Exped Synmat UL 9

Priced: $139.27 - $219.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 80 reviews.
Exped Synmat UL 9 -
A good sleep guarantees the energy for tomorrow’s adventure and that is why the Exped Synmat UL 9 is worth consideration. This sleeping mat is constructed from new ultra light fabrics with an abrasive resistance that remains high. Its puncture resistance is lower than most standard fabrics. The Synmat UL is filled to the brim with Texpedloft Mikrofiber providing the comfort and warmth that you deserve. All of these features come at a minimal weight and packed size. In addition, Exped provides a repair kit and warranty for two years. You deserve the best and this is why the Exped Synmat UL 9 is for you, give it a try.


  • The new ultralight fabrics are extremely lightweight and compact. The abrasion resistance remains high, puncture resistance is lower than with our standard fabric.
  • Polyester fabric is UV- and abrasion-resistant; non-slip finish helps keep you on the pad
  • Welded seams create airtight construction
  • Also includes repair kit with adhesive and fabric patches
  • 20 denier fabric for weight/bulk reduction


  • The Exped Synmat UL 7 air pad comes with its own stuff sack for protection during transportation


  • Lofted microfiber insulation is laminated to the top and bottom of the inner walls, providing efficient 4-season warmth
  • Baffled chambers evenly distribute insulation, eliminating cold spots

Size and Dimensions:

  • Dimensions

Weather and Wind:

  • High frequency welded seams


  • Intake valve features a built-in flap to prevent air escaping when inflating; flap can be released to let a little air out when seeking out that ideal comfort zone


  • FlatValve Technology
  • Warranty for all UL products is 2 years.
  • Med - 72 x 20 in / 183 x 52 cm
  • Long and Wide - 77.5 x 26 in / 197 x 65 cm
  • I-beam baffles
  • Exped accessory pump recommended for inflation
  • Mat can be inflated by mouth; features 2 wide, low-profile, FlatValves for inflation and deflation

The new SynMat UL 9 offers unmatched comfort and warmth at a minimal weight and packed size. Size M weighs only 16.2 oz / 620 g at size 72 x 20 in / 183 x 52 cm and sumptuous 3.5 in / 9 cm thickness and an excellent R-Value of 6. All this at the size of a 1 liter bottle.


The Exped Synmat UL 7 air pad provides refuge from the cold, hard ground. It features an ultra lightweight design and packs down to the size of a half-liter water bottle.



The SynMat UL 7 from Exped is the ultralight standard. The microfiber insulation keeps you warm and comfortable.

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Dimensions:UL 7 and 9: Small: 64 x 20 in/ 163 x 52 cm
Dimensions - metric:3.1
Insulation Type:Microfiber
Material:20 denier fabric
Packed size:Rectangular
Pad Thickness:3.5 inches
Pad Type:Air Pads
Pad length (in.):Rectangular
Pad thickness (in.):Synthetic
Pad width (in.):Synthetic
R Value:UL 7: 3.1
R-Value:Air pad
Repair kit included:Air pad
Sleeping pad shape:Backpacking
Sleeping pad type:Backpacking
Stuff sack included:Rectangular
Thickness:UL 7: 2.8 in/ 7.0 cm
Weight:21.9 oz / 620 g (Med); 28.6 oz / 810 g (LW)
Weight - metric:3.1
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Positive Reviews:

The Holy grail of Sleeping Pads

THIS iS the Holy Grail of Sleeping Pads - for me at the very least. I have tried nearly every decent pad on the market and they are either too narrow, not supportive enough, loose air before morning, fold up like an accordion, so why is this the Holy Grail of pads: (I have had lower back surgery with hardware added, so I am looking for support in a light weight package for my backpacking, scout leadership duties), a pad that is able to handle cold weather as well as warm, won't loose air by morning, wide enough to allow me to go from rollover if necessary, LIGHT, and easy to inflate, durable, and has anti slip but not like sandpaper: Enter the Exped SynMat UL 7 Air Pad.

