lisaoutdoors452269171 wrote a review of Exped AirMat Basic UL 7.5 Sleeping Pad on March 30, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Got the medium 72" version of this pad a few years ago on sale. Cannot be beat for weight/packed size, ease of use. But beware you need something underneath for anything but warm weather. I matched it up with the ultra light Gossamer Gear ThinLight Insulation Pad for a winning combo. and versatility. Also picked up the smaller Exped hand pump (not the disco pump) for flawless, quick inflation. I know it only takes a few minutes to inflate by mouth but after a full day of hiking I always felt breathless and faint after this task and was glad to add the few extra ounces for the pump. I'm 5'4" & 140 lbs. and do not hit the ground while sleeping on my side. It is relatively quiet compared to some really noisy air mats. When packed down I have never seen one smaller, literally disappears into your pack. SUPER Comfort! BEST MAT EVER!!!