We were recently in the market for new sleeping mats.
For a few years we have been happily using Thermarest Prolite 4’s – the 3/4 length ones.
The main issue with these is, on a trip into cold climates, our legs were getting a bit cold and the insulation between the ground and our bodies was really only 2.5. cm (1″). They were loyal companions for several years but it was time to upgrade.
Sue did a lot or research (in conjunction with her mate Anne – Overland Track March 2011) and came up with the Exped Synmat 7 UL (S) Sleeping Mat. It is marketed as light, warm and comfortable. Definitely worth checking out.
The best deal she could find in Australia was via Mountain Equipment. We did not have time to get it from overseas, but in reality the price was very competitive when freight was taken into consideration.
The mat arrived almost overnight with some additional instructions regarding care handwritten with a note. This was most appreciated.
Rather than write up a long and complex review we decided to film it from opening the packet for the first time through to a follow up after using them in the Western Arthurs.
If you don’t have time to watch the video, the short summary is we loved them.
If you would like to read the full product specification check it out on the Mountain Equipment site.
Have you tried out the Exped Synmat 7 UL ?
What do you think of them?