The innovative and award-winning Exped DownMat 7 inflatable pad delivers four season warmth (R-value of 5.9) and superior comfort at a size and weight comparable to many uninsulated pads. A built-in pump makes inflation incredibly simple and 750+ goose down provides lightweight, high-performance insulation.
The DownMat 7 employs separated air chambers to provide 2.8 inches of comfortable support. Top-of-the-line laminated polyester fabric is air tight, slip proof and offers both UV and abrasion resistance. A layer of goose down insulation laminated to the bottom and top of each baffled air chamber eliminates cold spots. Exped uses only IDFL-certified goose down that is specially treated to eliminate the negative effects of humidity. Lightweight horizontal foam blocks at either end of the pad prevent down from escaping or migrating between chambers. The combined thickness of the DownMat 7 and the insulation lend the pad a year round-worthy R-value of 5.9, making the pad suitable for winter use and snow camping.
Glues used in sleeping pad construction are often broken down by moisture but Exped's proprietary fabric lamination process creates air tight baffles and prevents moisture build up in the pad from destroying these glues, resulting in no loss of air over time. Another stand out feature of the DownMat 7 is Exped's flat valve construction. Separate valves for inflation and deflation offer a high volume of air flow in and out of the pad making inflating and deflating the pad fast and easy. Many inflatable sleeping pads fail due to their valve construction but the DownMat 7's flat valves eliminate the stiff edge commonly found around traditional valves. This results in lasting, durable valve construction for the life of the pad.
Each DownMat 7 has its own integrated built-in hand pump. Why fuss with blowing up the pad manually when you can let the pump do the work for you? This feature also saves you from introducing potentially destructive moisture into the interior of the pad. Adding additional value, each DownMat 7 includes its own stuff sack and field repair kit.
The Exped DownMat 7 is available in Medium (72" x 20.5") and Long/Wide (77.6" x 25.6") lengths.
- R-value of 5.9
- 750+ fill goose-down insulation
- Built for cold sleeping extremes
- Baffles separating the air chambers eliminate cold spots
- Integrated pump for quick and easy mat inflation
- Proprietary lamination process is air-tight and hydrolysis-proof
- FlatValve technology
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Warranty 5 Years Type Inflatable Sleeping Pad (built-in hand pump) R-Value 5.9 Packed Size Medium: 9.4" x 6.1"
Long/Wide: 10.6" x 6.3"
Other Stuff Sack and Field Repair Kit Included Item Weight Medium: 29.8 oz
Long/Wide: 38.8 oz
Dimensions Medium: 72" x 20.5" x 2.8"
Long/Wide: 77.6" x 25.6" x 2.8"
Likes: Very nice pad! Kept me quite warm, packs down reasonably small, built pretty sturdy, and will keep you warm. This pad can actually help you shave some weight off your pack, by allowing you to get by with a lighter bag.
Dislikes: Kinda pricey, but you get what you pay for, and this pad is worth every penny! No real complaints.
Likes: I bought the Exped DownMat 7 LW inflatable sleeping pad to mate up with my Marmot Atom 40 degree down sleeping bag. The Atom has continuous baffles, so I was able to move all the down up top and use it more like a quilt. I was sleeping nights on my drive way in 20F weather prepping for an April section hike on the Appalachian Trail in the Smokey Mountains. My 20-inch wide foam Ridgerest wasn't keeping me warm enough and I was waking up at around 3 or 4 in the morning. The Atom is rather wide in the shoulders and spills over the sides of the Ridgerest. I ordered the long/wide version of the DownMat and couldn't be happier. A good nights rest helped make for a great (and warm) AT experience.
Dislikes: Nothing. Delivery was excellent. The pad is robust and should hold up to many seasons of use. Could be lighter, but I wanted a quiet, strong, warm and comfortable pad that would hold up without worrying about punctures. Pleased as punch.
Likes: Oh my gosh is this thing warm. I cam from sleeping in a hammock and this is my first air ground pad ever. I am very pleased with it and can easily tell how warm it keeps you. It feels like the warmth that is leaing you is re-heated and bounced back. I am very impressed with it, the only thing I have to do is play around with how full I pump it to make my nights sleep even better.
Dislikes: Nothing, works perfect.
Likes: I like that with the pad i did not feel all the rocks in my back. Very Durable Pad. Looks Great while inflated and small and light while deflated.
Dislikes: The pump is a great idea, however I did not want to sit in my tent and pump it up after a long day of hiking. I would have rather blown into a tube and inflated it.
Likes: This product is small and light compared to other mats. The mat is comfortable and of high quality.
Dislikes: We did not like that we had to pump it for so long to fill it up with air. After a 20 mile hike in 118 Degrees the last thing you want to do after setting up a tent is pump your air mat for 2 minutes. It seems like forever. We ended up pumping one up and not even bothering with the other. I ended up sleeping on the floor. We are now in the market for a self inflating mat or maybe pay the extra money and get the exped downmat UL so 2 breaths and your done.