Got a new mat

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Padstowe, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    Hi, am looking for a new mat as stated. Basically I'd like it to be around the same weight, warmth & pack size of the exped syn7 ul. Am I right in thinking that the newer models pop much easier on the wields than the original? I seem to recall reading this a few times, has it been sorted anybody know?
    So far it a very short list
    S2S ul insulated
    Klymit insulated v ul sl
    & maybe the what is now Exped synmat ul
    Good points, bad points all welcome.
    Cause what do points make? Well sinse its not play your cards right am hoping a new mat.
    From my side the specs on the Klymit win on all three criteria but thought it worth the check to see if there are any comments, issues or other choices. Cheers
  2. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I haven't seen the Klymit insulated V UL SL but do have the Klymit insulated V UL (30D rather than 20D and 3" wider). It doesn't pack especially small compared to say an Neoair, though that's probably true of all your choices. I find it very comfortable and it's very warm with a 3mm cf pad on top (which I think you need if you're using it with a quilt).
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  3. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    @WilliamC Cheers, I was wondering with how deep the baffles (do you call them that on a mat?) look, would it be a bit airy with a quilt. If I have your meaning right it may be scratched off the list.
    Oh dear, & then there were two
  4. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I have the S2S UL insulated (large) and like it a lot. Very comfy and super fast to inflate (inflator bag) and under a second to deflate.
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  5. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Our experience was early on with the mat. It was below freezing and we'd brought along a ccf mat as well as we knew it might be pushing the mats limit. We started off with the ccf mat below the Klymit but after about half an hour we were still feeling that the mat was cold; we moved the ccf mat on to the top and immediately started to feel warmer. Since then we've always used it with a 3mm ccf mat on top and never been cold. We both like the comfort of the Static V and the fact that it blows up relatively easily but we have the wider version and find the weight and bulk slightly more than we would like. The SL version should eliminate some of that.
    When the temperature is less cold, it might be fine without the cf mat but we haven't experimented with it. I know that there are others on here who have various versions of the Insulated Static V who might be able to comment but I don't know if they're quilt users.
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  6. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    Went with the S2S UL insulated in the end, cheers.
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