofty (5cm) three-season mattress which self-inflates with ease.