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How Can I Stop Sliding Off My Sleeping Pad?

I love my sleeping bag/pad combo, except for one thing. I can't stop sliding off the pad! Is there anything that I can do to my pad to cut down on the sliding?

Question:

I love my sleeping bag/pad combo, except for one thing. I can’t stop sliding off the pad! Is there anything that I can do to my pad to cut down on the sliding

Submitted by - Lance, Dallas, TX

Answer:

Yes! Here’s a cheap, easy fix–the very best kind!

Buy a tube of SeamGrip for about $7 (mcnett.com, wash the surface of your pad with soap and water, and let it dry thoroughly. Then just create a pattern of little dots along the surface of the pad. Focus on the torso and hip area, where most of your body weight resides. Let it cure for 24 hours or so and you’ve got a non-slip sleeping pad!

You can customize the stickiness by adding more dots later on, and if you find that the pad slips on the floor of your tent, you can even add a few dots to the bottom surface for better grip there. Sweet dreams! — Kristin

(Photo Courtesy McNett)

1 Comment

  1. Frankiekayak

    AVAGADRO said it best. VELCRO. Get a roll of self adhesive velcro and add it to the upper body areas from your hip to you shoulder blade area. Done. Bag still packs effortly and the pad (my is exped) rolls up fine too. No need to over do it. Line the bag up with the pad and stick them in the right spots. Use about 2″ long strips here and there running along the length of the set as far as the orientation.

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