Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links from Adventure Mat, however all opinions are my own.
I recently received an Adventure Mat to use hammocking & camping last week. Since receiving it, every time I pack my backpack for a hike, the Adventure Mat has tagged along! I'm in love with this simple yet extremely useful product. It's one of those "I didn't know I needed it until I had it, and now I can't live without" products,
The Adventure Mat started as an easier way to change clothes and shoes at the trailhead, parking lot, or wherever you were without a clean surface. We've all done the shoe stand balancing act. With the Adventure Mat you have plenty of room to actually stand plus a clean surface! Not only can you get it from its zippered pack to the ground in one fail swoop, it also folds so that the clean surfaces never touch the dirty. GENIUS.
I spend a lot of time in my hammock. A. Lot. Sometimes I keep my shoes on for a quick swing, but usually I want to cuddle up and nap sans footwear. Sure, I could kick my shoes off once in the hammock, but what about to awkward jump from the hammock to the ground when I get out? Adventure Mat! I could take my shoes off, not get dirt or grass in my socks, hang out in the hammock, and hop back out onto a clean surface. SOLD.
While camping in Moab (cue red rock dirt), I used my Adventure Mat as a welcome mat to my tent. It worked out great to remove dirty Chacos and not drag red dirt inside. I could pop out of the tent onto a clean mat, put my shoes back on, and go!
I've already started to compile a list of other ways I plan on using my Adventure Mat.
The Adventure Mat was so easy to clean! I rinsed mine off in the bathtub, but a sink, hose or glass of water should get it clean as well! As far as the size and weight, I never noticed it in my backpack. It was definitely thin enough to slip in. You can purchase your Adventure Mat here!