Vango Shangri-La 15 Double Self Inflating Mattress
Sleep like a king
Wow....... I have had self inflating mats before and thought that the Vango Comfort 10 was comfy, however this is in a league of its own. Just had two weeks in France sleeping better than i do in my own bed. Its like a mattress in its self, didn't even wake the wife when getting up and out of bed!!! So easy to inflate and deflate with the 1 way valves and although its slightly bigger than the comfort 10, its probably actually easier to deflate and roll. Much easier with 2, and also a roll, unroll again ( cleverly the air doesn't rush in again) and then re roll gets the bed nice and compact. If you can afford it do not delay and hesitate you will not be disappointed
Massive But Brilliant! (Double)
After years of experimenting with various airbeds, rollmats, SIMs and cots I finally settled on a fisherman's bedchair that served me well for a number of years but when it came time to introduce my partner to the camping experience, I knew I had to rethink the sleeping arrangements. My research led me to the new generation of self inflating mats, which appeared to be a great improvement on the examples I had struggled with in the past so as both a side sleeper and a long term sufferer of back problems, I sought them out for testing. Zempire's Monstamat (double) was on the shortlist but I didn't have access to one before buying but I did try the Kampa Hi Rise and Vango Shangri la 10, which are similar and both proved to be excellent. To be honest, I could have lived with either had the Shangri-la 15 not been available. They are comfortable and offer an experience closer to my 100% latex home mattress than any other camping solution I had previously tried. I'm over 6'3" and 17 stone plus and they offered comfort but the Shangri-la 15 offered just that bit more. There was no issue with my hip being grounded through the mattress and my better half who is a camping novice described it as feeling like our own bed at home. It inflates quickly (provided you have already primed it at home prior to your trip so it's not factory fresh), there's loads of foam in it and it's massive! It's not noisy when you move on it and there's virtually no 'roll together' either. Of course there's no such thing as a free lunch so being massive, it will pack down to approximately the size of my Outwell Montana 6, yep it's big and you'll expend some calories trying to reduce it to the size that it was when you bought it but of course, it never quite will! It's also quite heavy for a SIM at nearly 10kg but this will only ever be used for car camping so that's less of an issue, however you're not going to get it into a roof box (not the double anyway). It's also quite expensive, not outrageously so in my opinion because you can certainly spend more in the camping equipment arena but shop around and it's brilliant value for money (I paid £185 from Newquay Camping). In summary, if you've got the space to store it and pack it then don't hesitate to put your hand in your pocket. It's supportive and warm and makes the camping/glamping experience so much better.
Easy to inflate and deflate and such a comfortable mattress highly recommend
These SIMs are incredible. I was slightly concerned I’d feel the ground with my hip as I sleep on my side, however that’s not the case with these. They’re basically like sleeping on a memory foam mattress that you’d have in your bedroom. The rolled up size is fairly large, so make sure you’re able to accommodate them in your vehicle / trailer - but if you can I’d absolutely recommend them... it’s not often I’d leave a review (I’m picky!) but the shangri la 15cm sims are outstanding. The ordering process and updates from Newquay Camping were awesome. I received them the day after theh were dispatched (ordered at around 11pm, dispatched before 9am the next morning and turned up the afternoon the follow day). Updated via text message throughout the process. I wish I lived closer to the store so I could visit in person!
Great service and price
Kept informed of stock arrival. Great price. Delivery as advised. All perfect.