This pad is light, and depending on length, less then a pound - it is wide enough to support my sleeping needs, and with the 3 glorious inches of lift my hips never touched the ground, plus it has just the right amount of anti slip. The NEOAir in comparison DOESN'T even come close in the air retention requirement, also the NeoAir is very noisy (5x)next to this pad. Oh, for all you all who say the air condenses as it gets colder to justify why the Neo looses air in the middle of the night requiring to re- inflate it are should try the REI EXPad NEVER, NEVER, lost air and I just completed two nights in 34 degree weather, never had to reinflate it. This pad is the holy Grail in light weight all weather, weight conscious backpacker. I am not the hardcore minimalist, but because of my back, lighter is better, yet I enjoy being comfortable, a backpack lighter then say 33 pounds for 4 to 5 days is perfect for me, and this pad along with the new Plasma sleeping bag, make this a rockin combo. Less then 3 pounds for pad and sleeping bag, now were talking.

I own the following pads, NeoAir, Prolite self inflating, TrailPro, Z-Pad, etc... None of them come close to this pad, the Expad is worth ever penny for those of us that spend more then 40 nights in the mountains.

Oh one last thought, the REI product comes with the stuff sack, and repair kits, Therm-a-Rest well it doesn't thus raising the cost even further.
BSA Scouting at REI on 04/04/2011

Princess and the Pea should get this pad

So, while in REI in Anchorage, AK I was looking at sleeping pads. I knew that I wanted the wide and long, as my husband is 6' 3" and my twin brother is 6' 4" and they steal my gear so longer is better. I sometimes roll around at night, so I knew I wanted it wider. Honestly, for the price, you may as well get the extra inches. First off, it was pretty easy to inflate. I liked the bright yellow color, because in a survival situation you need as many bright obnoxious color as you can get. The first night I didn't inflate it all the way, thinking it would be too firm, but when my hips * almost * touched the ground, the next night I inflated it more. My butt would just barley touch the ground when I would sit up, but when laying down my boney hips and shoulders were comfortable off the ground. We used a Big Agnes tent, and I was able to have my extended-trip size backpack at the foot of the pad without the pad curling up at the other end of the tent. So that was nice that the pad and my pack fit. I am happy that my tent-mate has almost as many years of adventuring under her belt as I am old, as it was a little frustrating to get it rolled up so it would fit back in its sleeve. She showed me that first you need to fold it in half and roll out all the air, then lay it flat and fold it in thirds then roll it again to the last bit of air out and have it be the right size to fit in its sleeve. I was super proud of myself when I was able to pack it on my own (yep, at 25 it's the little things in life that make you proud of yourself). Also, with my Marmot sleeping bag in its compression sack and then in a dry bag, I was able to put my sleeping bag and this pad in the compartment at the bottom of my pack. So it was nice they could be stored together. Totally worth the price. I look forward to deer and moose hunting this fall/winter with this pad – because I'll be sleeping like the adventure princess I am. ;)
Kiska at REI on 08/08/2013

Best Sleeping Pad Yet

My list of sleep pads used include Pacific Outdoors Insul Mat, Big Agnes Insulated core mat, Neoair mat, and now the Synmat UL 7 by Exped. Of all the mats I've used, the Synmat UL 7 is the most comfortable, quiet, easy to inflate, and almost the lightest. It weighs 1 oz heavier than the NeoAir, when you add a stuff bag to the Neo because it doesn't come with any. But the Synmat UL7 is wider, quiet, more insulated and more comfortable than the NeoAir pad.

I picked up a Exped Shrink bag and schnozzle from Outdoor Research store (REI doesn't carry them unfortunately),and I can inflate the mat in under 10 seconds with the 40 liter Shrink bag which is used for either a waterproof packliner, or a compression sack for my sleeping bag. Truly amazing. Exped had hit a homerun with this new UL pad. Best purchase made in a long time. Well worth the price.

The flat valves at first seemed strange and not as useful. But then when I found that they coupled with an Exped Pillow pump (also a great piece of 6 oz gear), or a Exped mini-pump (at a mere 3 oz), or any Exped stuff sack or compression bag with a purge valve it became a clear win-win situation. The inflate valve even has a check flap that allows air in, but not out. So you lose nothing between breaths, or pumps, or when closing the valve. And even cooler is blow it up firm, and lay on it and then open the inflate value and then simply take the check flap to let a little air out at a time until it feels perfect.

The R value of 3.1 is truly enough for all but snow and ice camping. In that case, bring along a closed foam pad to place underneath the Synmat and you are good to go. The weight is right as advertised 16.2 oz including stuff sack for the 72x20 size (M). It includes both a repair kit and a stuff sack, something that thermarest is NOT doing lately.

