What kind of sleeping mat do you take on a cycling holiday? A good cycling mat is a compact, lightweight mat that provides sufficient insulation for what you are going to do with it. The more space you have in your panniers, the easier it is to choose comfort. The lightest mats are around 50cm wide. If you want a bit more width, a mat is often around 65cm. There are also two-person mats. The standard length of a mat is about 180cm, but they come in lengths of over 2 metres.If a foam layer provides the insulation, the type of mat is a self-inflating mat. These self-inflatables are very stable. If the construction or a fibre layer provides the insulation, then it is an airbed. Airbeds are often more compact and lighter. Look here for all lightweight mats or go directly to the self-inflating mats or airbeds.