Yes, camping is a fun and exciting outdoor activity but it can be easily ruined if you don’t have the essential pieces of equipment with you. Depending on your style of camping, you will need different camping essentials. The most common ones are a survival kit, a sleeping bag, a tent, a camp stove, and if you are camping with your caravan, caravan matting is also a good idea. I just hate it when sand and dirt get inside our caravan and I have to clean it a couple of times a day. I mean, I went there to rest! So for all those of you who are caravanning this season, in this blog post, we will talk about the different types of camping mats and their different features. Welcome aboard!
CGear Multimat is a multi-layer synthetic mesh that’s made using rip-stop technology. This is the most popular type of caravan matting among road enthusiast and caravanners. It was originally designed for helicopters since its multilayer design is perfect for keeping dust and sand at bay. It is two-sided which means you can use it either on its green or grey side. You don’t have much choice when it comes to colours, but there are various different sizes you can choose from. It is lightweight and the best part is that you can also use it as a shade wall. It is a bit more expensive than the other types, but considering its features, high quality, and durability – it really is worth its price.
PVC foam matting has a rubbery texture and is a good choice if you are on a tight budget. It is one of the most common mats on the market due to its low price tag and the vast array of colours and sizes it comes in. You can find it from three to eight meters long in grey, green and blue. Spillages drain very fast thanks to its structure. It is very soft and comfortable to the feet, which makes it very kid-friendly.
Enduromat is made from waved silicone in one, strong layer. What makes it a popular choice among camping enthusiasts is its great durability and strength. Thanks to its structure, this ground cover will keep its colour and shape much longer than any other type. It is lightweight, easy to stow and it folds quickly.
The last one on the list is the Camec caravan mat which comes as a loose synthetic single wave mesh. It is one of the most basic types of ground covers, it is lightweight and affordable. Since it has a loose wave, it is bulkier to stow and it does not provide the same level of sand and dust protection as the other types.
To summarize, Camec is the cheapest option, Enduromat is the smallest to stow as well the strongest one together with CGear, while PVC is the softest one and comes in most colour options.