User Review: 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.).