Bahidora sleeping pad in the test – Low-priced ultralight sleeping pad with many strengths in the practical test

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The Bahidora sleeping pad has an excellent price-performance ratio. For the small price it offers everything you need for the next Ulralight-Outdoor-Abentueer: a small pack size and low weight. High lying and sleeping comfort and insulation capacity for the 3 seasons spring, summer and autumn.

The Bahidora sleeping pad* costs only about a third as the ultralight sleeping pad of one of the top brands. The good news is that you don’t have to compromise here, and you get a top-of-the-line air mattress at a low price! In this test, I’ll compare it to the top air mattresses from the major manufacturers.

You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the Bahidora sleeping pad. You will also find out whether the sleeping pad is suitable for you or not >>

Trekking camping mat test Bahidora experience above
Trekking camping mat test Bahidora experience above

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Angebot
Bahidora Ultralight Mat*

Weight: 481 gram incl. Packing bag (reweighed)
Isolation/R-value: 2.2
Material: 20D Nylon Ripstop with TPU Coating
Valve: Flat retention valve
Pack size: 20 x 9 cm
Sizes: 188 x 55 cm
Thickness: 5.5 cm
Scope of delivery: Pack sack and repair kit included in the scope of delivery
Extras: Best Price-Performance
Application: 3 seasons

* Werbung - Aktualisierung am 2022-09-29, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Als Amazon-Partner verdiene ich an qualifizierten Verkäufen, Bild:Amazon

Camping mat test Bahidora camping mat test diagonal
Camping mat test Bahidora camping mat test diagonal
Camping mat test Bahidora camping mat test detail
Camping mat test Bahidora camping mat test detail

Weight and pack size

Weight and pack size are convincing: I weighed in at 481 grams including the pack sack and repair kit. Thus, the Bahidora sleeping pad plays in the Champions League in terms of weight. Top sleeping mats from well-known brand manufacturers weigh only about 40 grams less.

Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experiences Weight
Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experiences Weight

The pack size is also similar to that of the TOP brands’ mats: 20 × 9 cm for a full three-season mat at full body length. It doesn’t get much smaller than this. You can compare the size with a 950 milliliter bicycle water bottle. Thanks to the small pack size, the Bahidora sleeping pad fits easily into a bike bag, bikepacking bag or a hiking backpack.

Ultralight sleeping pad small pack size test Bahidora experience
Ultralight sleeping pad small pack size test Bahidora experience
Ultralight sleeping pad small pack size comparison Bahidora experience
Ultralight sleeping pad small pack size comparison Bahidora experience
Compact sleeping pad small pack size test Bahidora experience
Compact sleeping pad small pack size test Bahidora experience

Conveniently, the pack sack is included. In a separate bag there is also a repair kit. So you always have this with you just in case.

Ultralight sleeping pad small pack size comparison with bottle Bahidora experiences
Ultralight sleeping pad small pack size comparison with bottle Bahidora experiences

Inflate and deflate

The Bahidora mat can be inflated by mouth. This also happens very quickly: after about 15 pushes, the air mattress is completely and plumply filled. This

The Bahidora mat can be inflated by mouth. This also happens very quickly: after about 15 pushes, the air mattress is completely and plumply filled. This little effort can also be taken after a long day of hiking or a day on the bike. The Bahidora sleeping pad keeps the air tight and reliable. I never had to pump for it. Unfortunately, there is no pump bag included. That would have made the already very good Isomatte almost perfect.
The sleeping pad is inflated with air and later deflated again via the 2-way retention valve. The valve is mounted flat on the sleeping pad and thus offers particularly little contact surface. This means that you do not have to worry about the valve being damaged unintentionally.
To deflate the sleeping pads, simply insert a finger into the valve. The air escapes almost completely! You have to practice stowing it in the pack sack a few times, then it’s really easy: the air mattress is first folded up, then rolled up and stowed in the pack sack. If the valve remains open, the last air in the sleeping pad escapes and Bahidora air mattress can be stored wonderfully small.
Lying comfort

Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experience Valve
Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experience Valve
Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experiences Repair Kit
Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experiences Repair Kit

Lounger and sleeping comfort

Lying comfort

The ultralight sleeping pad is available in only one size: 188 X 55 cm. This size should fit most people quite well. For me with 184 cm height fits the sleeping pad quite wonderfully.

