Gear Review

5 5

Mad for this pad

Hard for me to give 5 stars for much these days, but it's easy to lay them out for the SynMat. Been an Exped fan since I found the DownMat for winter camping. I sleep like a log on these things. I've discovered that the Deluxe DownMat is actually overkill in weight and warmth for almost all but the coldest conditions. The SynMat let's you save weight and bulk when trying to go light. I don't miss the weight and bulk of the hand pump at all. I wish my DownMat didn't have it built in. I'm still a little wary of getting a puncture, but I carry a patch kit and haven't had any problems so far.