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Where to buy Asian-style sleep pad?
June 27, 2011 1:26 AM   Subscribe

Where do I buy a sleeping mat?

Like what would be used in India or Japan? The kind you fold up and stash in the closet when you wake up in the morning. I tried purchasing one of the expensive ones from J-Life International but it's actually quite heavy. I am thinking of those mats that fold in 3.

Searching google for sleeping mats or futons either takes me to camping websites or to the big heavy futons.
posted by veganfilmjunkie to Shopping (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Your profile doesn't say where you are. It would be helpful to know that in order to find a supplier that ships to your country.

Have you considered a Korean Yo? They are perfect for putting away in the morning.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 3:13 AM on June 27, 2011


Where are you located? Asian grocery stores/department stores carry these in the US. I know of one in particular called Assi with several locations in the Philadelphia metro area.
posted by vincele at 3:13 AM on June 27, 2011


http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Japanese-Futon-Mattresses-Meditaion/dp/B003VQNM2I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309176224&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Adult-Trifold-Hide--Folding-Mattress/dp/B000F4EJO4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1309176275&sr=8-2
posted by fozzie33 at 5:05 AM on June 27, 2011


Oops, I guess what I meant was there are several large Asian markets like Assi that sell what you're looking for in my area. If you go to a Chinatown or a suburban store like this one, you'll find what futons.
posted by vincele at 5:05 AM on June 27, 2011


Oops, sorry! I am located in the US, north of Baltimore, MD.
posted by veganfilmjunkie at 8:25 AM on June 27, 2011


Oh, and yes I would also like information on where to buy a Korean Yo (that will ship to US).
posted by veganfilmjunkie at 8:52 AM on June 27, 2011


I've seen that tri-fold cushion mattress at Costco.
posted by kjell at 11:30 AM on June 27, 2011


Sorry to pop in again. They sell Korean bedding at Assi in a variety of colors. It might be cheaper to make a day trip to one close to you.

I only know the one near Philadelphia, which has a housewares department. The one in MD might only be a grocery store, but mine sells everything to set up a Korean household.

Note: I am not a shill for Assi!
posted by vincele at 2:17 AM on June 28, 2011


You're probably best off buying in the US, but you can buy a Yo from Korea if you want. The linked site takes foreign credit cards, Paypal etc. and delivers internationally.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 2:31 AM on June 28, 2011


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