This was the first time I slept decent, not needing…
Price Paid: $150
This was the first time I slept decent, not needing to turn over all night to relieve pain from grounding out my hip in the hard dirt. I slept great. Conditions were not cold, so I can't attest to warmth created by Exped, but comfort, yes, unbelievable.
On the downside (LOL), this pad is heavy. And the bag inflator and valves are a pain. The valves are hard to work, and ultimately, I gave up on using the inflation bag. Setting it on the dirt and pressing always seemed to squish the tube leading to the mat and the valves did not stay in the right position so the air I was putting in escaped. I gave up and blew it orally, something I've never had to do before, which is not recommended.
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You no longer have a reason to shiver or cuss at the world when youre stuck in a cramped, snow-cave or tent in the middle of winter; you have the Exped DownMat Sleeping Pad underneath your body. The highly compressible warmth of 700-fill goose down will send you to never-never land in no time. Not to mention the baffled insulation chambers make cold spots a thing of the past.
Light, warm and compact, the Downmat from Exped offers the warming insulation of 700-fill down in a tough, four-season sleeping pad. Baffled to prevent cold spots, the DownMat was winner of the 2002-2003 European Outdoor Award and reviewed in Backpacker Magazine.
- Mountain Gear
Get the Exped Downmat sleeping pad and sleep comfortably on your winter camping trip. This inflatable down sleeping pad gives you the best of all worlds-the comfort of an air pad and the insulation of down. Plus, the Downmat is super lightweight. The 700-fill goose down-filled pad deflates and compresses to a size comparable to other air or foam pads. Inside the tough, UV- and abrasion-resistant polyester fabric, a Nocar treatment prevents molding and clumping of the down. Because you're breath contains moisture that can ruin the insulating qualities of the down, Exped provided a pump sack that quickly and safely inflates the sleeping pad. You can use this unique pump sack as a pillow too.
- Backcountry Outlet
On Sale. Free Shipping. Exped Down Mat Sleeping Pad (Fall 2008) The Down Mat Sleeping Pad by Exped is the lightest, warmest, and most compact mat for true four-season capabilities. Specifications: Dimensions: 7 Short: 47in. x 20in. x 2.8in./120 cm x 52 cm x 7 cm 7: 70in. x 20in. x 2.8in./178 cm x 52 cm x 7 cm 7 DLX: 76in. x 26in. x 2.8in./193 cm x 65 cm x 7 cm 9: 70in. x 20in. x 3.5in./178 cm x 52 cm x 9 cm 9 DLX: 76in. x 26in. x 3.5in./193 cm x 65 cm x 9 cm Average Weight: Mat 7 Short: 20.5 oz./580 g 7: 27.9 oz./790 g 7 DLX: 41.3 oz./1170 g 9: 33.2 oz./940 g 9 DLX: 44.4 oz./1260 g Average Weight: Pump-Sack 7 Short: 3.5 oz./100 g 7: 4.2 oz./120 g 7 DLX: 4.6 oz./130 g 9: 5.3 oz./150 g 9 DLX: 6.7 oz./190 g Features: 700-fill, Nocar-treated goose down insulation 7.0 cm/2.75in. thickness; 9.0 cm/3.5in. thickness Laminated, polyester fabric is UV and abrasion resistant, slip proof, and air tight High-frequency welded construction Baffled chambers eliminate cold spots Welded, dual valves for maximum airflow Unique pump-sack for rapid inflation, for use as a pillow, as a drybag, and mat protection