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Old 11-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #31
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I have never tried the down mat, at over $150 not likely to try one, since what I have works for me, very comfortable. My tent, sleeping bag, mattresses, ground cloth all fit in a big gym bag that I strap on the back seat luggage rack space.

My whole kit costs less than the mats you refer too, and for my few nights of camping every year is sufficient.

Just presenting an alternate (cheap) view, YMMV

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:23 PM   #32
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How big is the synmat when it is packed up?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #33
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:03 PM   #34
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Now that I'm old and fat the only pad I'm really comfortable on is the $11 Walmart twin size air mattress. I carry it, a small 12V air pump, and a wool blanket to put over it for insulation. Sure it's heavy and bulky but it's cheap, comfortable, and warm. In my younger years I was tough and could sleep on one of those 1/2 inch thick foam pads and later a Thermarest but now I'd wake up too sore to ride and with not enough sleep would probably fall asleep on the bike.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #35
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had an exped 9 down matt. upgraded to this.

more comfortable (tubes 90 degree to body not lined up like exped does. pad stays flat vrs curling up like exped), just as warm and ALOT easier to inflate (built in foot pump & mouth inflation fine-tune valve vr that pain the ass stuff sack pump idea), plus it packs way small (smaller than exped for sure).

to me Nemo took ALL the exped short-comings and fixed them to build the ultimate pad.
I use a 15 degree down bag and a small down pillow. best sleep outside ever.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...4c34d06eb1f872
http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo201...rinsulated-pad
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #36
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had an exped 9 down matt. upgraded to this.

more comfortable (tubes 90 degree to body not lined up like exped does. pad stays flat vrs curling up like exped), just as warm and ALOT easier to inflate (built in foot pump & mouth inflation fine-tune valve vr that pain the ass stuff sack pump idea), plus it packs way small (smaller than exped for sure).

to me Nemo took ALL the exped short-comings and fixed them to build the ultimate pad.
It's nioce to see competition in the mats!


It sounds like you had an older Exped.. the newer ones that most here are referring to have built in pumps. I don't know what issue you had with the Exped curling up as I have never had anything like that happen.

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #37
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That's a nice pad.

I like the idea of the foam layer under the skin.

I've been using a BA Sleeping Giant memory foam pad on top of my Exped DM9 and it's very comfy!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #38
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I've blown out three BA primaloft pads. The first developed the slow leak...blow back up a couple of times a night. So I sent it back, but I was leaving on a trip so I bought another one, the day I was leaving for the trip I got a new replacement in mail from BA. So then I had two. They both developed the slow leak. I'm tired of riding these things in the bath tub trying to find the elusive bubble stream. I know they will make good on it, but I don't want another one, maybe they will give me a deal on a Fly Creek 2 tent. My seedhouse 2 isn't very water resistant anymore, but that's from a lot use and expected degradation, silnylon doesn't last forever.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #39
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had an exped 9 down matt. upgraded to this.

more comfortable (tubes 90 degree to body not lined up like exped does. pad stays flat vrs curling up like exped), just as warm and ALOT easier to inflate (built in foot pump & mouth inflation fine-tune valve vr that pain the ass stuff sack pump idea), plus it packs way small (smaller than exped for sure).

to me Nemo took ALL the exped short-comings and fixed them to build the ultimate pad.
I use a 15 degree down bag and a small down pillow. best sleep outside ever.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...4c34d06eb1f872
http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo201...rinsulated-pad
I Must agree. I have tried them all and finally stopped looking after sleeping on the Nemo pad. Happy camper
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:33 AM   #40
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Am v. interested in the Nemo: Exped 9 DLX is currently my 'comfort/cold' pad of choice. I like the horizontal ridges since getting a Thermarest Neoair Trek. I notice the Nemo is both (marginally) larger pack size AND smaller surface to sleep on when inflated. True, it's a bit lighter, but pack size is a greater concern than weight when on the bike for me.

How do people find it compares (to the exped 9 dlx) for warmth?

I like Nemo's kit, but it's generally more expensive here in the UK and this looks a bit flimsier. This is an issue for me as:
a) I'm rough with my gear
b) I sometimes sleep without a groundsheet
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:27 AM   #41
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For anyone in the market for a 3 season pad good down to 15 degrees CampSavor.com has their Big Anges Air Core insulated pads on closeout.

Nice price for a quality pad IMO. $77 shipped for their largest pad (78x25)

http://www.campsaver.com/insulated-a...e-sleeping-pad


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Old 01-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #42
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I've blown out three BA primaloft pads. The first developed the slow leak...blow back up a couple of times a night. So I sent it back, but I was leaving on a trip so I bought another one, the day I was leaving for the trip I got a new replacement in mail from BA. So then I had two. They both developed the slow leak. I'm tired of riding these things in the bath tub trying to find the elusive bubble stream. I know they will make good on it, but I don't want another one, maybe they will give me a deal on a Fly Creek 2 tent. My seedhouse 2 isn't very water resistant anymore, but that's from a lot use and expected degradation, silnylon doesn't last forever.

Update: I sent the pads back to BA, I asked them about buying a new fly and body for the tent, they told me to send it along with pads. In addition to the new pads, they sent me a new fly and body. There was no product defect in that tent, just worn out from a lot of use, they gave me one anyway.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #43
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For something that packs up small:

http://cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/cots/category

Minor PITA to setup and break down but good for lumpy campsites.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:51 AM   #44
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Exped Synmat 9....can't beat it.
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