Exped is really making some quality products and the Synmat UL 7 mat is one fine example.
Range Rover at REI on 04/04/2011

Updated review

. Here are my comments on the UL7 after a week of backpacking.Over the night the temp dropped down to about 40 degrees, and even with the rain fly on the tent was left open all night I never got cold or felt any cold radiating from under me. This morning I put my hand under my sleeping bag to see if I could feel any cold, and I could feel a definite warmth under the bag where I had been laying.I filled the pad completely while it was still warm outside and had to add a puff of air to it after it cooled off, but it held the firmness all night. For the first time EVER, I got a good night's sleep on the trail! I usually toss and turn all night, even at home, but I slept 11 hours straight through on this mat. I woke up refreshed and feeling like I had slept in a good bed. In fact, my wife and I both felt like it was more comfortable than the mattress in the cabin where we had stayed the night before.I did notice that the solution from my contacts lenses seemed to leave a kind of "watermark" on the pad where I spilled a little, but it looks like it may have come out when I got home and wiped the mat down with some clean water. I'm not too concerned about staining on the pad as long as it's durable and I'm comfortable, so that's not nearly a deal breaker for me.As for durability, I don't have any serious concerns as long as it's not abused our used for much other than as a sleeping pad in a tent or at least on top of a footprint, but I wouldn't throw it down on a wooden shelter floor without something under it.I hiked with 17 other people this weekend, and I think several of them are looking at getting this pad after taking a look at it. Well worth the cost for a good night's sleep.
StngryChlly73 at REI on 03/03/2011

Light, comfy, and durable sleeping pad

This sleep pad is far better than any thing else available on the market! In the process of upgrading our gear to reduce weight, my husband and I purchased the Exped ultralight pads. We were surprised that not only did they weigh a fraction of other pads and packed down smaller than a water bottle, but they were super comfortable and warm.

We also purchased the Schnozzel pumpbag. No more standing around huffing and puffing into your air matress when you get off the trail and just want to get camp set up so you can relax. I love how the Schnozzel is a light weight dry sack but also works as a pump for my pad. Just attach the bag to your pad, open the dry sack, let it catch some air, then roll and push the air into your pad. Simple and it usually takes only two bags to fill my pad.

The pad is very thick and comfortable. We have used our pads in several environments from car camping to week long backpacking trips and these pads are great everywhere. Roots and rocks do not seem to exist when you are on your exped. Cold granite and wet ground will not seep through durring the night.

You will want to top the pad off with a puff or two of air just before bed. Any air pad containing over 2 inches of air has problems with air compression. As air cools it compresses so if you inflate your pad while it is warm, then the temp drops it will seem like you have lost some air. Just top it off and it should be good to go for the rest of the night. I also like to let out a little air if the pad stays inflated all day to accomodate air expansion as it heats up.

When used correctly these pads preform better than any air matress we have ever used, especially when paired up with a Schnozzel.
Sunshine Bear at REI on 09/09/2012

Awesome compact mat.

I have this and the synmat 7. The synmat 7 will get used in car camping, and as a loaner to friends. This one is going to be used when I need room in my backpack, as it takes up half as much room in my pack, even with the pump pillow that I got for inflating this.My last trip I went to the desert for a week and I brought both mats with me. I was on a slight slope(likely the only slope in the entire flat desert...) and with this mat I found myself adjusting throughout the night because I kept sliding down the mat. Maybe it's because the bottom of my sleeping bag has a coating that makes it rugged and waterproof, but slick. If you have a bag that isn't like that, you may not have the same problem. I used the synmat most of the time because it gave me traction.Also, this appears to be made of a thinner material that would seem to be more fragile than the synmat 7. It hasn't failed on me, but I take care of it because It seems fragile. If you camp on rocks, get a different mat. If you can take care of your gear(and you should) then this will save you weight, but more importantly, room in your pack so you can bring more gear with you. If you're a car camper, then you don't need this mat, you can get something bigger, heavier, and more durable. If you're a backpacker, than you just might need this. I'm glad I got it.Also, the one-way valve makes it super easy to pack when you're done, you don't have to have 4 arms to fight the air trying to get back in as you're rolling it up. Every mat should be that way.
nwtipton at REI on 08/08/2012

Passed the Dog test

This pad is among the best that I have used or tested. It's weight is accurately reported. It is warm to the stated temp. rating. It is SO much easier to inflate than..... any other pad I've ever used. The valve system is exactly how I would have designed it!

