- November 15 2011
Exped is awesome. I've got the Downmat 9 and I am 6ft tall. It's perfect for me because I like to extend when Im sleeping, but I probably could have gone with the 7 also. I was sold when I layed my head down for a mid afternoon nap on my friends synmat 9 strictly for comfort. The downmat is the way to go if you do any type of remotely cold weather camping. It makes a huge difference as far as sleeping pad warmth! I have a 40degree sleeping bag and have slept comfortable and warm in below freezing temps with the Downmat. The insulation is awesome. It packs up smaller than my last Thermorest and is lighter. I love it. It's the cadillac of pads! Stop looking and get it, you will not regret it. The one thing I value when camping is SLEEPING COMFORT. If you don't get a good night's rest, the next day isn't as enjoyable. I have recommended it to 2 of my friends and they turned into Exped believers also.
- October 22 2011
The Best One Yet
My last sleeping pad was a Thermorest neo air. Didnt work for me. Could not keep it inflated and at the end of a day, who feels like blowing up an air matress at 55 years old. Got the advice for the exped from one of the online chat techs at Altrec and recommended the exped. I ordered the large because I toss and turn a lot. The mat is easy to set up, very warm, and the most comfortable mat I have had. If your sleep on the trail is important to you, you will like this one.
- March 26 2011
Exped Down Mat is the way to go
Here's the deal. I am not an ultralight backpacker. I like to go out and bring some more comfort with me than it I could if I were to go super light. Thus, I chose the exped down 7 dlx. This mat is comfortable in the extreme. The dual valves (one for inflating and one for deflating) make fine tuning the comfort easier than I have ever seen. The quality of the seems and its assembly are awesome. I am a big guy (6'5 250lbs) and the mat is long enough and strong enough for me. I can only recommend this mat in the highest regard.
- July 13 2010
The mat is awesome and compact. It takes awhile to inflate with the inside pump but it's totally worth it. I recommend if you're 5'10" or taller get a tall size. 4 stars...
- June 12 2011
solid all around
solid all around, extremely warm, medium was too small for me (feet or head hung off), I am 6 feet tall. Used for 2 weeks in the Alaska range. Stuff sack draw string also came undone within the first day of use