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SynMat UL 7

rated 4 of 5 stars It was lightweight and quiet and because of outside sections being bigger than inside, created a nice hollow in the center where you would less likely slide off. I  wanted a lightweight pad to replace my old Thermarest and I researched the products and decided to buy the SynMat for a couple of reasons. One, it wasn't suppose to be as noisy as the others, and it wasn't, and the shape creates a natural depression in the middle so you didn't have as much a tendency to slide off, which really worked. Full review

DownMat 7

rated 5 of 5 stars It is the most comfortable and durable bed to lay on and own. I don't travel without it. Never had a bed last me for so long and still work like the first day I bought it. Full review

Lightning 60

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, uncluttered pack with some creative details. In actual use, I found a number of drawbacks which affect the usability of the pack. I bought this pack a few months ago (2013 model?) so some of my comments may not apply to newer versions of the Lightning. After a few short local walks I took it on a recent 3-day hike of the 47 km Juan de Fuca trail on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. The trail is quite rugged, with a lot of awkward ups and downs and it provided a good… Full review

Air Pillow

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, inflatable comfort that beats a fleece in a stuff sack, if you're not scared away by the price. In my younger days, I felt confident that a fleece stuffed into a stuff sack was a sufficiently dreamy pillow to obviate the need for packing a separate one. Of course I also believed a military closed cell sleep pad was as comfortable as a Therm-a-Rest. Unless I am paring grams, I now take my Therm-a-Rest and, yes, my Exped Air Pillow, too. And why not? At 2.82 oz/80g (weight does not include… Full review

DownMat 7

rated 4 of 5 stars Decadent. Doubt that I will ever take this pad backpacking, but for canoe camping, it's the shiznit. Amazing comfort. The insulation properties may also add 10 degrees to your sleeping system (I sleep warm, so not much benefit to me, but YMMV). It does take some practice inflating (kinda like the pumping one does for CPR) and you need a little bit of room to do it in the tent, but the rewards are well worth it.   The top has some subtle patterning which helps to keep your nylon sleeping bag from… Full review

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Exped was founded in 1983 as a distributor of outdoor brands in Europe. Since 1997, the Exped team has designed and built specialized gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and Seattle, USA.

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