55 cm is slightly wider than the typical ultralight sleeping pad. This means that there is plenty of space available and the lying comfort is correspondingly high. You should not roll to the left and to the right in your sleep.

the sleeping pad has numerous air honeycombs that adapt well to the contours of your body. The mattress has a straight shape point only above and below the ultralight air mattress of Bahidora is minimally tapered. This saves extra weight and you do not lose any lying comfort.

Overall, you lie on the mat stable and very comfortable.

Ultralight sleeping pad comparison Bahidora experience details
Ultralight sleeping pad comparison Bahidora experience details

Sleeping comfort

The air is contained in the sleeping pad in a coherent, large chamber. A rather simple construction that works very well. Also otherwise everything comes no High Tech material or other extras for the for increased isolation ability to the employment. How will this affect the R-value and thus the warmth of the sleeping pad?

Suitable for up to about + 2 degrees Celsius, the manufacturer states the ultralight mat. I tested the Bahidora mat in the summer and it was of course warmer. According to my estimations and the R-value of 2.2, however, this is very good and you are also well bedded on the Bahidora sleeping pad in cooler nights.

Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experience Thickness
Ultralight Camping Mat Comparison Bahidora Experience Thickness

Durability

The material used for the Bahidora sleeping pad is 20D Ripstop Nylon. This also has a TPU coating. Through the coating, the sleeping pad has a water-repellent surface. The material thickness has already proven itself with many other ultralight sleeping pads: A good ratio between durability and light weight is offered with 20D nylon.

A long-term test of the Bahidora sleeping pad is still pending. As always with an ultralight sleeping pad, you should always use a protective pad. Then the ultralight sleeping pad should keep you comfortable for a long time. For emergencies, the aforementioned patching kit is still an option.

Available sizes

Available is a size that should fit most people just right:

Angebot
Bahidora Ultralight Mat*

Universal size: 188 × 55 cm x 5.5 cm at 481 grams including pack sack and repair kit (self-weighed).

* Werbung - Aktualisierung am 2022-09-29, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Als Amazon-Partner verdiene ich an qualifizierten Verkäufen, Bild:Amazon

Camping mat test Bahidora camping mat test top
Camping mat test Bahidora camping mat test top

Conclusion: Bahidora sleeping pad

An excellent sleeping pad with almost exclusively advantages for a very small price. You don’t need more than the Bahidora sleeping pad offers (if you’re traveling in spring, summer or fall).

The sleeping pad is ultra-light and offers a tiny pack size. In addition, it is pleasantly easy to handle and you can comfortably lie on it and beat. A pump bag included or as an accessory would be the cherry on top of the cake.

Alternatives

Right at the beginning we clarify the question why the Bahidora sleeping pad is so cheap and how the sleeping pad compares to the brand and noname competition.

Comparison to the well-known sleeping pads of large brand manufacturers

This is an excellent sleeping pad with many strengths and hardly any weaknesses. That’s why I’m so happy to recommend the Isomat. The mat is about 40 grams heavier than comparable TOP mats and has a comparable pack size. When it comes to lying and sleeping comfort, the Bahidora sleeping pad is also on the same level, as is the R-value. A repair kit is also included and the only thing missing is a pump bag. It’s up to you to decide whether the pump bag is worth twice the price compared to, for example, the Sea-to-Summit Ultralight Mat or about three times the price compared to the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite.

Comparison to “China Isomatten

On the Amazon marketplace you can find numerous similarly priced sleeping pads

Differences to the well-known brands, I tell you right in the next section. In the big ultralight camping mat test I had many camping mats of the well-known manufacturers in the comparison and draw the comparison. Big brands have tested, I can draw the direct comparison with these air mattresses.

What do you think of the Bahidora sleeping pad? Feel free to write me your questions, your opinion or a suggestion on the topic.

The trekking air mattress presented here does not suit you? In the article Ultraleicht Isomatten Test & Vergleich – you will find the great practical test and comparison of many recommended ultralight sleeping pads. In the article there is also an extensive guidebook. You will learn many important aspects to consider when buying an ultralight sleeping pad. I keep the article up to date on a regular basis.

Geschrieben von Michael Luplow
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