Exped SynMat Basic 7.5
The Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 sleeping pad is one of my favorite pieces of gear. It's relatively light, packs small, is comfy and keeps me warm.
I decided to skip the model with the integrated pump and was glad I did. It just takes a few big breaths to fill the pad up and the dual valves (inflate/deflate) makes it even easier. I've used it during nights where the temps dipped into the low 20's and the pad did a very good job of insulating me from the cold ground. I've also used it on a bed of rocks and was still able to get a good nights rest.
The pad does slide around a little bit, but not enough to be an issue. A small stuff sack and repair kit are also included. The material seems quite durable and is soft to the touch.
I would recommend this sleeping pad to anyone looking for a lightweight and packable pad that provides loads of comfort (3 in.).
|7.5 S||7.5 M||7.5 LW|
|Size||163 x 50 cm / 64 x 20 in||183 x 50 cm / 183 x 50 in||190 x 65 cm / 75 x 26 in|
|Thickness||7.5 cm / 3.0 in||7.5 cm / 3.0 in||7.5 cm / 3.0 in|
|Weight||625 g / 22 oz||720 g / 25.5 oz||940 g / 33.2 oz|
|Packed||21 x 12 cm / 8.3 x 4.7 in||24 x 11 cm / 9.4 x 4.3 in||25 x 14.5 cm / 9.8 x 5.7 in|
|Temperature||-11° C / 12° F||-11° C / 12° F||-11° C / 12° F|