Updated on September 2, 2020


Created on June 24, 2016

Synthetic Sleeping Mat

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Synthetic sleeping mat is a waterproof and tearproof mat.

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Product Description

Synthetic Sleeping Mat is a waterproof and tearproof sleeping mat designed for emergency relief, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Committee of the Red Cross.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mat is made of 100% synthetic yarn virgin or recycled raw material. Marking, logo and color are customized.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Synthetic sleeping mat can be ordered via Unicef

Distributions to Date Status


Furniture type



+12 months


100% virgin mono-lament or multi-lament warp and thick tape PP or Polyester yarn in weft

Assembly Method


Tools included


Tools needed


Other information


Design Specifications

Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.9 m2 Weight: 0.5 kg/m2 Waterproof, tearproof, and material trim finish Material: 100% synthetic yarn woven 2/2 twill structure using a monofilament or multifilament warp. Minimum 500 deniers virgin propylene multi-filament straws for wefting Mat sides secured with a woven bias-binding tape with stitches through mat fabric.

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Replacement Components

The mat can most likely be patched with local materials if it becomes ripped. The manufacturer does not provide any replacement components.


Expected to last +12 months of use under hard tropical conditions

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The mat is designed to be waterproof and tearproof, and is suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.

Vetted Performance Status




Complementary Technical Systems

A similar product, the Viva Thermal Sleeping Mat, is an item featured in the UNHCR/ICRD/IFRC's Viva Winterisation Kit, which also includes a fire retardant winterization liner, a partition, heat-resistant floor protector (for a stove) and a heat-resistant chimney sleeve. The Synthetic Sleeping Mat could also be used along with the items found in this kit.

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Compliance with regulations

Meets UNHCR standard for UNHCR relief efforts, which outlines distribution, relief planning, and relief action requirements.

Other Information

The Synthetic Sleeping Mat has replaced the Comfort Sleeping Mat in the NRS Relief Catalogue.

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