The Forclaz Trek 700 Air sleeping pad* is available at Decathlon. Ultralight sleeping pads from well-known manufacturers can quickly become expensive. The Decathlon sleeping pad costs only about a third in comparison to ultralight sleeping pads of well-known manufacturers. What about the performance of the Trek 700 Air?
The important features of the ultralight sleeping pad I take for you in the test under the microscope: weight, pack size, sleeping comfort, insulation, durability and much more of the trekking air mattress Trek 700 Air.
Find out in the test whether the Forclaz Trek 700 Air from Decathlon suits you or not >>
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Weight: 523 gram incl. Packing bag (reweighed)
Material: Thermoplastic polyurethane and polyester (PES)
Valve: Two-way check valve
Pack size: approx. 10 cm x 26 cm
Sizes: 180 x 52 x 5.5
Thickness: 5.5 cm
Scope of delivery: Ultralight sleeping pad, repair kit, pack sack
Extras: Particularly robust, silicone parts for secure hold on the air mattress
Application range: 2 to 3 seasons
At a glance: The Forclaz Trek 700 Air Ultralight sleeping pad has eight vertically arranged air chambers. The sleeping comfort on the air mattress is high. It packs down to the tiny size of a 1L water bottle and with a weight of 523 grams it doesn’t weigh too much.
Experience – Weight & Pack Size
I was very curious about the Forclaz Trem 700: How does the cheap Decathlon Isomatte compared to the expensive competition?
The Decathlon sleeping pad is delivered rolled up in a small packing bag. Packed inside, the Trek 700 Air air mattress is about the size of a 1 liter bicycle water bottle. Thus, the air mattress fits easily into any backpack and bikepacking handlebar roll.
With 523g, the Decathlon sleeping pad just passes as ultra-light. Inflated are offered 5.5 cm thick. This is not much but should promise pleasant lying and sleeping comfort.
The pack sack is very practical: it protects the air mattress. In addition, air mattress with pack sack nestles well with the other equipment in the steering wheel or backpack. That’s why I prefer to transport the air mattress in a pack sack.
Forclaz Trek 700 Air in the pack: View from below
Forclaz Trek 700 Air in the pack: View from below
Inflate & Deflate
After a long day of outdoor hiking or bikepacking, you set up the Ultralight tent and want to sleep on the comfy sleeping pad. How fast does it go with the Forclaz Trek 700 Air?
For inflation and deflation, the Decathlon sleeping pad has a 2-way check valve. So there are 2 valves: one valve for inflation and one valve for deflation.
The Ultralight Mat is inflated quickly: After about 15 breaths and less than 45 seconds, the mat is filled to the brim. If the mat is then too hard, you can always readjust it with the bleed valve.
The next morning, the ultralight sleeping pad wants to be vented and packed: To do this, the vent valve is opened. The Trek 700 Air can then be rolled up or folded. For relaxed packing, the air must escape completely from the sleeping pad. The construction with the two separate valves allows the Decathlon sleeping pad to be completely deflated: the Decathlon sleeping pad can thus be repacked quickly and relaxed.
To allow any moisture inside the mat to escape, both valves should remain open. With a pump bag included, such a problem could hardly arise. However, a pump bag is neither included nor available as an accessory for the Forcalz Trek 700 Air.
Processing & Quality
The Forclaz Trek 700 Air is super processed. There are fancy silicone adhesives on the top: these are to prevent the ultralight sleeping pad from slipping down with the sleeping bag. This works wonderfully: lying on the air mattress, you have a good grip and do not slide down.
Fortunately, you can sleep quite undisturbed on the Decathlon sleeping pad. When you move around on the mat, there is no excessive noise as with other ultralight mats.
Lying comfort & Sleeping comfort
Now it’s time to look at the most important factor of an insulating mat: the lying and sleeping comfort. This is really good with the Trek 700 Air: the 5.5 cm thickness of the air mattress ensures that I could sleep comfortably even on the most varied surfaces.
Whether soft meadow or subsoil with pebbles and branches: Unevenness compensates the Decathlon Isomatte excellent. With a body weight of 75 kilos, I am comfortably bedded on the Forclaz Trek 700 Air and can sleep in great comfort. Decathlon itself states a maximum weight of 125 kilos on the product page.
Above and below the shape of the sleeping pad is tapered: this shape is chosen because ultralight sleeping pad to save weight. Especially as a side sleeper you should pay attention to this point. For me as a side sleeper with 1.84 m height, the lying surface fits well. I have listed all available sizes for you at the end of this review.
Heat & Insulation performance
The R-value of the Decathlon sleeping pad is given as 1.6. This makes the Trek 700 Air a typical two to three season air mattress. If you use it mostly in summer, early spring, and late fall, you should be able to sleep comfortably.
I had the air mattress so far always in the summer in warm temperatures in use.
My sleep system continued to consist of either:
- A MSR Hubba NX tent or the Trekking tent Forclaz Trek 900 Ultralight.
- The sleeping bag used was a Sea to Summit Spark 2 down sleeping bag.
With the sleeping system used, the insulation performance is ideal as expected and I don’t feel any floor cold.
My assessment of the insulation performance: with the Sea-to-Summit Ultralight with an R-value of 0.7, I can sleep comfortably at about 5 degrees without freezing. Based on my experience, I suspect that the Decathlon sleeping pad is very good for down to 0 degrees.
The Decathlon sleeping pad makes a robust impression all around. So as robust an impression as an air mattress can make 😉
With the air mattress I usually sleep in the tent. The sleeping surface for the Forclaz Trek 700 was therefore mostly the tent floor. Then you can also sleep on slightly more pointed stones or on small roots. With me, the Decathlon Isomatte has loosely put away these small hints.
Directly on the ground without protection, the Trek 700 Air should not be used. A nasty sharp stone can quickly drill through the air mattress and you have to help yourself with the included repair kit.
With careful use, as described above, you should have a very long time fun with the Decathlon sleeping pad.
The Forclaz trekking air mattress is available in the following sizes:
- Short: 120 x 52 cm at 360 g – Buy Trekking Air Mattress Trek 700 Air at Decathlon*.
- L: 180 x 52 cm at 510 g – Buy Trekking Air Mattress Trek 700 Air L at Decathlon*.
- XL: 195 x 60 cm at 600 g – Buy Trekking Air Mattress Trek 700 Air at Decathlon*.
What size fits you? Ideally, the sleeping pad should be fairly close to your body size.
With the Trek 700 Air, Decathlon proves once again: A good ultralight sleeping pad can also be inexpensive. I really like the Decathlon sleeping pad in the test. It combines a small pack size with an acceptable weight. This makes the sleeping pad a really good companion on bikepacking tours and bike trips.
The sleeping comfort on the sleeping pad is excellent thanks to a thickness of 5.5 cm. With the lying surface provided, side sleepers can also sleep very comfortably. The insulation performance with an R-value of 1.6 allows for a range of applications from early spring to late fall.
The Trek 700 Air is a good sleeping pad with excellent value for money: The pack size is tiny and only the weight has to be compromised slightly.
The Forclaz Trek 700 Air is a really good trekking air mattress for short and also long tours. In this price range, a really more attractive offer.
What do you think of the Forclaz Trek 700 Air trekking air mattress? Feel free to write me your questions, your opinion or a suggestion about 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.