Insulated Inflatable Sleeping Mats
Modern insulated inflatable mats provide excellent warmth for a minimal weight, but which is the best model for your intended use? We compare five mats across the price range.
An ultralight version of the DownMat sporting identically high R-Values. Yet weight and packed size are in a league of their own. Inflation is fast and easy with the Schnozzel Pumpbag that doubles as a waterproof compression bag. All this at an incredibly compact size for it's warmth.
The goose down filling reduces heatloss dramatically. And the thick air cushioning combined with the lightweight polyester fabric is super comfortable and balances out any unevenness of the ground. As down is the most compressible filling with the highest loft properties it creates a phenomenally warm and compact mat.
The included Schnozzel Pumpbag enables swift inflation without moisture reaching the down as would be the case with lung inflation. It can also be used as a waterproof compression packsack.
Separators between the down filled baffles, unlike traditional airmat design, prevent cold spots and create thick, stable and extremely comfortable cushioning.
The DownMat UL has been awarded the coveted Outdoor Industry Award, the Editor's Choice from the German Outdoor Magazine and the Gold Award from the Dutch Op Pad outdoor magazine.
|DownMat UL 7 XS||DownMat UL 7 S||Downmat UL 7 M||Downmat UL 7 LW|
|Size||120 x 52 x 7 cm||163 x 52 x 7 cm||183 x 52 x 7 cm||197 x 65 x 7 cm|
|Packed||23 x 9 cm||23 x 10 cm||23 x 11 cm||27 x 10 cm|
|Temperature||- 24ºC||- 24ºC||- 24ºC||- 24ºC|
|Fill||130 g 700 fill goose down||150 g 700 fill goose down||170 g 700 fill goose down||220 g 700 fill goose down|
* Schnozzel Pumpbag (60 g) included in weight.
The Downmat UL is also available in UL 9 M and LW versions with an R-Value of 8 and rated to -38ºC. More info from Exped here.
UK Exped stockists can be found here http://www.lyon.co.uk/outdoor/
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