Turn Your Car into a Camper with the Luno 2.0
With the new Luno Air Mattress 2.0 you can quickly and (relatively) cheaply turn your car in to a camper.
Whether you’re doing full on overlanding, have retired the tent for the winter, or are simply trying to sleep as close to the crags or pistes as you can, car camping is rapidly growing in popularity.
Not everyone has the space and budget to have a dedicated camping vehicle, however. Thankfully there’s a growing market in conversion kits and rooftop tents that will convert your daily commute into a weekend camper and back again.
Simple But Effective
Look on social media and you’ll see some truly genius micro-camper conversions. For the majority of us however, folding down the seats and shoving an inflatable mattress in the back is about all we have time for…
Luno are looking to simply and optimise this basic option with air mattresses specifically designed for car camping.
The matts are shaped to snuggly fit the shape of the car (over 1800 different models), and come with two base extenders to go in the rear footwells that significantly increase the usable length of the matt.
The Luno 2.0 sleeps two people with a max height of up to 6’2″ (188cm) and max weight of 600lbs (270kg).
It takes 5 mins to inflate and install, and packs down to 16.5″ x 29″ (42x74cm) and 15lbs (6.8kg).
They make a variety of different sizes which in theory mean the mattress is compatible with over 1800 different models of car.
They have a sizing guide on the product page so you can find the perfect fit for your vehicle.
Value for Money?
The Luno 2.0 certainly looks like a high quality air mattress, and comes with a 1 Year Warranty.
I’ve also got to say there’s something aesthetically pleasing about the way it snugly fits the shape of the car.
That said, I’m not sure if the former really justifies the $224 price tag?
I also wonder if the lack of snug fit, and usual gap in the footwell could actually be features rather than bugs with a normal mattress. Afterall, you need somewhere to keep all your stuff while you’re sleeping.
I’d usually fill the space behind the front seats with gear, then put the mattress on top. I’m a fan of travelling light, and only taking the essentials, but even so space is always tight when car camping. I can’t imagine needing the base extenders to purposefully occupy space!
That said, base extenders aside, the tailored fit to the shape of the car does tempt me, and perhaps you can move all your gear to the front and it’ll provide a more stable base.
The Luno Air Mattress 2.0 is available now for $224.