Deflate This Inflatable Air Mattress, Store It Inside The Hand Pump

As I'm getting on a bit, I'm finding my creaky back needing the (relative) comfort of an air mattress when we go camping. Only trouble is, carting around that bulky pump as well as the mattress. Here's a nifty solution:

The Aerobed Pakmat, which squeezes the deflated air mattress inside the pump.

Looks like visual trickery, right? Apparently the air pump has enough room inside it to store a deflated air mattress, not only minimising luggage but also protecting it from anything that might poke holes in it and ruin your camping trip - like forks. Always keep your forks in separate sections of your rucksack, folks.

According to its website, the single mattress is inflated after a minute of hand-pumping, and weighs just 2.3kg altogether.

It's pretty pricey for a single mattress, and I'd rather something powered that does the inflating for you - but beggars can't be choosers. It'd make a brilliant bed for my aching back. [Aerobed via InventorSpot via OhGizmo]

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