$20 Home Depot Camp Mattress & DIY Fitted Sheet (Cheap Camping Mattress)

A super comfy camping mattress for $20?? And it doesn’t deflate on you?! Yep!

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VIDEO LINKS
** $20 camp mattress from Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Camping-Foam-Carpet-Pad-10030CAMP-PAD/203243566
** $25 alternative (has many more reviews, but I’ve never tried it; it’s also narrower): https://www.homedepot.com/p/Future-Foam-3-in-Thick-Multi-Purpose-Foam-10030BULK3/203837114

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50 Comments

  1. 1234 on September 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    That is actually a pretty good deal on foam… I wonder if my home depot has that, I doubt it though.

    Another place to get foams is foamsbymail, or foam factory. They have a bunch of different foams, to memory foam, and latex.

    I have been looking to make a mattress to sleep on the floor. I have been sleeping the floor and it’s not too bad, but I think I would like have a pad or something.

    At Walmart they have a air mattress for 7 bucks but I don’t trust air mattresses.

  2. TJ Wash on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I’ve been looking for that kind of foam and never see it in Home Depot. Is it a regular item at the one where you bought yours?

  3. Valerie Konstantos on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    This would work perfect for my Ford Explorer, I already have a thick sleeping bag so don’t need cover sheet – going camping with my dogs this wkend 😎😎

  4. Deanna Perez on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    You just gave me a really good idea. I even have a sewing machine. Thanks Tristan.

  5. Rolando Roy on September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Man, you really butchered that mattress 🤕

  6. Yellow RoseOfTexas on September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Heat the knife & foam will cut like butter.

  7. Jenny Eagan on September 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    When my daughter was born, i went to an industrial place and had foam cut for her crib mattress; had a waterproof mattress cover. Inexpensive and worked very well for many months until I could afford a more sturdier crib mattress to support her growing baby weight.

  8. Anastasia Hendrix on September 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Great idea saved a lot of money I will be doing this for my bed in my Astro van thanks!

  9. cosgrove notts on September 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Just go buy a 7.5cm self inflating mat. No messing and they work.

  10. Donny's Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Very nice Tristan! Do you find the 3 inches of foam to be good enough for side sleeping? Would you recommend doubling to 6 inches?

  11. Kevin Beck on September 16, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Should want Harbor Freight and buy out a knife

  12. Travis Almouth on September 16, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I got a Tri-fold 3" Memory Foam Mattress with a cover already on it at Walmart for $29. It folds neatly and has Velcro to hold it closed and handles to carry it with. It’s very comfortable.

  13. Nettie Holmes on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    That’s good price

  14. Glamping and Glamp cooking Chef on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    The same thing goes for footballs lol .

  15. lesa martin on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    If the three pieces shift, you could try using duck tape on one side to stabilize them. You could still fold into a Z shape for storage.

  16. Raykenn1 on September 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    How much do you weigh? I am a little on the large size….

  17. mrbr549 on September 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Mad sewing skill!

  18. Manolo Vicencio on September 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Those inflatable mattresses from Walmart(are not returnable) or any store they will deflate..junk..!

  19. theresa b on September 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    a tri fold foam kids seat would work without having to cut it…great video

  20. Wanna Wander on September 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Score!! I’ve got a $50 gift card!!! I didn’t know what to get! I don’t like inflatables, seems the air kills my back in the morning. I didn’t even think of the elevation bit. Foam does get “harder and softer “ but once you get on it, your body heat makes it pliable. This foam pad looks like just the trick. Thanks!💜

  21. Ms. Winston on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    so for storage r u able to fold it easily

  22. N English on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    air mattress and done.

  23. Xjr5rjX on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    What SUV do you drive?

  24. Glamping and Glamp cooking Chef on September 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I have a twin air .

  25. Houm Vong on September 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Hello, to make a tone easier and much cheaper go to Costco get self expendable for $39 or sometime on sale for $29 set up time is 5 minutes wait for complete air in and 1 minute put it way.

  26. evespower1 on September 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    OK, you sew…subscribing now!!! Great video thank you for including info about space like the back is 44"..I needed to know that.,, which video has your suspension system in it? i really need to know how you bridge the sleeping gap…thanks

  27. Kerazy on September 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    How long is the foam?

  28. DOC on September 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    If your interested in this just try searching for foam in the size you need. Once you add the word camping your just going to get the same thing for more money. Wouldn’t be unrealistic to find something similar to this for less than 10$

  29. John Mason on September 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Im glad you did this video! Ive had foam pads like that in the past and they are very comfortable. Ive seen a lot of videos lately where people are saying the self inflating mattresses are great but after watching your review i believe ill go with the foam and the idea of cutting in 3 and folding to save space never occured to me, duh! .. simple ideas are usually the best! Thank you!

  30. tarasded on September 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I bought a 25" mattress off amazon back when they were $67. I now know 4" foam is the minimum I would ever buy, but the extra firmness on mine is just right (I could tell when you easily squeezed your foam, it wouldn’t work for me). However, I’ve come to the conclusion tri-folds arent worth any storage benefits. Anyway, I gave this video a like just for the comedic value (the cutting, the "upholstering"…it’s all hilarious).

  31. SmellyCat on September 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    You needed to use an old electric carving knife. They cut foam smoothly.

  32. Jim Bob on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    $20…..Damn! here in Australia i cant even find one whats under $80

  33. Glamping and Glamp cooking Chef on September 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve never seen a dude work a sewing machine , lol .

  34. karen keller on September 16, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    In the old days we called them hardware stores.

  35. Ed Hopkins on September 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Props to you for being a fellow man that knows how to use a sewing machine.

  36. LakeArrows on September 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Nice but I think even folding it takes up too much space. I am looking for something more flat and cool at night.

  37. Falcon Trek on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    $20! WOW I paid $150 for a full 6” memory foam and I’m going have to trim it for my van. I could have just gotten 2 of these and not trimmed. I’m calling this a win for you.

  38. Radnally on September 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Good call. Thanks. My local HD has them for $25. I have covers that I can cut this up to fit. Very good price.

  39. Serafin Hikes on September 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Would stacking two be overkill and/or take up too much space for the additional comfort?

  40. Alex K on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    to cut I would take steel string and put 3.3V on it from computer PSU

  41. 98hundy on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    An electric carving knife makes clean cuts in foam. They are pretty easy to find for cheap at garage sales.

  42. Josh Mann on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    $20 still sounds expensive to me for a piece of foam that doesn’t look comfortable

  43. Cindy Go on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Tx for the idea, the foam doesn’t look like memory foam though which I think is not much more expensive.

  44. Kevin Beck on September 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Harbor Freight Electric hot knife

  45. Fibro Outdoorsman on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    To cut foam, or fiber glass insulation, or other similar materials put a 2×4 along your cut line, step on it to compress the material, and then cut. It will come out much more clean.

  46. Gretchen Becker on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I’ve slept on one for a few weeks, glad to hear others are using this cheap pad!

  47. Theresa Forino on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    If I had known I could have told you that electronic carving knife works fabulous on cutting foam. I know this for a fact from working as a Drag show stage manager, all the Queens use electronic carving knives to cut and shape their padding.

  48. Cyn Forest on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Great idea. I’ll ck it out. Thanks. Like your idea of making a sheet-pillowcase.

  49. Jenny Eagan on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Just looked up foam mattresses vs camping pads online at HomeDepot; there is quite a price difference!

  50. Johnny Gross on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    not much help for a guy on a motorcycle, or backpacker.

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