Updated on July 2, 2020


Created on August 27, 2015

Viva™ Thermal Sleeping Mat

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Insulating mat enables protection against the cold from the ground in a standard family tent.

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Product Description

The Viva Thermal Sleeping Mat is used for protection from the cold ground in severe conditions in a standard family tent.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

NGOs and partner organizations that acquire the floor mat from IFRC and Viva.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Available in bulk for necessary scenarios.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Professional organizations and NGOs are the only organizations allowed to purchase and distribute the product at the moment. Product is purchased in bulk, with estimated load-ability, packing and shipping information available here

Distributions to Date Status


Furniture type

Floor mat




The insulating mat is an assembling of three layers: 1) ground-side plastic mat with a double weave, 2) aluminized canvas, and 3) upper-side fleece blanket

Assembly Method


Tools included


Tools needed


Other information


Design Specifications

3 layered-design: double weaved plastic, aluminized canvas, fleece blanket One open end to allow filling with local material to form a basic mattress All material fully fire retardant. Dimensions (LxW) (m²): 1.8 x 0.9 Shipping Weight (kg): 3.0

Technical Support


Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters


Vetted Performance Status

Materials specification: - First layer, plastic mat: Plastic floor mat made in a tightly woven twill structure, double thickness (2/1, 3/1, 2/2, 3/2) Virgin polypropylene (PP) multifilament 500 deniers in warp and virgin polypropylene (PP) hollow tube in weft, not containing any filler. Fire retardant to pass CPAI84/5 Tight woven, with minimum 1000 tubes per meter length Weight: 500g/m² minimum Colour: any colour. - Second layer, aluminised canvas: Strong synthetic canvas with durable aluminium coating, soft and noiseless, fire retardant to pass CPAI84/5 Tear resistance under ISO9073-4: minimum 40N in warp and weft - Third layer, fleece blanket: medium thermal, PLUS fire retardant to pass CPAI84/5 Mat opening: Mat opens at one end to allow access between plastic and aluminised canvas; allows for insertion of support/comfort products. Closes with a fold.



Complementary Technical Systems

The mat is also available as an item in Viva's Winterisation Kit, which contains other products developed to protect against other issues found in cold conditions. Additionally, soft materials/mattress may be inserted into the sleeve, of the mat to improve comfort.

Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

Components pass CPAI84/5 fire retardant test. Second, aluminized canvas layer is tear resistant under ISO9073-4 Minimum Standards in Shelter, Settlement and Non-Food Items, IFRC  Meets UNHCR / ICRC / IFRC standards.

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