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Editors Choice Award 2008 for the new SynMat 7 Pump DLX: Sleeping out cant be more comfortable than with a SynMat. The Outdoor test winner is even better in 2008: Thanks to the integrated pump the SynMat is even easier and faster to inflate. Exped received the Editors Choice Award 2006 for the SynMat 7 by the distinguished German Outdoor magazine. This after being awarded the European Outdoor Award 2002/2003 for the DownMat 9! Last but not least SynMat was awarded the European silver INDUSTRY AWARD 2006.The SynMats do not reach the insulating properties of our DownMats but offer the same comfort, low weight and compact packed size. They come at a lower price point as synthetic fiber is cheaper in cost than the goose down found in our DownMats. The weight to warmth ratio is far superior to standard foam filled sleeping mats.
When insulation is not much of a concern the Exped Llc SynMat 7 will be perfect to fit your needs. More ideal for warm weather hiking, you will be waking up in comfort and glad you have this light weight pad to not keep you weighed down. PRODUCT FEATURES: Both low profile valves (pat. pend) one for inflation and the other for deflation ensure ease of use. As the valves are flat and not on the mat s edge they do not protrude and are therefore protected and durable Welded baffles between the microfiber filled chambers, unlike traditional airmats, eliminate cold spots and create a comfortably supportive and stable air cushion Laminated polyester fabric is both durable, airtight and humidity resistant. The shell s top surface is of brushed polyester fabric that provides excellent slip resistance and comfort next to the skin. The seams are high frequency welded for durability Light and warm: The Synmat 7 has a heat resistance value (R-value) of 4.9. At about the same weight a standard 2.5 cm self inflating mat only offers a R-value of 2.5. EMPA tests demonstrated that regular mats lose 3x more heat to cold ground than to the air. The conclusion is that a warmer mat is more important than a warmer sleeping bag Included: repair kit with adhesive and fabric patches
- Appalachian Outdoors
Designed for year-round use, this comfy Exped sleeping pad adds extra length and width to help you find refuge from the cold, hard ground. Lofted microfiber insulation is laminated to the top and bottom, providing efficient four-season warmth. Baffled chambers evenly distribute insulation, eliminating cold spots. Built-in pump inflates mat quickly and easily. Polyester fabric is UV- and abrasion-resistant; nonslip finish helps keep you on the pad. Welded seams create airtight construction. Dual valves provide maximum airflow for rapid deflation. Includes stuff sack for protection during transportation.
A Backcountry.com exclusive, the Outdoor Research SynMat LTD Edition 7 Deluxe Sleeping Pad offers a spacious 76 x 26 inches of sleeping area and synthetic insulation at only 36 ounces. Now you can stretch out and enjoy a warm, comfortable night's sleep without carrying around a massive car-camping pad. The SynMat LTD Edition 7 Deluxe Sleeping Pad makes a great choice for extended backpacking trips, even when you plan to encounter freezing weather. Outdoor Research even included baffled construction to eliminate cold spots and a polyester top to keep you from slipping off at night.