photo: Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 air-filled sleeping pad


7.5 S 7.5 M 7.5 LW
Price Historic Range: $39.93-$104.95
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
R-Value 4.0 4.0 4.0


The Exped SynMat Basic 7.5 sleeping pad is one of…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars

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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