Exped DownMat 9 Pump
Youve tried the rest in your quest for a light, warm camping pad, now try the best, in the Exped DownMat 9 Pump. Product of the year for 2002-2003, as awarded by Europes leading outdoor magazines, this unique pad brings air and down together for an unparalleled warmth to weight ratio. Testing by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research has demonstrated that regular mats lose 3 times more heat to cold ground than to the air, the down in the Exped mat eliminates this problem giving you a higher R value with less weight and bulk. Low profile valves eliminate another common source of issues, and light foam barriers at the mats ends prevent down from escaping or traveling between chambers. Mother Natures creatures usually get it right, and now you can too with the DownMat 9 Pump from Exped.
- Winner 2002-2003 European Outdoor Award
- Material: Laminated polyester with brushed top surface
- Insulation: 700 fill goose down
- R value: 8
- Low profile valves
- High frequency welded seams
- Dimensions: 70 in x 20 in x 3.5 in (regular), 76 in x 26 in x 3.5 in (wide)
- Stuff size: 9 in x 6 in (regular), 11 in x 6 in (wide)
- Weight: 2 lb 4.2 oz (regular), 2 lb 12.1 oz (wide)
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Reviews - Exped DownMat 9 Pump
Look no further!
If you are planning to be out camping in the winter this is definitely the mat for you. There is no other mat with a comparable R value that is this easy to set up. The pump design is just fabulous when you are out in 15 degree weather and trying to get into your sleeping bag ASAP. The only downside is the cost. But if you are serious about the investment its well worth it. For the amount of comfort and warmth it provides it packs down decently small and is fairly easy to pack up in the morning. I've only used in on one trip so I can't speak for how long it lasts but it seems to be of great quality.
I love this mat!!!!
My last sleeping mat is a Ther-ma-rest which is 25 years old. It is a big bulky thing. I am headed to New Zealand next month and wanted to get a warm light weight sleeping mat for the trip. My Exped 9 sleeping mat is just want I wanted. It is rated 8 to be lovely and warm. I love the built in pump that I do with my hands - it is very easy to use once you get the hang of the pumping action. At first I kept getting my palm off the one way inflation valve so it was not blowing up as quickly as it could. Once I got used to where to put my palm and got into the rhythm of pumping the blow up goes quickly and easily. I love that it has down for insulation right inside the mat. It is extremely comfortable no matter what position I sleep in. I also bought the Exped DreamWalker 650 sleeping bag. I love that together my mat and bag weigh just over 5 pounds and I will be warm as toast!!!
only sleeping pad I will ever use
The title says it all. I have always loved camping, but often had trouble sleeping when I would roll off my sleeping pad and end up shivering on the cold ground. The Exped DownMat is now the only pad I will ever use. Yes, it is slightly bulkier than my ultrathin sleeping pads of the past, but it is worth every extra ounce and inch. I don't roll off this mat because of the slight texture to the covering, even when sleeping an a slight incline. I am always super warm through the night and sleep soundly. Really cannot recommend it enough. It is pricey, but will last for years. Totally worth it as I don't hesistate to sleep in the great outdoors anymore!