It's hard to function in the wilderness if you can't get a good night's sleep - and we've spent some very good nights atop Exped's DownMat series sleeping pads. Filled with 650-fill duck down for superior protection against cold ground (R-value: 4.1), Exped's pads offer up a plush 2" of thickness while packing down to a reasonable size of 5" x 10". They're not the world's lightest or smallest-packing sleeping pads, but the extra comfort can be worth every gram - and if you do happen to be a gram-counting thru-hiker, check out Exped's SynMat 7 UL.
Because down insulation doesn't like moisture - including the moisture in your breath - the DownMat Lite includes a highly packable and highly effective Mini Pump that allows you to pump up the pad with your hands in about two minutes.
The Exped DownMat Lite 5 sleeping pad combines lightweight packability with the warmth of down, allowing even ounce-counting backpackers to enjoy confident comfort for 3-season use. High-performance 650-fill duck down insulation provides the DownMat Lite 5 with an R-value of 4.1.
You only trust a down-filled sleeping bag for cold weather camping, so it makes sense that you'd choose the Exped DownMat Lite Sleeping Pad with Pump to round out your sleep gear. The pad is stuffed with 650-fill duck down for exceptional warmth on cold nights, and features two large air-only cells on either side that prevent you from rolling off the pad.
The DownMat Lite 5 with Pump from Exped offers the outstanding warmth of down at a great price. It features down insulation and includes a Mini Pump.
|100% quality control:||every single mat goes through multiple tests|
|Cradle design:||raised perimeter baffles prevent sliding off the mat|
|Dimensions:||Small: 64" x 20" x 2" Medium: 72" x 20" x 2" Long/Wide: 77.5" x 26" x 2"|
|Fill Weight:||650-fill-power duck down|
|Item Weight:||Small: 21.2 oz Medium: 22.6 oz Long/Wide: 29.3 oz|
|LW:||77.5 x 26"; 29.3 ounces|
|M:||72 x 20"; 22.6 ounces|
|Other:||Stuff sack, repair kit, and Mini Pump included|
|Packed Size:||(S) 4 x 9 inches / (M) 4.3 x 9 inches / (L) 4 x 10.6 inches|
|Pad Length:||(S) 64 inches / (M) 72 inches / (L) 77.5 inches|
|Pad Thickness:||2 inches|
|Pad Width:||(S/M) 20 inches / (L) 26 inches|
|Recommended Use:||4-Season or Cold-Weather Backpacking and Camping|
|Repair kit included:||Yes|
|S:||64 x 20"; 21.2 ounces|
|Sold with:||Stuff sack, repair kit, and mini pump|
|Thickness:||2 in/ 5 cm|
|Type:||Inflatable sleeping pad (pump included)|
|Weight:||Small: 21.2 oz/ 600 g|
|Exped DownMat Lite 5 Air Pad with MiniPump||$105.00 - $155.00|
|Exped Down Mat Lite 5 with Pump Small||$105.00|
|Exped DownMat 7 Sleeping Pad with Pump||$159.98 - $229.00|
I bought two Exped DownMat Lite sleeping pads, one for me and one for my girlfriend. The first morning after using them, we could not believe how well we slept. This is the most comfortable mat I've ever had and they seem very durable. We've used this mat in warm humid nights in Kentucky to cold nights around Yellowstone and it's great in the cold and fine when it's warm. It packs up smaller than a water bottle and is very lite, it fits in a pack. All in all, great mat.