Lightweight and compact, the Exped AirMat Basic UL 7.5 Inflatable sleeping pad is designed for ounce-counting backpackers. Designed primarily for summer or warm-weather use, the rectangular AirMat Basic UL 7.5 sleeping pad packs down incredibly small to take up very little space in your backpack.
Exped's Airmat Basic UL is even lighter and more compact pad than the popular Airmat Basic.
|Dimensions:||64 x 20 x 3 in / 163 x 50 x 7.5 cm (S), 72 x 20 x 3 in / 183 x 50 x 7.5 cm (M), 75 x 26 x 3 in / 190 x 65 x 7.5 cm (LW)|
|Item Weight:||Small: 11.5 oz Medium: 12.5 oz|
|LW:||77.5 x 26"; 15.5 ounces|
|M:||72 x 20"; 12.3 ounces|
|Material:||Laminated polyester fabric|
|Other:||Stuff Sack and Pad Repair Kit Included|
|Packed Size:||8.3 x 2.8 in / 21 x 7 cm (S); 8.3 x 3 in / 21 x 7.5 cm (M); 10 x 4 in / 25 x 10 cm (LW)|
|Pad Type:||Air Pads|
|R-value:||0.7 (can be increased by placing clothing beneath the mat)|
|Recommended Use:||Lightweight, Warm Weather Backpacking and Camping|
|Small packaged size:||folded in quarters and rolled to minimize size|
|Thickness:||3 in / 7.5 cm|
|Type:||Inflatable Sleeping Pad|
|Weight:||11.3 oz / 320 g (S); 12.5 oz / 355 g (size M); 15.5 oz / 440 g (LW)|
|Exped AirMat Basic 7.5 Sleeping Pad||$47.37|
|Exped Air Mat Basic UL 7.5||$75.99|
It's small, light, easy to pack and feels like a pool toy.
I've been looking for a perfect summer sleeping mat, and so far this is the worst I've tried. The welded through baffles and the general stretch of the thin materials make it impossible to get the mat comfortable. Either you can inflate it 100%, and sleep uncomfortably on a hard mat - or you can fill it up 70-90% which leaves your hips on the ground and the skinny baffles poking your side/belly/back.
Notice compared to the Synmat UL 7, this only has 6 baffles (compared to 8) which are welded completely through. Which means basically, don't get this pad unless you're planning on sleeping on your back and not moving. Otherwise your hips and shoulders will hit the ground. I am 5'11" 170 pounds.
Just carry the extra 6 ounces and get the synmat UL 7, which is heads and shoulders above this piece of garbage.
I bought it and now i think that it was not good idea. It is very small packed and lightweight but at fact:
My wife said that her back start to ache.
When i was in Crimea, Ukraine i have put it on the dry grass and after that it had 24 holes