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The Exped MegaMat 10 LXW is the most comfortable sleeping…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $229
The Exped MegaMat 10 LXW is the most comfortable sleeping pad in my collection. Due to its size and weight when deflated it would only be a choice for car camping.
- Like sleeping on my own mattress
- Easy to inflate
- Easy to deflate
- Very easy to adjust the firmness
- Very big when deflated
- The pad is heavy
I have a collection of sleeping pads and this is my favorite one!
The Exped MegaMat 10 LXW is very easy to set up. Once the tent is set up, just unpack the MegaMat and open the dedicated inflate valve to let it begin the self-inflate process. This may take 15-30 minutes, so you can continue with your camp setup and return later to finish up.
The MegaMat comes with a small pump that you use to add air to adjust the firmness of the pad then close the inflate valve and you are done. The MegaMat inflate valve has a quick adjust valve built in so you can let a small amount of air out if you find the the pad too firm. Use this great feature instead of the deflate valve!
The MegaMat is very easy to deflate by opening the dedicated deflate valve. If you fold the pad in thirds and just kneel on top of it for a minute or so you can get most of the air out easily. I then unfold it and just roll it up to get the remaining air out. You can easily get it into the new style sack which can accommodate the pad with some air still in it. I have both an old and new version of the MegaMat and the new style of sack is much nicer.
I have two of the 2017 MegaMat versions and one of the 2016 version. I have used these on numerous car camping trips on the East Coast with my family. Due to the packed size (31.5 inches x 9.5 inches) and weight of the pad (5 pounds 10 ounces), I only use this pad for car camping, but what a great night of sleep they provide!
The MegaMat is also a great pad to have for overnight guests at home. We get rave reviews from family and friends that have stayed overnight and used the pad.
Regarding durability, the MegaMat has held up very well for us. Exped provides a repair kit with each pad and I did have to use it on one of the pads when I accidentally cut a one-inch gash in one of the pads! I mended it with needle and thread, applied the glue and patch per Exped's instructions in the repair kit, and let it dry overnight. That repair has held up very well and that pad has been used at least a dozen times with no further leaking issues.