The Exped SynMat 7 M is a super comfortable air sleeping mat, filled with synthetic fibers, making it warmer and lighter than regular sleeping mats.
Packing down small thanks to the microfiber filling that compresses extremely well, the Exped SynMat 7 M has a far superior weight to warmth ratio to standard foam filled camping mats. There is also quick inflation with the ingenious integrated pump. The SynMats do not reach the insulating properties of the DownMats but they do offer the same comfort, low weight and compact packed size. They also come in at a lower price point as synthetic fiber is cheaper in cost than the goose down found in the DownMats.
The award winning SynMat 7 is Exped's "reference standard" mat. Great comfort, warm enough for winter, durable, compact and proven. If you own one mat for everything from car camping to long distance hiking, this is it. Another great option for 4 season use in all but the harshest environments.
Both low profile valves (pat. pend) one for inflation and the other for deflation ensure ease of use. As the valves are flat and not on the mat‘s edge they do not protrude and are therefore protected and durable.
Welded baffles between the microfiber filled chambers, unlike traditional airmats, eliminate cold spots and create a comfortably supportive and stable air cushion.
Laminated polyester fabric is both durable, airtight and humidity resistant. The shell‘s top surface is of brushed polyester fabric that provides excellent slip resistance and comfort next to the skin. The seams are high frequency welded for durability.
Two loops at the head end can be used to secure the packsack to the mat when used as a pillow.
Light and warm: The Synmat 7 Pump has a heat resistance value of 4.9. At about the same weight a standard 2.5 cm self inflating mat only offers a R-value of 2.5. EMPA tests demonstrated that regular mats lose 3x more heat to cold ground than to the air. The conclusion is that a warmer mat is more important than a warmer sleeping bag.
Included: repair kit with adhesive and fabric patches.