|Material:||[shell] polyester, [insulation] 700-fill goose down|
|Recommended Use:||4-season camping, mountaineering, expeditions|
|Rolled Size:||[7 short pump] 9 x 5 in, [7 pump] 9 x 6 in, [7 deluxe pump] 11 x 5 in, [9 pump] 9 x 6 in, [9 deluxe pump] 11 x 6 in|
|Weight:||[7 short pump] 22.2 oz, [7 pump] 31 oz, [7 deluxe pump] 40.2 oz, [9 pump] 34.6 oz, [9 deluxe pump] 44.1 oz|
|Exped DownMat 7||$178.95 - $248.95|
|Exped DownMat 9 Pump Sleeping Pad||$249.00|
|Exped DownMat 7 Sleeping Pad - Medium||$189.00|
|Exped DownMat 9 Inflatable Sleeping Pad||$228.99|
I bought the 7 pump M (I'm 5' 5"). I haven't slept on a pad in almost 20 years because of several lower back and shoulder injuries. I've had to use a cot, and cots suck. I bought this to go camping with my son and his Boy Scout troop (no carrying cots on this trip). After a weekend on this pad, I am absolutely ecstatic! No more cots for me! There is enough thickness in this pad, once it's inflated, to allow you to sleep comfortably on your back or your side. It felt like my bed - didn't feel like the ground at all. I'm also always cold, and this kept me very warm. It was simply amazing! I recommend this for anyone who has back problems. And, contrary to other reviews you'll read, this is very easy to inflate. I timed it: you push on the pump every 3 seconds, and it takes 2 minutes. It's not a hassle, and doesn't keep you up an extra half hour to inflate - so don't worry about that. This pad rolls up very small and light - I hung it on the outside of my backpack, and never noticed it. Also, this pad is very tough. We were camping on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, and got hit with 40 mph sustained winds with gusts at 60 mph and driving rain. We lost 4 tents in one night. Mine collapsed and filled with water. The next day, I set my tent back up, wrung out my clothes and sleeping bag, and checked this pad. No punctures, no tears, and no water in it - nothing! I threw it in the grass and piled stuff on top of it to keep the mud off my other gear. The outside of the pad dried off immediately, and I had a very nice sleep on it the next night (still had the 40 mph sustained winds, but at least no rain). I HIGHLY recommend this pad!!!! Well worth the financial investment!
I purchased this mat because of the great reviews. I am an officer with the air cadets and take teens out regularly for survival training and bush exercises. I took this on a hike at the Juan de Fuca Trail and I was really impressed. I have a tendency, like most women to get really sore hips when I sleep on a thermarest but with the Exped, I didn't feel the ground or a single rock underneath me. I actually felt comfortable.
What really pleased me was the weight and packed size of the Exped (Med size). The comfort to weight ratio was absolutely worth it and I am not a large person so I'm pretty fussy about how much I can bring.
The only one thing I noticed was on one trip in Manning Park, I shared a tent and since I roll a lot when I'm sleeping, the mat did make pretty loud squeaking noises, waking my tentmate.
I have not used it in the snow yet but I will. I have a winter survival training weekend with the cadets where we will stay in snow caves and another 6 day winter training in Northern Alberta. I'll will update you then but I know this mat will be better than anything I've had before.
This mattress is by far and away the best sleep I've ever had in the backcountry. It's very thick and plush so any position is comfortable to sleep in (I'm a side sleeper) without bottoming out. It's pretty bulky, but well worth the weight. It also fits nice and easily into it's own bag. It's probably 1.75-2x the size of my summer mattress.
I use this for backcountry sleeping and have had it for ~4 months and 25 nights and counting. With my -20 sleeping bag, I actually managed to be comfortable at -20 sleeping on the snow no tent all night. I have a summer mattress I will be using for summer trips to save weight and reduce wear and tear on this one.
The integrated pump is a really good design. I beat anyone with a blow up mattress 10 times out of 10. I would estimate 2 minutes. It also has nice hooks to hook a pillow into, which I plan to try out.
It's one of my favorite pieces of gear and I can't recommend it enough.
Worth every $. I would never get a different sleeping pad. This insulates like crazy, is super comfortable, easy to inflate, has a huge vent to deflate, well placed baffles. The material is rugged yet not too heavy. I also stopped slipping off the pad during the night due to the material used on the surface of the pad and the well placed baffles. I am 5'10 and got the 7 Pump M which works great for my size.
I like this mat so much that I practically take it with me to any kind of camping trip, not just for snow camping, it is better than my old bed! Oh, and yeah, I'd suggest unrolling the pad and opening the valves and leave it there while you set up the rest of camp, inflating will be faster then. Sweet dreams!
As a long time athlete who has put my body to the test for years on end, I find a good sold, comfy pad for camping to be essential. I have horrible back issues, and this pad has changed my nights while out camping. It is totally worth the money for the added cush and support. I highly suggest this pad!
This mat has provided the warmest and most luxurious sleep I've ever experienced. Honestly I don't know how I ever slept on my old pad. While this may not be the pad of choice for fast packers it sure is luxurious for its weight. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade. LIKE SLEEPING ON A CLOUD!
have been doing scouts with my son the past 7 months. all previous campouts i used a roll out self inflator and would sleep terrible. im 240 lbs. Got the exped 7 for out 2 night trip to channel islands and the mat was incredibly comfortable. It never lost air. I highly recommend, worth the extra money
This is a.w.e.s.o.m.e. If you are stiff and sore after sleeping on those thin mats, just get this. It completely changed my camping experiences. No more hip pain, no more shoulder pain. Totally worth the money.
cozy, warm and the best nights sleep outside. Get one! only minus is the hand pump system...allow some extra time while you're hot water is boiling.
Hello everybody - This is a review from Luke, not my own. He was having some troubles with the site so I volunteered to help.
"My opinion is bit different from previous users :)For me there is no compromising when it comes to cold environment, it must work as it should be or it's useless.Air pad is one of the most important equipments, if it's a high quality product it will help have a good rest and regeneration, if it sucks during sleep time it will suck the next day.If you want to use it in extreme environment, don't waste your money and buy something else ( therm-a rest )My review is based on my usage during snow and ice.As for me that air pad has more cons than goods.1. You must pump that air pad very well(pump is really slow as hell) and that doesn't help to solve problems. When I was sleeping on Mount Washington with temperature 0'F and other places with similar temperature I have to admit, I felt cold kicking my ass all night while sleeping on my back (Seriously, there is more weight on that part of your body so more pressure push it closer to ground(snow, ice).2. I'm 5.10 and regular pad seems a bit too short and could be 2 or 3 inches wider.3. When you sleep on site your hip is so close to ground(snow) so you can be in position like that just few minutes otherwise you feel so much cold.4. Another nights in Hunter few degrees below 32 and air pad pass the warm to ground. Proof check my pictures comparing to other air pads in same environment with person with same weigh as me.Why my opinion is so negative? For this kind of money I expected much more than I got"
I took this pad in AK in March and I also had a thermarest (basecamp long) and I found that the thermarest was warmer and more comfortable. Overall this is not a bad pad.