Exped DownMat ??


The downmat from exped is a great piece if you are looking to stay the warmest at cold temps. The only thing that I am not a fan of is the weight of it. You are at 44 ounces for that pad, pretty heavy but with a R value of 8 you are not gonna do any better. If you still wanted a insulated pad but at a fraction of the weight the NeoAir from thermarest is the way to go. The regular length weights only 14 oz. and has a R value of 2.5. Both great pads just depends if you want more warmth. hope this helps


New Member
Mar 9, 2011
I've had GREAT luck out of a the NeoAir from Cascasde designs. The pad is amazing. Under 15 oz for the long size. Not very wide, but very comfortable and lightweight.

AZ Hunter

New Member
Feb 22, 2011
Mesa, AZ
I have the Exped Synmat 7. It is well insulated and comfy. It is a bit heavy but packs small. Also, a bit noisy when moving around. The price was right at the time.