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Old 06-21-2019, 04:13 PM   #1
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Thai rollaway mattress - opinions?

Hey, all:

While watching various skoolie tour videos, I saw one family in Australia using these Thai kapok mattresses:



I really like the idea of being able to roll away the mattress when I need more floor space for projects or lounging or whatever, but I don't know if I want to commit to using one of these as my full-time primary mattress. Has anyone here used one, ever? What were your impressions of it?
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:16 PM   #2
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The same company makes a line that are one inch thicker but can still be folded to store-away. Not as compact/convenient, but still probably much more comfortable.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:28 PM   #4
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Yeah, but have you used one? Did you find it comfortable?
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Yeah, except for the bed bugs.
Oh, you asked if I used one. I thought you asked about used ones...
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Hey, all:

While watching various skoolie tour videos, I saw one family in Australia using these Thai kapok mattresses:



I really like the idea of being able to roll away the mattress when I need more floor space for projects or lounging or whatever, but I don't know if I want to commit to using one of these as my full-time primary mattress. Has anyone here used one, ever? What were your impressions of it?
Thailand is Buddhist and Buddhism teaches that life is suffering. Hence the kapok mattress.
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On the plus side, it will serve as a flotation device!
Too bad it doesn't have a cupholder on either side...
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If you're young, probably be okay. Some age and old injuries, back issues, etc., not so much.
You're probably better off using an air mattress if it needs to be comfortable and compact when not in use?..
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At least with an air mattress that has gone flat over night you'll know why your back aches. Something to be said for a couple of inches of rollable dense foam.
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Fair enough! Thanks for the input, gang!
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