I just got back from a 3 night/4 day trip in the Gila. The first morning was 22f (lots of humidity; ice all over the inside and heavy frost on the outside of the tent). I was using my Marmot Pinnacle 15 and wearing a complete base layer (with socks and beanie). I was just beginning to become cooler lying there talking myself out of the bag that morning. (I would definitely go back to my BA Insulated Air core if it were to be any colder.) I have owned the BA Insulated Air Core, the BA ClearView, the BA REI Sand Mountain Insulated Air Pad (same as the BA Insulated AC but with only 6 cambers instead of 7.)

As far as sleeping comfort, I find the SynMat UL7 at least as comfortable as the BA pads... possibly a litte more comfortable. The UL7 is just not as warm as the BA insulated Air cores.

If it weren't for the ridiculous expense of this pad I would, hands down, say buy this one..... but this is crazzzyy (say it like Nacho Libre would) to ask this much. AT this price, Exped should include turn-down service! I would like this pad to have a true R-value of at least 4.1 at this price.

Durability: My dog (60lb Lab/Pit cross) is pretty hard on anything in the tent. This pad made it through three nights of him clawing at it.
Walldiver7 at REI on 04/04/2012

Very happy so far!

Just got back from a 5-day summer backpacking trip in Yosemite NP (7,000-8,000') - this was my first time out with the Air Pad. I own a number of Thermarests of varying weight, length, and thickness, and I have tried (and returned) the Neopad (see review); thus far, the Air Pad has provided me with the best (i.e. most comfortable) nights' sleep yet!

I'm a 5'5", 130# woman and try to go as light as possible. I have found every light weight Thermarest fails to provide enough cushion to keep my hips (and often shoulders) from aching. This often wakes me up and I end up changing positions multiple times during the night. With the Air Pad, which is very light, I don't remember feeling achy once; I slept soundly throughout the entire night. I actually felt cozy!! Another plus - although the Pad's depth is consistent from head to toe, I found my head/neck felt more supported than with flat inflatable sleeping pads. Therefore, by adding a thin down jacket, I had plenty of pillow.

The Air Pad was relatively quick to inflate and easy to pack down (no more labor intensive than getting all the air out of my full length women's ProLite Thermarest). Also, my sleeping bag didn't slip on the surface and I like the designated inflate/deflate valves. My only complaint is that I woke up feeling my lower back hadn't had enough support... I don't know that this is something I can expect from a light weight sleeping pad, but I'm not holding out hope (and a 5th star)!

In all, I'm thrilled with my Air Pad. It ain't cheap, but I feel it's one of the very best gear investments I've made. Strongly recommended!
eileensd at REI on 08/08/2011

The Ultimate Ultralight Pad!

Simply put, this is one amazing pad. Exped has really done their homework. I've always had Thermarest pads in the past, and had considered the Neo Air, but after reading all the reviews about problems with it, decided to look elsewhere. Boy, am I glad I did, and found the Synmat UL 7. The fabric is great, non-slip and has a nice feel. It feels like fabric, not plastic. I purchased the Exped Mini Pump for $20. This item itself has great value for; 1. Keeping lung moisture out of the pad, which can cause mold to grow over time, especially with the insulation inside and 2. It puts air into the mat which is ambient temperature, not 98 degrees. This prevents the mat from going flat when the air inside cools. Oh yeah, it also saves my lungs. The Mini Pump works excellent and weighs only 1.4 ounces, not 3 ounces, as another review states. I've weighed it. I can fit the Mini Pump in the same stuff sack as the pad. The whole package is less than 18 ounces. The mat has an R value of 3.1, thanks to the synthetic insulation laminated into the inside of the chambers, both top and bottom. It is incredibly comfortable! The outside chambers are slightly larger that the middle ones, helping keep you on the mat. Very clever. Finally, it comes with a stuff sack AND repair kit, as it should. I highly recommend this pad; it's everything you want and nothing you don't.
cjcnewmex at REI on 04/04/2011

Like a Sleep Number Without the Number

Once the pad is filled you can used the one valve to release just the right amount of air to make the firmness just how you like it, like the expensive infomercial bed. I cant believe that something this comfortable packs down so small and is so lightweight. A friend raved about how good this pad was but I was a thermarest fan, until I ended up laying across the bottom while we were resting on the Lost Coast and fell asleep before I knew it. I bought one during the sale when I saw how small they packed down. I usually put my pad in my pack so this saves tons of rooom compared to my thermarest prolight 3 or prolight 4 or Trail pro. The Exped is much more comfortable than any of these also. I hear the other brands version of this pad isnt nearly as good as the Exped.

