Exped SynMat Basic 7.5
The Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 sleeping pad is one of…
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.).
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Description of Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 Air MattressSynMat Basic 7.5 - the quality materials of the SynMat Pump mats in a simplified format.FeaturesLow profile FlatValves pat. pend, one for inflation and the other for deflation ensure ease of use. As the valves are flat and not on the mats edge they do not protrude and are therefore protected and durable.Mats can be inflated by mouth, but for easier inflation we recommend one of two Exped accessories Pillow Pump or Mini PumpSeparation of the microfiber filled chambers is achieved by extremely strong high frequency welding as in Exped AirMatsLaminated polyester fabric is both durable, airtight and humidity resistant. The shells top surface is of brushed polyester fabric that provides excellent slip resistance and comfort next to the skin. The side seams are high frequency welded for durability.Two loops at the head end can be used to secure the packsack to the mat when used as a pillow.Light and warm The SynMat Basic mats provide a heat resistance value of 4.0. 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. Size 182x48 cm 71.5x19Thickness 7.5 cm 3.0Weight 660 g 23.3 oz mat onlyPacked 24x11 cm 9.8x5.7Temperature -11C 12FR-Value 4.0
- US Outdoor Store
Stay comfortable on overnight trips with the Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 small sleeping pad. Lofted microfiber insulation is laminated to the top and bottom, providing efficient, 4-season warmth. Mat can be inflated by mouth; features 2 wide, low-profile valves for inflation and deflation. Intake valve features a built-in flap to prevent air escaping when inflating; flap can be released to let a little air out when finding that ideal comfort zone. Polyester fabric is UV- and abrasion-resistant; nonslip finish helps keep you on the pad. High-frequency welded seams create airtight construction. Includes stuff sack for protection during transportation; loops at the end of pad can be used to secure stuff sack when used as a pillow. Includes repair kit with adhesive and fabric patches. Closeout.
The Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 Sleeping Pad is warm, comfortable, compact and affordable. Perfect for moderate temperature snow camping or all other camping situations where you will be required to carry the mat on your back.Microfiber insulation bonded to top and bottom of air chambers ensuring maximum loft.Laminated polyester fabric is both durable, airtight and humidity resistant.Welded-through baffles for excellent weight reduction.FlatValve Technology - the valves are flat and not on the mat's edge so they do not protrude and are therefore protected and durable.Inflate by mouth or with the Exped Pillow Pump, item# 91312, sold separately.Thickness: 3 in.R-Value: 4.0Color: Terracotta.Rolled size: 10" L x 6" diameterSizes:S: 64 in. x 20 in.; Weight: 21 oz.M: 72 in. x 20 in.; Weight: 23 oz.L: 78 in. x 26 in.; Weight: 34.5 oz.
SynMat Basic mats use the same high quality fabrics and construction as the SynMat 7 series, but the integrated pump has been removed and the chamber separations are welded-through rather than being baffled. This lowers the cost of the mat yet still works well in moderate conditions.