Since I am getting sick of hearing how my mattress pad is too large and occupies far too much space in the boat I thought that I should share share the photo on the left.
Pictured left is a state-of-the-art "camping mattress pad" circa 1924
This capsize master series 2 camp pad was at the time the world's lightest and most advanced answer to outdoor comfort. The Triangular Core Matrix internal truss system eliminated the instability and the down filler was up to three times warmer and far more stable than other uninsulated camp mattresses. When it came to space in your pack, one could appreciate that it was no bigger than 243 two-liter water bottles and weighed in at just 124 lbs. No inflation was necessary.
No longer can anyone complain about the size of my camp mattress pad.