I thought it would be harder to blow up than it is. It only takes me a min to fill it with about 20 breaths and it doesnt seem worse than filling my prolite 4. If you do 10 breaths 2 times a few min apart its well worth the min to fill it when you get hours of great sleep. The pad comes with a sweet stuff sack that it actually fits back inside, it includes a repair kit, whereas the other company charges extra for both. Great pad that has great reviews.
Shred Gnar at REI on 06/06/2011

Negative Reviews:

Doesn't last, mediocre customer service

I bought this early this year and used it for about a half-dozen multi-day wilderness backpacking trips - Joshua Tree, Zion, Mt. Whitney, Yosemite, Mt. San Jacinto, Devil's Postpile. It's no fun to blow up, particularly at altitude, but I was willing to overlook that because I loved the size/weight of it. One early drawback: I found it "noisy" if you tend to move around at night, as I do. A few camp mates said they heard it crinkling. But it was comfortable as a bed and packed so small, it was easy to overlook those minor drawbaks. However, it soon began to lose air overnight - enough that I had to give it a few puffs before retiring. Then a few of the interior baffles ruptured, creating bulges in several areas. By the time my dog popped it by clawing it, I was almost relieved to be done with this rather expensive balloon. There weren't enough patches to fix the rupture, and duct tape didn't help much. It was blown. I was lucky to be car camping and within reach of a sporting goods store. Anyway, why bother fixing it if it was already showing signs of being a bad pad? Customer service mentioned that they were baffled with the baffle issue, and suggested I send photos. I did, and never heard back.
justwalk at REI on 09/09/2012

Great idea but....

I was super excited to here about this small...light weight pad with insulating power of a much heavier larger pad. I took it with me on one backpack trip, was being as carful as possible, but already had a small hole in it. I put it in the tub, found the hole, and fixed it. Since then I have car camped with it in the back of my padded bed of my truck. After two nights I woke up to a flat pad around 3 in the morning. Got home, tried and tried to find hole with water to no avail. Let it sit for two days inflated and it didn't loose any air. Took it once again to use in the back of my truck and the same old story. I guess the hole is so small it only deflates when one is laying on it. It is also so small that I cant find the hole after hours of trying. It is just too fragile IMO.. I wouldn't trust in being out for 3-5 day trips. I'll go back to the therma rest.
outdoorsykindaguy at REI on 12/12/2013

5 Stars to 1

It kills me to write this because this WAS the most comfortable sleeping pad I've ever used, small and light to boot! But last night an internal baffle separated, so it is now back in REI's hands. I had it a little over year and gave it moderate use, probably 12-15 nights, and treated it well. Last night I simply sat up and "Pop", 2 baffles are now 1. Unfortunately, not something you can fix, like a leak. There's enough other reports of this that I've decided to sacrifice a little weight and a little comfort and go back to something more reliable. So disappointed, as I really loved it, but just don't feel I could trust it if I replaced it with another.
siskiwit at REI on 08/08/2013

Can't sleep on a sausage

Very confortable and lightweight. Easy to inflate using the Exped air pump pillow. I did not experience slipping issues as others have because I usually slip something under it to level it out. The major problem is that after sleeping on it around 25 night while I was sleeping on this in my bivy, the internal dividers separated (with 2 loud bangs) and what had been 4 tubes became 2 big tubes. At the time of writing this review I've only seen one other person who has experienced this problem, but now that it has occured at least twice, you've got to suspect that this is more than a sample defect and the overall quality of this product may be lacking.
growler at REI on 05/05/2012

Why Does Everyone Love this exped?

