Letting cowboys sleep like babies.
- Durable 20D polyester fabric withstands your tossing and turning while camping cowboy-style
- Brushed top feels smooth to the touch and provides a little insulation while bottom laminated fabric resist humidity coming up from the ground
- FlatValves are built into the top of the mat, ensuring a low-profile inflation-deflation system that doesn't snag and break easily
- High-frequency welded seams ensure the mat remains inflatable for years
- Included stuff sack enables safe and easy storage while a repair kit, adhesive, and patches prepare you for knife-juggling accidents
- Pump needed for inflation but NOT included
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Pretty good for the price
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm not sure why this gets such poor reviews from other users. I got the Long/ Wide and I'm very happy with it after several trips this summer. It packs down MUCH smaller than my Prolite 4, weighs about the same, and the extra width and length makes it far more comfortable. It is definitely possible to overinflate the pad and make it uncomfortable, but once you find the right pressure it is great. I didn't experience any discomfort from the baffles, but the LW does have more than the standard.
It seems very well built, although I have always used an ultralite tarp with it to protect it or had it inside a tent. I've not noticed any air leakage even on multiple nights in a row.
This pad is only for summer camping due to its poor insulation but if that's what you want it for, you can't go wrong in my book. Get the LW and chortle as your friends try to stay on top of their heavier 20 inch self inflating pads.
Exped AirMat Basic UL 7.5 Sleeping Pad
Not good enough
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
Exped AirMat 7.5
Ted shows us the features of the AirMat 7.5 sleeping mat.
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.