I bought this item before going backpacking in the Tobacco Root Mtns and to upgrade my tired 15 year old Thermarest. I had read all the positive reviews and thought this Exped was for me. Great size, length and lightweight... Maybe too lightweight. It popped in a matter of hours while I was sleeping in my tent with a ground cloth. It came with a number of patches, I could have repaired it (for next time; glue has got to dry) but if it can't survive one night, it's not adequate to take up precise, limited space in my pack.
clonedmeat at REI on 06/06/2011

Light, warm, but not durable enough for

I suspect this mattress would be great for folks that don't move much in their sleep. However, the seams that keep the ridges in the mattress have begun to separate after the third use. I am an average sized female and didn't do anything but sleep on it. I'll be bringing this back to REI and talking to them about whether I just got a faulty one or if I should look at something a little more durable.
Kalistoga at REI on 09/09/2012

Maybe TOO light

After two weeks into a month of kayaking in Baja, several of the tube dividers/baffles split, creating a couple of big sausages in the mattress. It did not actually leak, but you now had to sleep on a couple of big 8" + round tubes.

Swiss Quality?? At this price, you could bring two Big Agnes pads.
jaymtb at REI on 11/11/2011

Baffles keep separating.

I am on my second mat, and just like the first, the baffles are separating. It'll be going back to REI as soon as I get home. Such a useless mat when it's shaped like a log.
MikeStanfill at REI on 09/09/2013


Leaked the first night, returned for full credit.
Hosh at REI on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Nice pad, but too slick on top!

Exped has a very nice pad in the Synmat UL 7. It is lightweight, pumps up/deflates easily, is comfortable, packs up small and the valves are a real improvement over the standard types from Thermarest and Big Agnes, etc. It also comes with a carry sack and patch kit (are you listening Thermarest?).

One feature that stands out are the independent valves - one for inflation and one for deflation. When you inflate, the valve automatically seals, so you don't have to perform any mouth to valve gymnastics between breaths. If you want to adjust the firmness while on the mat, just reach behind, undo the valve cap and tap on the inner seal. Each tap lets out a tiny bit of air, making adjustments a cinch. Very easy to do and very effective. Time to deflate? Pull the other plug and the air rushes out quickly. Nice.

I found the pad slightly wider than spec'd, at 21", and the outer most ridges are slightly taller and wider than those on the inner section, which makes the pad quite comfortable, especially for those with wider shoulders. I found it about as insulating as a NeoAir pad, if just a tiny bit more. Basically, they are nearly the same.

All in all, the Exped could have been my new go to pad, but for one flaw. It is too slippery on top and bottom. After a few nights waking up either near the bottom or near the top of the pad due to sliding as I slept (or having the pad slide in the tent), I have gone back to my NeoAir (which has a top and bottom that sticks like Velcro). For me this was just too important. For you it may not be.

I have not owned long enough to speak as to it's durability, but if you take care and use common sense, it should do just fine. So, bottom line is that the Exped Synmat UL 7 is a very nice pad. Does almost everything right, and if you can deal with the one flaw (slippery surface), then you'll be very happy I'm sure.
Limeman at REI on 05/05/2011

Light weight but expensive and slippery

This is an above average sleeping pad but it is expensive and for the price, need to be ever better. The sleeping pad packs up very small and seems to have some insulation for colder weather but you can still feel the cold on a 40 degree night. The dual valves makes it very easy to inflate and deflate which is great and the material doesn't make much noise when you move around on it like some pads. It is however very slippery and I found myself sliding off of it during the night. Luckily, I was in my Alpinelight WM sleeping bag which kept me warm and dry. This would be a very comfortable pad if your sleeping bag has a slot to insert it and keep it in place but it didn't work out well for me.
CampinClimber at REI on 12/12/2011

Slippy Slidey!!

I bought this mat for two reasons, comfort on backpack trips and compact size. Also, it weighed a lot less than my last sleeping pad, and a good friend of mine uses one and loved it. And it was comfortable, until the gussets started opening up making a large bulge on one side that slid me off the mat!! I managed over the next 8 days by inflating it only slightly adding a yoga mat to the top and putting my tent on a slight slant , if possible, to keep me on the mat better. It's all pretty funny now, but at the time, I wasn't laughing. I love a thicker mat and will try another one. This was probably just a factory second. Wish me luck!!
Martha go lightly at REI on 08/08/2012

Comfortable & light but leaked

Had big expectations for this sleeping pad based on the other ratings. Unfortunately, it leaked on me the first night out and I could not find the source of the leak. Had to pump it back up every 90 minutes which was not a good start with this pad. I'm taking it back to REI for an exchange, as I hope I just got a dud. Other than the leak, I liked this pad a lot.
GlennG at REI on 07/07/2012